Car Accident Law Firm

A car accident resulting in death, happens every 16 minutes in the United States. Car accidents are one of the most common accidents that happen in the country. Despite the advancements in technology and significant safety improvements in cars and in the design of roads, automobile accidents remain quite common. It is important to point out that not every car accident will result in litigation. When people are not injured, the no-fault laws of New York will protect from injuries and restrict recovery. The more serious the injury that results from a car accident, the more likely a positive recovery can be obtained. Car accidents are sudden, destructive and something we all do our best to avoid. There are certain steps to certainly take if you do find yourself in an auto accident. Make sure you seek immediate medical attention. Often times, you will have adrenaline kick in once you get into the accident and you will not feel the pain immediately. With this happening, there could be severe injuries that you may just brush off. Take any photos of the scene of the accident to help gather evidence for your legal team. 

Photos taken of the damages to the properties can help prove your case to the insurance companies. In most situations, the severity of the accident and injuries sustained, will determine the amount of the settlement. An attorney who is well educated in car accidents will be able to guide you through the entire process. Gathering witness testimony is crucial for your claim because they can side with your case. March 2020 there were 10,877 motor vehicle collisions. 538 pedestrians were injured. 249 cyclists were injured along with 904 passengers. New York is a no-fault state, which means that those with insurance are typically reimbursed by their company for damages regardless of who the responsible party was in the accident. A typical no-fault policy carries $50,000 of insurance coverage for expenses related to an accident that arises from “use and operation” of a motor vehicle. No-fault insurance, known as PIP, is set in place so that the economic losses of those who are injured will be covered, no matter who’s fault. The Injured parties in the accident do not have to prove anyone was negligent when applying for their no-fault claim. Severe injuries, medical bills, loss of wages, and lost earning ability may all be among your concerns. There is significant emotional trauma that comes with a car accident that can leave you mentally scarred for a long time. 


Economic damages that can be compensated for include medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and property damages. Non-economic damages that can be proven include, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment for life. There are different forms of accidents that can occur while operating a vehicle. Your car accident could have happened because of another driver’s negligence, unsafe roads resulting from municipality’s negligence, or vehicular defects. You may be facing costly medical bills and property damage, among other damages. A rear-end car accident, is when a car hits you from behind. This can cause whiplash, which is when your neck snaps back and forth in an unnatural way. A “T-Bone” accident involves a car hitting another on the side of the vehicle. This is dangerous because there are less safety devices on that area of the car. A multi-car crash is when a car is traveling at high speeds and smashes into other vehicles, causing others to crash into the car in front of them. An Car Accident Law Firm will be able to guide you through the entire process of putting together a strong case for your compensation. 


The Platta Law Firm is a top firm that has helped many victims that suffered an auto accident. We have closed over $50 million dollars for our clients and continue to grow that number. Our firm offers free consultation for all potential clients that may believe they have a case at hand. The Platta Law Firm is located in Manhattan’s Financial District area. We are located at 42 Broadway, Suite 1927. 

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