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6-4-24-slip-fall-300x200Slip-and-fall accidents can have life-altering repercussions. However, litigating and winning a lawsuit could prove difficult.

Here are 10 tips to improve your chances of success:

  1. Make a Doctor’s Appointment

5-28-24-Drowsy-Driving-300x200In many ways, the effects of driving while fatigued mirror the effects of driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. According to some studies, sleep-deprived motorists have slower reaction times than those who are drunk. Similar effects have been reported concerning “lateral control,” or the ability to stay within the boundaries of a single lane.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that drowsy driving, and drowsy drivers, are responsible for the following:

  1. An estimated 91,000 police-reported collisions annually;

5-21-24-Rental-Car-300x185A rental car accident can spell an early and unfortunate end to a family holiday or business trip.

However, if you’ve been injured, a collision can have consequences far beyond the costs of lost bookings and cancellation fees. Although you might be able to obtain some relief from a rental car company’s insurance provider or your no-fault policy, obtaining anything resembling reasonable compensation isn’t always easy—even if the accident wasn’t your fault.

Here’s what you can do to protect your rights before filing a personal injury lawsuit:

5-14-24-Rideshare-300x200Although many Uber and Lyft drivers go to great lengths to keep their passengers safe, accidents still happen—often leaving survivors in pain, and under unexpectedly heavy financial pressure.

After a serious accident, you should protect your right to recovery by taking the following steps:

  1. Call 9-1-1

5-7-24-Pedestrian-Accident-300x200Pedestrian accidents can leave survivors grappling with intense physical pain and overwhelming financial strain. Although you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries, securing a fair settlement isn’t always straightforward.

You should protect your rights to recovery by taking the following steps:

  1. Make a Doctor’s Appointment, and Keep Close Tabs on Your Symptoms

5-1-24-Insurance-Claim-300x250Every car insurance company has its own rules determining how, where, and when drivers should submit accident claims. However, most agencies have similar expectations that might make filing a claim seem easy, but could risk your right to a fair recovery.

The Importance Of Filing An Insurance Claim

New York is a no-fault insurance state.

4-23-24-Head-On-Collision-300x300Head-on collisions almost always pose a very real risk of injury or death.

For survivors, the costs of recovery can be enormous. If you have been injured in a front-impact crash that was not your fault, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

You should protect your rights by taking the following steps:

4-9-24-Wrongful-Death-Lawsuit-300x200Few fatal car accidents can be anticipated, but many have causes that can and should be attributed to somebody other than the victim. Wrongful death lawsuits give New York families an opportunity to both reclaim their financial independence and to ensure that a wrongdoer is held accountable for a loved one’s death.

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims

In New York, a wrongful death is defined as any death caused by a “wrongful act, neglect or default.”

4-2-24-Emotional-Distress-300x200In New York, no-fault insurance coverage is limited in its ability to mitigate the serious impacts of long-term emotional distress. However, survivors with serious injuries retain the right to file a claim for compensation against the person or party who caused their accident.

Under most circumstances, a personal injury lawsuit provides an opportunity to obtain recompense for the following:

  1. Economic Damages: Economic damages refer to verifiable financial losses. These could include your outstanding medical bills, lost income from work, and anticipated care needs.

3-27-24-hourglass-300x200Car accidents can have life-altering repercussions. For many survivors, the road to recovery is anything but straightforward. Even when physical injuries seem likely to heal, other wounds sometimes linger for far longer—making it difficult for victims to get a good night’s sleep, reclaim their self-esteem, or live a life unburdened by pain.

In New York, no-fault insurance policies ensure a baseline of medical benefits—benefits that can help drivers, and injured passengers, mitigate the costs of routine care. However, insurance settlements often fall short, with payments restricted by statute and subject to the terms of a motorist’s coverage. Companies are rarely, if ever, required to compensate survivors for pain and suffering.

A personal injury lawsuit, in contrast, provides an opportunity to recover a much wider range of economic and non-economic damages. Compensation for pain and suffering falls into the latter category, and typically consists of either, or both, of the following components:

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