What if I’m in a Motor Vehicle Accident and It’s My Fault?February 28, 2023
Even if the motor vehicle accident appears to be your fault, you still have the legal right to advance a claim for accident benefits, also known as a no-fault claim.
Accident benefits are available to you regardless of whether you were driving a motor vehicle, were a passenger in a motor vehicle or were a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. It’s important to speak to a car accident lawyer to understand your rights.
You may be entitled to one or more of the following accident benefits: (i) medical and rehabilitation benefits (ii) income replacement benefits (iii) housekeeping benefits (iv) attendant care benefits (v) caregiving benefits (vi) non-earner benefits (v) education expenses (vi) travel expenses of family members, and (vii) funeral and death benefits.
The types of accident benefits you are entitled to and the monetary limits of those benefits depends on what your automobile insurance policy says. This depends on what type of coverage you have paid for as part of your auto insurance premium. At Himelfarb Proszanski we can review your policy and your particular circumstances to ensure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to.
In certain cases, you may still have the right to advance a tort claim against the other party/parties involved in the motor vehicle accident even where the accident appears to be your fault. In order to pursue a tort claim against the at fault party/parties, you have to establish some degree of fault (known as liability) on the other party/parties involved in the accident.
The issue of liability can sometimes be difficult, complex and often times is not straightforward. That is why you need a lawyer with the necessary expertise and extensive knowledge of the law to properly advise you. At Himelfarb Proszanski we have the expertise and resources at our disposal to enable us to hire investigators, engineers and other technical experts to properly address any issues of liability.
The lawyers at Himelfarb Proszanski have been successful over the years in recovering substantial settlement amounts for its clients, even when liability for a motor vehicle accident is in question. We have been able to achieve impressive results over the years, for example in cases of pedestrians who have been struck by a motor vehicle while jay-walking, as well as for drivers who have been charged by police following a motor vehicle accident.
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