MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
We all know someone who has been hit by another driver. Unfortunately, car accidents in New York are all too common. Now, with the prevalence of smart-phones, touch screens in cars, and other distracting technologies, accidents are more and more common. Between 2012 and 2014, there were, on average, 136,913 emergency department visits, 12,093 hospitalizations and 1,098 deaths per year due to motor vehicle crashes within New York State. Often, these accidents are caused by another driver's negligence behind the wheel.
When another driver is negligent and hits you, whether in your car, on your bike, or while walking down the street, the damage can be enormous. The psychological injury one feels when after a motor vehicle accident is usually just the beginning. There are physical injuries such as soft-tissue damage, broken bones, head injuries, bruising, cuts and abrasions. There is usually damage to property like your car and contents within your vehicle such as phones, laptops, and tablets. Also, there can be a flood of medical bills for the treatment of your injuries and your lost wages from not only the initial recovery after the accident, but also the time you have to take to meet with your doctor to continue recovering.
Having a lawyer experienced with these types of claims and the legal process to make you whole again is important. Let me and my office meet with you for a free consultation to evaluate your motor vehicle accident case, and get you the advice that you need.