Car accident injuries can put victims into precarious financial situations, and insurance carriers are often unwilling to cooperate in a timely manner. If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another driver, you can count on Lever & Ecker, PLLC to be by your side. Our Mount Vernon car accident attorneys can investigate every aspect of your case and work to secure any and all compensation you are entitled to. We are ready to stand up to aggressive insurance carriers and at-fault parties to ensure you are properly cared for.
After sustaining a car accident injury caused by another party, you can count on Lever & Ecker, PLLC to stand by your side throughout your entire case.
Car accident cases can become incredibly complicated, and most injured individuals do not have the resources necessary to obtain full compensation for their claims. However, a Mount Vernon car accident lawyer will have extensive resources and legal experience. They can:
New York car accident cases are guided by the “no-fault” insurance system, allowing the recovery of some compensation without the need to show the fault of the other party. However, car accident injury victims may still be able to file a so-called “third-party claim” against the at-fault party, if they have suffered a “serious injury” as defined under the New York State Insurance Law. A serious injury includes:
It is strongly recommended that you work with an attorney who can help determine whether your injuries meet this threshold. The no-fault car insurance system in New York can present difficulties for victims when they need to seek full compensation for their losses, but an attorney will not be deterred from standing up for their client in these situations.
According to data available from the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, there were 434,596 total motor vehicle crashes across the state during the latest reporting year. Out of those incidents, law enforcement agencies reported that there were 121,989 injury crashes and 882 fatal crashes.
The attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC regularly assist car accident victims who have sustained significant injuries as a result of these incidents, including:
Often, though, Mount Vernon car accident injury victims suffer from significant emotional and psychological trauma as well. Car accidents and subsequent injuries regularly leave victims suffering from fear, anxiety, distress, anger, and more. It is not uncommon for our attorneys to help clients who have sustained post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the aftermath of a crash. Securing compensation for PTSD is just as important as covering the traumatic physical injuries listed above.
Every state is responsible for setting time limits for how long car accident victims have to file lawsuits against allegedly negligent parties. In New York, the time limit, or statute of limitations, for most negligence claims is three years (although it may be significantly shorter under certain circumstances, particularly if the alleged wrongdoer is a municipality or public agency). If you are able to file a third-party claim for your car accident case, you must do so within the three-year (or shorter) statute of limitations in place for New York personal injury claims. Failing to file a claim within this window will likely result in a victim being unable to pursue a lawsuit or recover any compensation for their losses.
Car accident victims in New York are typically entitled to recover various types of compensation for their losses. This can include:
In some cases, punitive damages may also be available if the actions of the at-fault party were grossly negligent or intentional. The total amount of compensation available for Mount Vernon car accident cases will vary depending on the specific factors related to each situation. A Mount Vernon car accident injury lawyer will work with economic experts to help properly calculate a client’s total losses.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident caused by another person’s actions, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance today. The team at Lever & Ecker, PLLC is ready to stand by your side, thoroughly investigate your case, and secure the compensation you need to make a full recovery. You can contact our Mount Vernon car accident attorneys for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632.
Tragic bus collision involving pedestrian in crosswalk, causing catastrophic injuries which ultimately resulted in pedestrian’s wrongful death two weeks later. Lever & Ecker, PLLC, was able to obtain $12 million in compensation on behalf of the pedestrian’s surviving family. Not only was this settlement (the specific terms of which are confidential) one of the largest personal injury settlements in New York in 2020, we were able to resolve the case at an early stage, allowing the family to obtain a measure of closure and avoid the trauma of reliving the experience in court.