New York Immigrants Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Long Island Attorneys Protecting Car Accident Victims’ Rights
Being involved in a serious car accident is traumatic, and when you are an immigrant, it can also be extremely confusing. You may worry whether the accident can adversely affect your immigration status, even when the accident was not your fault. When another harms you through a serious accident, you deserve fair compensation, which typically means you need an experienced lawyer. Long Island attorney William Streppone provides immigrants with effective legal protection regarding status, but he is also affiliated with a number of attorneys who handle accident and injury cases. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Understanding New York Insurance Law
In many car accident claims where injuries and vehicle damage are not severe, no-fault insurance is adequate to cover damages. However, when your injuries qualify as serious under New York insurance law, you can assume your policy limits will not cover your medical and other expenses. It is vital that you obtain a lawyer.
Negligence becomes an issue in pursuing an accident case and determines your ability to recover compensation. Negligence refers to the lack of reasonable care another party had in causing the accident. For example, drivers are expected to obey the rules of the road and take reasonable precautions to drive safely. When drivers are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drive recklessly or break traffic laws, they are negligent. If injuries are serious, your attorney can hold them accountable for your accident damages.
When another driver is uninsured or under-insured, you may need assistance with your own insurance company. Under your uninsured/under-insured motorist policy, your insurance company is obligated to pay you fair compensation. However, people often encounter problems, and our attorneys can help you deal with insurance companies.
Common Causes of Vehicle Accidents
- Many different types of negligence can cause car accidents, such as:
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Texting while driving
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving (cell phone use, changing radio channels, adjusting a GPS, talking with passengers, reading a map, etc.)
- Failure to provide regular maintenance of a commercial vehicle
If you have been hurt in an accident or by a product, you may be entitled to a cash reward. It is important to have an attorney who understands your legal status in the United States guide you through these types of cases while protecting your rights so you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Contact Our New York Law Office
When you are involved in a car accident that causes serious injury, seek legal help from the Long Island Law Offices of William A. Streppone. Obtain an attorney who will fight for full recovery of damages so you have money to pay your medical bills, cover lost wages and other accident related expenses. At the same time, we protect your rights as an immigrant. Call (631) 265-3988 today or use our online contact form.