For drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike, injuries caused by auto or motorcycle accidents can be traumatic and have long-lasting effects.

Maxwell Murphy works with our clients to navigate laws specific to auto accidents, ensuring they receive the maximum compensation they’re entitled to. For people injured in an auto-to-auto-accident, New York State is a no-fault state—which means that no matter who caused the accident, your insurance must automatically pay your medical bills, a portion of your lost wages, and certain other expenses. For pedestrians or bicyclists, that same obligation is transferred to the driver of the car.

However, when someone sustains a serious injury as a result of a negligent driver, it may also be possible to obtain non-no-fault covered damages for pain and suffering, permanent injury, or wages and medical expenses that exceed the limits of no-fault payments. These types of serious injuries include:

  • Death
  • Dismemberment
  • Significant disfigurement
  • Fracture
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Loss of an organ, member, function or system
  • Permanent limitation of use of a body organ or member
  • Significant limitation of use of a body function or system

If you or a loved one has been in an auto accident—whether as a driver, passenger, bicyclist, or pedestrian—please reach out to the team at Maxwell Murphy so that we can work with you to evaluate your situation and ensure you receive the care and compensation you deserve.

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