An Albany wrong-way accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to seek compensation through an insurance claim if you suffered serious injuries in an Albany collision. Our team can determine if you qualify to take legal action based on the facts of your accident during your complimentary case assessment.
At Morelli Law Firm, we provide free consultations. Speak with a team member about your wrong-way collision, injuries, losses, and long-term prognosis today at no cost to you. Call (212) 751-9800 to get started with your accident review.
Many Types of Mistakes Can Cause Wrong-Way Accidents
Wrong-way traffic accidents in Albany, NY are not as common as some other types of collisions, but they can lead to head-on impacts and severe, lasting injuries for occupants of both vehicles. They occur on interstates, parkways, and other divided highways when a car goes the wrong direction, such as going northbound in southbound lanes. They also occur when a driver turns the wrong way onto a one-way street. A similar collision can occur when a motorist does not exercise due caution and passes improperly on a two-lane road.
There are exceptions to New York’s no-fault laws, including the serious injury threshold as defined in New York Civil Insurance Law (ISC) §5102(d). If your injuries meet these standards of severity or keep you away from work for a period that meets this exception, you can pursue a fault-based claim against the wrong-way driver whose negligence caused your accident and your injuries and financial damages.
To learn more about how these cases work and how these statutes apply based on your accident details, contact Morelli Law Firm right away. We can assess your case options for free today.
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Our Team May Be Able to Help You Seek Compensation
An Albany wrong-way accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm represents those who suffered serious injuries or otherwise meet an exception to the state’s no-fault rules. We know what it takes to demonstrate that our client qualifies to file a claim and to prove our client’s claim to the insurer or in court.
If we work with you on your case, our team, working alongside experts as necessary, will build a case by investigating your accident and gathering the available evidence to support your insurance claim. Depending on the specific details of your accident, this could include:
- Eyewitness statements about what happened
- Physical evidence, including all vehicles involved
- The police report about the accident
- Accident reconstruction
- Your medical records and relevant test results, imaging, and other documentation
- Medical expert testimony
- Your receipts, bills, and other relevant paperwork
This evidence, and the allegations it supports, may allow us to recover compensation for you from the wrong-way driver’s insurer. This could provide damages not available through a no-fault claim with your own insurance provider. You can find out more by calling Morelli Law Firm for your initial consultation today at (212) 751-9800.
In addition to Albany, our team serves accident victims in New York City, Long Island, and other areas of New York State. We also provide legal services in Northern New Jersey and Philadelphia.
Compensation Available Through a No-Fault or Fault-Based Claim
According to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), no-fault claims cover the policyholder’s medical expenses, based on a published fee schedule. They also cover up to 80 percent of the person’s missed wages up to $2,000 per month, as much as $25 a day for expenses, and a death benefit of $2,000 if the policyholder or a covered family member passed away. You may know this as Personal Injury Protection or PIP coverage.
When you file a fault-based claim, you can pursue additional types of damages as well as additional damages that might be above and beyond the limits of your no-fault policy, such as additional lost income for the extended time you were away from work. This includes pain and suffering damages, as well as other types of intangible losses.
Our team also handles wrongful death claims. If a member of your family was hurt and passed away following a wrong-way collision, we could help you hold the negligent motorist responsible for their death and seek financial recovery.
Statute of Limitations on Filing an Albany Wrong-Way Accident Suit
Many Albany traffic accident claims settle out of court via negotiations between the victim or their lawyer and the insurance company representing the at-fault motorist. Sometimes, though, legal action is necessary. Under New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214, victims generally have only three years to begin an injury lawsuit.
There could be no way to get on the court docket if you miss a deadline, so ensuring we determine if you need to file a lawsuit, prepare the filings, and take action on time is imperative.
There are also deadlines for filing no-fault claims. Investigating accident cases is much easier when we go to work early on following a collision. All of these are key reasons to call us as soon as your accident injuries allow.
Contact Our Team Today to Discuss Your Albany Traffic Accident
If you were a victim of a wrong-way accident, you may be able to pursue a fault-based claim for compensation. An Albany wrong-way accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can represent you through this process if you qualify. We offer free case reviews and work for accident victims based on contingent fees. You will pay no fees upfront for our help with your case. We are paid when you are paid.
To speak with a team member from Morelli Law Firm about your case, you can call (212) 751-9800 today. We want to discuss your options based on your wrong-way collision case.