Motor Vehicle Accidents

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. This area of law has 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.

Contact us today online or by telephone at (888) 260-0473 to speak with an experienced New York motor vehicle injury law firm.

At our firm we know how to anticipate what will happen, both in your personal life and in the legal arena. We help 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.

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.

Intersection Accidents

Every year there are many of automobile accidents that occur at intersections in New York.

Common Causes include:

  • Running a stop sign or red light
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians and other motorists who have the right of way
  • Excessively speeding
  • Inattention and loss of focus of other drivers

Running Red Lights And Stop Signs

When people decide to run red lights and stop signs, they are endangering vulnerable drivers and pedestrians crossing the intersection.

Common causes of such accidents include:

  • Drivers who are not paying attention to red lights
  • Excessively speeding drivers who try to make the light
  • Drunk drivers
  • Reckless drivers who make illegal turns at intersections

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are very common in New York City which leave drivers and passengers with severe injuries. Injuries associated with rear-end collisions often affect every area of the person's life. Whiplash, spinal cord injuries and head injuries seriously alter everyday tasks of innocent drivers who get rear-ended.

Common causes of rear-end accidents include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Cellphone use
  • Inclement weather
  • Reckless and careless driving
  • Excessively speeding

Motorcycle Accidents

Given that motorcyclists do not have much protection on the road, even when they are wearing helmets and other protective gear, riders often suffer serious and life-threatening injuries when they are involved in motorcycle accidents.

Many motorcycle accidents are caused by inattentive drivers of cars, trucks and other vehicles who fail to notice motorcycles. Frequent causes may also include:

  • Cellphone use
  • Inattention and loss of focus from other drivers
  • Inclement weather
  • Blind spots
  • Dangerous roadways
  • Defective motorcycle parts
  • Lane splitting

Bus And Subway Accidents

Injuries resulting from a subway or bus accident may be caused by the following:

  • Bus accidents
  • Platform accidents
  • Slipping or falling inside the bus or subway
  • Defective turnstiles
  • Tired bus drivers or subway operators
  • Inappropriate bus drop-offs
  • Potholes at a bus stop
  • Getting crushed or caught in the subway doors
  • Fires within the subway
  • Sudden stops on a subway or bus leading to injury
  • Being dragged by a subway or bus
  • Subways or buses that are not well-maintained
  • Robbery or assault on a bus or subway

Our firm will vigorously review the circumstances of your accident, explain what options you have in personal injury and help you obtain compensation from those who are responsible for your injuries and other losses.

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