If an aggressive driver caused your New York car accident and injuries, you may be able to file an insurance claim and hold them responsible for your related losses, in some cases. While New York car accident laws are somewhat complicated, a New York aggressive driving accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help.
We offer free case reviews to help you understand your options for recovering money to help pay for your care, missed paychecks, and other expenses. You can discuss your accident with a member of the Ben Crump Law, PLLC car accident team serving New York today by calling 800-959-1444. Our consultations are free for accident victims.
Aggressive Driving Can Cause Serious Injury Accidents
Aggressive driving significantly increases the risk of causing a traffic accident. Making aggressive maneuvers or taking risks such as exceeding the posted speed limit is more likely to lead to a mistake or reckless action that triggers a collision and injures others in the vehicle or the occupants of other vehicles.
Some actions that may qualify as aggressive driving include:
- Speeds that exceed posted limits or that are far too fast for conditions
- Ignoring traffic devices, including red lights, stop signs, and pedestrian crossings
- Following too closely or cutting others off
- Failing to maintain a lane or frequent and unsafe lane changes
- Other intentional behaviors that increase the risk of an accident
Under New York traffic accident and insurance laws, your injuries must meet specific criteria before you can hold the other driver liable. This is true even if there is evidence that the driver was acting in a reckless way behind the wheel when they caused your accident. According to the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), an injured party can file a lawsuit only if they can show they suffered a “serious injury” in the accident.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we know how this process works and what a “serious injury” looks like under New York law. We can help you understand if you have the right to pursue a fault-based claim or suit to recover an award in your case. Contact us today to learn more.
For a free legal consultation with a aggressive driving accidents lawyer serving New York, call 800-598-7557
Let Our Team Go to Work for You if You Qualify
A New York aggressive driving accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can protect your rights and ensure you do not suffer further losses because of an accident you played no role in causing. We believe the aggressive driver who caused your traffic accident should pay for the necessary medical treatment for your injuries, as well as for other losses you experienced, not you.
Our team will not shy away from tough cases. If we believe you qualify to pursue a fault-based claim, we will go to work for you to:
- Prove you qualify to file a fault-based claim
- Identify the at-fault party
- Prove they were driving aggressively and caused your accident
- Gather evidence to show your injuries and losses
When Ben Crump Law, PLLC represents you, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You will never pay us anything out of pocket. We receive no payments from you up front. Instead, we pay all of the costs and only take our fee after we reach a settlement or secure an award in your case.
Reach out to Ben Crump Law, PLLC today to learn more. We can review the facts of your case today for free.
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Losses Available for Recovery in a New York Car Accident Case
When an attorney from Ben Crump Law, PLLC pursues an award for an aggressive driving accident victim, we take steps to prove the value of their case. This is possible by calculating their related losses and expenses and putting a price of the suffering they endured because of their injuries. This gives us a good idea of the fair settlement value for their case.
The fair settlement value or the case we present in court when seeking an award may include:
- Medical care, both through today and in the future
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity if applicable
- Other accident-related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death, if a family member lost their life
Statutes of Limitations Apply in New York Car Accident Cases
In New York there are statutes of limitations, or strict limits, on filing lawsuits and taking car accident cases to court. Missing these deadlines could result in losing the right to hold the at-fault driver legally and financially responsible. This could prevent you from recovering a payout in your case, even though the motorist who hit you exhibited reckless and inexcusable behavior.
These time limits include:
- Three years for car accident injuries per CPLR 214(4)
- Two years for a wrongful death that occurred as a result of the accident, under EPTL 5-4.1
As long as you contact us about your case with time to do so, we can protect your rights by handling all communication about your case, as well as ensuring you meet all deadlines and take other necessary steps to pursue compensation for your losses.
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Speak with a Member of Our Aggressive Driving Car Accident Team
A New York aggressive driving accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you hold the driver who caused your accident responsible for the injuries and losses you suffered. Let a member of our team review your case today and explain your rights. A lot depends on the severity of your injuries under New York law. We can determine if you meet the criteria to file a personal injury lawsuit under the state’s no-fault car accident laws. If so, we can navigate this process and seek a financial award for you.
You can reach a member of the Ben Crump Law, PLLC car accident team serving New York by calling 800-959-1444. Discuss your case with our team for free today.