New York Car Accident Attorneys
Fighting for the Fair Compensation You Are Owed
No matter how careful you are, there are many inattentive and dangerous drivers on the roads. All too often, these negligent motorists cause accidents that result in devastating injuries. In turn, these injuries can be very serious with permanent health consequences. Accidents can also result in a significant loss of income when injured individuals have to take time off work to recover or are unable to return to work due to new disabilities.
Auto accident claims been a significant part of our firm's practice for many years. 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 may be a very difficult and challenging time. We thoroughly investigate accidents by obtaining accident reports and talking with police when necessary. We make it a priority to investigate any potential insurance coverage that can pay for your medical bills, as well.
Call our experienced New York car accident attorneys at (888) 260-0473 to start exploring your legal options during a free, confidential consultation.
Why You Need to Act Quickly After an Auto Accident
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 you get. Our firm is experienced in obtaining the full compensation 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 who have a successful track record—attorneys like us.
In New York, claims for medical injuries must meet certain thresholds, as defined by New York State's no-fault law. Our firm has extensive 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 that causes a second injury or the worsening of the original one. This comes about when the construction of the car failed to prevent an injury that it should have or when the car has a poor design to begin with.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Every year, there are many types of automobile accidents that occur at intersections and on highways in and around 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
- Excessive speeding
- Inattention and carelessness
- Drunk driving
- Driving while texting or otherwise distracted
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 the nature of your car accident, our firm is ready to help you hold the responsible parties accountable. Request a free case evaluation with us today. We represent clients throughout the United States and provide services in both English and Spanish.
Common Automobile Injuries
Every year there are thousands of automobile accidents in New York. Unfortunately, these accidents leave victims and families burdened with medical expenses and other financial costs, as well as pain and suffering.
Common automobile accident injuries include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Internal organ and soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Serious cuts, scrapes, and abrasions
- Back, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Knee and ankle injuries
Determining Fault in Car Accident Cases
There are several factors that are taken into consideration when determining who is at fault for a car accident.
At its most basic form, the law recognizes these four levels of fault and liability:
- Strict liability
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you should not hesitate to contact our firm as soon as possible. We understand that the aftermath of an accident is a time characterized by uncertainty, anxiety, and doubt, but we are well equipped in handling even the most difficult personal injury matters.
Our New York car accident attorneys will vigorously review the circumstances of your accident, explain your legal options, and help you obtain compensation from those who are responsible for your injuries and other losses.