How Our Car Accident Lawyer in Yonkers Can Help You

No matter how safely you drive, you still might end up in a car accident caused by a negligent driver. Fortunately, insurance is meant to help accident victims cover their losses, but insurance companies try to pay as little as possible or nothing at all. Without a Yonkers car accident lawyer, victims often get paid a fraction of what they should.

If you have been injured in an accident, you are likely entitled to compensation to handle your losses. At Tucker Lawyers, we fight to maximize that compensation by first finding out how much you should be compensated for your losses. In contrast, the insurance company handling your case will greatly undervalue its worth.

Tucker Lawyers can help you understand and explore your options. Contact our office to speak with an experienced Yonkers car accident lawyer at no charge. Call (516) 399-2364 today!

Why Choose Us?

Experienced Negotiators

We understand the effects of car accidents on people’s lives, and this understanding guides our relentless efforts to obtain the highest settlements and verdicts possible for our clients. We will negotiate tirelessly to recover the compensation we feel your case merits. When you choose Tucker Lawyers to represent you, you get a firm with a long history of representing New York residents. You’ll also benefit from:

  • Our history of recovering multiple millions in compensation
  • Individually personalized representation
  • 24/7 direct access to our team.

Have you experienced a crash in Yonkers or anywhere else in New York? Tucker Lawyers can potentially help get you the funds you need to recover your life.

Common Damages in Yonkers, NY, Car Accident Cases

You May Be Entitled to Significant Compensation

The first line of compensation in most car accident cases in Yonkers is personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. Every resident driver of the state is required to have PIP insurance as well as liability and uninsured motorist coverage. However, PIP provides only limited compensation for monetary losses and nothing for nonmonetary losses.

To recover compensation not provided by PIP insurance, an accident victim must suffer a serious injury and compensable losses. If they do, they can then file a claim against the other driver’s liability insurance policy. But keep in mind that even if you have a serious injury, you still must prove that the other driver drove negligently.

Economic Damages

Compensable economic damages in New York include:

  • Medical bills and expenses for treatment and care
  • Lost income caused by time taken off work to heal
  • Travel expenses incurred while seeking medical care and treatment.

Your economic damages may also include property damage and funeral and burial costs in the event of a fatality. However, property damage is not covered under PIP insurance but under the liability policy of the at-fault driver.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages help ease the suffering caused by intangible losses, such as:

Are you suffering from a car crash in Yonkers, NY, that has turned your life upside down? If so, call Tucker Lawyers at (516) 399-2364 today to explore your compensation options.

FAQs About Yonkers Car Accidents

Have you got questions about car accidents and compensation in Yonkers? If so, the following Q&A might be helpful.

  • What are the most common types of car accidents?

    Typical Yonkers car crashes include:

    • Side-impact wrecks
    • Sideswipe crashes
    • Head-to-head accidents
    • Rear-end accidents
    • Landing-on-roof and rollover accidents.

    Accidents involving only one vehicle are also common.

  • Will I need to pay upfront fees to hire a car accident lawyer in Yonkers?

    Tucker Lawyers does not require a payment to start your case. Instead, we typically collect our fee when your case is closed, and we require no payment if we are not successful.

  • How long do I have to file a lawsuit or make a claim?

    After a car accident in Yonkers, you have a total of three years to file a lawsuit against the other driver based on negligence. However, for a claim against your PIP insurance policy, you have 30 days from the date of the accident. You must submit medical evidence within 45 days of being treated by a qualified healthcare provider.

  • What are some common causes of accidents?

    Some of the most common causes of car wrecks in Yonkers can be attributed to:

    • Distracted driving, i.e., eating while driving or texting
    • Driving while falling asleep
    • Driving in a state of intoxication caused by alcohol or drugs
    • Failure to obey traffic signs and lights
    • Tailgating
    • Speeding
    • Unsafe lane change
    • Road rage.

    Operating a vehicle that is not properly working also leads to many car wrecks in Yonkers.

  • What happens if an uninsured driver hits me?

    PIP insurance should kick in and provide limited damages for some of your economic losses. However, if you have serious injuries, you won’t be able to file a claim against the other driver’s insurance company since they have no insurance. Instead, you would look for coverage from your uninsured motorist coverage, but only if you can prove they were negligent.

    You can also file a lawsuit directly against the driver. However, a driver without insurance is likely without significant resources to justify a lawsuit. That said, it truly depends on the circumstances. An experienced Yonkers car accident attorney can do a preliminary investigation to determine the solvency of an injurious driver and advise from there.

Do you have more questions? Contact us anytime for answers.

Meet With A Yonkers, NY, Car Accident Lawyer Today

Get The Compensation You Deserve

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be facing life-altering consequences. Tucker Lawyers can potentially assist you in accessing the funds that will help you weather the future. Remember, we only charge you a fee if we don’t win your case.

If you need resources to help you deal with your car accident losses, contact Tucker Lawyers at (516) 399-2364. You may be entitled to significant resources.

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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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