Maybe. In New York State, most car accidents are handled through no-fault insurance. The no-fault insurance laws were established to ensure car accident victims can quickly get the medical care they need. For most cases, no-fault is limited to $50,000 and does not include pain and suffering.
You can only sue to collect above this limit, as well as for pain and suffering, if you have sustained a serious and permanent injury. You may also be entitled to sue if your life has changed during the first 90 out of 180 days following the accident.
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