Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier is an NYC-based personal injury and car accident law firm. Our team of diligent and expert car accident lawyers will help victims of negligence and wrongdoing pursue justice and seek compensation for their injuries.
Getting in a car accident can make life especially difficult, especially when you’re seriously injured in the accident. Following the initial shock, you’ll have to care for your injuries, work out the time-consuming insurance processes, figure out how you’re going to be able to perform your job duties with your injuries, and so forth. With so many stressors and things to do, it can be difficult to find the time to understand New York personal injury law and, thereafter, file a personal injury lawsuit.
At Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier, we understand the complications of a personal injury claim, and our NYC car accident attorneys are here to help! In addition to providing expert and comprehensive legal counsel for your claim, we’ll also help prove who was at fault in the accident, calculate a fair and reasonable settlement amount, and help you pursue compensation for the damages you incurred.
For a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers, call our Manhattan-based law firm today.
Do You Have a Legal Claim?
By suing the other party who caused the car accident, you are essentially starting a legal action to recover damages. Often, these damages include medical expenses, physical therapy, any permanent injury or disability, lost wages from work, lost future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
Moreover, filing a legal claim means that you are holding the other party responsible for causing the accident, which means that you’ll need to prove that the other party’s negligence or wrongdoing led directly to the injuries you incurred. Some evidence that is necessary to prove your claim may include:
- Police reports documenting the circumstances of the accident
- Eyewitness statements
- Photographs from the accident scene
- Records of all medical treatments associated with the injury
- Documentation of missed time at work and wages lost
- Testimonies from doctors or experts regarding the causes of the injury
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits
If you feel that you have enough proof showing that the other party caused the accident, the next step is to remember that statute of limitations in New York for personal injury. The law gives individuals three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit (to sue the other party). If you don’t file the lawsuit within three years, an NYC court will most likely refuse to hear it.
Contact Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier to Meet Your Lawsuit Deadlines
Following an accident, the most important thing to do is take care of your injuries, see the doctor, and make sure that you give yourself time to recover. In a car accident, however, New York’s no-fault law means that you only have 30 days to file a claim with your insurance company. But in cases of serious injury, and you’re filing a personal injury lawsuit, you have three years.
Nonetheless, we at Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier understand that you lead a busy life, and gathering evidence from police and eyewitnesses (as well as hospitals, physicians, doctors, experts, etc) is not feasible. Fortunately, our personal injury lawyers will help build a strong case for you by collecting all the necessary evidence to hopefully show the other party’s negligence. You only need to take care of your injuries; Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier will take care of the legal matters and your lawsuit.
For a free consultation with our Manhattan personal injury and car accident attorneys, call our law firm today at (212) 777-9400.