New York Car Accident Attorneys
Pursue the Compensation You Deserve
Large numbers of injuries are experienced by drivers and pedestrians. No matter how careful you are, there are many inattentive and dangerous drivers on the roads. Auto accident claims been a significant part of our firm's practice for many years. Injuries can be very serious, with permanent health consequences. Accidents can also result in a significant loss of income.
At Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, we know how to anticipate what will happen, both in your personal life and in the legal arena. We can guide you through what can be a difficult time. We will investigate accidents, including obtaining accident reports and talking with police when necessary. We make it a priority to investigate any potential insurance coverage which would pay for your medical bills, as well.
Call our experienced auto accident advocates at (888) 260-0473 to start exploring your legal options.
Time Is Of The Essence
As time progresses, issues will arise over any payments for loss of earning
and permanent medical injuries. Insurance companies who represent the
negligent party will attempt to limit the financial payout. Our firm is
experienced in obtaining what injured parties deserve. We will sit down
with you and evaluate any settlement offers, and whether they should be
rejected in favor of litigation. Insurance companies fear attorneys who
will go to trial and have a successful track record, which is what we offer.
In New York, claims for medical injuries require meeting certain thresholds, as defined by New York State's No-fault Law. Our firm has the experience in evaluating claims based on the thresholds and presenting your claim in the strongest light possible.
Another matter to consider is the "second impact" injury. This refers to a defect in the vehicle which causes a second injury, or the worsening of the original one. This comes about where the construction of the car failed to prevent an injury that it should have, or from a poor design to begin with.
Types of Car Accidents
Every year there are many of automobile accidents that occur at intersections in New York. Some of these are simple fender benders that do not require legal action but, in other cases, serious and even life-threatening injuries can occur.
Common causes for intersection accidents include:
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Failure to yield to pedestrians and other motorists who have the right of way
- Excessively speeding
Intersection accidents are only one of the many types of accidents that can occur on our roads. At our firm, we've handled numerous claims that have involved rear-end collisions and running red lights, for example. Our New York car accident lawyers also handle claims in which defective roadways are to blame for an injury. We are even prepared to handle accidents which involve the increasing number of self-driving cars on the road.
No matter what the nature of your car accident was, our firm is ready to help you hold the responsible parties accountable. Request a free case evaluation with us today.