Buffalo, NY asked in Car Accidents for New York

Q: I was hit by a county plow While sitting at a stop sign will they pay for my vehicle to be fixed

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Michael Bersani

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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Auburn, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It depends. If the plow was actually engaged in work on the highway, then you would have to prove they were “reckless” in order to hold them liable. But if it was not engaged in highway work, you will have to show only that they were “negligent” in causing the accident. You should try to resolve this on your own because it won’t be worth the cost of an attorney if it is just a property damage claim (no personal injury).

Peter N. Munsing

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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: If you were hurt contact a member of the NYState trial Lawyers Assn. If you had collision run it through that because even if you are entitled to collect from the state or county, then let your insurance go after them. If you have no collision, get estimates, make copies, send the copies to that authority. If there was video at the intersection get that.

Tim Akpinar

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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Whatever choice you make is yours. But as a general note, keep this in mind when dealing with city, municipal, or county defendants - deadlines for bringing legal action can be governed by short notice of claim requirements, often in the order of days.

Tim Akpinar

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