It seems like the streets of New York City are always congested with trucks, automobiles, taxicabs, pedestrians, and bicyclists. While this is true, rush hour traffic can make matters even worse and car accidents more prevalent.
Non- New Yorker’s with the ability to see the congested streets of the City for the first time may have a legitimate basis to believe that rush hour is all the time! Generally, however, NYC rush hour tends to be considered 7 a.m. through 10 a.m. and between 4 p.m. through 7 p.m. on weekdays. In the morning hours, commuters that live on Long Island and travel into the City by car, rather than take the Long Island Rail Road, are flooding into the city, as are New Jersey residents that work in NYC. When the day is over, the same people that flocked to the City head home and all generally at the same time. Four o’clock to Seven o’clock tends to be the evening rush hour commute, Monday through Friday.
Motor vehicle accidents occur with greater frequency during rush hour due to the constant “stop and go.” Not only are more vehicles on the road, but drivers may also be aggressive during their commute to and from work. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in this type of collision, NYC car accident lawyer Michael Redenburg can help you seek compensation from all responsible parties. Auto accident victims who were not at fault are entitled to recover damages following a crash, and at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. we make it our goal to maximize your compensation.
Mr. Redenburg understands the importance of proving all damages and anticipating insurance company defenses to claims for recovery, having defended the clients of insurance companies in the past. Before practicing as a car accident attorney, he worked as an insurance defense attorney which means that he is often strategically a step ahead of the other side. We have successfully secured hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of New York car accident victims, including many people in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
Victims of Rush Hour Accidents in NYC Have a Right to Compensation
Rush hour commuters can increase their safety by paying attention to the road and driving defensively rather than aggressively. Unfortunately, many motorists allow themselves to succumb to the impulse of road rage or use their cell phones during their daily commute. After a car accident, a victim can pursue a legal claim against the responsible party. Filing a personal injury lawsuit is a way to recover costs related to the property damage and physical injuries, as well as the pain and suffering you endured due to someone else’s negligence.
Many car accident victims file a lawsuit against another driver under the theory of negligence. Negligence is a failure to use reasonable care under the circumstances. If the aggrieved party successfully demonstrates that the other driver’s negligence directly caused an accident, resulting in injuries, the only remaining issue is determining the number of damages.
Compensation available to a NYC car accident victim includes both economic and non-economic items. Economic compensation includes hospital bills, medical costs, and property damage, among other examples. Non-economic damages may include emotional pain, past and future pain and suffering as well as a loss of consortium.