Understand Fault And Motor Vehicle Accidents
In New York, it is typical to have your own insurance cover your claim after an accident. For those involved in more serious accidents, however, a supplemental claim may be necessary.
Filing for additional claims requires you to know who is responsible. This can be much harder than you think. You need a professional who can examine the facts and guide you through your case.
Kelner & Kelner helps families through motor vehicle accident claims. Our firm combines more than half a century in legal experience with a vast medical network to make sure your injuries are covered and that you leave your lawsuit with a clear medical treatment plan in mind. We will spend our time dedicated to you and your legal needs so you can focus on recovery.
Can Fault Impact My Personal Injury Case?
New York is a no-fault insurance state. This means that, for most people, who is at fault for a car accident will have little bearing on whether they receive compensation for their injuries. For people with serious injuries like spine injuries, head injuries or other trauma, however, fault may come into play.
Factors that influence fault are:
- Texting and driving
- Drinking and driving
- Failure to signal or otherwise follow traffic laws
- Improper car maintenance, particularly during a truck accident
If you have serious injuries and are seeking additional compensation, the first thing you should do is call an attorney. Our lawyers will examine your case and evaluate your chances for success and how fault will play into your case.