Hurt in an automobile accident in NYC?
Brooklyn Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
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Our Brooklyn motor vehicle accident lawyers represent injured parties in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and across the New York area. Contact us today to discuss the time sensitive legal and insurance filings that should be made promptly following an automobile collision.
If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, a claim can be made against that driver’s insurance policy. The minimum car insurance coverage for bodily injury in New York is $25,000. However, many drivers have additional coverage. Highest insurance coverage is usually held by commercial vehicles, including taxis and other vehicles for hire, corporate cars, and government vehicles.
Truck accidents are often caused by the challenges drivers face operating trucks in hazardous conditions. In addition, truck accidents frequently result from a driver’s difficultly seeing other vehicles on the road through side view mirrors.
● Bus Accidents
NYC Transit operates the public MTA buses in New York City. However, each individual bus may be owned by a specific limited liability company. If you have been hurt in an MTA bus accident, a Notice of Claim must be filed against the State of New York, the City of New York, and their administrative agencies within ninety (90) days of the accident, in order to preserve the claim.
● Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accident victims are generally not covered by New York’s No Fault Insurance Law. This is because of the high risk of bodily injury faced by motorcycle riders. However, studies show the high risk of injury makes motor cycle drivers among the safest drivers on the road across the United States.
● Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle riders, including messengers, delivery people and sports enthusiasts should always wear a helmet while riding on city streets. Common hazards include passengers in a parked car opening a door into an oncoming bicycle. In addition, bike accidents commonly result from a motor vehicle driver’s unsafe lane change or violation of a bike lane.
● Scooter Accidents
Scooters are favored by local commuters, delivery people, elderly and children. A variety of scooter styles and manufacturers can add complexity to scooter accident cases, including potential liability of the vehicle manufacturer, supplier or maintenance personnel.
● Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle
Automobile drivers should yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing the street. If you have been struck by a motor vehicle while cross a street or standing on a sidewalk, an NF-2 car accident claim form should be filed with the driver’s insurance company within 30 days of the accident. In addition, if the injured pedestrian has their own auto insurance policy, the NF-2 form should also be sent to that insurance carrier as well.
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