Car accident laws in Queens are designed to protect victims from negligent drivers who don’t care about the consequences of their actions.
Many car crashes throughout the borough are caused because drivers are ignorant of the laws, but some occur because of environmental conditions or equipment malfunctions.
If you are ever involved in a car crash, you may need to work with a Queens accident lawyer who understands the laws here and can help you recover compensation for your injuries if possible.
Crash Statistics Across the Country
There are around 5 million accidents each year, and nearly half of them involve injuries and fatalities. Unfortunately, many people don’t know that they may be entitled to receive financial compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Can You File a Lawsuit if You’re Injured in a Car Crash?
When an accident is someone else’s fault, especially when another person has been negligent and has caused you harm, you could be eligible to file a lawsuit against them to recover damages.
Damages can be used to pay your medical bills (past, present and future), make up for your lost wages, and compensate you for your pain and suffering. There is never any guarantee on how a judge will rule, but if you think you could file a lawsuit because someone has caused your injuries because of their own negligence, you may want to consider talking to a car accident lawyer who can evaluate your case.
Most attorneys won’t take your case unless they are reasonably sure that it has merit. If it does, you can expect your lawyer to ask you several questions about the accident. You will also need to provide your attorney with plenty of documentation, including your medical records, statements about what you remember from the crash, and bills you have incurred because of the accident.
Every case is different, so there is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to whether you could be entitled to financial compensation. The best way to find out is to contact an attorney who is familiar with Queens car accident laws.