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Car accidents do not have to be severe crashes in order to have long-lasting impact on someone’s life. Even a minor car accident can cause injuries that affect an individual’s ability to work or perform certain duties.
At Proner & Proner, no car accident is considered insignificant if it caused an individual to suffer harm. Our personal injury law firm has protected the rights of New Yorkers for more than 50 years, and has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
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At Proner & Proner, our seasoned personal injury team has extensive experience handling all kinds of car accident claims, including — but not limited to — any of the following:
As long as an accident was caused by another person or entity’s negligence, the victim is protected under personal injury law; the actual type of car accident is irrelevant.
Under personal injury law, when a person has been injured in an accident caused by negligence, they may recover any of the following losses, known as “compensatory damages”:
Compensatory damages are intended to compensate the injured victim for the harm — the injuries and other losses — they sustained in the accident. The goal of this compensation is to restore the victim to the condition they were in prior to the car accident. Compensatory damages are not designed to punish the at-fault party for their actions.
The legal deadlines for filing a lawsuit in the civil courts are known as “statutes of limitations”. These statutes vary from state to state and they depend upon the type of claim that is being filed. New York’s statute of limitations for filing a car accident claim is three years from the time of the accident.
If you miss this legal deadline and try to file your car accident lawsuit after the statute has expired, the New York courts will dismiss your case. Only in rare cases does the court grant an extension of this legal deadline. Once your case is dismissed, you will be unable to recover any compensation for your accident injuries and other losses.
When you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it can be very difficult to get clear-cut answers to your questions about filing a car accident claim. You can scour the internet for information on New York’s car accident laws and compensatory damages, but that won’t provide you with a clear assessment of the merits of your car accident claim.
At Proner & Proner, we firmly believe that New Yorkers should be informed of their rights under the law, and the accident victims deserve to have a clear understanding of the merits of their case without having to pay. That is why our experienced car accident attorneys provide a free case evaluation to accident victims. A member of our team will review your claim, discuss its merits and the type of compensation you may recover, and explain the personal injury claims process. Schedule a free car accident case evaluation with Proner & Proner today.
Corona, New York is a neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Queens. Corona is bordered on the east by Flushing and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and to the west by Jackson Heights. The neighborhoods of Forest Hills and Rego Park are located to the south. After World War II, Corona’s population hailed from a variety of countries, and Corona is a thriving multicultural residential neighborhood to this day. Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accident Claims
In Corona, NY
The state of New York follows special rules — known as “pure comparative fault” rules — when more than one person is at fault for an accident. When more than one party is legally responsible for causing or contributing to an accident, under the state’s “pure comparative fault” rules, the compensation that the injured party may recover will be reduced by an amount that directly reflects their level of responsibility for the accident.
So, for example, if it is determined that you are 20 percent responsible for your car accident, the compensation you may receive will be reduced by 20 percent. In New York, even if you are more than 50 percent responsible for your car accident, you will be able to recover damages from the other at-fault party.
New York is a no-fault car insurance state. If you have been in a car accident — regardless of who was at fault for the accident — your first step is to file a claim under your own personal injury protection coverage to recover compensation for medical bills and other losses. If your car accident claim meets certain criteria, then you may bring a claim against the at-fault driver. No-fault laws and personal injury laws can be confusing; schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney who can answer your questions and review your case.
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