New York Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was in a car accident you may be dealing with expensive medical bills, the inability to return to work, and potentially life-altering injuries. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP we do not believe victims should have to pay for damages sustained in a car accident if the accident was not their fault. We help seriously injured victims go up against negligent drivers and their insurance companies in car accident lawsuits, and receive maximum compensation for a full recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Why Choose Our New York Car Accident Lawyers?
- We believe relationships matter. Our lead attorneys, Duane and Adam, always handle cases and clients personally.
- We offer 24-hour availability, and encourage you to call or text us whenever you would like for information about your case.
- We have relationships with experts, judges, and even our adversaries that enable us to move cases more quickly and effectively than other firms.
What Causes Car Accidents in New York?
Thousands of car accidents occur throughout New York every year. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we recognize that most auto accidents are preventable. We are passionate about holding negligent and irresponsible drivers responsible for the accidents they cause in our community. Our personal injury lawyers can help you identify fault for your car accident and pursue compensation from the responsible party or parties.
Some causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Breaking roadway rules
- Ignoring rights-of-way
- Making unsafe turns or lane changes
- Dangerous roads
- Defective car parts
As your car accident attorneys, one of the first tasks we will complete for you is revisiting the scene of your crash to collect evidence of fault. We gather statements from eyewitnesses, speak to police officers, take photographs, hire experts and work with crash reconstructionists to get to the bottom of what caused your crash. Then, we will file a claim against that party in order to gain maximum compensation for you. That is, if your injuries are serious enough to qualify outside of New York’s no-fault system.
Types of Compensation Available for a Car Accident
At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. The two broad categories of damages or compensation available in a car accident case in New York are compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are the most common type, and reimburse you for tangible and intangible losses suffered in the accident. With the help of your personal injury attorney, you will create a full list of any past and future accident-related damages you are seeking from the responsible party in a fault-based lawsuit.
Some examples of compensatory damages include:
- Health care costs
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Lost future capacity to earn
- Emotional and physical pain and suffering
- Permanent disabilities or disfigurement
- Loss of services (in a wrongful death case)
Punitive damages may arise in a personal injury case involving a defendant who is guilty of gross negligence or maliciousness. If the defendant in your claim intended to harm you with his or her actions, behaved recklessly, or behaved with an extreme disregard for your safety, a judge may decide to grant you punitive damages. The main point of punitive damages is to punish the defendant for their misconduct.
Contact Our New York Car Accident Lawyers Today
After an injury from a car accident, you have options. Whether you could benefit from assistance with the state’s no-fault insurance process or need representation during a lawsuit against a negligent party, we can help. The attorneys at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP have the expertise and resources to help car accident victims and family members recover maximum compensation and move forward. Call Fiedler Deutsch, LLP at (914) 993-0393 today for a free consultation or submit your information online, and we will get back to you shortly.