What to Do If You Are Sued After A Car Accident In New York?

What to Do If You Are Sued After A Car Accident In New York?

Car accidents are scary and being involved in one can be an unpleasant experience. Given the large number of accidents that are happening in New York, it is very likely that you will be involved in a collision at some point. Even if according to you, you have done everything right, you might just find yourself being sued by the other driver. 

This can make a bad situation even worse. Having a powerful legal aid by your side can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of this situation/case. New York car accident lawyers can help you understand your options and prepare you and a case well for what’s to come. 


In What Situation Can the Other Driver Sue You?

New York City is a no-fault state, this means that the only way you can be sued for a car accident is if the other party has suffered serious injuries.

The injuries considered serious according to the New York State law include the following: –

  • Significant disfigurement
  • Loss of a body organ or system
  • Fractures
  • Loss of fetus
  • Permanent loss of a body function
  • Limitations in the use of a body function 
  • Dismemberment
  • Death

Even if the other party has suffered serious injuries because of the car collision, they must demonstrate to the court that you were at fault. A jury will not award compensation to the other party if this particular condition is not met. 

If you find yourself being sued for car accident injuries and damages, keep the following things in mind: –

  • Keep your calm

A lawsuit is not the final judgement. The person who has filed the lawsuit against you must prove your fault before you can actually be held financially liable for damages. 


  • Do Not Admit Fault

When someone raises a lawsuit against you, they are certain that you are at fault for the accident. In this case, you should not say anything or admit to the mistake at any point because whatever you say will be held against you in court. Avoid talking to anyone other than your legal help. 


  • Continue to Cooperate with Law Enforcement

In most cases, at the time of your accident the police write a report, but they might also call you for a follow-up in case someone decides to sue you. Through the entire process, cooperate with law enforcement. Don’t try to lie or give false information as it might hurt your case subsequently. 


  • Stop Assuming That Your Case Will Go to Trial

Most of such cases are settled out of court, should you admit and accept personal liability. For plaintiffs to file a lawsuit against someone it can get expensive and risky. The vast majority of car accident cases involve settlement between the insurance companies, your lawyer and the other party’s lawyer.  In case your case does go trial, don’t be afraid, your attorney will be all set to represent you. 


Hire an Experienced Attorney

You might be in grave trouble if you are sued for a car accident. But don’t worry, it will all get easy to handle once you hire the best firm with New York City car accident lawyers. You have all the right to represent yourself in court but your lack of legal knowledge might hurt you even more. If you are sued, the best plan would be to seek legal help, for that, connect with Siler & Ingber, they are the best in New York. They not only are a team of skilled professionals but they have handled so many similar cases that they know just the right way to get you out of it. 

Worry no longer, get in touch with the team today for a free evaluation of your case. 

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