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Auto Accident FAQs

What should I do immediately after a car accident in New York?

If you’re involved in a car accident, the first things you need to do are stay calm, call the police, and dial 911 if you or someone else has been injured. Also, get the name and contact information of all parties involved in the accident as well as any witnesses. If possible, gather some evidence by taking pictures of the vehicles, the accident scene, and the injuries. Do not admit any liability because your attorney will need to conduct a thorough investigation to establish the other driver’s fault. Finally, don’t forget to contact an experienced auto accident attorney.

Why do I need a car accident lawyer in New York?

Auto accident victims representing themselves will usually be at a significant disadvantage. You should have skilled auto accident attorneys at your side, like those at Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani, fighting for your rights, with a proven track record of obtaining millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for New York accident victims. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced New York car accident attorney.

Who do I sue for the injuries suffered in a car accident?

Claims for car accidents are mostly made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in a car accident. However, sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity, or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case, so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. To learn more, schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney in New York at Pyrros and Serres, LLP.

Will my car accident case go to trial?

Most of the car accident cases settle before a court trial, however, you must be prepared to go all the way to a jury verdict. If the defense counsel or the insurance adjuster senses that you are not ready to go the distance, they will try and settle for less than what you may deserve. Make sure your case is prepared to go all the way with the help of an experienced car accident lawyer.

What if I am partially at-fault in a car accident?

As long as you are not 100% at-fault in a car accident case, you can still receive compensation for your injuries. You should speak with an experienced car accident attorney from Pyrros, Serres & Rupwani as soon as possible to learn more about your rights that could help you understand your case and situation.

About The Author

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Michael Serres, ESQ.

Michael Serres, ESQ. is a reputed Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Astoria, Queens, NY. He graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1989. Mr. Serres was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1990 and is admitted in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and the Eastern Districts of New York. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Bar Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Queens County Bar Association.