According to the Statewide Statistical Summary from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, there are over 300,000 motor vehicle accidents reported throughout all of New York each year. New York has some of the most dangerous roads in the US, especially in Long Island and New York City where the roadways are rough and population density is high.
Drunk driving, speeding, inclement weather, and distracted driving are just some of the factors that cause car accidents in today’s New York. No matter the cause of your collision, you deserve to have an experienced Long Island car accident lawyer representing you and fighting for your rights. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call TonaLaw at 1-844-TONALAW or contact us online today.
Compensation is a Right
As a victim of a motor vehicle accident in New York, you have rights. One of those rights is to seek compensation for your injuries. As a plaintiff looking to collect full and fair compensation for your personal injury claim or lawsuit, it’s important you fully understand those rights. Our attorneys and support staff at TonaLaw want to hear your story and discuss your options for a lawsuit.
It is important to know that the state of New York has certain statutory time limits in which a person must file a lawsuit. That statute of limitations is 3 years, in most cases. Litigation for a motor vehicle accident must, therefore, be instituted before the expiration of this time frame in order to preserve the rights of the injured. Lawsuits not filed within this specific time frame may be barred forever. At TonaLaw, our car accident lawyers expedite the legal process to ensure timely claim all of your rights.
Furthermore, New York State sets specific time frames in which certain documents must be filed with insurance companies. Specifically, there is a time deadline for the submission of a No-Fault Application, which is crucial to get your accident-related medical bills, lost wages, and other necessary expenses paid. If the insurance company does not receive these documents in the right time frame, they may deny payments on medical bills for treatment related to the accident.
Because of all these deadlines, it’s important to speak with a Long Island car accident attorney at TonaLaw as soon as possible. Gathering evidence to fight for the full compensation you deserve takes time. The sooner we start gathering evidence, the sooner we can build a strong case on your behalf. Contact us today to speak with an experienced attorney at no cost to you.
Types of Compensation Available in New York After a Car Accident
If you suffer an injury in Long Island after a car accident, the experienced attorneys at TonaLaw will fight for your right to compensation. In general, compensation (or damages) is divided into two categories: economic and noneconomic. Economic damages are those to which an objective dollar amount can be assigned. This is because economic damages are intended to compensate you for money you spent or lost due to your injury. Economic damages include medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, property damage and more.
Noneconomic damages, on the other hand, are generally more subjective. They aren’t intended to replenish your bank account after you spent money to recover after your wreck. Instead, they are intended to compensate you for the pain you suffered due to your injuries. Noneconomic damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment in life, and more.
In exceedingly rare instances, punitive damages may also be imposed. These are intended to punish the offending party, and to deter similar behavior in the future. In order for punitive damages to be imposed, you must be able to prove the offending party acted in willful and wanton negligence, with a complete disregard for others’ health or safety. These standards of proof are very high, and therefore punitive damages are awarded very rarely.
In New York, there are no limits on economic and noneconomic damages. This means the judge and/or jury can award any amount they see fit. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are a bit more ambiguous in the state. How much may be awarded will ultimately be decided by the judge on your case. Your Long Island car accident lawyer can help fight for the punitive damages you deserve if they apply to your case.
We Will Fight for You and Your Loved Ones
At TonaLaw, our Long Island car accident attorneys fight to protect your legal rights and to get you the compensation you deserve for your personal injuries. Call TonaLaw if you have suffered injuries from a car accident and are dealing with medical expenses, pain and suffering, or loss of wages.
Our law firm can help you put the pieces back together after a motor vehicle accident. We represent clients suffering from a broad spectrum of personal injuries resulting from any type of motor vehicle accident, including but not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries, such as cervical vertebral fractures, cervical disc herniations and bulges, cervical radiculopathy and cervical sprain strain
- Back injuries such as a sprain, strain, fracture, disc injury (bulging disc, herniated disc), thoracic spine injuries, lumbar radiculopathy and lumbar spine injuries
- Psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Soft tissue injuries, such as torn muscles, torn ligaments or whiplash
- Broken legs and arms
- Chest and internal injuries
The TonaLaw Advantage
We are a client-first practice. Our attorneys and support staff utilize our extensive legal experience and litigation acumen to represent personal injury clients aggressively, always seeking all remedies available to our clients under the law.
TonaLaw is a no fee law firm – We get paid when we win your case!
If you or a loved one are suffering from an injury sustained during a motor vehicle accident and due to the negligence of another, you have the legal right to seek compensation. Speak with a Long Island car accident lawyer today by calling (631) 780-5355 or toll free at 1-844-TONALAW, or contact us online to receive your free case evaluation.