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Strong Justice For Serious Injuries

Caring Legal Guidance After Auto Accidents

When you need a dedicated automobile accident lawyer in New York City, our team at Devon Reiff P.C. is here to support you in your time of need. With over 40 years of experience, our firm’s founder, attorney Devon Reiff, understands the challenges that come with automobile accidents.

Navigating Automobile Accidents

Automobile accidents can be life-altering events, and the legal intricacies that follow can be overwhelming. At Devon Reiff P.C., our attorney has a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding car accidents, DUI accidents and other motor vehicle accidents. Our commitment to providing genuine and experienced representation means we strive to establish a strong connection with our clients and their families, ensuring they receive the support they need.

Types Of Automobile Accidents

We know that each type of automobile accident comes with its own unique challenges, and we’re well-prepared to assist you with:

  • Motorcycle accidents: These accidents often result in severe injuries due to the limited protection for riders. Our attorney is experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases, and we are dedicated to securing fair compensation for our clients.
  • Truck accidents: Collisions involving large commercial trucks can lead to catastrophic injuries. Our team has the experience to navigate the complexities of truck accident cases, ensuring that you receive the representation you deserve.
  • Pedestrian accidents: When pedestrians are involved in car crashes, the consequences can be devastating. At Devon Reiff P.C., our lawyer understands the challenges associated with pedestrian accidents. We are committed to advocating for the rights of pedestrians.
  • Uber, Lyft, taxi and other rideshare accidents: Accidents involving rideshare services come with unique insurance considerations. We are well-versed in handling such cases and can guide you through the legal process.

No matter the type of automobile accident, our priority is to help you seek justice and fair compensation. We offer free consultations to discuss your case, answer your questions and explore your legal options.

Frequently Ask Questions – And Answers – About Auto Accidents In New York

Below, we have provided answers to some of the most common questions asked by prospective clients.

Can I sue the at-fault driver even though New York is a no-fault state for auto accidents?

Yes, if the costs of your accident exceed coverage limits. Under the no-fault law, your own insurance company will pay for expenses such as medical bills and lost wages after an accident, regardless of who was at fault. However, if you have suffered especially serious injuries (that meet certain legal requirements), you may step outside the no-fault system and pursue a claim against the at-fault driver.

What are the most common causes of trucking accidents?

Trucking accidents are often the result of trucking company negligence and truck driver negligence. Examples include:

  • Truck driver fatigue, where truck drivers are on the road for long hours without sufficient rest
  • Distracted driving, such as using a phone while driving
  • Speeding and aggressive driving
  • Improper truck maintenance leading to mechanical failure
  • Improperly loaded or overloaded cargo
  • Inadequate driver training and negligent hiring practices

It’s important to work with an experienced lawyer to help you determine the cause of the crash and who was at fault.

Why is insurance coverage so complicated when it comes to rideshare accidents?

There are numerous reasons for complexity. First, rideshare accidents involve multiple parties – the rideshare company, the rideshare driver, the other driver and their respective insurers.

Additionally, rideshare companies change insurance coverage depending on whether the rideshare driver is waiting for a ride request, is en route to pick up a passenger or has a passenger in the vehicle. This can make it challenging to determine which insurance coverage was applicable at the time of the crash.

Why should I hire a personal injury attorney if my auto insurance policy includes personal injury protection coverage?

You should consider hiring a personal injury attorney because they can help you navigate the complexities of insurance claims and ensure that you receive fair compensation. As noted above, personal injury protection (PIP) coverage may not fully cover all of your expenses, especially if you have suffered serious injuries. An attorney can assist you in potentially pursuing additional compensation from the at-fault driver or other parties, and represent you in court if necessary.

Why are motorcycle accidents so common in New York?

There are numerous hazards motorcyclists face simply from riding in a dense urban environment. However, the biggest risk factor for motorcycle accidents nationwide may be the fact that other drivers simply fail to keep a lookout for them. You’ve likely seen bumper stickers that urge everyone to “start seeing motorcycles!” This is a direct plea based on a long history of inattentive drivers crashing into bikers or driving in ways that make a collision much more likely.

Get In Touch

Contact Devon Reiff P.C. today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Reach out by calling 332-529-6333 or completing our online contact form. We’re here to support you every step of the way.