For cases in NYC, if the defect that caused your accident is on the sidewalk and if it is in front of a single or two family home, the City of NY is liable for your injuries, but only if there is “prior written notice”. Learn more about claim responsibility for sidewalk or cross-walk injuries.
Learn about what constitutes pain and suffering, and the ability to recover for pain and suffering in New York.
For an automobile accident, the No-Fault carrier (see above) will pay you 80% of your actual incurred lost wages, with a maximum of $2,000 a month (unless you have an APIL or OBEL policy, which is like extra No Fault coverage). Read more about lost wage recovery in New York.
It is very difficult for an attorney to give you an reliable estimate of the value of your case soon after the accident. Typically, we need more information to give you a true value of your case. Read about these factors.
This all depends on what type of claim you have. For basic negligence cases (accident cases against private entities), the statute of limitations is 3 years. For cases against the City of New York and other public municipalities, the statute of limitations is generally 1 year and 90 days. However, there are other deadlines that you must be aware of.
The fee for lawyers in New York is governed by New York law. We charge a contingency fee of 33…