After a severe car accident, you may be facing serious injuries, excessive medical bills, and time away from work that you and your family can’t afford. At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, our Manhattan car accident lawyers have been assisting victims for more than 25 years. We will handle every aspect of your case and advocate for your full financial recovery. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.
Should I Hire a Lawyer if the Car Accident Wasn’t My Fault?
The short answer is, yes. New York follows the rule of pure comparative negligence in order to determine the amount of damages you’re entitled to recover. Under comparative negligence laws, your damages will decrease based on your percentage of fault. For instance, if you’re determined to be 20 percent at fault for the accident, you will only be able to recover 80 percent of the total damages you’ve suffered.
In order to avoid a situation where your compensation is unfairly reduced, you’ll require an experienced Manhattan car accident lawyer on your side. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses that will try to suggest that your actions played a significant role in causing the collision. Hiring a Manhattan car accident attorney who can build a strong case on your behalf can help minimize the amount of fault attributed to your actions.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Manhattan
Every day, people suffer severe harm in car accidents due to the avoidable negligence of others. Some of the most common forms of negligence that frequently result in an accident, are:
Texting behind the wheel
Failure to obey traffic signals
Improper lane changes
Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
Failing to adjust to the weather and/or road conditions
Defective design/manufacture of vehicles and/or vehicle components
Faulty or neglected vehicle maintenance
How Much is My Car Accident Injury Worth?
When facing the uncertainty of your future, it’s only natural to want to know what damages you can expect to recover in a car accident claim. However, every case has a unique set of circumstances that can impact your final verdict or settlement, such as:
How your pain and suffering has and is affecting all aspects of your life.
How severe your injuries are.
How much income you will lose from being unable to work.
How much money you will lose in the future due to your injury.
The length of your recovery.
Whether you will need ongoing medical care and adaptive equipment.
Whether there were aggravating factors present, such as drunk or drugged driving.
Our Manhattan car accident attorneys know there is no one-size-fits-all approach to car accident cases. We will tailor our approach to protect your best interests in every situation.
Contact Us Today
Discuss your car accident case with an experienced Manhattan car accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today. We offer free initial consultations. To learn and understand your rights, call (212) 564-2800 or reach us online.