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Queens Car Accident Attorney

Motor vehicle accidents include cars, trucks, vans, buses, SUVs, and motorcycles. They may involve one vehicle, multiple vehicles or pedestrians. When auto accidents are caused by another driver’s negligence or recklessness, Kerner Law Group, P.C. will investigate, prosecute and negotiate with the insurance company of the negligent party to settle your claim and obtain compensation for you based upon the severity of your injury and your pain and suffering. With over 25 years of experience in Queens Auto Accident law, you can trust your case to us.

Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Claims:

Our Queens car accident attorneys and legal team have experience in dealing with automobile related injuries  arising from problems such as:

  • Car Accidents – including head-on collisions, broadside, rear-end collisions and overturned vehicles.
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Pedestrian Knockdowns
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents

What Makes up a Car Accident Claim?

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If you were involved in a car or other motor vehicle related accident in New York State, it is important for you to know that a motor vehicle related accident claim in has three (3) distinct parts. They are as follows:

Part 1- No Fault Insurance Claims

New York is a ” no-fault ” insurance State. This means that if you are injured in a car accident, you will be able to recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages even if the other driver had no insurance or you yourself, were partially responsible for the accident. It does not matter who’s fault the accident was. The vehicle you were in at the time of the accident (or the vehicle that struck you if you were a pedestrian) will pay for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses up to $50,000.00*, arising out of the accident as well as lost earnings up to $2,000* per month and up to $25* daily for other reasonable and necessary expenses. This applies to all cars, trucks, SUVs and vans. However, motorcycles are exempt. (*These are minimum amounts of PIP coverage. Higher amounts may exist depending on coverage).

The No-Fault claim must be usually filed within 30 days after an accident and all hospitals and doctors must file their bills in a timely manner in order to get paid. We assist with the filing of these claims.

Part 2 – Liability

Who caused the accident? In New York, fault is apportioned, meaning out of 100%, it is possible that each driver could share some percentage of liability.

Part 3 – Damages

In New York State we have what is known as a serious injury threshold. This means that one cannot legally bring a lawsuit for personal injuries unless those injuries are deemed “serious” under the law. This is an area of constant contention in court. Certainly, where there is death, dismemberment or disfigurement the injuries would automatically be considered serious. The same holds true for a fracture of any bone.

However, for a whole host of other injuries that are not in the first group, a plaintiff must show that the alleged injury is permanent, significantly limiting or has caused that person to be disabled for 90 days out of the first 180 days after the accident. However, some injuries, sometimes called “soft tissue” injuries to the neck, back, head and other body parts require the injured party to prove that these injuries will affect you over a very long period of time.


What To Do At The Scene of a Car Accident

There are many different roles that your attorney can play in the management of a successful personal injury claim but it is up to you to retain a lawyer sooner rather than later. Kerner Law Group, P.C. is here for you when it seems impossible to figure out how to move forward after an accident.
Common Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents
How do I know if I have a case?
That depends. There are two distinct parts to a personal injury case: The first is to show that someone else is at fault or mostly at fault. The second is that you must prove that you suffered an injury. In auto accident cases, you must be able to prove that you have suffered a significant and /or serious injury. If you have both a clear liability picture and serious injuries, then you will most likely have a case.
How long will it take?
It depends if a case can be quickly settled or must go through the litigation and discovery process and eventually onto trial. Any case can settle at any time. Most cases that can show negligence and a significant injury usually do settle at some point. However, if a case is contested and a settlement can not be negotiated than due to Court congestion it can take several years until we go to trial. During the litigation process, we are working very hard to protect our client’s rights and to develop all the necessary elements to have a successful conclusion.
How do I know if I need an attorney?

If you have been seriously injured or if you are unsure as to the long-term impact of an injury, an experienced personal injury attorney should be consulted before giving any statement or signing any papers of any kind. This should take place as soon after the accident as possible.

If you suffer an injury or lost wages from an automobile accident, it is very important that you file a “no fault benefit application” within thirty (30) days of the accident.

There is a time limit, known as a “statute of limitations” that requires that a lawsuit be filed within a specific period of time, depending on the circumstances of your case. If you do not file within the time limits, you are prohibited from obtaining any compensation for your injuries. An attorney will help you stay well within the statute of limitations.

In certain situations, time limits can be as short as ninety (90) days in which a claim must be filed. Since there is no cost to you in contacting our office, we suggest that you call us to protect your rights.

How much is my case worth?

This depends on many factors. The most important factor is the severity of your injury. The severity of your injury includes, the injury, medical expenses, loss of wages/income and other elements. Another factor is the amount of insurance available. Finally, the degree of fault is also factored in.

How much does it cost to bring a personal injury lawsuit?

Personal Injury Law Firms in New York receive a fee on a contingent bases. This means that our Law Firm only gets paid if we recover monetary damages for you. This fee is 33 1/3 % . Also, we do not receive a fee unless we are successful in obtaining settlements or recovering compensation. Otherwise, you will not be billed for our services. All of our clients are provided with a written retainer agreement that clearly spells out this arrangement.

Prosecution and preparing a case also requires out-of-pocket costs: court and filing fees, investigation expenses, transcript costs, charges for medical records and reports, expert witness fees and other costs. In nearly all cases, our Law Firm advances these costs, knowing that most of our clients would find it burdensome to pay these expenses. This is called a disbursement. Once the case is completed, the expenses and legal fees in your case are deducted from the money we recover on your behalf and you and your family receives the remaining money from your settlements.

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About Queens
About Things To Do in Queens

About Queens NY

Queens is located in Queens County, New York. 

  • Population (approx.): 2,273,000
  • Geo-coordinates: 40.7282°N, 73.7949°W
  • Postcodes: 11005, 11357, 11429

Things to Do and See In Queens

  • Utopia Parkway (Queens) (near Utopia Parkway and 74th Avenue): A major street in the New York City borough of Queens. Starting that  connects Cross Island Parkway and Northern Boulevard in the north to Union Turnpike, Grand Central Parkway and Hillside.
  • Carnesecca Arena (near Union Turnpike and 174th Street): A 5,602-seat multi-purpose arena in the borough of QueensBuilt in 1961 and renamed in honor of Hall of Fame Coach Lou Carnesecca on November 23, 2004.
  • Belson Stadium (near Union Turnpike and 176th Street): A soccer-specific stadium located along Utopia Parkway in Jamaica, Queens.  The Stadium is built on top of a parking garage to save space in a crowded urban environment.
  • Jack Kaiser Stadium (near Utopia Parkway and 80th Drive): A baseball stadium located on the campus St. John’s University near the neighborhoods of Jamaica and Fresh Meadows. Formerly used by the now-defunct Queens Kings minor league team in its inaugural season.
  • St. John’s University (New York City) (near 170th Street and 81st Avenue): A private, Roman Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Congregation of the Mission in 1870.
  • Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp (near Union Turnpike and 183rd Street): Based out of the Hillcrest Jewish Center in Queens. 
  • Fresh Meadows, Queens (near 192nd Street and 73rd Avenue): A residential neighborhood in the northeastern section of Queens. 
  • Robert F. Kennedy Community High School (near Parsons Boulevard and 76th Avenue): A community public high school, residing in District 25 of the neighborhood of Kew Gardens Hills in Queens, NY. 
  • Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race (near Chapin Parkway and Chapin Court): The world’s longest certified footrace. In 1996 Sri Chinmoy created this event as a 2,700-mile race. At the award ceremony that year he declared that the 1997 edition would be extended to 3,100 miles.
  • Pomonok, Queens (near Jewel Avenue and Parsons Boulevard): A working-class neighborhood in the borough of Queens. This large public housing development Pomonok Houses in South Flushing was built in 1949 on the former site of Pomonok Country Club.
  • Jamaica Hills, Queens (near Chapin Parkway and Gothic Drive): A small middle-class neighborhood in the borough of Queens. The neighborhood is surrounded by the Grand Central Parkway (north), Jamaica Estates (east), Jamaica (south), and Briarwood (west). 
Airports Rail and Roads in Queens

Airports

  • La Guardia Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Idlewild Airport

Light Rail Stations

  • Syosset which is on Jackson Avenue, Syosset.
  • Jamaica Station (AirTrain) which is on 93-43 Sutphin Boulevard, New York.
  • Federal Circle Station 
  • Terminal 7 which is on Terminal 7, Queens.
  • Terminal 1 
  • Lefferts Blvd Station 
  • Howard Beach Station 
  • JFK Terminal 8 
  • JFK Terminal 4 
  • JFK Terminal 2 

Roads

  • Queens Boulevard
  • Kissena Boulevard
  • Main Street (Queens)
  • Interstate 495 (New York)
  • Interstate 678
  • 34th Street (Manhattan)
  • New York State Route 25
  • Greenpoint and Roosevelt Avenues
  • Northern State Parkway
  • Belt Parkway
  • Interstate 278
  • New York State Route 878
  • Flushing Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue
  • New York State Route 439
  • Sutphin Boulevard station (IND Queens Boulevard Line)
  • Conduit Avenue
  • Ditmars Boulevard
  • New York State Route 25A
  • New York State Route 25B
  • Southern State Parkway
  • Cross Island Parkway
  • Jamaica Avenue
  • Grand Central Parkway
  • New York State Route 24
  • New York State Route 27
  • Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards
  • Interstate 295 (New York)
Museum and Parks in Queens

Museums

  • The Frick Collection which is on 1 East 70th Street, New York.
  • Liberty Science Center which is on 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City.
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust which is on 36 Battery Place, New York.
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum which is on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City.
  • Queens County Farm Museum which is on 73-50 Little Neck Parkway.
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square which is on 234 West 42nd Street, New York.
  • The Paley Center For Media which is on 25 West 52nd Street, New York.
  • Brooklyn Historical Society which is on 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn.
  • 107th Infantry which is on 643 Park Avenue, New York.

Parks

  • Condor Hotel – Williamsburg, Brooklyn which is on 56 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn.
  • Prospect Park which is on Brooklyn.
  • Battery Park which is on New York.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park which is on 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn.
  • Central Park which is on New York.
  • Washington Square Park which is on New York.
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park which is on Queens.
  • Madison Square Park which is on 11 Madison Avenue, New York.
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden which is on 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn.
Nearby Towns to Queens

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Fresh Meadows is to the north.
  • Hillside is 1 mile to the south.
  • Kew Gardens Hills is 1 mile to the west.
  • Briarwood is 1 mile to the south-west.
  • Hollis is 1 mile to the south-east.
  • Kew Gardens is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • Bellaire is 2 miles to the south-east.
  • Jamaica is 2 miles to the south.
  • Richmond Hill is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • Queens Village is 2 miles to the east.
  • Bayside is 2 miles to the north.
  • Forest Hills is 3 miles to the west.
  • Rego Park is 3 miles to the west.
  • Corona is 3 miles to the west.
  • Douglaston is 3 miles to the north-east.
  • Cambria Heights is 3 miles to the south-east.
  • Little Neck is 4 miles to the north-east.
  • Woodhaven is 4 miles to the south-west.
Driving Directions To Kerner Law Group, P.C.

Queens New York, USA

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