If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in New York, your insurance may not be adequate to cover the extent of damages you suffer. That does not mean that you must suffer the financial cost of your injury alone. If your injury was the result of another person’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages from them. For more information about your legal options, contact the Hempstead car accident attorneys at Gold & Gold.
Gold & Gold is a team of attorneys fighting with integrity for the injured and those who have lost loved ones.
For more than 40 years, we have held people accountable for their negligent actions that result in others’ injuries.
Our results speak to our dedication to fight for every client we represent. We have recovered millions in verdicts and settlements for car accident injury victims, and we can help you too.
We are trial attorneys and are ready to take a case to trial if we need to. Defense lawyers and insurance companies know this.
We offer free case evaluations. If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a car accident, Gold & Gold can help you. Contact us today at (516) 888-4653 to schedule your free case evaluation.
New York’s No-Fault Law
New York operates under a no-fault car insurance rule. This rule requires your insurers to pay for the damages you suffer after an accident regardless of who was at fault for the accident. No-fault insurance covers your basic economic loss, which is limited to medical expenses, lost earnings, and other reasonable expenses up to $50,000 per person. The benefit of no-fault insurance is that you are guaranteed full and fair recovery of your damages in a car accident without having to wait for fault to be established. The goal is to reduce the amount of time and expense it would require to investigate and defend claims when the damages are minor.
Unfortunately, if you have suffered a serious injury, the no-fault limit will not cover your damages. In such cases, you have the option of filing a lawsuit to recover the uncovered damages. In addition, there are no guarantees that your insurance company will not challenge your claims when you submit them.
If you suffered a serious injury or are having difficulties recovering your full damages from your insurance company, Gold & Gold can help you. Our car accident attorneys will fight hard to get you the best possible outcome in your case.
Comparative Fault in New York
Under contributory negligence rules, if you are entitled to recover damages for your personal injury, you will be barred from recovering anything if you were even 1% at fault for the incident that caused your injury. That is a very harsh rule. New York follows the modified comparative fault rule instead. Under this rule, you are not barred from recovery if you bear some fault for the incident that caused your injury. Even if your fault is assessed at 99%. After your damages are assessed, your recoverable compensation is reduced by the percentage of fault attributable to you. Defendants try to avoid liability for their actions by blaming the victim. At Gold & Gold, we will thoroughly investigate your case and make sure we have the evidence we need to reduce any culpability you may have.
Let Gold & Gold Help You Get Compensation for Your Car Accident Attorney
If you have suffered a car accident injury as a result of another party’s negligence, contact the skilled Hempstead car accident attorneys at Gold & Gold. We offer free evaluations. Call us today at (516) 888-4653 to schedule your free case evaluation