New York City Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
Motor vehicle accidents are far too common, but they affect each victim’s life and each family in a unique way. If you have been seriously injured or someone you love had been killed in a auto accident in New York, you need the help of an experienced and compassionate motor vehicle accident accident attorney. You cannot rely on the insurance companies to do the right thing and pay you fairly.
Please, talk to the Law Offices of Eric R. Bernstein, P.C. today to learn more about how we can help you recover the full compensation you need.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
We help accident victims and their families in all types of motor vehicle accident claims including:
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective Vehicles
- Multicar Pileup
- Drunk or drugged driver accidents
- Accidents involving vicarious liability
- Fatal auto accidents
Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
While many motor vehicle accidents result in minor injuries or no injuries at all, an auto accident can result in life-changing or fatal injuries. It is not unusual for more than one family member to be injured or killed in the same accident. And, of course, when you have been in a serious accident you may have incurred a combination of serious injuries, further complicating your recovery and outcome. Examples of common motor vehicle accident injuries include:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Back and neck injuries
- Pelvis injuries
- Organ damage or loss
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Severe burns
- Crush injuries
- Chest injuries
- Respiratory damage
- Internal injuries
No-Fault in New York Auto Accidents
New York is a no-fault state. In most motor vehicle accidents in New York, you must first turn to your own insurance company for compensation. If your injuries are deemed serious under New York law, or if you incur more than $50,000 in medical expenses, you can sue the other party or parties responsible for your accident. Your insurance should pay the first $50,000. You can also receive 80% of lost income, up to $2,000 per month, but no-fault does not pay for pain and suffering.
No-fault rules do not apply in all accidents. Motorcyclists are excluded from no-fault coverage, and there are other restrictions that apply. When we review the facts in your case we can determine if a no-fault claim is appropriate in your case.
Under New York’s no-fault law, serious injuries include:
- Loss of unborn child
- Permanent loss or limitation of use of an organ, member or bodily system
- Significant disfigurement
- Temporary impairment that causes inability to perform normal daily activities for at least 90 of the 180 days following the accident
To learn more about motor vehicle accident claims, your legal rights in New York, and how we can help you, please call the Law Offices of Eric R. Bernstein, P.C., at (212) 683-1530, or email us today to schedule your free consultation.