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Cars are one of the most popular forms of transportation, and generally, they are an efficient, comfortable means to get from place to place. However, sometimes drivers are injured by another motorist on the road. If you have been injured in a car accident, there is a very good chance you are seeking financial compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. If you were injured in a New York City car accident, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most frequent types of car accidents?

  • Rear-end collisions: These generally occur when a motorist is not paying attention and hits the car in front. Generally, when a motorist does not realize traffic has stopped in front of him, he will crash. If you have been injured in a rear-end crash, you are most likely entitled to financial compensation, as the rear-ended vehicle is rarely technically at fault in an accident.
  • Low-speed collisions: These generally occur in areas like parking lots, and usually come in the form of one person backing up into another. 
  • T-bone collisions: These typically happen at intersections when one driver is going through a yellow light while a driver going in the opposite direction is simultaneously making a left turn.
  • Single-vehicle collisions: These are when a motorist slides off the road, usually due to icy or poor road conditions, and strikes a telephone pole or another fixed object. 

How do I know if I am eligible for financial compensation after a car accident in New York?

To recover financial compensation, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, so you will need an experienced attorney who will assemble all the necessary evidence to make the most convincing case possible.

How do I prove I was injured due to another party’s negligence?

To prove another party is responsible for the injuries you have sustained, there are several things you and your attorney can do. For example, you and your attorney may recover security camera footage, witness testimony, medical documentation regarding the injuries you have sustained, pictures of the accident, police reports, and more. Do not let the insurance companies win. Hire an experienced attorney who is ready to fight.

Contact our experienced New York firm

If you have been injured in a New York City car accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.

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