Understanding Personal Injury and Liability in New York Car Accidents

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If you are a New York resident who has been injured in a car accident, it is important to understand your options for compensation. In order to receive the compensation you deserve, it is important to understand liability and how compensation is calculated. The Ahearne Law Firm PLLC can help guide New York residents through personal injury matters related to car accidents.;

Determining Liability For Car Accidents In New York

When determining liability in a car accident in New York, the courts must consider several factors. The court will look at the driving conditions, such as weather, traffic patterns, and road conditions; the speed of each driver involved; any drugs or alcohol that may have been consumed by either driver; and whether either driver was distracted while driving (e.g., using their cellphone). Additionally, if any mechanical issues caused or contributed to the accident (such as faulty brakes or tires), they will be taken into consideration when determining liability.;

Types Of Compensation Available After A Car Accident

There are several types of damages that can be recovered after a car accident in New York. These include medical expenses for any treatments related to your injuries; lost wages due to missed work resulting from the accident; pain and suffering compensation for physical and emotional pain; property damage costs associated with replacing or repairing damaged items; legal fees associated with filing personal injury claims; and punitive damages designed to punish negligent drivers.;

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Calculating Compensation For Personal Injury Claims

The amount of compensation awarded for personal injury claims varies depending on the severity of your injuries and other factors such as pain and suffering endured as a result of the accident. Your lawyer can help calculate an estimate based on these factors so that you can get a good idea of what sort of compensation you could expect from your claim. It’s important to note that this estimated amount could change depending on how successful your case is at trial or during settlement negotiations with the other party’s insurance company.;

At The Ahearne Law Firm PLLC we have experience handling all types of personal injury cases related to car accidents throughout New York State. We understand how complicated these matters can be, which is why our team will work diligently to ensure you get fair compensation for your losses so that you can move forward after an accident with peace of mind. Contact us today for more information about how we can help with your personal injury matters related to car accidents.


Allan J. Ahearne, Jr


Dedicated NYC & Hudson Valley lawyer Allan J. Ahearne, Jr. builds trust with clients. Known for creative problem-solving, he specializes in personal injury cases, commercial litigation, and corporate disputes. Ahearne's integrity, professionalism, and results make him a trusted advocate

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