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Car Accidents

Handling the Aftermath of Car Accidents

Car accidents can be a whirlwind of confusion, fear, and uncertainty, leaving victims overwhelmed in their aftermath. Physical injuries, emotional trauma, property damage, and financial burdens can all converge, creating a pressing need for professional guidance and assistance. The Car Accident Lawyers at Stern and Stern Law Firm specialize in shouldering these burdens, allowing you to focus on your recovery.


In the wake of an accident, our seasoned attorneys step in to tackle insurance claims, medical bills, and potential litigation. We provide comprehensive legal advice, detailing every aspect of your case and the necessary steps for obtaining deserved compensation. Our team is committed to fighting relentlessly on your behalf against insurance companies, leaving no stone unturned to secure a fair settlement for your car accident ordeal.

Experienced in Identifying Negligence in Car Accidents

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Negligence forms the crux of most car accident cases. Identifying and proving negligence can significantly influence the outcome of your claim. Our team at Stern and Stern Law Firm is well-versed in deciphering actions or inactions that reflect negligence during a car accident. We thoroughly investigate the circumstances leading up to the accident, analyzing every detail to build a solid case for you.

New York's comparative negligence laws can complicate the case further. But our experienced attorneys have the skill to navigate these complexities and negotiate with insurance companies. Irrespective of the level of negligence attributed to the injured party, we endeavor to claim compensation from any other party found at fault. Our aim is to ensure your rights are protected, and justice served.

Dealing with Reckless Driving and Car Accidents

Reckless driving is a prevalent cause of car accidents. A driver's failure to uphold their duty towards other road users by not following rules or behaving unpredictably increases the risk of serious accidents. These cases often lead to substantial physical injuries, property damage, and emotional trauma, requiring expert legal representation to ensure rightful compensation.

At Stern and Stern Law Firm, we are proficient in handling cases involving reckless driving. We scrutinize all relevant evidence, from traffic camera footage to witness testimonies, to establish the recklessness of the other driver. Our comprehensive approach and meticulous examination of evidence aim to bolster your case and optimize the compensation you receive.

Understanding No-Fault Insurance in Car Accidents

No-fault insurance, also referred to as personal injury protection (PIP), is a unique type of car insurance coverage that covers medical expenses and, in some cases, lost wages and other damages, regardless of who was responsible for the car accident. In essence, no-fault insurance aims to reduce the complexity and duration of the process to claim damages by eliminating the need to determine fault. It provides immediate financial relief for accident victims, allowing them to focus on recovery rather than legal disputes.

In New York, as a no-fault state, the no-fault insurance policy does place certain constraints on policyholders. Under New York law, car accident victims can only step outside the no-fault system and file a lawsuit against the at-fault party for pain and suffering if they have suffered "serious injuries." The state defines "serious injury" as substantial disfigurement, significant limitation of a body function or system, full disability for 90 days, or certain types of fractures.

Understanding the intricacies of your no-fault insurance policy, as well as the laws regulating no-fault insurance in New York, is pivotal in assessing your options after a car accident. The specifics of your no-fault coverage and how the laws apply to your situation can significantly impact the compensation you may receive.

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Choosing Stern and Stern Law Offices for Car Accidents

Suffering an injury in a car accident can be a life-altering event. You need a legal team with deep experience, dedication, and a commitment to your best interests during these challenging times. For over 25 years, Stern and Stern Law Offices has been an unwavering advocate for car accident victims across New York.

Our extensive experience in dealing with car accidents is unparalleled. Our team takes pride in our proven track record and resolute commitment to justice. If you've been injured in a car accident, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We offer a free consultation and are ready to fight tirelessly for your rights. Contact us today at 516-634-0345.

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