New York City & Massachusetts Auto Accident Attorneys 

Since no one ever plans on getting into a motor-vehicle collision, no one anticipates covering the resulting damages, either. Even if you have a sizable emergency fund and adequate health insurance, the costs associated with serious car accident injuries can add up fast.

Fortunately, victims have a few options for covering their losses. If the wreck occurred in New York or Massachusetts, for example, they would start by filing a claim with their own auto insurance provider.

Since both states employ a no-fault system, accident victims would likely pursue compensation under their own insurance policies. In certain scenarios, though, they may be able to bypass the state’s no-fault laws and file a personal injury suit against the reckless or negligent party liable for the collision.

car-commuter-driverIn New York, car accident victims can bring a case against the opposing party if they sustained serious injuries, which are those that result in:

  • The limited use of a body function, system, or organ;
  • The permanent loss of a body function, system, or organ;
  • Fractured bones;
  • The loss of a fetus;
  • Dismemberment or significant disfigurement;
  • Disability for at least 90 days within 180 days of the incident; or
  • Death.

In Massachusetts, on the other hand, claimants may circumvent no-fault laws and file a personal injury claim if they incur more than $2,000 in medical expenses or if the injuries result in:

  • The loss of hearing or sight;
  • Fractured bones;
  • Permanent disfigurement;
  • The loss of a body part; or
  • Death.

If you were hurt in a collision and think you have grounds for a personal injury suit based on the parameters mentioned above, contact Charnas Law Firm. Our legal team has recovered nearly $50 million for our valued clients. Call 212-980-6800 to schedule a free case evaluation with a car accident attorney in New York City.

car-dashboard-device-1028742-min-5ba8697cc4c8fDamages Recoverable in New York City Auto Accident Claims

A successful personal injury claim filed in New York City may provide compensation for:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Permanent disability;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Loss of enjoyment of life;
  • Lost wages;
  • Property damage;
  • Loss of income, benefits, and earning capacity; and
  • Loss of consortium.

In rare circumstances, the claimant may also be able to recover punitive damages. Cases that might warrant a punitive award include those involving impaired motorists or hit-and-run drivers.

Damages Recoverable in Massachusetts Auto Accident Claims

In Massachusetts, car accident victims may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Property damage;
  • Medical expenses;
  • Lost income and benefits;
  • Loss of earning capacity;
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish;
  • Loss of companionship; and
  • Pain and suffering.

Call 212-980-6800 to Discuss Your Case with a Seasoned Car Accident Lawyer

If you want to file a personal injury lawsuit against a drunk, distracted, or reckless driver, turn to Charnas Law Firm. Attorney Scott Charnas has an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell—the highest rating given. Call 212-980-6800 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with an auto accident lawyer in Massachusetts.