Motor Vehicle Driver Accidents
Driving is such a commonplace activity that many people forget how inherently dangerous it can be, but drivers take their lives in their hands every time they get behind the wheel of a car.
Unfortunately, no matter how much precaution you take to avoid causing an accident, there is nothing you can do to control the actions of the other driver. If the other person is at fault for causing your accident, contact us for help in pursuing the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.
The team at Jeffrey J. Shapiro & Associates, LLC has represented literally thousands of car accident cases, and with more than thirty years of legal experience we are ready to take on your case, no matter how challenging it may be.
We will investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine the cause, using evidence such as the police accident report, witness statements and even consulting with accident reconstruction specialists if necessary. For example, we may be able to subpoena the other driver's cell phone records to find evidence that the driver was texting at the time of the accident, or if the driver was cited for DUI we may be able to use this as proof that you are the victim of drinking and driving. Whether your accident was the result of speeding, aggressive or reckless driving, distracted driving or any other factor, we will work diligently to help you recover fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
Filing Your Car Accident Claim in New York
All drivers in our state are required to submit an MV104 accident report, and with our help you can ensure that the form includes all the necessary information and accurately reflects the circumstances of the accident. The key to success in your case is to avoid speaking about the situation with anyone but your attorney, as the insurance company representatives will be eager to use anything you say to reduce or deny your claim if at all possible. We will represent you as the case progresses, taking every possible action to safeguard your rights and help you recover the largest settlement available. You can receive up to $50,000 in compensation through your no fault insurance policy, but we might be able to help you recover a larger amount by filing a claim against the other driver's liability policy. Remember, you cannot afford any delay, as you have only thirty days to file a claim on your no fault policy.