Dealing with traffic is a fact of everyday life for most people. Whether you’re a pedestrian, a cyclist, or a driver, traveling around town requires you to stay alert to what other drivers are doing. One day, though, you may be involved in a car accident and be left with serious or even life-threatening injuries.

What are you supposed to do when another driver has caused you harm? Call the Law Office of William T. Leder, PLLC. Our office fights to help people like you seek fair compensation for their injuries. We are proud to serve the people of New York City, including residents of Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Long Island.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

There are many factors that can lead to a car wreck. Excessive speeding can lead to reckless driving and reduced reaction times. A driver with road rage may act aggressively toward surrounding traffic or even cause intentional harm. Meanwhile, texting while driving is an all-too-common behavior.

If a driver falls asleep at the wheel, they can veer into other vehicles, cyclists, or pedestrians on the sidewalk. Drivers may fall asleep at the wheel if they drive while under the influence of medications, drive without proper rest, or have been driving for too many hours without a break. Drunk driving, of course, can also cause serious accidents.

Hold At-Fault Parties Accountable

If you’ve been injured in a car crash, our office will work hard to prove another driver’s liability. There are several steps to this process, and we’re ready to walk you through the ones relevant to your case.

First, it’s important to know that New York is a no-fault insurance state. This means that no matter who or how many people caused a car accident, you should contact the insurance company of the vehicle you are in to get payment for your medical treatment and lost wages. Every person involved in the accident should contact their own insurer to pursue any compensation they may be owed. Passengers are encouraged to file a claim with the policy of the driver with whom they were riding.



What Injuries Can You Sue For?

However, your insurance company may not compensate you for your insurance claim. This isn’t the end of the fight, though. In fact, you can usually file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who was at fault for the accident, but only if your claim meets New York’s “serious injury” threshold requirements. These requirements are detailed in New York insurance law, and Mr. Leder will discuss them with you in a free and confidential consultation.

While some of these conditions are easy to prove with your medical records—for example, if a doctor diagnoses you with a bone fracture—others seem open to interpretation. To learn more about whether you’re eligible for compensation for a car accident injury, reach out to us today. We can evaluate the details of your injury and determine if you have a case, if you qualify under the “serious injury” guidelines, and what to do to pursue compensation.

We’re Here to Help

If you feel you deserve to be paid for a car accident injury, don’t work alone. Instead, put an experienced attorney on your side. Even if they know you deserve compensation, major insurance companies may try to withhold money or deny your claim entirely. Our attorney at the Law Office of William T. Leder, PLLC is dedicated to fighting insurance companies to get people like you fair compensation. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, or suffered another type of injury, CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY.

Our attorney is highly experienced in a variety of personal injury matters and is prepared to take your case to court if necessary. After a car accident in New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, or Long Island, call us for a free and confidential consultation.


If you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact our personal injury attorney at the Law Office of William T. Leder, PLLC. We serve New York City and neighboring areas with dedicated and experienced legal representation. We’ve helped clients pursue damages for car accident-related injuries, falls, construction accidents, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, and we’re prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve.