What to do after a car accident

Car accidents are among the top 3 leading causes of death and injury to New York residents every year. Car accidents in New York City can happen without notice, and the injuries and financial loss can be horrific. From whiplash and back injuries to traumatic brain injury and the loss of limbs, auto accident injuries resulting from another party's reckless or distracted driving can be seriously and permanently debilitating.

Under New York State law, you can apply for No-Fault benefits of up to $50,000 in damages through your auto policy. If you were not hurt in the crash and the financial recovery is for property damage only, you may not require legal representation in your case. However, there is a very limited and short time period to recover No-Fault insurance coverage (typically within 30 days). If you are seeking No-Fault benefits for property damage only, it's crucial to begin the process as soon as possible.

If you were injured in the car crash because of wrongful conduct by another party, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party to help you recover additional compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. This is not an easy venture and certainly requires the help of an experienced legal team.

According to New York State Law N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(4), the time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit after a car crash is up to 3 years after the accident. However, this law is subject to exceptions. If you were hurt in a car accident, it's best to speak with an injury attorney with a strong knowledge of car accident and injury laws immediately or soon after the crash. This will help the attorney collect evidence and other insights to better help you with the case.

Trucking company negligence or truck driver negligence can result in devastating semi-truck or tractor-trailer accidents and deadly collisions. A lawyer familiar with trucking laws and regulations can investigate the accident report and other evidence, identify the parties that may be responsible for the accident, and pursue justice on your behalf.

A commercial vehicle accident can be equally deadly as an accident involving a semi truck. Commercial vehicles are trucks, cars, buses, vans and other motor vehicles owned and operated by a business. If an employee is driving a company vehicle as part of his or her job and causes an accident, the company is potentially liable for any resulting injuries to other drivers, passengers or pedestrians. A lawyer can provide experienced representation for individuals injured by taxis, courier vehicles, delivery trucks and other commercial vehicles.

Whether you or a family member was injured due to a car accident, commercial vehicle accident, or semi truck accident, you may be entitled to full benefits and compensation. Know your rights and get the answers you deserve. The attorneys at Kalra Law Firm are dedicated to getting car accident victims the compensation they deserve. Call our office now to speak with one of our experienced car accident lawyers to represent you in your case. We offer a free initial consultation and will not charge unless we win your case. Call our New York City and Queens car accident lawyers today if you have any questions about a car accident you were involved in over the last 3 years.

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