Long Island Car Accident FAQ

After you’ve been hurt in a car accident on Long Island, your head is most likely filled with questions about what you should do to obtain the compensation you need to recover.

The attorneys at Siler & Ingber, LLP are here to answer those questions. Below, we’ve provided some basic answers to questions car accident victims often have.

How long do I have to file?

Various factors can affect how long you have to file a claim for compensation after a Long Island car accident, but you will generally have three years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury claim.

What does it mean that New York is a no-fault state?

It means that the state of New York asks drivers to carry no-fault insurance, which is designed to cover your medical bills and lost wages after your car accident, regardless of who was at fault.

It also means you will need to prove you had a serious injury if you need to file a claim for additional compensation. These claims can cover intangible damages like pain and suffering.

Am I at fault for a single-car crash?

Not necessarily. While it may initially seem like there’s no one to blame but yourself, other parties could be held responsible for your Long Island single-car crash.

For example, if the road was unsafe and caused your crash, you could sue the agency responsible for maintaining that road. Likewise, you could name a parts manufacturer in your claim if a defective part on your car caused your crash.

What should I tell the insurance company after an accident?

You should tell the insurance company as little as possible until you’ve had a chance to contact a Long Island car accident lawyer. This will help you avoid accidentally making yourself look liable. Tell the insurance company to contact your lawyer.

What if the other driver didn’t have insurance?

Most insurance policies provide coverage for uninsured motorists.

While your insurance company may promise to compensate you for accidents in which the other driver doesn’t have insurance, you may find that the insurance company is trying to offer you too little or even refusing to pay you at all. That’s why it’s important to contact a Long Island auto accident lawyer.

What if I have more questions?

If you have more questions, the attorneys at Siler & Ingber, LLP have more answers. To get in touch with a Long Island car accident attorney, give us a call at 1-877-718-6079 or fill out the form below.

The Law Office of Siler & Ingber, LLP

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