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As a heavily and densely populated community, the streets and roads of Queens are filled with numerous vehicles at all hours of the day. With so many vehicles packed into such a small area, car accidents are an all-too-common occurrence in Queens. Although the slow, grinding pace of New York City traffic might lead some to believe that car accidents in Queens are usually just minor fender-benders, the reality is that car accidents in our borough can and do lead to serious injuries.
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At Proner & Proner, our Queens car accident attorneys have been fighting for the rights and interests of injured victims of car accidents for more than 50 years. Our firm works tirelessly to help you and your family secure the financial compensation and justice that you need and deserve. Our track record of helping clients secure millions in financial recovery speaks for itself.
If you or a loved one have been in a car accident in Queens through no fault of your own, don’t wait another day to get the legal representation you need to help get the best possible outcome in your legal claim. Contact Proner & Proner today to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss the details of your case with our Queens car accident lawyers and to learn more about how our firm can help you secure compensation for your injuries and damages.
Hundreds of car accidents occur in Queens alone every single month. Many of these accidents happen because one or more motorists were inattentive or negligent. Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
In addition, car accidents can happen due to poor road conditions, improper maintenance of vehicles, or design or manufacturing defects in vehicles.
At Proner & Proner, we understand the financial pressure that recovering from a car accident can place on you and your family. We know how important it is that your car accident claim is resolved as quickly as possible so that you can get the compensation you need for your medical treatment and to replace your lost wages. Our Queens car accident lawyers work diligently to secure maximum compensation for your damages, including:
Vehicle Collided With Guardrail
Our attorneys will do whatever it takes to get you the financial recovery you deserve, including aggressively negotiating with the insurance companies for a full and fair settlement, and preparing to take your case to trial, if necessary, to ensure you are fully compensated for your damages.
When you’ve been injured in a car accident that was not your fault in Queens, you deserve to hold those responsible for your accident accountable to provide you financial compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. Schedule a free case evaluation with the Queens car accident attorneys of Proner & Proner today to discuss your legal rights and options for obtaining the recovery and justice you deserve.
Queens is a borough of New York City,constituting Queens County. Queens is adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn on the west end of Long Island, and is the second-most populated borough in New York City behind Brooklyn. Queens is also one the most ethnically-diverse communities in the county, with approximately 47.5 percent of its population being foreign-born. Queens was established in 1683 as one of the first 12 counties of the colony of New York. Queens is believed to have been named for Catherine of Braganza, queen consort of King Charles II. Queens became a borough during the consolidation of New York CIty in 1898. Queens has the second-largest economy in New York City, behind Manhattan, and is considered to have the most diverse economy of all the five boroughs, with economy activity evenly spread among industries such as education, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, construction, trade, transportation, and film and transportation
Under New York law, you generally have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. Under certain circumstances, this period of time that you have to file your lawsuit, called the statute of limitations, can be extended (or “tolled), such as if an injured victim is a minor (he or she will have three years from the date of their 18th birthday). If you fail to file your lawsuit before the expiration of the statute of limitations in your case, the court can permanently dismiss your lawsuit. In addition, if you get into an accident with a government vehicle, you must provide the government with notice of your claim, often even before the expiration of the statute of limitations.
Yes. New York law follows the contributory negligence rule. This rule states that an injured plaintiff can recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit, but any award of compensation must be reduced by the plaintiff’s share of fault for his or her accident and injuries. As an example, if you are injured in a car accident and a jury finds that you suffered $100,000 in damages but also finds that you were 20 percent at fault for the accident, your award of compensation will be reduced by 20 percent, or $20,000, to account for your share of fault for the accident.
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