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Car Accident Attorneys

Millions of people are seriously injured each year in automobile, motorcycle and trucking accidents.  Most car crashes are due to unsafe drivers and cars and trucks that are improperly maintained. Seat belts and airbags are designed to save your life but not necessarily prevent injury.  If you or a loved one is injured in a car, motorcycle or truck accident it is important that you speak to a qualified attorney as soon as possible. Dalli & Marino, LLP has been providing top-tier representation for the victims of Car Crashes and other Car Accidents in New York City, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester County, since 1995.

Your medical bills as a result of an injury in an accident may be partially covered by insurance, but many car, motorcycle and truck crashes result in long-term injuries. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may be entitled to a settlement. However you will need a top notch personal injury law firm to represent you and your family’s interests.

A common concern for someone injured in a car or motorcycle crash is how your bills will be paid if you are out of work for an extended period of time. Obtaining a car accident settlement or compensation for a car wreck that you didn’t cause can be very complicated and, in some cases, almost impossible without proper representation. Dalli & Marino, LLP is a personal injury law firm whose personal injury lawyers excel in recovering money for car, motorcycle and truck accident victims.

Motorcycles are an increasingly common and popular means of travel throughout the highways and streets of New York each year.  Because of the very nature of the motorcycle, their riders are more vulnerable to severe injuries than those persons who operate cars and trucks. The reasons for this are fairly obvious.  For example, a motorcyclist is exposed to direct impact between his body and the road as well as other vehicles. Motorcycles are not as stable as cars and trucks since they have only 2 wheels. They are smaller and lighter than cars and trucks and are more susceptible to a lesser impact causing severe damage. Motorcycles lack the clearance and visibility of cars and trucks because of their lack of bulk. Other drivers may not notice or observe motorcycles and fail to yield, cut them off, follow them too closely, or open their doors into them. Dalli & Marino, LLP are New York personal injury lawyers who have recovered millions of dollars in car accident lawsuits.

It is a sad fact that in today’s world the negligent operator of a car, truck or motorcycle may not have sufficient insurance coverage to compensate the victim of his negligence. Under certain circumstances, the victim of an accident may be entitled to make a claim under his/her own insurance policy. This, again, is a complicated part of the accident claim process. Car accident claims are never easy to navigate alone. If you need a lawyer in the New York City Metro areas because of injuries related to an auto accident, our firm’s attorneys have had excellent success over the past 18 years obtaining accident settlements for our clients.

Your case is personal to Dalli & Marino, LLP, and our accident lawyers want to make sure that you are fully aware of the potential compensation you are entitled to receive as a result of the injuries you may have suffered at the hands of another driver, or the financial hardships incurred due to a fatal accident due to the death of a loved-one. Allow our legal team to provide you with high quality and effective legal counsel whether you need a Brooklyn car crash lawyer, Bronx car accident lawyer, or a New York City auto accident lawyer, and obtain a favorable settlement and the financial compensation you deserve.

If you or someone close to you is the victim of an automobile accident, we will effectively represent you against the insurance company. We only represent injured persons. We never represent the insurance company.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents in NYC

What is the process for a car accident claim?

The process for a car accident claim in New York is as follows:

  • File a Claim with Your Own Insurance Provider

New York is a no-fault state, which means drivers file car accident claims with their own insurance company. However, you are not guaranteed a fair settlement.

  • Decide Whether a Car Accident Lawsuit Is Your Best Option

To make a claim against the negligent driver’s insurance company, you must meet the no-fault threshold, which usually means you sustained a serious injury. There are frequent cases in which filing a car accident lawsuit is your best choice to guarantee you receive sufficient compensation.

  • File a Complaint

File a complaint to document the damages you’ve sustained, including monetary, physical, and emotional losses. Be sure to file this complaint as soon as possible after your accident. A car accident lawyer at Dalli & Marino can assist and guide you through this process.

  • Serve the Complaint to the At-Fault Driver

The at-fault driver (the defendant) is given a copy of the complaint along with a summons to appear in court.

  • Discovery

This is the last step before the case goes to trial. During this period, the plaintiff and defendant along with their legal representation exchange evidence associated with the case that supports their claims. The goal is to negotiate a favorable and just settlement to cover your current and future losses.

  • Trial

If a settlement cannot be reached, the case goes to trial before a judge or jury where a final decision is made.

How do I choose a car accident lawyer?

It’s important that you choose the right car accident attorney in order to maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Look for a lawyer who has proven experience, a successful track record, a willingness to provide referrals, and solid communication skills.

What do I do if the other driver doesn’t have car insurance?

If the other driver doesn’t have car insurance, you may be entitled to make a claim under your own insurance provider. This, however, is a complicated part of the car accident claims process. If you need a lawyer in the New York City Metro area, our firm’s attorneys have had excellent success over the past 18 years obtaining accident settlements for our clients.

What information do I need to have to file a claim?

An auto insurance claim is a request made to an insurance company for compensation. In order to file your claim, you’ll need to first call the police after the accident. They can assess the situation and take down the details of the crash. Then, you should plan to file an accident report. Have your car information list ready so you can keep track of the information you will need to file your auto insurance claim.