A person wearing a watch is driving a car at dusk. The car's dashboard glows with illuminated controls and a screen. The background shows blurred city lights against a pink and purple sky, reminiscent of scenes often investigated by vehicle accident attorneys.

Though the traffic volume has been down due to COVID-19, there has been a surge in many states of auto accidents and auto accident fatalities. Perhaps this is due to motorists feeling as though since fewer people are on the roads, they can speed, pay less attention, and more. However, this is absolutely untrue, and if you are someone who has been injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance you are now looking to pursue financial compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York State personal injury attorneys to learn more about auto accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most auto accidents in NY happen?

Auto accidents, sometimes, are simply inevitable and are genuinely nobody’s fault. However, oftentimes, they are a result of negligence, meaning they could have been prevented. The most common forms of driver negligence that our firm sees are texting while driving, driving under the influence, speeding, driving while drowsy, or otherwise disobeying the rules and regulations of the road. If you were injured because another motorist was doing any of these things, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation.

How do I know if I qualify for compensation after being injured in an auto accident?

If you are injured in an accident, you will first have to hire an experienced Westchester County personal injury attorney who can determine the party liable. As long as you can prove, through various forms of evidence, that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, you will most likely be able to recover compensation. Some of the most useful forms of evidence include pictures of the damage to your car, surveillance footage of the accident occurring, medical documentation, police reports of the accident, witness statements, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, under most circumstances, three years, which means, generally, the wrongly injured will have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party responsible. If you wait any longer than three years, under most circumstances, you will be time-barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need today–all you have to do is ask.


Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.