Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyer

January 25, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

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A car accident can leave you reeling. Not only do you have to worry about fixing your vehicle, but you may also find yourself in a pitched battle with the insurance company to get compensation for your injuries. Worse, New York’s no-fault claims can make it more difficult to determine whether you can seek compensation from the liable driver’s insurance company in the form of an injury claim.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our Brooklyn car accident laywers aim to help our clients learn more about their next steps after a car accident. Contact us for your free case evaluation.

Car Accident in Brooklyn? A Free Case Evaluation Can Help You Determine Your Next Steps

You had a car accident. The other driver bears liability. However, figuring out what to do next can prove more complicated than anticipated. You may find yourself fighting with the insurance company or waiting desperately to learn about your next steps. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we start with a free case evaluation to help you better understand your rights.

While no guarantee of success in all cases, look at our past claim results and how we have successfully helped other clients recover reasonable compensation for their injuries.

  • $5 million for a car accident resulting in burns
  • $1.58 million for an auto accident resulting in two herniated discs
  • $1 million for a car accident
  • $775,000 for a father and son involved in a car accident

Learn Whether You Deserve Compensation From the Other Party’s Insurance Company for Your Injuries.

New York has a no-fault law, which means that if you get into a car accident in Brooklyn, you will need to start by using your own PIP insurance, not coverage from the other driver’s insurance, to cover the cost of damages associated with your accident.

However, in some cases, you may have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries from the other driver's insurance: most notably because you suffered severe injury or permanent disfigurement because of your car accident. A Brooklyn personal injury lawyer can thoroughly evaluate your injuries and determine what compensation you deserve.

Evaluate Your PIP Coverage and What Compensation You Might Deserve Based on the Terms of Your Policy.

If you carry minimum coverage according to New York insurance requirements, you will have up to $50,000 in PIP protection coverage. Your coverage can cover medical treatment costs associated with your accident, some of your wages if you had to miss work because of your accident, and some of your expenses during recovery, including the cost of services you may have had to pay for after your accident.

However, your insurance company may make it more challenging than you might have hoped to get all the compensation you deserve for your injuries. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we can go over the specific terms of your policy and get a better idea of what compensation you might deserve based on your policy’s terms.

We Make It Easy to Contact Us and Pursue the Legal Assistance You Need.

After a car accident, many people do not know what rights they have or how they can best pursue compensation for their losses.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we aim to make it as easy as possible for our clients to get in touch with us. First, we can connect via phone or online, making it easy for you to consult with us as needed. We also have convenient offices across the country, where our clients can get into the office and talk with us about the legal challenges they may face following a car accident.

Ready to start your Brooklyn car accident claim? Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, to learn more about your rights.

Compensation for a Brooklyn Car Accident: How We Calculate What You Deserve

Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyer

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we cannot guarantee compensation for your Brooklyn car accident injuries since every case differs. However, with our free case evaluation, we can help you look at all the losses associated with your accident to put them together in a comprehensive injury claim.

Who Bears Liability for Your Accident?

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we will start with a careful look at who bears liability for your Brooklyn car accident. If you get into an accident with another driver who bears liability for the incident, and your medical costs exceed your PIP insurance, you may file a claim directly against that party's insurance.

On the other hand, in some cases, other entities can also bear liability for a car accident.

Furthermore, some parties may carry higher-value insurance policies than others, which can significantly affect your ability to pursue compensation.

  • Drivers on the clock during an accident may share liability with their employers. Often, employers will have much higher-value insurance policies than their drivers alone.
  • If you get into an accident with a drunk driver, New York’s dram shop law notes that if that individual obtained alcohol illegally, you might have the right to file a claim against the party that supplied the alcohol.
  • Uber and Lyft drivers, when they bear liability for an accident, will often put the claim through the rideshare company's insurance policies. Sometimes, that can mean you can recover considerably more compensation for your injuries.

Talk to your attorney at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, to get more information about who likely bears liability in the case of your Brooklyn car accident and what insurance policy the liable party has that covers the claim.

What Injuries Did You Sustain?

The injuries you sustain in a Brooklyn car accident can considerably impact how much compensation you can recover. When you start seeking treatment for your car accident injuries, you will use your PIP coverage to seek coverage and compensation for your immediate losses.

However, severe car accident injuries can exceed the protection offered by PIP coverage. Furthermore, in some circumstances, car accidents can lead to devastating injuries with long-term impacts.

If your medical costs exceed your PIP coverage, especially if you sustained a permanent disability in the accident, talk to our lawyers.

Disabling injuries may include a variety of potential injuries.

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Multiple broken bones
  • Amputations

A lawyer can help you determine what injuries you might have the right to include as part of a Brooklyn car accident and how you can determine what compensation you deserve for the cost of medical treatment that exceeds your PIP coverage.

Did Your Injuries Cause You to Miss out on Income Opportunities?

Many car accident victims find that their injuries prevent them from completing their job duties. You may have difficulty working while in the hospital. In addition, many patients find it challenging to deal with the pain of their injuries, the confusion caused by a head injury, or the struggles associated with navigating life with a new disability and juggling work simultaneously.

If your injuries caused you to miss out on time at work, which affected your income, you might have the right to file a claim allowing you to pursue compensation for those losses. A lawyer can help you determine how to evaluate lost time at work as part of a Brooklyn car accident claim.

What Suffering Did You Face Because of Your Brooklyn Car Accident Injuries?

When you file a claim through your PIP insurance, you will generally include only the financial costs of your injury: your lost wages and medical bills. If you file a claim against the liable driver’s insurance company, on the other hand, you may have the right to include compensation for pain and suffering as part of your claim.

Brooklyn Car Accidents: What You Need To Know

In New York, you generally have three years to file an injury claim after a car accident. If you allow more time to pass after your accident, the court may refuse to hear your case. That means you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible to start collecting evidence and moving forward with your claim.

Dangerous Intersections In Brooklyn

In some areas of Brooklyn, car accidents may occur more frequently. Dangerous intersections in Brooklyn may include those down Avenue R, Eastern Parkway and Franklin Ave, and 65 Street and Bay Parkway.

Fighting With the Insurance Company After a Brooklyn Car Accident

Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyer

Filing a claim against your PIP insurance should prove easier than filing a claim against another driver’s insurance. Your PIP coverage does not require you to prove who caused the accident before you can seek compensation. However, your insurance company may not automatically provide the help you deserve.

You may need our attorneys to fight for compensation if your insurance company:

  • Denies coverage for the accident
  • Denies the full extent of your injuries
  • Tries to claim that you do not need specific medical treatments recommended by your doctor or that you do not need the time off work required for your recovery

You may need further legal support if your injuries exceed the protection offered by your PIP insurance. You may need to file a claim against the liable party's insurance and any third parties that may share liability for the incident.

Then, our lawyers can craft a claim that clearly shows your losses, your right to compensation, and what help you expect from the insurance company. With that help, you may have a much easier time recovering all of the compensation you deserve.

Brooklyn Auto Accident Frequently Asked Questions

I suffered injuries in a Brooklyn car accident and sought treatment at Mount Sinai Brooklyn. How do I pay my medical bills?

When you suffer injuries in a New York car accident, you will start by using your PIP, or personal injury protection, insurance to cover the immediate cost of treatment. Your PIP insurance can provide immediate coverage for your injuries, making it easier for you to focus on your recovery. Your PIP insurance also means you do not have to wait for the insurance company to investigate and settle the claim before you can pursue the compensation you need.

What happens if I do not have PIP coverage?

You may not have PIP coverage if you suffer injuries as a pedestrian. In that case, you can pursue compensation through a car accident claim against the liable driver’s insurance company.

When can I file a claim after a Brooklyn car accident despite having PIP coverage?

Under New York law, you can file a car accident claim when you suffer severe injuries in a car accident. The cost of treatment for those injuries may need to exceed the protection offered by your PIP insurance. In addition, you may have the right to file a car accident claim when you suffer permanent disability because of your accident.

Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, For Your Free Brooklyn Car Accident Case Evaluation

Did you suffer injuries in a Brooklyn car accident? At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we want to help you understand your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. You can call us at 833-552-7274 (833-55-CRASH) or use our online contact form for your free case evaluation, where we will review your options and discuss your rights.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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