Suffering a car accident in Deer Park, NY, can be upsetting and frustrating if someone else is at fault. You may have serious injuries that have a significant subjective impact on your mental health and exceed your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance limits. When this is the case, you need skilled guidance from an experienced Deer Park, NY, car accident lawyer.

At Tucker Law PC, we are here to help. We make the process simple and pain-free for you. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your options.

Why Choose Tucker Lawyers, PC?

Our attorneys have built a winning track record by providing top-notch client service to communities around New York State. We have secured large jury awards and settlements for our clients, and we are confident we can do the same for you.

Our team provides critical services for your claim, including:

  • Assessing your case, determining its validity, and calculating a fair settlement estimate
  • Connecting you with medical specialists who diagnose and document your injuries properly
  • Managing all legal details, filings, deadlines, and court appearances
  • Gathering evidence to support your claim
  • Interviewing witnesses and using expert testimony to reconstruct what happened
  • Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Litigating your case aggressively in court.

Count on a car accident lawyer in Deer Park, NY, from our team to provide top-notch legal representation.

Common Car Accident Injuries in Deer Park, NY

Victims of car accidents can suffer a staggering range of injuries. Some can be identified and treated at the scene, while others may result in a trip to the hospital and extensive care. You must seek immediate medical attention to ensure you do not have a life-threatening condition, even if you feel fine.

Common injuries from car accidents in Deer Park, NY, include:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Cuts, lacerations, and bruises.

In most cases, New York’s no-fault insurance guidelines mean you will file a claim with your own provider for compensation. However, when you suffer serious injury as defined by New York Insurance Law Section 5102(d), you are eligible to seek compensation if someone else is at fault. Serious injuries include dismemberment, significant disfigurement, permanent loss of an organ or system, or death. 

Types of Compensation Available

There are numerous kinds of bills you can claim for compensation in your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Most fall into two categories: economic and noneconomic. Those with a receipt or fixed price are considered economic, while anything affecting your peace of mind is considered noneconomic.

For example, you can request financial relief for losses you have already experienced and ones you are likely to have in the future, such as:

  • Medical costs: Most of your economic losses will come as bills for doctors, surgery, medications, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. You can also claim travel expenses required for you to attend appointments or treatment programs.
  • Lost wages and benefits: You probably have to miss work if you are injured in a crash, and your income must be replaced. You can also claim retirement and other benefit losses, as well as lost earning capacity if you are so injured that you cannot work again.
  • Property damage: In addition to your vehicle, you may have damage to other personal property, such as your phone, computer, luggage, or work equipment.
  • Pain and suffering: Your subjective, or noneconomic, damages include how the accident has affected your life. Anxiety, depression, isolation, sleep disturbances, PTSD, and other concerns are eligible damages you can claim.

Our car accident lawyers in Deer Park, NY, are skilled in compiling fair and appropriate estimates for your projected losses, as well as your current damages. We negotiate fiercely to ensure you get compensated for every penny you have lost.

Proving Negligence after a Car Accident

Negligence is the failure to perform one’s duty of care to others. For car accidents, this can come in the form of driving under these conditions:

  • Drunk or under the influence of drugs
  • Distracted by a cellphone text
  • Speeding or driving aggressively
  • Disobeying traffic laws or signals
  • Drowsy
  • Failing to adjust to road and weather conditions.

Our team will research and gather evidence from photos, videos, witness statements, driving records, cell phone data, and other sources to demonstrate how the at-fault party failed in their duty to you. We will also show that your injuries and property damage are a direct result of their negligence and that your related expenses are valid.

You do not have to face the emotional, physical, and financial consequences of their carelessness alone. Your Tucker Law car accident attorney in Deer Park, NY, will be by your side throughout your case.

Contact a Deer Park, NY, Car Accident Lawyer Today

When you or a loved one have been harmed by another driver, you need someone to tackle the insurance and legal matters so you can focus on getting better. Tucker Law is proud to offer free consultations for those interested in understanding more about their potential ability to recover their losses and find justice.

Speak to a Deer Park, NY, car accident lawyer by calling (516) 399-2364 or using our online form today.

FAQs about Car Accidents

Here are some common questions we get at Tucker Law about NY car accident cases.

  • How Much Does an Attorney Cost?

    Starting with a free consultation, our law firm also offers a contingency fee basis for payment. You and your attorney agree to a percentage of your settlement for our fees, which means that we do not get paid until we secure a settlement for you. The percentage will vary from case to case.

  • What if I Was Partially at Fault for the Car Accident?

    New York law (NY CVP §1411 Article 14-A) follows pure comparative negligence for car accident lawsuits. If you are found partly at fault for the crash, you can still seek damages. They will be reduced according to the percentage you are considered liable for.

  • Are There Time Limits for Filing a Car Accident Claim?

    Yes, you must abide by the New York statute of limitations described in NY Civil Practice Laws & Rules Section 214. Your case must be filed within three years from the accident date. Otherwise, you could lose your ability to seek compensation.

  • Do I Have to File an Accident Report?

    Yes, you will need to file an accident report within ten days after the crash. New York law requires a report for accidents that involve injury, death, or more than $1,000 of property damage. Although the police will file a report, you must fill out a report and submit it to the DMV.

These may not be your only questions; our attorneys will discuss your specific concerns in your initial consult.

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Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.

John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]

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