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Car Accident Injury FAQ

The last thing you need when you start your recovery from a car accident is any kind of uncertainty about the process. If you don’t know what the law is or what your rights are, insurance companies will be able to under compensate you.

At MJP Injury Law, our attorneys bring toughness in the courtroom and insight into insurance company tactics to your personal injury case. We listen to each of our clients in New York City and provide real, thorough answers. Most car accident questions require a lot of personalized information to get the exact correct answer, but to get started, here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:

Should I accept the offer from my auto insurance company?

No. Insurance companies are not in the business of providing insurance for our injuries. They are in the business of risk management, and part of that is getting as many people as possible to accept minimal settlements. Signing the first offer from an insurance company can often mean leaving a great deal of compensation on the table.

What types of compensation can I recover for my auto accident injuries?

Your compensation can come in the form of economic damages, such as medical bills, lost wages and other tangible costs. You may also have non-economic damages such as pain and suffering or mental anguish. New York’s no-fault insurance system means, for most injuries people are only able to pursue the economic damages. However, in serious injuries where you file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver, you may be able to pursue those noneconomic damages.

What happens if I am partially at fault for my auto accident?

New York comparative liability law is a rare pure comparative negligence law, which means you can recover compensation even if you are partly at fault. If that’s what is found, you will recover an award reduced by the amount at fault you were. For example, if a jury finds you were 10% at fault, the final award would be reduced by 10%.

What family members can recover if a wrongful death lawsuit is filed and won?

Those able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in New York include children, surviving spouses or some other person who was dependent on the deceased. They would also be the ones eligible to receive compensation for a successful lawsuit.

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