New York Car Accident & Auto Injury Lawyer
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries and death in the United States. In 2019, New York accounted for nearly 450,000 crashes resulting in over 120,000 injuries. Most accidents are caused by human error. The most common contributing factors are reckless driving, speeding, intoxication, inexperience, and distractions.
Protecting Your Family
The Buffalo Injury Law Firm is a top-rated Buffalo, New York car accident law firm helping car accident injury victims to recover compensation. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in upstate New York, please call us right away.
Common Injuries Caused by Car Crashes
People can be injured in any type of vehicular accident—even those that occur at low speeds and with little to no visible property damage. Car accident injuries to the brain and spine can be the most severe and life-threatening. The Buffalo Injury Law Firm is experienced in representing victims with brain injuries, neck injuries, spinal injuries, disc injuries, shoulder injuries, back injuries, and knee injuries.
Who Pays for Medical Bills?
In New York, your own insurance company will pay your medical bills after an accident regardless of who was at fault. This law applies because every vehicle owner must purchase auto insurance with Personal Injury Protection, known as No-Fault coverage. The no-fault system under NY Insurance Law 5104 was designed to immediately compensate people for medical bills and lost wages to reduce the number of car crash lawsuits. It is essential to know that there are strict deadlines in which you must file a claim with your own insurance company to get your insurance benefits. Contact our office today to make sure your benefits are upheld.
Can I Be Compensated for Pain and Suffering?
The physical and emotional trauma from an auto accident can change your life and the life of your loved ones. If you were seriously injured, the physical limitations, chronic pain, and medical bills could last a lifetime. A personal injury attorney will fight for compensation for your medical care and collect all evidence relating to your life-changing injuries.
A severe injury threshold serves as a gatekeeper for injured victims who seek pain and suffering in New York courts. To be awarded compensation for pain and suffering, you must show that you have a severe injury defined by Insurance Law 5102, such as the death of a loved one, dismemberment, significant disfigurement, or a fracture. In cases involving serious injuries, car accident victims may recover money for the pain and suffering related to their injuries.
Pain and Suffering Include Losses Such As:
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Loss of ability to perform daily tasks
- Loss of ability to participate in activities that were part of a person’s life before the injury
- Loss of ability to experience the pleasures of life
Should I Consult with a Car Accident Lawyer?
An experienced personal injury attorney will help you file insurance claims to get you the coverage you need to pay your medical bills and other losses. More than likely, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will not help you get adequate compensation for your injuries.
Without an attorney, an insurance company will likely never pay you the total value for the lifetime of harm you may suffer. Insurance companies use aggressive litigation tactics by employing experts and defense attorneys to reduce the chances of paying you total value. For this reason, it is essential to have an experienced car accident attorney in your corner helping you every step of the way.
How We Can Help if You Are in a Car Accident:
- We will defend against the opposing insurance company’s low-ball settlement tactics.
- We will work with you on a contingency fee arrangement. If there is no recovery, you pay no fee.
- We pledge to keep you informed of your options and rights and exhaust every avenue in seeking justice against your losses.
Contact the Experienced Buffalo Injury Law Firm to Discuss Your Auto Accident
If you or a family member has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, schedule a no-risk, complimentary case evaluation with an experienced New York car accident lawyer from The Buffalo Injury Law Firm. Call us at 716-646-8412. We are based in Western New York and represent clients in Buffalo, Rochester, Erie, and Monroe Counties.