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Corona is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. It borders Flushing and Flushing Meadows–Corona Park to the east, Jackson Heights to the west, Forest Hills and Rego Park to the south, Elmhurst to the southwest, and East Elmhurst to the north. Zip Code is 11368.
It is natural and reasonable for people to assume that they will not be injured in a car accident if they follow the rules of the road. Unfortunately, careless drivers cause terrible collisions in which innocent victims suffer severe injuries. At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, our Corona car accident lawyers are ready, willing, and able to help you in your fight to obtain justice and compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured in a car accident, trust Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC to help. Contact us today at 212-240-9465 to schedule your free, no-obligation in-office consultation.
You should retain a Corona Queens personal injury lawyer immediately following an automobile collision. Insurance companies act quickly to investigate car accidents to deny valid claims and gather evidence to prepare a legal defense. The skilled lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC can help build your case, ensuring you receive the financial compensation you deserve.
Many automobile collisions result in victims suffering non-life-threatening injuries. While seemingly minor, injuries from a car crash can affect your life due to the resulting pain. Minor injuries from an auto accident may still require you to undergo expensive medical treatment.
If you were a passenger in a vehicle involved in a car accident, there are both advantages and disadvantages to your legal position. On the one hand, your status as a passenger makes it extremely difficult for either driver’s insurance company to argue you caused the collision. On the other hand, if both drivers deny fault, you have to make claims with both drivers’ insurance companies which will prolong the length of your case.
If the driver of the vehicle which struck you fled the scene of the collision, you still have a viable personal injury claim. Under NY State law, drivers must purchase uninsured motorist coverage. Car accident victims struck by uninsured drivers or drivers who flee the accident scene, i.e., hit-and-run accidents, can seek financial compensation from their own insurance carrier.
If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, you must sue your own insurance company via an uninsured motorist claim. Essentially, your insurance company “pretends” to be the unknown driver who struck you and defends the lawsuit by raising any potential defenses the unknown driver could have asserted. This means your insurance company can still deny fault or argue you suffered no injuries.
While many car accidents only cause minor injuries requiring nominal medical care, some car accidents result in victims suffering catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. Victims of catastrophic car accidents usually require emergency medical treatment, surgery, and extensive follow-up medical care such as physical and occupational therapy. Worse yet, a catastrophic motor vehicle accident can also result in victims suffering life-ending injuries.
If you had a close family member die because of a serious car accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. Under New York State law, only the personal representative of a car accident victim’s estate can pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate against the at-fault driver. The victim’s estate can claim damages for the victim’s medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of life, and for the victim’s pain and suffering.
The term “damages” is another way of classifying your losses and the compensation you may seek. The State of New York allows you to seek compensatory and non-compensatory damages. Additionally, you may also be able to seek punitive damages depending on the facts surrounding your collision.
Compensatory damages are easily quantifiable losses designed to make a victim “whole again.” A compensatory damages claim allows you to seek compensation for your economic losses and out-of-pocket expenses. You can claim your medical bills, lost wages, and property damage as compensatory damages.
Non-compensatory damages are the losses you suffered that do not have a set dollar amount. You can claim non-compensatory damages for the physical pain and suffering you endured. Additionally, you can claim non-compensatory damages for the mental and emotional anguish you experienced due to the collision.
Unlike compensatory and non-compensatory damages, punitive damages are designed to punish the at-fault party. Punitive damages are not calculated based on a victim’s injury or financial losses but are meant to act as a deterrent. To claim punitive damages, you must prove the at-fault driver acted with reckless indifference, gross negligence, or malice.
To obtain financial compensation, you must prove your damages by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. This requires you to present evidence proving the collision caused your injuries and need for subsequent medical treatment. Proving your damages at trial requires you to testify, along with presenting your medical records and bills, and also testimony by an expert medical witness.
Our Queens auto accident attorneys have been successfully representing injured victims throughout New York City for over 15 years. Our law firm routinely represents victims who suffered injuries due to:
In addition to being physically traumatic, car accidents cause significant disruptions and confusion in the lives of innocent victims. Insurance companies are not helpful as they often deny valid claims to demoralize and discourage injured victims.
A statute of limitation is a legally imposed time limit for filing a lawsuit. The statute of limitations for civil claims in New York is three years. For example, if you were injured in a car accident on January 1, 2022, you must sue the at-fault driver by January 1, 2025, or else you are precluded from pursuing your claim.
The car accident attorneys at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC represent injured victims on a contingency fee basis. We do not charge any upfront legal fees or expenses. Instead, under our No win- No Fee promise, you only pay our law firm if we negotiate a settlement that you approve or win your case at trial.
The time following a car accident is crucial for the future success or failure of an injured victim’s personal injury claim. Specifically, evidence regarding how a collision occurred is most readily available immediately after a car accident. To strengthen your claim, you should:
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If you have been injured in a Car Accident in Corona Queens due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Corona Queens Car Accident Attorney at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!