Representing You In A Motor Vehicle Accident

Each year there are over 5 million car crashes in the United States. The causes of these accidents are usually negligence, drunk driving and reckless driving.

Four Basic Elements Of Proof For Compensation

Drivers have a legal obligation to obey the rules of the road and to drive in a reasonable manner. This includes driving a safe speed, maintaining control of the vehicle, being aware of the conditions and surroundings, observing traffic signals, signaling their turn and using their headlights. There are four basic elements that car accident victims must prove in order to recover compensation. These elements are:

  • Duty
  • Breach
  • Causation
  • Harm

Motor Vehicle Accidents And The Law

Drivers must exercise reasonable care under the circumstances when operating a motor vehicle. Failure to use reasonable care is considered negligence. You may feel that another driver, a cyclist or a pedestrian acted carelessly, but you may not know which rule or law the other person violated. If it has been determined that a driver acted negligently, that driver may be required to pay damages, either to a person or property, caused by that negligence. To determine auto accident fault and negligence, we will gather:

  • Witness testimony
  • All police reports related to the accident
  • Insurance company reports
  • Your medical bills
  • Any photos or video evidence

Car Accident Statute Of Limitations In New York

There is a time limit on how long you have to file a lawsuit for an injury after an accident. Under New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules Section 214, this time is three years from the date of the accident. If you are injured in a car crash as the driver, passenger, motorcycle rider, bicyclist or pedestrian, you have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit.

If you have lost a loved one in a New York City car accident, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is only two years from the date the victim passed away from injuries related to the accident.

We Pursue Full Compensation

Our attorneys will work tirelessly to see that you are fully compensated for all damages resulting from your injury. This compensation includes medical expenses and loss of property. You may also be able to recover current and future lost wages. In some cases, additional money is awarded for the pain and suffering a car accident victim experienced.

There Is No Fee Unless You Win

In car accident cases, the attorneys at Bronnberg & Henriquez PC will work with you on a contingent fee basis. This means you do not pay any attorney fees unless money is recovered for you. Our firm charges a percentage of the amount we recover after the settlement is paid. If you do not recover damages or money, then you do not pay any attorney fees or expenses.

With over 30 years of combined experience, we can help you through your motor vehicle injury issue or workers' compensation questions. Call Bronnberg & Henriquez PC in Queens for personal service. Call 718-509-6788 or fill out our online contact form and a lawyer will get back to you promptly.