If you were hurt because of a distracted driver, a car accident attorney from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will assess your options and handle your claim with the goal of winning the best possible money recovery for you. You have a right to seek compensation for your medical care, lost wages, and possibly other losses and when you retain our services we will be determined to achieve results that make you whole.
Let our team review your Huntington, New York, collision case today. We offer complimentary accident assessments throughout the New York City metropolitan and Long Island regions generally and, more specifically, in the northwestern Suffolk County area where Huntington, New York is located. You can talk to a member of our car accident team at no cost to you or your family. There is no obligation to work with us and you will never pay us a fee unless and until we win a money recovery for you. If you decide to When you retain our law firm, we will work tirelessly to build your case for compensation.
In This Article
- What Can I Recover Based on My Huntington Distracted Driving Accident?
- Causes of Distractions Behind the Wheel in Suffolk County, NY
- How Will Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., Handle My Claim After a Long Island Crash?
- Speak with a Member of Our Car Accident Team Serving Suffolk County Today
What Can I Recover Based on My Huntington Distracted Driving Accident?
The recoverable compensation following a New York collision depends on how serious your injuries are, the necessary treatment, what type of insurance coverage is available, and more.
If your claim depends on your personal injury protection (PIP) policy, you will recover the following types of damages:
- Medical treatment costs
- Lost wages
- Some miscellaneous expenses
If you qualify to recover based on a fault-based claim, you will also have access to compensation for:
- Vehicle repairs
- Additional lost income and diminished earning capacity
- Future related medical needs
- Pain and suffering and other intangible losses
If you lost a family member in a distracted driving crash, our team extends our deepest condolences. We believe your departed loved one and your surviving family members deserve justice and compensation. We consider it a privilege to represent families in these cases. Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will evaluate your family’s wrongful death case for you for free today.
For a free legal consultation with a distracted driving accidents lawyer serving Huntington, call 516-932-0400
Causes of Distractions Behind the Wheel in Suffolk County, NY
Many types of distractions cause and contribute to traffic accidents. This includes distractions that take your:
- Hands from the wheel
- Eyes off the road
- Mind from driving-related tasks
Some actions, such as texting or programming a GPS device, cause all three types of distractions at the same time and are particularly dangerous.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will work to prove distracted driving and tie it to the cause of your crash. This allows us to hold the at-fault driver responsible for your financial and intangible losses to the extent provided by New York State car accident law.
It is crucial to know that you do not have to prove distracted driving to win a settlement or court award following a Huntington collision. If you qualify to file a fault-based claim, you only need to show the other driver caused the incident by operating their vehicle in a negligent manner. Examples of such negligent operation might be shown through the violation of a traffic law, such as running a red light or veering into your lane.
Statutes of Limitations on Car Accident Lawsuits in New York
New York State law sets strict deadlines for suing distracted drivers and other at-fault motorists. If you miss the deadline set by the applicable statute of limitations, you will lose the right to sue in many instances.
Our team will ensure you do not miss any deadlines in your case if you contact us with time enough to do so. Examples of such deadlines would include the following statutes of limitations:
- New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214 for your personal injuries
- Estates, Powers & Trusts § 5-4.1 for your loved one’s wrongful death
Different statutes of limitations might apply to your case, depending upon the unique circumstances of your accident. (For example, if the distracted driver was a government employee, in the course of employment, an even shorter statute might apply and certain very short notice requirements – i.e., serving a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident – might be required as well.)
Other Reasons Why Quick Action is Important
While the statutes of limitations are generally the only literal deadlines in a car accident case, there are other actions we need to take as soon as possible. This allows us to gather the strongest evidence to prove your allegations against the at-fault driver. Evidence that might not be available later on includes:
- Accurate, convincing statements from witnesses
- Additional witnesses identified through canvassing
- Surveillance or dashcam video of the crash
- Evidence from the accident scene
The sooner you contact us and let us go to work on your case, the more evidence there could be to support an appropriate settlement or court award. You can have a free consultation with our team today.
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How Will Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., Handle My Claim After a Long Island Crash?
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will review your accident case and legal options for free. Our passionate advocates for the injured meet with victims in Suffolk or Nassau County or elsewhere in the New York metro area. We also have a multilingual staff (Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada) who can discuss your options in the language easiest for you.
When we represent an accident victim, we do the following:
- Keep them updated on their claim and next steps in the case
- Identify the liable parties and their insurance coverage
- Communicate with all parties involved on our client’s behalf
- Gather evidence to document losses and prove fault
- Determine a value for the case
- Dedicate ourselves to wining an excellent case result for you
Evidence used to prove fault and liability in a Huntington traffic accident case includes:
- The police accident report
- Witness statements
- Photos and videos
- Accident reconstruction
Expert witnesses commonly hired to help with these claims include:
- Medical experts
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
- Life-care planners
Our team works on contingent fees. This means:
- You get a complimentary case review you never have to pay for
- We do not ask for a retainer or upfront fees
- We investigate the crash and file your claim with our firm’s resources
- You pay attorney’s fees only if we win your case
- Your fees are a percentage of your settlement or award
You can connect with our office today and learn more. We will answer your questions about our services and fee structure during your free case consultation.
Speak with a Member of Our Car Accident Team Serving Suffolk County Today
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., meets with victims to discuss their collisions and injuries from an accident caused by distracted driving. Call us today at (516) 932-0400 for your free consultation.
We will help you understand your rights and the legal options available to you based on the facts of your case. There are ways for you to recover money for your medical care and other losses.