Auto Accidents

How Do New York Car Crash Lawyers Resolve Personal Injury Claims?

Posted on June 4, 2019 in
In movies and TV shows, most cases come down to emotionally-charged courtroom battles. These events make great theater, but the real world is different. Trials are risky and time-consuming. Furthermore, they usually hinge upon the opinion of 6 people who often make decisions based on very obscure facts. So, only about five percent of civil cases go all the way to trial. Sometimes, the judge throws a case out of court for one reason or another. But the vast majority of these claims settle out of court. In some...
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What to Do After Getting into a New York Car Accident

Posted on May 29, 2019 in
Car accidents happen every single day. In New York, they’re the leading cause of injury-related death in the state. A New York car accident isn’t like other types of car accidents. In Manhattan, bus accidents, taxi accidents or pedestrian and cyclist accidents are likely to occur. If you suffered any type of injury in a car accident, it’s critical to take the appropriate steps after your accident to maximize your potential to receive damages. Read on to find out what you need to do in case you find yourself...
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Damages in Commercial Driver Vehicle Collisions

Posted on May 29, 2019 in
Way back in 1998, the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the Empire State, struck down the longstanding common carrier rule. This legal doctrine held taxi drivers, truck drivers, Uber drivers, and other commercial operators to a higher duty of care. This landmark decision triggered considerable hand-wringing among many New York personal injury attorneys. But this opinion did not radically change the law. It’s still possible to hold commercial drivers responsible for the crashes they cause. Perhaps more importantly, it’s also still possible to hold employers...
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How Much Money Is My Car Crash Claim Worth?

Posted on May 23, 2019 in
Generally, car wreck victims are entitled to be in the same position they would have been in had the crash not occurred. No one can turn back the hands of a clock and go back to before the accident. So, money damages are the next best thing. Unlike a fine in a criminal case, civil damages are usually not designed to punish the tortfeasor (negligent driver). Instead, they’re designed to compensate the victim for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. So,...
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Legal Options in Hit and Run Claims

Posted on May 21, 2019 in
A significant number of car crash victims never partner with personal injury attorneys and obtain maximum compensation for their damages. Their reasons are varied. But the bottom line is usually they do not believe it is worthwhile to work with a New York personal injury attorney. Hit-and-run claims are a good example. Many people think if the tortfeasor (negligent driver) does not stop at the scene and basically admit liability, they cannot obtain compensation. But in many cases, that’s not true. As outlined below, attorneys know how to locate...
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The Three Categories of Negligence in New York Car Crash Claims

Posted on May 9, 2019 in
Here in the Empire State, human error causes about 95 percent of all car crashes. These incidents are accidents to the extent that they are unintentional. But they are not accidents in the sense that they were unavoidable, at least for the most part. Lightning strikes, sudden wind gusts, and other acts of nature cause a handful of car crashes. But the vast majority involve one of the types of negligence listed below. If the tortfeasor (negligent driver) was negligent, car crash damages usually include compensation for economic losses,...
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