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If you or a loved one has been in a car crash, then you understand that nothing can truly compensate you for the trauma you have suffered. But as you deal with the financial losses that follow in the aftermath of an accident, the last thing you should have to do is wrangle with a stingy car insurance company and its legal team. That’s why at Foley Griffin, LLP, our Nassau County car accident lawyers offer seasoned litigation service. We can handle all the legal challenges so that you can focus on moving forward.

Why contact our trusted firm?

  • Our trial-tested lawyers have won millions
  • We bring 75 years’ combined experience
  • A qualified attorney works with you throughout your case
  • We offer a free consultation to evaluate your options
  • We only earn a legal fee if you receive a financial recovery

We are intentional about limiting the number of personal injury and car accident cases we take on. We do this so that we can ensure each case has our undivided focus and the full force of our collective insight and resources. Our Nassau County car accident lawyers are committed to achieving the results our clients need and deserve. We are here to help you recover compensation for all your accident-related losses, from pain and suffering to medical bills and income losses. Please don’t hesitate to find out how we can be of service to you.

Call (888) 966-8480 or email us using our online form to schedule your free confidential consultation with our auto accident law firm.

A Summary of Car Accident Laws in New York

New York operates under a “no-fault” system for car accidents, meaning that in most cases you will turn to your own insurance company for compensation after a collision regardless of who is to blame for the crash. Your insurance company will pay for your medical bills and other financial losses up to the limits of your personal injury protection coverage. You may only sue the other driver for losses if your losses exceed these limits and meet the state’s serious injury threshold.

Injuries are considered serious under New York’s insurance laws if they involve one or more of the following:

  • Death
  • Dismemberment
  • Significant disfigurement
  • Fractured / broken bones
  • Permanent loss or significant limitation of use of a bodily organ, member, function, or system
  • Injury which impairs a person’s daily activities for a minimum of 90 days in the 180 days immediately following the injury

Even if you have adequate coverage, actually receiving compensation from your insurance company may be challenging as insurance companies may use different tactics to limit or deny you coverage. For more information on New York’s auto insurance laws and how our attorneys can assist you, visit our Car Insurance FAQ page.

Is There a Time Limit on Car Accident Lawsuits?

Yes. Like any other injury lawsuit, car accident injury lawsuits in New York are subject to a statute of limitations which imposes a hard deadline on how long you have to file a claim. In most cases, you only have three years from the date of your crash to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. If you file a claim after this time period has passed, the state’s court system will almost certainly dismiss your case and you will be unable to seek further legal action.

From a strategic standpoint, it is important to begin your car accident lawsuit early to give your attorney enough time to gather evidence and craft a compelling case. Since the statute of limitations can essentially make or break your case, it is best to act quickly and consult with an attorney as soon as possible after a crash.

What Could My Car Accident Claim Be Worth?

At Foley Griffin, LLP, we only take on a certain number of personal injury cases at a time, which means that if we take your car accident case, we truly believe in it and are ready to fight for your rights in trial if that is what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. We are ready to put the full force of our collective experience, resources, and focus behind your auto accident claim. Find out how we can fight—and win—for you today.

Depending on the specifics of your case, our Nassau County accident lawyers may be able to help you recover damages including and not limited to:

  • Income and earning capacity losses
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Vehicle repair / replacement costs
  • Medical expenses and costs of therapy
  • Emotional pain and suffering

Praise From Real Clients

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Great law firm. They were very effective in getting me the money I deserved for my injuries from my car accident. Will use Foley Griffin again in the future if needed. Thanks to T. Foley, Nicole, and all the staff that helped me out in my time of need.

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