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.
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 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