In the United States, cars are the most widely used form of transportation. According to Forbes, most drivers will file a car insurance claim on average every 17.9 years. This means that the odds of being injured in a car accident are fairly high.
Despite the advances that have been made in technology and safety, injuries still regularly happen. Our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to making sure that those who have suffered from serious injuries caused by the negligence of another driver obtain the compensation they need to cover their losses.
What Do You Mean By Negligence?
Negligence is when someone behaves in a way that isn’t how a reasonable person would in a specific situation. When speaking of car accidents, this might mean that the at fault driver was:
It’s a well known fact that anyone who is driving while under the influence of alcohol has reduced motor function, cognitive ability, and will likely make poor judgements. Shockingly, drunk drivers choose to get behind the wheel an average of 80 times before they are caught, and most are repeat offenders.
When cell phones first became available to the masses, it seemed like such a good idea to have a phone with you at all times, in case of an emergency. But now researchers know that the cell phone can cause the emergency when drivers choose to look at their text messages rather than the road ahead. Texting while driving increases the chance of being in a car accident by 23 times.
Today, everyone is in a rush to get to their destination, most especially in the fast paced world of New York City. It may seem like speeding is no big deal, but when a car hits another car going just 65 mph, the impact is equal to that of a car hitting the ground after a 12 story fall.
Why Do I Need An Attorney?
It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are surrounding your crash – chances are that you will find that the at fault party and the insurance companies, including your own, may make things difficult for you. A personal injury lawyer can help you deal with the opposition and recover full compensation for your losses.
Do You Have Experience Helping New York Car Accident Victims?
Yes! We have helped thousands of car accident victims get what they need to heal and move forward after their accident. You can view just a few examples of our successful verdicts and settlements here.
How Much Can I Obtain In Compensation?
Due to the fact that every accident has different factors involved, it is impossible to accurately estimate how much your accident might be worth until we review the facts of your case.
What Can I Get Compensation For?
When pursuing legal action, it is possible that you may obtain compensation for:
- medical expenses
- lost wages
- pain and suffering
What Do I Need To Provide?
Throughout the entire process you will most likely need to provide medical bills, police reports, witness statements, pay stubs representing the amount you’ve lost in earnings, and any other information that might be relevant to the accident.