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Long Island City (LIC) is a residential and commercial neighborhood on the extreme western tip of Queens, a borough of NYC. It is bordered by Astoria to the north, the East River to the west, New Calvary Cemetery in Sunnyside to the east; and Newtown Creek—which separates Queens from Greenpoint, Brooklyn—to the south.
Incorporated as a city in 1870, Long Island City was originally the seat of government of the Town of Newtown, before becoming part of the City of Greater New York in 1898. In the early 21st century, Long Island City became known for its rapid and ongoing residential growth and gentrification, its waterfront parks, and its thriving arts community. The area has a high concentration of art galleries, art institutions, and studio space.
Whether you suffered injuries in a head-on collision or a fender-bender, you deserve compensation for your car accident injuries and property damage. For help getting what you deserve, work with a Long Island City car crash lawyer with experience.
One experience with New York City’s rush-hour traffic is enough to show you how easy it is to be involved in a car accident and experience several serious injuries. But the truth is that crashes happen at all hours in Long Island City on a yearly basis—not just while you’re driving your vehicle during the commute to and from work.
No matter when or how your car accident happened, you deserve full and fair from the insurance company for any expenses, injuries, and suffering that resulted from the collision when someone else’s fault or negligence was to blame. Unfortunately, because of the many negligent decisions drivers make daily, many safe drivers become injury victims every day and need urgent medical care after their accident.
Fortunately, collision victims can get compensated by the defendants or their insurance company by filing a car accident lawsuit. If recovering compensation for all of the damages you suffered in the accident—not just the basics the insurance company deems necessary—is something that interests you, get in touch with a lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC to get started with your accident case. Our legal experience and winning record shows that we never allow our clients to become victims a second time and we always aim to provide the largest settlements possible for our clients.
Cars are a part of our daily lives, so they seem normal and safe. But if you give them a second look, you can start to see how dangerous a motor vehicle really can be, and how easy it really is to get into an accident. Moving at high speed in a complex and imperfect vehicle while surrounded by multi-ton vehicles in narrow, curving lanes isn’t exactly a stroll through the park, especially when you’re stuck in rush hour traffic after you’ve worked all day.
To make matters worse, countless car crashes could have been prevented yearly if an involved driver had been paying closer attention, had chosen not to drink and drive that night, or had otherwise held the safety of other drivers and pedestrians in higher regard and taken more care to avoid a collision.
Because we have handled many car accident and personal injury cases in NYC for our clients, we’ve seen all kinds of accidents, and understand that identifying the exact cause and collecting evidence is a key step in determining who is responsible and therefore liable for your damages, injuries and suffering.
Whether you were the driver or a passenger in the automobile, our law office can represent you and help to recover the rightful compensation you’re owed. The following information details some of the most common causes of car accidents that we have seen over the years.
A growing problem throughout the city, distracted driving is marked by drivers focusing their attention on anything that isn’t the vehicle they’re in or the road in front of them, such as a phone during a rideshare accident.
Some research has suggested that drowsy driving is nearly as dangerous as drunk and distracted driving when it comes to causing accidents and personal injuries.
No matter how publicized the problem of people breaking the laws and driving drunk gets, it seems there will always be people who put others at risk for accidents by getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while drunk and driving down the street. You can hold the responsible party accountable with a car accident claim proving their liability.
Drivers disobeying traffic laws and signals, speeding, driving aggressively, and similar behaviors is a perfect example of negligence and the cause of many NYC car accidents.
Cars are enormous combinations of parts and smaller machines, and a failure of any of those parts could cause an accident and leave someone in need of medical care. In these accident cases, the vehicle manufacturing companies could be liable for any injuries suffered.
Roadside construction sites, large potholes or debris, narrow lanes and shoulders, and other hazards commonly cause crashes in Long Island City and the boroughs of Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island.
Your top-rated attorney will pinpoint the exact cause of your crash by reviewing all available evidence and putting it to use. In most all cases, the cause will lead our accident lawyers to who is at fault for the collision.
Although all crashes feel serious at the time, some accidents are more serious than others. The type of car accident you suffered will also help the lawyers at our office determine who the at-fault party is, as well as support your side of the story with evidence when you describe your serious injuries and vehicle damage.
The following are some common types of car accident cases in NYC and a brief look at the types of injuries and damage these crashes can cause:
Perhaps the most dangerous type of crash, these collisions can cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spine damage, facial disfigurement, and broken bones to the drivers and passengers involved.
These accidents are somewhat less dangerous than other types, but they can cause vehicle damage and injuries ranging from whiplash to chronic back pain to paralysis, which can all require significant medical care.
Depending on what side the other driver hit you on and whether you had passengers in the car, T-bone accidents can cause injuries that range from relatively minor sprains and fractures to deadly brain damage.
If another driver sideswipes you hard enough, your motor vehicle can roll over into a dangerous accident, which can lead to broken bones brain injuries, and burns in the event of a vehicle fire.
Not sure what to do about your car accident or what to say to the insurance companies? Or how to get the evidence you need to prove the liability and negligence of the other driver? Our car accident attorneys can help you get compensated no matter the type of vehicle accident or the factors involved.
After being in an NYC car accident, it’s important that your crash has been reported to the NYC police department Officers can come to the scene and fill out a traffic accident report. This is a helpful piece of evidence used when filing a personal injury claim.
To receive a copy of the report, a Request for Copy of Collision Record has to be filled out. You can either mail it into the office or drop it off in person. Alternatively, the Collision Report Retrieval Portal may have a copy that you can download. It may take up to seven days after the collision for a report to show up on the portal.
The accident report will be used by your attorney as a tool for your accident investigation. It provides plenty of useful information and evidence, such as:
These details are easily lost or forgotten with time. Having easy access to the information is helpful when a personal injury claim takes longer than expected.
Even if you don’t think your injuries are severe, or if you have any at all, seek medical attention right after an accident. There may be injuries that you’re completely unaware of. Internal injuries are common with car accidents, and these injuries can turn deadly if not treated. Likewise, spinal cord injuries or brain injuries may worsen without treatment.
By seeking medical attention right after the accident, you’re reducing the risks of any complications, infections, or even death. You’re also having internal and external injuries diagnosed, documented and treated.
Additionally, if an injury arises later on after the accident, it’s important to show that you sought out medical attention. Bolster your claim with documentation from a medical professional who establishes causation.
Causation is essential in negligence cases, as it is usually the foundation. The sooner the injuries are documented and treated, the stronger the case will be.
Your NYC car accident may be the first time that you really have to think about and understand New York’s no-fault insurance rules and laws. This is a somewhat tedious but very important step in order to recover the compensation you truly deserve for your injuries, vehicle damage, and expenses.
Put simply, in no-fault insurance claims, you will get compensated for your initial medical bills and property damage from your own insurer, despite the fact that the other driver crashed into you and was the at-fault and responsible party.
Your insurance will be responsible for compensating you up to the limitation of your policy or the limits set by the state for the expense of your damage and medical care. However, this system can be detrimental to NYC car accident victims in two basic cases.
The first case involves the insurance companies. No matter how faithfully you have paid your insurance premiums, your insurer will fail to back you up when it really counts and the medical bills start coming in.
Insurance adjusters will look for any reason to decrease the value of your accident claim or withhold compensation from accident victims altogether. This failure of a response is a moment when a qualified lawyer can step in, investigate, and demand the insurance compensation you deserve for what you’ve suffered.
The second case involves policy limitation on the accident compensation you can receive. What if your injuries, damages, medical bills, and loss exceed the relatively low limits imposed on you?
Fortunately, if your injuries exceed the state’s threshold for serious injuries, you can file a personal injury case with help from our accident lawyers to negotiate and recover maximum compensation for every hardship and damage your car accident has caused, regardless of a no-fault insurance policy limitation.
Not every injury that results from a car accident is able to be covered under a no-fault compensation claim in New York State. To receive compensation for any injuries sustained from an accident the injuries have to meet the legal definition of serious injury.
Serious injury is defined in New York as an injury that must fall into one of the following categories:
The best way to find out if you have a claim that could be brought up in court is to discuss the details of the accident with an experienced attorney. Those offering free consultations, such as those you’ll find at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC can ensure you receive information without paying more than you already have.
Being a crash victim is hard enough and having to navigate the confusing NYC car accident claims system can add more to your stress. Learn more about your situation and options with a law firm that helps you navigate the process.
Placing a value on your personal injury settlement is no easy task. You must account for every way in which the car accident has impacted your life and what gave it meaning. That includes getting compensated for financial damages and damages that don’t impact your bank account but negatively affect your life nonetheless.
Even the amount of the financial costs and lost wages you suffered can be difficult to calculate. You may be unsure what possible legal fees you owe, what the collision damage to your vehicle will cost, and what long-term future costs you will face because of someone’s negligence. The lawyers in our law office can help you handle the costs and expense of your accident, while our lawyers handle the legal side of your personal injury case, collect evidence to prove your claims, and get the result you need.
The following are some examples of damages that resulted from the accident for which your car wreck attorney can seek compensation on your behalf. We’ve helped other accident victims from all over New York recover from costly injuries and losses, and we can get similar results for your accident case, too.
The longer you wait to get started on your accident claim, the more difficult it will be to win the personal injury compensation you truly deserve from the insurance company. To get things moving and boost your chance of success, let Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC help you after your collision. We never let our clients become a victim twice!
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If you have been injured in a Car Accident in Long Island City Queens due to someone else’s negligence, contact the LIC Queens Car Accident Lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!