Injured in a car accident in New York? Below you will find a collection of articles that will help you understand what actions you should take in the aftermath of an accident, and your options for seeking compensation. I of course invite you to contact me anytime for a free consultation, during which I will answer any specific questions you have about your auto accident case.


Suing for Pain & Suffering in New York

New York is a “no-fault” state. This means that the legislature has set up a system of rules to ensure that people who are injured in car crashes have medical coverage.  In other words, it is health insurance for people who are injured in car accidents. When the New York legislature gave us these no-fault benefits, they took away...

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New York’s No-Fault Insurance System

The term “No-fault” can cause confusion. New York operates under a no-fault insurance system. Let’s look at what that means, and importantly, what it doesn’t mean. New York is a No-Fault Insurance State. What Does that Mean? New York is a No-Fault state. This means that we have a system of rules in place to make sure that people...

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How Do I Get a Copy of My Accident Report From the NYPD?

If you were in an auto accident in New York City, you should obtain a copy of your NYPD accident report as soon as possible. Your accident report from the NYPD recounts the events leading to your accident, the aftermath of the crash, and usually identifies the responsible party. Accident reports serve as strong evidence in your claim, especially...

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What to do (and what not to do) after a car accident?

Being involved in car accident is a jarring and sometimes life-altering experience.  If you are physically able to do so, the following is a list of tips to help protect your rights: Take pictures. Take pictures of the vehicles before they have been moved after the accident. This may help support your liability arguments against the other driver. Take...

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How does one report a car accident to the NYPD?

Call 911. Always call 911.  And make sure to do so within 24 hours of the accident. As far as what you’re saying to the police, you should be clear, concise and truthfully describe the facts of the incident. Make sure to mention whether you are suffering pain, and be precise in describing which body parts are hurting. The...

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How do I get lost wages after a car accident?

Under New York’s no-fault system a person who is unable to work because of injuries from a car accident can receive lost wages. Your no-fault insurance carrier will reimburse you 80% of your pay, up to a total of $2,000.00 per month. In order to get wages you must provide proof of employment, income and a disability note form your...

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How Do I Know if My Auto Insurance Company is Acting in Bad Faith?

The unfortunate reality is that it is very difficult to prove “bad faith” in New York, but not impossible.  Bad Faith in New York requires a showing of egregious conduct on behalf of an insurer – which means you have to prove that they are engaging in disingenuous or dishonest behavior. While it is difficult to prove the claim,...

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Tips for Negotiating an Auto Accident Settlement with the Insurance Company

Well, the number one tip is: Don’t Do It! An insurance adjuster is thoroughly trained in the claims process – both in a classroom and on the job.  And chances are that your experience and expertise in this field pales in comparison. This puts you at a disadvantage and they are trained to use your inexperience against you. This...

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How Do I Know if I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

Simply put, you need an attorney if you are injured. If you feel like you need to seek medical care or are missing time from work then you would be in a better position by having a counselor on your side, guiding you and explaining your rights as well as the deadlines you must meet. An attorney who handles...

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How is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

Here in New York we have a comparative fault rule, which means that each person’s fault is considered (or compared) when you are in a car crash. A collision can be entirely the fault of one driver or fault can be split between the involved drivers. Each person’s actions in the moments that lead up to the crash are...

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