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Westchester County Car Accident Lawyer

Car accident injuries are a serious threat in Westchester County, and the fourth leading cause of injury-related deaths. After a crash, it’s important to seek the legal representation of personal injury lawyers to protect your interests. Fiedler Deutsch, LLP is one of the most well respected law firms in Westchester County. Our car accident lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve. Call (914) 993-0393 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Why Choose Our Firm?

Why You Need a Westchester County Car Accident Lawyer

Getting into a serious car accident can mean months of recovery, with the bills piling up, and the financial struggles becoming tiresome to deal with. On top of all this, battling for compensation for your injuries can be a lot to handle, but not with a Westchester County car accident lawyer on your side. There are many variables involved in car accidents that can affect liability and the outcome of your claim. The best way to handle your case will depend on its specific circumstances. With extensive court experience, coupled with knowledge of insurance and claim laws, a lawyer can take on every aspect of your case regardless of its complexity. Your rights will be fully protected, and it will ensure you recover the compensation you are entitled to for the injuries you sustained.

Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents in Westchester County

Car accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries, ranging from mild to severe. Victims commonly suffer:

After an accident, it is imperative to seek medical treatment even if you believe your injury is minor. Some injuries have delayed symptoms, and if there is a gap in treatment, the insurance company may not believe that you were severely harmed. Treatment and speaking to an attorney are the only ways to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. 

How Does a Westchester County Car Accident Lawyer Collect Evidence? 

To hold a negligent driver responsible for a collision, a car accident lawyer will need to collect evidence that strongly supports your claim. That will typically involve an investigation and sending out trained accident scene investigators to document the scene of the crash and surrounding area, which will help in determining liability. They may also obtain: 

A car accident lawyer will work quickly to preserve vital evidence that can easily be destroyed or lost. They will also advise you on what to and what not to say when speaking to the at-fault party’s insurer so that you can avoid making unintentional mistakes that may hurt your claim.

Immediately after the accident, there is evidence that you can collect if you’re physically able to. Photographs and video are powerful tools in proving liability and linking injuries to the accident. You can also ask witnesses for their contact information and if you can record a statement about what they saw.  

What are No-Fault Benefits?

In Westchester County and throughout the state of New York, every person involved in a car accident is entitled to no-fault benefits. Both innocent victims and those at-fault, can receive the same initial benefits through their own car insurance coverage. A no-fault claim can be filed through the “personal injury protection” (PIP) that is part of your policy. These benefits include some or all of your medical bills and lost income. To obtain additional compensation beyond no-fault benefits, your injury must first meet New York State’s “serious injury” threshold.

New York’s “Serious Injury” Threshold

Damages can be sought from the at fault driver after a car accident, if you have sustained a serious injury, as defined under New York State Insurance law. Those medical conditions include:

If your injuries fail to satisfy the serious injury threshold requirement, the at fault driver’s insurer will not be liable for your damages.

What Damages Can You Recover After a Car Accident? 

Following a car accident that was not your fault, you may be able to recover the following damaged or types of compensation: 

If your loved one was killed in the accident, a wrongful death claim can be pursued on their behalf for the following damages: 

In both injury and wrongful death cases, punitive damages may be awarded if the at-fault party’s behavior was particularly reckless or intentional. This type of compensation is a way of punishing those responsible and deterring similar conduct by others.

Speak to a Westchester County Car Accident Attorney

If you or someone you love has been injured in a preventable car accident, contact Fiedler Deutsch, LLP. We offer a free consultation to review the details of your accident and assess your claim, call (914) 993-0393 or reach us online.