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AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS
TOP NEW YORK AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

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At The Sachs Firm, you're a friend, not a number. And just as we would tell our family and friends, it is important that you call us immediately to protect your rights in the event of an auto accident. You have a limited time with which to make a claim or you may not be able to make a claim at all. Call us today and speak directly with Brian Sachs or one of our other dedicated staff members. We'll be glad to answer your questions, free of charge, and help you determine if you have a case. Call our toll free number 1-888-SACHSLAW (1-888-722-4752) or fill out the form to the left and a staff member will respond to your request.

Auto Accidents: Top New York Car Accident Attorney

Nobody believes they will be involved a serious automobile accident - until it happens to them or a loved one. Yet, statistically speaking, it is likely that EVERYONE will be affected by an auto accident in their lifetime. For those injured in a serious motor vehicle or car accident, it can often be a minefield to try and obtain financial compensation for pain and suffering.

Insurance laws, statutes, and regulations are designed to be complicated. It can be challenging to understand all of the nuances required to protect each and every one of your rights. The Sachs Firm has the experience required to help you through the often difficult times and process of recovering for your losses.

Help Dealing with Insurance Company

The reality of dealing with the insurance companies involved can often be as painful or stressful as the accident itself. In addition to the property damage claim you make, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries as well as your lost wages. Also, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your lost wages. Failure to cooperate with the insurance carrier may be grounds to dismiss your claim; however, you should not discuss your case with the insurance carrier without adequate attorney representation. Often, insurance carriers try to settle serious injury cases directly with you for a nominal amount. Chances are that if an insurance adjustor wants to settle with you, early on and without attorney representation, they are very well aware that your claim for injuries may be very significant. In this way, the insurance companies try to keep their payouts to a minimum by often offering a very small percentage of what your case is worth. Don't be fooled. In some situations, you may even become personally responsible for denied medical bills that are incurred either before or after your claim is settled.

Help Dealing with No Fault Benefits

As with all personal injury claims, you only have a limited time to file your claim. No fault benefits have a much shorter time, usually 30 days from the date of the accident, to file for medical, health or lost wage benefits or you will waive your rights. Our firm can assist you in filing for your no-fault and lost wage benefits if your time to file has not expired. You may also file for reimbursement of travel expenses, mileage and household help if medically necessary. We will help you navigate your no fault claim when we handle your personal injury matter.

Suing your own Spouse in a Car Accident

Some of our clients have been injured in a car accident due to the "fault" of their spouse. In some circumstances, you can make a claim against your spouse for causing the accident with your own insurance carrier. Few insurance policies have "spousal insurance" coverage. This coverage is an elective option under most policies and only few insurance carriers properly advise you as to your rights to elect this type of coverage. In the event that your policy has this important "spousal insurance" coverage, we may be able to bring a claim against your own insurance carrier for losses sustained including pain and suffering. Many times filing these claims will not affect your own insurance rates.

Supplemental Insurance for Car Accidents

In addition to Spousal Coverage, your own personal automobile insurance can often offer you better, and sometimes supplemental, protection than the policy of the car that caused your accident. If the policy of the car that caused your accident has a low value (for example $25,000) and your injury is serious enough to warrant a higher payout than $25,000, your claim can be made against your UM/SUM portion of your policy. Generally, this part of your policy should have adequate coverage to protect you in the event of an accident with a lowly insured driver. Navigating these complicated insurance policies can be confusing. Let us assist you with the complexities of insurance claims. Are you aware of all of the intricacies necessary to protect your rights? In addition, under most scenarios, filing these claims will not affect your own insurance rates.

Serious Injuries due to Car Accidents

Are you aware of what is considered a "serious injury" under New York Laws and Statutes? Many clients that have come to The Sachs Firm, think that they don't have a case. Very often they are wrong. Brian Sachs and his staff can help you determine whether the accident or negligence that occurred to you or to a love one is a threshold injury case. Here are some examples of injuries that could result in a case against the negligence party.

Under New York State law, a serious injury can be defined as any of the following:

  • Death
  • Dismemberment - Loss of limb(s)
  • Significant disfigurement/scarring - The injury must be significant enough to cause a reasonable person to view the result as 'unattractive, objectionable or as the subject of pity or scorn'.
  • Fracture of a bone or a part of a bone
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Significant limitation of use of a body function or system
  • Permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member
  • Permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system
  • The '90/180 Day Rule' - Defined as an impairment of a non-permanent nature that prevents the victim from conducting daily activities for at least 90 days during the 180 days immediately following the accident.

If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury as a result of an automobile accident, it is necessary to file a personal injury claim now and to properly pursue the legal action needed to recover any compensation to which he or she is entitled.

Types of Car Accidents

The Sachs Firm handles every type of motor vehicle accident and additional personal injury accidents including:

  • Automobile Accident
  • Hit and Run Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Taxicab Accidents
  • Commercial Vehicle and/or Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Automobile Workers' Compensation Accidents

At The Sachs Firm, you're a friend, not a number. We make YOU a priority.

If you are considering your options, call us today and speak directly with Brian Sachs or one of our other dedicated staff members. We'll be glad to answer your questions, free of charge, and help you determine if you have a case. Call our toll free number 1-888-SACHSLAW (1-888-722-4752) or fill out the form to the left and a staff member will respond to your request.