NYC Car Accident FAQ
Answers you need from a Bronx attorney you can trust
Knowing what to do after a car accident can be overwhelming. That's especially true in New York City. Rush hour traffic can be relentless. The city's traffic laws can be confusing. Other drivers can be aggressive. So can insurance companies, who often call right after an accident and put pressure on accident victims to accept a settlement as soon as possible.
Don't feel pressured to make any major decisions without having the facts. Contact Giampa Law and get the answers you need to your important questions. Our lawyers possess a wealth of knowledge about motor vehicle accidents in New York City because we have dedicated our careers to fighting for the rights of injury victims just like you.
The choices you make after your motor vehicle accident can affect you for the rest of your life. Make sure you make smart decisions based on accurate information. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation right now. We're located in the Bronx and proudly serve accident victims throughout New York City.
What is your car accident question?
Have a question about your car crash? Don't see it listed below? Don't worry. Simply schedule an appointment with our law firm and ask us your specific questions. And even if you do see your question listed below, don't simply assume that you have all the information you need. Every accident is different - and so is our approach. That's why we're eager to meet with you.
- What are common types of car accidents in New York?
- What are common causes of car accidents?
- What should I do if I'm in a car accident in New York City?
- Should I see a doctor after my car accident if I feel fine?
- Should I contact my insurance company after my car accident?
- Should I talk to the other driver's insurance company after my car crash?
- Should I accept an offer from the other driver's insurance company after my collision?
- How much is my car accident worth?
- Can I file a lawsuit after my motor vehicle accident?
- Why should I hire a lawyer after my car accident?
What are common types of car accidents in New York?
There so many different kinds of car accidents in the Bronx and throughout New York City. Some of the most common collisions we regularly deal with at our law firm include:
- Rear-end crashes
- Intersection/T-bone accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Uninsured driver accidents
What are common causes of car accidents?
When two vehicles crash into each other, it's often because one driver did something wrong. Some of the most common examples of reckless or negligent driving which result in accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Drinking and driving
- Tired driving
What should I do if I'm in a car accident in New York City?
If you have just been in a motor vehicle accident in New York City involving another car, we strongly urge you to take the following actions:
- Contact the police and ask them to investigate your accident.
- Ask the police to send emergency medical help to evaluate everyone.
- Take photographs of your accident.
- Talk to witnesses and get their full name, address and phone number.
- Get the other driver's name, address, phone number, driver's license and insurance information.
- Call your insurance company and simply tell them you've been in an accident.
- Contact our law firm. We can help you every step of the way.
Should I see a doctor after my car accident if I feel fine?
Yes. Even if you don't think you were hurt in your accident, you could have a serious, life-threatening internal injury or a traumatic brain injury. If such injuries are not treated right away, your life could be in danger. That's why it's critical that you seek immediate medical attention. Have your physician or an emergency room doctor evaluate you right away.
Should I contact my insurance company after my car accident?
Yes. However, keep your comments to a minimum. Even though your insurance represents you, they might not have your best interests in mind. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, your insurance company might be the one responsible for compensating you for your crash. This is often true with hit-and-run accidents or accidents involving uninsured drivers. These cases can be extremely complicated and it's often in your best interest to talk to an attorney before you make any decisions involving insurance companies and your car accident.
Should I talk to the other driver's insurance company after my car crash?
No. Do not answer any questions if you receive a call from the other driver's insurance company. Any information you provide to them could be used to reduce or deny your claim. Even if their questions seem simple and straightforward, don't trust them. Simply tell them to contact us if they need any additional information and hang up the phone. We can deal directly with them your behalf.
Should I accept an offer from the other driver's insurance company after my collision?
Always be suspicious when insurance companies want to settle a car accident insurance claim right away. In most cases, insurance companies work this way because they know accident victims simply want to resolve their claim and move on as quickly as possible.
But what many people might not realize is such settlement offers often don't even come close to covering the true cost of their accident. As a result, accident victims must pay for many expenses out of their own pocket, even though they did nothing wrong.
That's not right. That's why we're eager to meet with you and review your settlement offer with you. If we think it's fair, we'll tell you. If not, we can aggressively negotiate with the insurance company for the money you rightfully deserve.
How much is my car accident worth?
There is no set dollar amount for motor vehicle accidents. How much money each car crash is worth varies. Some accidents might be worth a few thousand dollars. Other car accidents could potentially be worth millions of dollars. That's why it's important to talk to a lawyer at our law firm as soon as possible. We want to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve for your accident.
Can I file a lawsuit after my motor vehicle accident?
Yes. And sometimes, filing a car accident lawsuit in Bronx County or wherever your collision occurred might be the best way to obtain the compensation you deserve for your accident. Our attorneys can discuss this option with you when you meet with us. We can also outline all the other alternatives available to you after your accident.
Why should I hire a lawyer after my car accident?
After a car accident, injury victims only have one opportunity to obtain all the money they deserve for their accident. This includes all future accident-related expenses, including lost future income and future medical expenses. If you don't aggressively pursue all the compensation you deserve for your accident, you could be forced to pay for many of your accident-related expenses out of your own pocket.
That's why it's critical that you have an attorney who knows how to handle complicated car accidents on your side, working for you. In the Bronx and throughout New York City, routinely rely on Giampa Law to represent them when it matters most. That's because we have decades of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims - and we have the results to prove it.
Get serious about your car accident. Get Giampa Law. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation right now.