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Personal Injury Lawyers

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Personal Attention

At Farar & Lewis LLP, we pride ourselves on our ability to be there for our clients, 24/7 when tragedy or questions arise. Every single one of our clients has access to their assigned lawyer.
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Respected Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers

We’re proud to say that our personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles, are recognized as leaders in the state of California. Our firm has won millions, in compensation for our clients.
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No Fee Ever. Unless We Win.

Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are on your team. That means we’re with you 100% of the way. We prove this, by never charging any upfront fees.
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It's simple. There's NO upfront fee for our services. We offer a risk free consultation.

A Practice Dedicated Exclusively To Helping Injury Victims

If you have been injured in an auto accident or another type of accident that you did not cause, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified California personal injury attorney who knows the law and has the ability to secure the compensation you deserve. At the law firm of Farar & Lewis LLP, we represent Southern California clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

We know how overwhelming it can be for injury victims to deal with overzealous insurance adjusters who want to settle their claims for as little as possible. We take the burden of the legal issues off your shoulders and work directly with the insurance company to negotiate a settlement that provides the medical care and financial support necessary to facilitate your recovery. If a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, we will take your case to court.

Our Iron-Clad Commitment To YOU

We are committed to you and your right to no-nonsense legal representation, timely communication and full compensation. We pride ourselves on providing punctual and honest case assessments.

Our team of trial lawyers has over 40 years of combined experience, fighting on behalf of victims all over the state of California. get a free consultation

RECENT CASE RESULTS

Motorcyclist Suffers From Automobile Accident
600,000.00
SETTLEMENT
Premises Liability/Trip and Fall
300,000
SETTLEMENT
Premises Liability/Trip and Fall
1,300,000.00
SETTLEMENT
Auto vs. Auto
500,000
SETTLEMENT
Pedestrian suffers from automobile accident
240,000.00
SETTLEMENT
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Are there any special laws I need to know about in New York if I am involved in a car accident

There are a few important things to know about New York’s laws in case you’re involved in a car accident.

New York Car Accident Liability

One of the most unique aspects of New York’s car accident laws is how liability works. New York uses joint and several liability, which can be beneficial or detrimental depending on your specific situation.

How joint and several liability works is that when there are two parties that are liable for an accident, but only one is able to pay the entire judgement amount, then that party must pay it regardless of who was more liable. Considering the standard insurance policy maxes out at $25,000 but damages in a car accident can be much more than that, this type of liability makes a significant difference.

As an example, consider a situation where two vehicles are in an accident. One driver has a $25,000 insurance policy, and the other has a $150,000 policy. The two drivers go to court and the jury gave the latter driver a $100,000 verdict, but found that driver at least partially liable. Whether it found the driver 1-percent, 10-percent, or 50-percent liable, that driver would be responsible for covering $75,000 (the amount of the verdict, minus the $25,000 that the first driver’s policy pays out).

The No-Fault Law

New York is one of several states that has a no-fault law. This law requires insurance companies to pay for expenses related to car accidents, which can include medical bills, lost wages, and other incidental expenses. It covers drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists who are injured due to a car accident, and the insurance company has to pay up to $50,000 regardless of who was at fault for the accident. A no-fault claim is different than a bodily injury claim, which you must make if you want to receive payment for your pain and suffering.

New York created its no-fault law in the 1970s to help injured parties get the compensation they needed more quickly, as lawsuits to determine fault could take quite a bit of time. Even with this law, no-fault claims are often still difficult and time-consuming. For the best results, you should file your no-fault claim promptly after the accident and make sure you follow all the proper procedures.

Accident Reporting in New York

Whether you need to report an accident to the police depends on the circumstances.

You always have to report an accident that resulted in a personal injury to either party. The law requires the driver who caused the accident to report it.

You don’t need to report accidents that caused property damage right away, with one exception – if you caused damage to someone’s property, and the property owner isn’t there at the scene, then you need to report it.

When an accident needs to be reported, New York law requires that you do so as soon as you are physically able to either a police station or a judicial officer. While what constitutes physically able isn’t clarified, it stands to reason that unless you require medical attention, you should report the accident immediately by calling a police station on your cell phone or using the nearest pay phone. You can also go to a police station in person to report an accident.

As far as filing a written accident report to the DMV, that is necessary if the accident resulted in a death or injury, or if there was property damage over $1,000. In these situations, you have 10 days from the date of the accident to file your report.

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