MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car Accident Lawyer in Buffalo & Orchard Park, NY

From collisions with little or no property damage to high-speed crashes, personal injuries from motor vehicle collisions can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on a driver or passenger. When a person is injured in a motor vehicle collision, there are special considerations which must be addressed.

New York is a "No-Fault" state, which means that medical bills and lost earnings are paid by the no-fault insurance carrier. Strict deadlines apply with respect to obtaining benefits pursuant to no-fault. When someone is injured in a motor vehicle collision, it is especially important to consult with an attorney for this reason. 

 Chiacchia & Fleming - Auto Accident Attorney Buffalo, NY

Car Accident FAQs

I’ve just been injured in a car accident, now what do I do?
When you are injured by another vehicle in an auto accident, it’s foremost important you seek medical attention immediately. Save all of your medical bills and reports as proof of your injuries, so that we can be sure you receive full reimbursement for these expenses. 

We want to help you get a fair settlement so that you receive the full financial support you deserve. If you have been injured in an accident and are left with medical expenses and other damages to reconcile with, contact us as soon as you can.

I have been offered a settlement from the insurance company of the person who injured me, but it does not compensate me for all my injuries, should I still accept the offer?
No. Insurance companies are usually the first to offer you a settlement for your accident, which means their offer is usually a low one. When an insurance company offers you a settlement, it’s important you review it to make sure all of your injuries and expenses for your injuries have been confirmed. If something is missing from the offer, or they are not giving you enough to treat your injuries, call us. 

Often times, cases are worth more than what an insurance company is agreeing to pay you, so you should avoid accepting an offer that doesn't give you the full support you deserve. 

We will fight on your behalf to get you the most we can for your physical and psychological injuries. You should never have to pay for damages done to you due to the negligence of another person.  

Contact Our Team After You Were Involved in A Crash

The medical, financial and emotional consequences can linger for years after an occurrence that only takes seconds. When a person is injured as a result of the negligence of another in the operation of a motor vehicle, the law may provide compensation to the injured. The law also requires that insurance be maintained on every vehicle operated in New York so that compensation can be paid. It is often said that a no-fault carrier (someone’s own insurance company) becomes another adversary, making it difficult for injured people to get the benefits they are entitled to.

Click here for useful FAQs from the New York State Bar Association.
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