If you have been injured in a car accident due to another’s negligence, you have a right to seek compensation for any damages suffered. You can find a car accident lawyer in Manhattan to fight for your case at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. We will fight to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to if you have been injured in an auto crash.
We understand how difficult the days and weeks following an accident can be. You are likely dealing with physical and emotional pain, mounting medical costs, and lost wages due to time off work. Contact a Manhattan car accident lawyer today at 516-932-0400 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.
How a Manhattan Car Accident Lawyer Will Help
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the most appropriate legal strategy for moving forward. Step one is to identify the at-fault party, and step two is to prove liability. We will do this by gathering evidence, which may include the police report, witness statements, photographs and surveillance video, and expert opinions.
Once we have identified the at-fault party or parties, we will prove liability by showing that the following elements were present:
- The at-fault party had a duty of care to take reasonable precautions against causing you harm.
- The at-fault party breached that duty by behaving recklessly, carelessly, or negligently.
- The actions of the at-fault party were a direct cause of the accident and the damages you suffered as a result.
We Help You Obtain Damages
If you were harmed by the negligent or careless actions of another, a Manhattan car accident attorney may be able to help you obtain compensation for the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses, current and future
- Lost wages, current and future
- Damage to your vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Wrongful death
Throughout the entire process, we will be by your side. Our legal team will provide you with regular updates as to the status of your case and any important developments. If you have questions, you can call or email us at any time.
Handling Insurers and Other Parties
Dealing with insurance companies and other involved parties is one of the most stressful and time-intensive aspects of any personal injury case. We will shoulder this burden on your behalf so that you can focus on healing.
For a free legal consultation, call 516-932-0400
Common Causes of Car Accidents
In 2017 alone, a total of 37,133 people died in crashes in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We have handled countless car accident cases over the years, many of which included the following common causes:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Illegal lane changes and turns
- Fatigued driving
- Failure to yield
- Running through traffic signals
- Use of excessive speed
- Construction debris
- Improper roadway maintenance
- Insufficient signage in construction areas
- Poor traffic control in construction areas
- Temporary road markings
- Defective vehicle parts
If the cause of your accident is not listed above, give us a call anyway. We will let you know how we will help: 516-932-0400.
Statute of Limitations
In New York, you have a limited time with which to take legal action if you have been injured in a car accident. If you overstep the statute of limitations for a car accident injury claim in New York, you may be unable to obtain any compensation from the at-fault party or parties.
And the statute of limitations may not be the only deadline you have to contend with; you may have deadlines depending on whether you are filing with your own insurer or filing a case against the state or a municipality.
Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Today
If you have been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, the legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. is ready to provide you with excellent legal representation. We will fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve, and we have an impressive track record of obtaining large settlements and verdicts for our clients. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other associated costs.
Although we do fight to win the best possible out of court settlements, we are prepared and willing to take a case to trial when necessary. Do not attempt to navigate this complex process alone; we will help.
Call us today at 516-932-0400 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.