Car Accident Attorney in New York City
Helping You Recover from Your Injuries and Losses
Roadways can be a dangerous place. At a moment's notice, a driver or passenger can become the victim of a negligent or drunk driver, leading to severe injuries, long-term disabilities, and even death. When this happens, you should not have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligence, nor should you suffer in silence.
With the help of Mitchell Kessler, Attorney at Law, you can file a claim to recover from your accident-related injuries or losses. He has practiced personal injury exclusively for over 35 years. With a 90% success rate, he has the skill to help you gain justice for your injuries and a track-record that lets insurance companies know you mean business.
Handling Car Accident Claims
Suffering serious injuries in a car accident can be devastating. In addition to causing high levels of pain, such damages can prove extremely costly and even debilitating over the course of a lifetime. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, now is the time to take legal action and seek compensation for the damages you have sustained.
A qualified attorney can help you seek compensation for the following:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Neurological injuries and limitations
- Muscular damage and pain
- Medical expenses
- Missed work
- The costs of rehabilitative care
- And more
In order to seek fair compensation for the harm caused by another, you have to demonstrate that the other driver was at fault. Even if the other driver was clearly to blame for your accident, it may be difficult to achieve justice in your case with insufficient legal guidance. To win your case, you must prove the "Serious Injury" threshold per New York's No-Fault Insurance Law. Attorney Kessler can offer the experienced counsel and representation you need to help secure a favorable settlement for your suffering.
Types of Car Accidents
Not all car accidents will result in injuries, nor will they necessitate legal assistance. Nevertheless, any type of car accident can be dangerous. The types of accidents we handle most frequently at our firm include:
- Rollover accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end accidents
- T-bone accidents (also called side-impact collisions)
Rear-end crashes are the most common type of collision, but head-on or frontal-impact crashes and rollover accidents are the most dangerous. In 2018, frontal impacts accounted for 56% of deaths among passenger vehicle occupants. Similarly, rollovers accounted for only 2.1% of passenger car crashes in 2010, but represented 35% of the year’s fatalities. While these types of accidents are not always fatal, they frequently cause serious injuries and inspire legal action.
If Your Car Was Hit, Whose Insurance Company Should You Call?
In the event of an accident, you should always call your own insurance company first. Even if you are not at-fault for the accident, you may need to access your no-fault coverage or other elements of your policy. Although your insurance company has a responsibility to act in good faith, you should still be careful about what you say, and you may want to hire an attorney to help you through the conversation.
You should also avoid contacting the other driver’s insurance company without a lawyer. In many cases, insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart.
Never make on-the-record statements to insurance companies or sign insurance paperwork without the advice of an attorney!
For more information about what to do (and what not to say) after an accident, click here.
Serving Clients in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan & Beyond
If a car accident has caused you to suffer physical, emotional and/or financial losses that cannot be covered by insurance, or if you have lost a loved one due to another driver's negligence, now is the time to seek proper justice. Mitchell D. Kessler has devoted his life to helping people just like you get the compensation they need to get back to their normal lives. He has obtained favorable settlements in large and complex cases and is ready to take your case.