Motor vehicle accidents are the most common types of accidents that occur in New York. Motor vehicle accidents can lead to serious personal injuries, property loss and sometimes even death. These accidents usually occur due to the negligent operators of the vehicles. The injured party has the right to sue the responsible driver for compensation.
If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, then you should contact a motor vehicle accident attorney for legal assistance. There are many confusing laws, and you may end up with little compensation if a motor vehicle accident attorney is not on your side
Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Speeding: Speeding is one of the major causes of motor vehicle accidents. When drivers neglect the speed limit, it can result in a major motor vehicle accident.
Distracted driving: Talking on cell phones, changing radio stations, sending text messages, or any other act that keeps your eyes off the road,comes under the category of distracted driving. These acts are not considered criminal acts, but still can lead to accidents.
Driver Fatigue: Some commercial drivers work overtime and become tired. They may feel sleepy and have difficulty concentrating on their driving.
Drunken driving/ Driving under influence of drugs: Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is very dangerous, as drugs and alcohol can impair the driver.
Improper weather conditions: Sometimes improper weather conditions like heavy snow, rain or fog can make a vehicle skid and cause an accident.
Improper maintenance of the vehicle: Neglecting regular maintenance of a motor vehicle may result in failure of the vehicle, possibly leading to accidents.
Ignoring road rules or signs: Ignoring the rules of the road such as running stop signals or signs, driving the wrong way or making illegal right or left turns,can lead to accidents.
Some notable victories from Dervishi Law Group, P.C:
- $135,000.00: A man lost control of his car, striking a truck and a tree, sustaining multiple injuries.
- $135,000.00: A man was struck by a hit and run car, injuring his collarbone.
- $118,500.00: A passenger in a car sustained an injury to her shoulder.
- $200,000.00: A woman injured her shoulder in a rear-end car accident.
- $160,000.00: A man in a rear-end car accident reinjured his lower back.
- $110,000.00: For a driver and passenger in a rear-end car accident, injuring both of their shoulders.
- $100,000.00: A man reinjured his knee in a car accident.
- $250,000.00: A bicyclist hit into the rear of a bus, hurting her arm, shoulder and ribs.
Our Accident Practice Areas
Serious car accident injuries occur every day. The impact a car accident can have on an individual and their family can be tremendous. Motor Vehicle accidents can cause an individual to sustain high medical costs and suffer permanent adverse effects, both personally and professionally, on their daily lives and income earning capabilities.
The investigation and litigation of serious car accidents and their resulting injuries is very complex and costly. In view of this, it is advised that you contact both a physician following a car accident and a car accident lawyer with experience.
If you are a victim of a truck accident, you might be able to receive compensation for injuries, property damages and lost wages. Proving that the truck driver committed negligence means you possibly have a case. This is why it is necessary to consult a motor vehicle accident attorney after you have been hurt in a truck accident.
Pedestrians are sometimes hurt or killed in accidents with vehicles. Perhaps the driver is driving recklessly or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, contact Dervishi Law Group P.C. to speak with an experienced New York motor vehicle accident attorney.
Retread Tire Accidents
Retread tires can lead to fatal accidents and cause motorists to suffer serious injuries.The auto accident attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. have extensive experience handling accident cases and have the investigative tools to identify the cause of any accident. We will put our experience to work and identify liable parties and pursue compensation for are tread tire accident.
Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents
Cyclists and motorcyclists are prone to more severe injuries because they do not have the same protection provided by a car. If you have been hurt in a bicycle or motorcycle accident, you have the legal right to receive compensation for it. To make the process as smooth as possible, it is essential to consult with an auto accident attorney.
Have you been injured in an accident due to a drunk driver? Contact Dervishi Law Group P.C. for help with your legal case against the responsible party.
What should you do after the accident?
After an automobile accident, gather all necessary information involving all drivers and passengers and refrain from making any type of statement or signing any papers without first consulting with an auto accident lawyer.
The Role of Our NY Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Motor vehicle accidents can be terrifying. If you were not at fault, the party at fault will have to take responsibility for all the damages and injuries that occurred during and after the accident. This may lead to court trials so do not try to handle this situation on your own. Hiring an expert New York motor vehicle accident lawyer can significantly increase your chances of winning the case.
At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we have extensive experience in handling all types of motor vehicle accident claims throughout New York State. We will investigate your case with skill and determination. You will also receive a free consultation to determine your eligibility for compensation.
The Statute of Limitations for Filing Motor Vehicle Accident Claims in NY
For motor vehicle accidents, the time limit for filing a claim is 3 years from the date of the accident’s occurrence. However, it is always advisable to file a claim within a few days after the accident takes place. If you are opting for “no fault insurance,” the time limit is 30 days. The more you delay in filing the claim, the less chance you will have of winning the case.
Many victims may not be know about “no fault insurance.” According to New York State law, relatively minor injuries do not count in compensation claims. If the injuries you suffered in a car accident are minor, then you cannot sue the driver for compensation. Instead, you can apply for no fault benefits that include lost wages and medical expenses, generally totaling less than $50,000. This claim must be filed within 30 days from the date of the accident.
At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we specialize in personal injury cases. You can depend on our knowledge and skill when it comes to representing a client with a personal injury matter. If you would like a free consultation about your accident and injury claim, call us at (877) 700-1113, 718-619-4525 , (917) 300-0797 or 212-235-1447 or email us at email@example.com. We’re ready when you are.