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Motor Vehicle Accidents

New York State is a No-Fault state, meaning that after a car accident, your medical bills and lost wages are paid by the No-Fault insurance company for the vehicle you were in, no matter who was at fault for the accident. New York State also has a Serious Injury Threshold. This law defines who is entitled to compensation above the payment of medical bills and lost wages through No-Fault insurance.

Our team has fought tirelessly to ensure that countless clients and their families were able to reclaim their lives after New York car crashes. 

What Should You Do Following a Car Accident?

  • Move to a Safe Location: Immediately following an accident, you should move your vehicle to a safe location and turn off the engine. You must get out of high-traffic areas.
  • Determine if there are Injuries: Check if you are injured as soon as you are safe. If you are hurt, immediately dial 911 and seek emergency medical assistance. If you are unsure, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Seeking medical attention as soon as possible after a Buffalo car accident is beneficial.
  • Dial 911: In New York State, you are legally required to notify the police if someone is seriously injured or killed in an accident. A police report will typically set forth who was at fault. It includes information about the location and the date and time of your Buffalo car accident.
  • Gather Relevant Information: Promptly gather as much information from the scene of your car collision as possible.
  • Notify your Insurance Company: A claim must be promptly filed with your No-Fault insurance carrier. In New York, you must submit a No-Fault application to your insurance carrier within 30 days of the car accident. Remember, what you say to your insurance company is important. It is best to first discuss the case with our office.
  • File a Claim Against The Other Driver: There are strict and short time limits applicable to bringing a car accident injury claim in New York

Contact Us To Learn About Help After a Motor Vehicle Accident In New York

If your loved one has been a victim of a serious injury after a car accident, schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options. You can call Gillette & Izzo Law Office in Syracuse at 315-421-1000 or fill out our intake form online.

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