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The Challenge Of Recovering Compensation In Auto Accidents In The Bronx

The automobile paired with the freedom to drive has long been associated with what it means to be an American. But automobiles are inherently hazardous, and accidents are common. When you have an accident, you’ll almost always need to file a claim with either your own insurance provider or the insurance provider of the other driver. And that’s when the real challenge starts.

At MJP Injury Law, our attorneys seen how insurance companies treat people across New York looking for help with their injuries. We take on the accidents facing our clients and fight to get them a just outcome. We want to act as your advocates in all aspects of your claim.

Types Of Auto Accidents

Car accidents don’t only refer to a collision between two vehicles. Essentially, any accident that involves a car, including pedestrian accidents, can be considered an auto accident.

  • Car accidents: One of the most common types of accidents on the roads occurs between two or more cars. This could be a relatively minor fender-bender that occurs when one car rear-ends the other, or it can be a much more serious accident that leads to major injuries or even death.
  • Bicycle or pedestrian accidents: When a car strikes a bicyclist or pedestrian, this is also categorized as an auto accident, which could require filing a claim on the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. Unfortunately, cars don’t always respect the rights of cyclists sharing the road and can often cut them off or not give them enough room when passing. This could result in life-altering injuries.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Like bicycles, motorcycles can be hard to see by other cars, so drivers should always exercise care and double-check all blind spots. Motorcycle riders are also required to follow the rules of the road and carry insurance in case of an accident.
  • Truck accidents: Truck accidents can be some of the most frightening incidents on the road due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. These kinds of wrecks could happen if the truck driver is inattentive or a passenger car fails to give a truck enough room to pass.
  • Rideshare accidents: Lastly, accidents can also involve cars taking part in rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. In these cases, a passenger may be injured who had absolutely no hand in causing the accident to happen.

Any one of these accidents can lead to long-lasting, painful injuries. We will be there to help you build the case to hold the responsible party accountable.

The Importance Of Legal Representation

One of the most important steps you can take if you’ve been involved in one of these crashes is to contact an auto accident attorney as soon as possible. In the days and weeks following a crash, you’ll be recovering from injuries, healing from trauma and trying to negotiate back and forth with an insurance adjuster about your compensation. When you work with an experienced lawyer, they can help to protect your rights and pursue fair compensation – whether you’re seeking damages for yourself or a wrongful death settlement on behalf of a loved one who lost their life in an accident.

Understanding auto accident insurance claims can also be extremely complicated. Keep in mind that adjusters are not on your side. In fact, an adjuster will almost always try to close out your case as fast as possible while saving the company as much money as possible. It’s not uncommon for an insurance adjuster to contact you the next day after a crash, trying to get you to issue an official statement and maybe even agree to a settlement. You should never agree to this. Instead, tell them you’re working with a lawyer with whom you’ll be consulting.

Finally, a skilled personal injury attorney can help you stay on the right side of the law and ensure you’re meeting all deadlines regarding the state’s statute of limitations for bringing forward a lawsuit. You will also need to be aware of New York’s comparative negligence rule, which allows liability to be shared between two parties in an accident. If the other party accuses you of having a hand in causing the accident, this could result in you losing a large portion of your much-needed compensation.

We’re Ready To Fight For You

If you’ve been injured in a car accident – whether you were in another car, a motorcycle or a bicycle – you need to hire an attorney who will stand up for your rights and work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today at 718-557-9693 or send an email to schedule your free consultation. We’re committed to seeing your case through to the very end and won’t quit until we’ve done everything we can to help you move forward.