How to Recover Compensation Following a Car Accident in New York

How to Recover Compensation Following a Car Accident in New York

In New York City, both cars and people are everywhere. Not surprisingly, car accidents happen in New York City every single day. Everybody is in a rush, and as a result, accidents happen. If you are in a situation where you find yourself injured in a car accident, you should contact an experienced attorney who can help you recover the compensation you need. If you were involved in a car accident, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the most common causes of car accidents in New York?

As mentioned earlier, people are always rushing in the city, making the road a very dangerous place. There are several different causes of car accidents, but the most common cause is driver negligence. Because so many people are in a hurry, the roads become tense and drivers become more and more reckless. Here are some examples of driver negligence:

  • Excessive speed
  • Tailgating
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Unlawful turns
  • Texting or otherwise using an electronic device while driving
  • Drowsy or fatigued driving
  • Swerving in and out of lanes
  • Eating while driving
  • Disciplining children while driving
  • Smoking while driving
  • Failing to check blind spots
  • Failing to comply with traffic signs, lights, or other rules of the road

If you are injured and believe another party was doing any of these things at the time of your accident, there is a good chance you will be eligible to receive compensation, which may be used to cover your medical bills, lost wages, in-home care and more. 

How do I recover compensation?

To recover compensation, you have to prove the other party’s negligence. To do so, you should do your best to record the incident or its aftermath, as this is usually the most reliable way to prove another party’s negligence. However, if you or your passengers are unable to record the incident because it happened too fast, there are cameras all over the city, and there is a good chance one of them caught your incident on video. Additionally, as there are people almost everywhere you look, do not hesitate to ask any witnesses for their contact information to help validate your claim. Lastly, though not least importantly, you must seek medical attention as soon as possible. You will need your injuries treated, and the documentation you receive regarding your injuries may further help you prove your claim. 

Contact our New York firm

We understand how serious the impact of a car accident can be. If you find yourself injured due to another party’s negligence, it is in your best interest to contact a knowledgeable attorney who will tenaciously fight for the compensation you deserve.

The Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky is proud to serve clients in New York City and the surrounding areas after they have been injured by someone else’s negligence. For a consultation, contact our office today.

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