With Uber, New York has more cars on the streets than ever. With Citi Bike, there are more bicycles on the streets than ever before too. When you add up all of these vehicles and bicycles, not to mention pedestrians, in such a small and confined location, accidents are bound to happen. When they do, the consequences can be severe.
New York is a no-fault insurance state, meaning that if you are the operator of, or a passenger in, a vehicle involved in an accident or struck by one while a pedestrian or riding a bicycle, no matter who is at fault, your medical expenses and lost earnings (up to a certain amount) are paid by the insurance company for the vehicle you were in or struck by.
In addition, depending upon the severity of your injury or injuries, a civil lawsuit can be filed against the party or parties that you believe caused the accident to recover monetary damages for your pain and suffering.
People injured in auto accidents should not have to shoulder the burden of healing and medical bills alone. If you or someone you love has been injured in a New York car accident, you should not delay in acting decisively.
Under New York’s No-Fault regulations you only have 30 days to apply for no-fault benefits. Sometimes, however, depending upon if you were in your own car or not when the accident occurred, it can take your accident attorney some time to discover what insurance company is responsible to pay your medical bills.
It is, therefore, important to seek representation as soon as possible after an accident, even if you may not think your injuries are serious. In fact, many personal injury victims are not aware of the full extent of their injuries right away. Victims may be suffering from injuries related to their accident without even knowing it. For example, a traumatic brain injury may manifest itself as sleep difficulty or anxiety.
The insurance company responsible to pay your bills or obligated to provide a defense to the party responsible for the accident will have serious resources dedicated to fighting your claims, so it is critical to partner with a strong New York City personal injury firm. Antin, Ehrlich, & Epstein, L.L.P. understands the unique challenges faced by auto accident victims and we work closely with those injured and their families to help them start the next chapter of their lives.
Queens Automobile Accident Law Firm
For more than 25 years, we at Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, L.L.P., have aggressively represented our clients’ interests to ensure that they have obtained the medical care they need and the monetary compensation they deserve — and we have the track record to prove it.
Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, L.L.P., will ensure that you get the care and treatment you need and the compensation you deserve so you can move forward with your life. Too many accident victims suffer in silence, shouldering immense medical expenses, unaware that the New York law affords them important protections. Our New York personal injury lawyers will work with you, and for you, to ensure that justice is served.
We strongly encourage you to reach out to schedule a consultation to find out how our approach—one that has obtained tens of millions of dollars for clients solely on contingency, can help you. Antin, Ehrlich, & Epstein, L.L.P. will work closely with you to get you the best recovery allowable under the law.
I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in New York
If you were hit by a car as a pedestrian, bicyclist, or were involved in an auto accident in New York, you may need to find a personal injury lawyer in New York. Our firm helps car accident victims suffering from a range of injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, post-traumatic stress disorder, broken bones, whiplash, and other serious injuries related to car accidents. If you or your family is struggling to pay medical bills or to provide a loved one with the rehabilitation they deserve, contact Antin, Ehrlich, & Epstein, L.L.P. today.
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our New York City car accident lawyers, call 212-221-5999 or email us.