If you have been injured in a New York car accident, you may have been surprised to learn that the insurance company will resist offering you full and fair money damages for your injury and financial losses, even if your accident was caused by a drunk driver. For injury victims who have never had to file a serious injury claim before, the process can be confusing and frustrating. It may even seem like you against an unrelenting insurance industry that blames you for your injuries.
Our Lawyers Will Fight for You
At the NYC law firm of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C., our New York car accident attorneys fight aggressively to help you get the justice you deserve. We are not a car accident personal injury “factory.” We handle every car accident claim on an individual basis. At our firm, you can be assured that your lawyer knows your name, knows the details of your case and will respond quickly and honestly to your questions and concerns.
Our New York car accident attorneys can help you get the no fault benefits you are entitled to under the law to cover medical expenses and lost earnings. Call us at 212-227-6260 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation.*
Our Commitment to Public Safety: Our NYC law firm is dedicated to making our city a safer place to live and work. By holding parties accountable for unsafe driving through personal injury car accident lawsuits, we help safeguard others from having to experience the same trauma our clients have faced.
Defining Serious Injury According to New York Injury Laws
Differing from many other states, New York insurance law requires an injured party to satisfy one of the nine categories of “serious injury” in order to pursue a personal injury case for pain and suffering damages. They are:
- Wrongful death
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Significant disfigurement
- Loss of a fetus
- Permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system
- Permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member
- Significant limitation of use of a body function or system
- A medically determined injury or impairment of a non-permanent nature which prevents the injured person from performing substantially all of the material acts which constitute such person’s usual and customary daily activities for not less than ninety days during the one hundred eighty days immediately following the occurrence of the injury or impairment
Our New York car accident lawyers understand these classifications can be confusing. There are thousands of legal decisions interpreting the meaning of the law. At Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. an attorney will discuss your injuries and circumstances to determine whether you have a strong case.
We Believe in Your Case and in You
If you have been seriously injured in a car crash or vehicle accident, or have lost a loved one in a fatal accident caused by another driver’s negligence, let our New York car accident attorney help you protect your rights and your future. Contact us to arrange a free consultation. You will not pay attorney’s fees unless we recover money for you.
Report Unsafe Conditions: If you see an unsafe condition on the streets and sidewalks of New York, take action to prevent an unnecessary accident. Call 311 or visit 311 Online.
*Expenses payable by client at conclusion of case.