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How Can a New York Auto Accident Attorney Help Me?

Discover what New York car accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter can do for you

New York auto accident attorney Jonathan C. Reiter understands some people wonder why they should hire a lawyer after a car accident in New York City. If the other driver clearly caused the accident, there’s no need to hire a lawyer, correct?

Don’t be so sure. Many car accidents in Manhattan and elsewhere in the city often become very complicated very quickly. That’s why it’s critical you have an experienced New York car accident attorney on your side. With so much at stake, you need to contact the Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC . We’re familiar with the common causes of car accidents and can explain exactly what you should do after a car accident in New York.

Find out how an attorney can help you after your New York car accident

Having an experienced Manhattan car accident attorney can make a dramatic difference. At the Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC , we know all the games other lawyers and insurance companies often play. We gather critical evidence and typically use experts to help support a compelling car accident claim. We will take aggressive legal action if necessary. We do not rest until justice is served. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation.

We realize you must have a lot of questions about your accident and what role we can play in resolving any legal issues. That’s why we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about car accidents in New York and what we can do to help you.

Frequently asked questions about New York City car accident attorneys


Can a lawyer help me fill out paperwork after my New York auto accident?

Yes. Car accident injury victims often need to fill out a tremendous amount of paperwork after an accident. Accident reports often need to be completed for police department and insurance companies. We can work with you to make sure you fill out those forms correctly. Remember, any discrepancy might be used by an insurance company as an excuse for not paying you what you rightfully deserve.

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Should I accept an offer from an insurance company for my NYC car accident?

Insurance companies routinely make offers to injury victims soon after car accidents in New York. The offer might seem generous. But in most cases, most offers from insurance companies don’t even begin to cover the true cost of a car accident.

The result? You might lose out on money you need for medical bills, lost wages and other major expenses. Also, once you sign an agreement with the insurance company, you might give away your rights to obtain more money in the future, even if your injuries get worse. Keep in mind, the first offer is typically much lower than the amount of compensation the insurance company is willing to pay.

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Can a lawyer negotiate with an insurance company after my NYC auto accident?

Yes. You do not have to accept the first offer from an insurance company after your car accident. You can negotiate with insurance companies for more money. However, doing so on your own can be difficult. If you’re like most people, you probably have little experience negotiating with insurance company adjusters. Claims adjusters negotiate for a living – and their goal is to keep payments to a minimum or deny a claim outright.

We know how to beat them at their own game. We know how to negotiate for injury victims and get them the money they rightfully deserve – and we have the case results to prove. In case after case, we routinely secure sizable settlements and verdicts for our injury victims and their families.

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Is there a limit to how much money a lawyer can obtain for me for my auto accident?

No. Hopefully the negligent driver will be adequately insured, because this can affect how much can actually be recovered. If you retain our firm, we will work tirelessly to obtain the maximum compensation for you for your New York City auto accident. This money serves a vital purpose. It helps injury victims like yourself and others cover their medical expenses, lost income, future lost income, physical therapy and any other costs associated with your accident. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistakes.

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Should I file a lawsuit to resolve my New York City auto accident claim?

Before we file a lawsuit on your behalf, we will explain all the legal options available to you. We won’t take any legal action without carefully discussing our strategy with you. We take this approach because we believe our clients should be actively involved in their legal case.

Accident claims typically are resolved with negotiations. But filing a New York auto accident lawsuit can often be the best solution for securing the money you rightfully deserve after your accident. Contact us today and learn more about your legal rights.

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Why should I hire attorney Jonathan C. Reiter to handle my NYC car accident?

Experience matters. That’s why it’s critical you have a knowledgeable car accident lawyer working with you after your accident. When you have a hard-working, detail-oriented attorney on your side, you can make sure your rights are protected and that insurance companies fairly compensate you.

Our experienced Manhattan auto accident attorneys thoroughly understand New York’s traffic laws and its legal system. We know what evidence to look for, we know what questions to ask and we know how to win complicated cases.

Discover what we can do for you. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation at our Manhattan office in The Empire State Building.

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Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.

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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.

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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.

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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.

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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.

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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.