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All of us understand that accidents sometimes happen in life. In many cases, an accident is “just an accident” with no rhyme or reason as to why it happened. Other times, accidents are caused by others who behaved recklessly or negligently. A common example of this, unfortunately, is car accidents. Many car accidents are the result of distracted driving, speeding, driving recklessly, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), or another negligent action.
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When a car accident causes injury to others, the responsible driver can be held accountable for their actions. At Proner & Proner, our car accident attorneys make sure that happens. Our dedicated Elmhurst personal injury lawyers protect the rights of car accident victims in Elmhurst and throughout New York City, with a track record of successfully recovering just compensation for their car accident injuries.
Attorneys at Proner & Proner have extensive experience handling a broad range of motor vehicle accident claims, including:
Under personal injury law, what is most important is not the type of car accident that occurred, but rather that the accident was caused by negligence.
Personal injury law is a specific area of law that provides protection to individuals who have been injured in a broad range of accidents that were the result of another person or entity’s negligent actions. Negligence is the foundation for all personal injury claims; without proven negligence, there is no basis for filing a personal injury claim.
When someone has been injured in a car accident, negligent behavior on the part of the individual that caused the accident may be demonstrated by driving recklessly, distracted driving, driving over the speed limit, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, and failing to follow traffic laws and standard safety measures.
When an individual has been injured in a car accident that was the result of another person’s negligence, the injured victim may file a personal injury claim in the New York courts. In filing a personal injury claim for a car accident, the injured party seeks compensatory damages for their injuries and other losses. Compensatory damages are not designed to punish the at-fault driver. Instead, compensatory damages are intended to reimburse the injured party for the harm they sustained in the car accident, and to restore them to the condition they were in prior to the car accident.
Injured car accident victims may seek compensation for any of the following losses:
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Every state sets legal time limits for filing a lawsuit in the civil courts. These deadlines are known as” statute of limitations” and they vary by state as well as by the type of underlying claim. In the state of New York, the statute of limitations for filing a car accident claim is three years from the time the accident occurred. This is a very important legal deadline. If you do not file your car accident claim before the time limit runs out, the New York courts will dismiss your case and you will have lost any opportunity to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses.
At Proner & Proner, our compassionate legal team understands how overwhelming and traumatic it can be to be involved in a car accident. In addition to emotional pain and suffering, you may be facing medical bills from your injuries and stress over lost time at work. At Proner & Proner, we believe your priority should be recovering from your injuries, not fighting a battle with the insurance company for your compensation. Let us do that.
Our skilled car accident attorneys have been protecting the rights of car accident victims across New York City for more than 50 years. Our dedicated team has a reputation for successfully recovering the maximum compensation for car accident victims. To schedule a confidential consultation with one of our car accident attorneys, contact our office.
Located in the western part of the New York City borough of Queens, Elmhurst, New York is a vibrant neighborhood community celebrating rich cultural and ethic diversity. A number of Elmhurst’s residents live in multi-family homes and apartment buildings. Many of this community’s residents work in the hospitality and construction industries.
In New York, you have three years from the time the accident occurred to file a claim. This is a critical legal deadline. If you do not file your claim within this three-year window, the New York courts can dismiss your case and you will be unable to recover any compensation for your injuries and other losses.
When more than one party shares fault for an accident, New York follows “pure comparative fault” rules. Under these rules, the amount of compensation you may receive will be reduced by an amount that reflects your level of fault for the accident.
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