Brooklyn, NY asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for New York

Q: t-boned in a car accident ~6 months ago. served with papers last week to go to court. I'm looking for a lawyer.

my car was t-boned about 6 months ago and last week I was served with papers "summons and complaint" the paper states CPLR 1602

The person driving the other car lied to LEO and stated the backseat passenger was driving.

The younger driver was speeding and hit my car after I was in the middle of the intersection.

After getting hit I turned my head and noticed three people in the other car, two had no seat belt on.

The third person in the car left and the other two stayed.

This is the synopsis of what's going on.

Now I am looking for a lawyer that handles these types of cases.

5 Lawyer Answers
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: If you have insurance, turn this over to your insurance company right away. They will provide a defense. It is often a good idea to hire your own attorney to oversee the insurance attorney.

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA

A: Following up on attorney Selik's answer, why do you want an attorney? If it is to defend yourself against allegations that you are at fault and/or responsible, then let your automobile insurer know of the lawsuit----most likely part of what the insurance agreement provides is that if you are sued, then the insurance company is supposed to procure legal representation for you. If you were damaged and/or you are seeking recovery of property damage and/or out of pocket losses, then you need to hire an accident/injury lawyer----most of these lawyers will provide you a free initial consultation so I would take them up on it---use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for accident/injury lawyers in your area, call a few to discuss your situation and then decide whether or not you should hire one. Good luck.

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

A: Make a copy of the summons and complaint for your files and give the original to your insurance carrier. They'll take it from there. They should assign an attorney to defend you. Good luck

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

A: Addendum - The response I wrote a minute ago pertains to a case AGAINST YOU from the other vehicle's occupants. Your insurance carrier should handle that, as I responded. But you wrote that you are "looking for a lawyer that handles these types of cases." If you mean a lawyer to represent YOU for YOUR INJURIES in a case AGAINST the other vehicle, that's a separate matter. If that's the case, reach out to attorneys. Free initial consults are the norm with such cases. Good luck

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Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: As my colleagues have correctly advised, if you have insurance, report the matter to your insurance company ASAP. It will assign counsel to defend you in the lawsuit and pay any judgment entered against you up to the limits of your liability coverage. If you have no insurance, you'll need to hire an attorney. You can find many excellent attorneys using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage.

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