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Navigating Car Accident Claims in New York: A Comprehensive Guide by Leitner Varughese Warywoda


Hold the Responsible Party Accountable for Your Car Crash Injury

Dealing with the aftermath of a car crash injury can be an incredibly stressful and challenging experience. The physical pain and emotional distress can take a toll on your overall well-being. It's crucial to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions and seek the justice you deserve.


At Leitner, Varughese & Warywoda, we specialize in representing individuals throughout New York who have been affected by motor vehicle collisions. Our dedicated team of car accident lawyers in Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan have extensive experience in handling complex car accident cases. We understand the profound impacts that these accidents can have on victims and their families.


We are committed to fighting tirelessly on your behalf to secure the compensation you deserve to recover and rebuild your life. Whether it's medical expenses, lost wages, or emotional trauma, we will work diligently to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the full and fair compensation you are entitled to.


With our compassionate approach and comprehensive legal strategies, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands. We will guide you through the entire legal process, providing personalized attention and support every step of the way. It is our mission to help you not only obtain justice but also move forward with confidence and hope for a brighter future.


Don't navigate the aftermath of a car accident alone. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can assist you in your journey towards recovery and rebuilding your life.

Recover Compensation Through a Negligence Claim

Accidents that occur due to negligence, such as a multi-car pileup on the busy Long Island Expressway or a rear-end collision on the bustling Throgs Neck Bridge, can serve as a strong foundation for personal injury claims. In order to successfully establish a case of negligence, the injured party must demonstrate that the defendant owed a duty of care, which was ultimately breached through reckless actions such as drunk driving or distracted driving. By showing a direct causal link between the breach of duty and the occurrence of the accident, as well as the resulting damages, the injured party can seek appropriate compensation for their losses and injuries sustained.


To successfully establish negligence in a car accident, the injured party must provide evidence that the defendant owed them a duty of care and subsequently failed to uphold that duty. The standard of care expected from drivers is that of an ordinary person operating a vehicle, encompassing the responsibility to exercise reasonable precautions and steer clear of hazardous behaviors. Breaches of this duty may encompass various actions such as driving under the influence, exceeding speed limits, neglecting to use turn signals, or engaging in distracted driving activities such as texting or talking on the phone while behind the wheel. These specific examples of breaches further illustrate the potential ways in which a driver's actions can deviate from the expected duty of care, demonstrating the various factors that can contribute to a finding of negligence in a car accident case.


In addition to proving the defendant's breach of duty, the victim must also establish that this breach directly caused the crash and resulted in tangible damages. This involves conducting a meticulous investigation of the accident to establish a clear link between the defendant's actions and the resulting harm. Furthermore, gathering comprehensive medical evidence is crucial to document the extent of the injuries sustained. In certain cases, it may even be necessary to recreate the crash scenario to unequivocally demonstrate the defendant's fault. Successful claimants who can demonstrate these elements may be entitled to seek reimbursement for various losses, including lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. By providing additional detail and evidence, a stronger case can be built to support the victim's claim for compensation.

New York Operates Under a Comparative Negligence System

New York operates under a comparative negligence system. This means that in situations where both parties share responsibility for the accident, the claimant may still recover damages, albeit reduced based on their degree of fault. In cases where both the defendant and the victim share responsibility for the accident, New York's comparative negligence system comes into play. This system is designed to allocate damages based on the degree of fault of each party involved. For example, let's say a car is speeding and collides with a truck that fails to completely stop before turning right at a red light. In this scenario, the car driver may still be able to recover damages, but the amount they can receive may be reduced based on the percentage of fault attributed to their speeding. The comparative negligence system aims to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of responsibility and compensation in such situations.

Consult with a Skilled Long Island Lawyer

After a car crash, it's crucial to seek guidance from a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. At Leitner Varughese Warywoda, we offer seasoned representation for car accident claims across Long Island and the surrounding areas. Our attorneys possess extensive knowledge of the complex legal issues that can arise in these cases, and we have a proven track record of helping numerous victims obtain fair compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, we encourage you to contact us through our online form or call or text (212) 671-1110 to discuss your case. We proudly serve injured individuals in Nassau, Kings, and Suffolk Counties, as well as the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.

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