Motor Vehicle/Motorcycle Accidents
New York motor vehicle and motorcycle accident lawyer
Fighting for motor vehicle and motorcycle accident victims
An auto accident can happen when a distracted driver collides with a student on his way to school. A driver may pass through a busy intersection on a yellow light and strike a man walking in a crosswalk. Or, a van can turn left and hit a motorcyclist.
Besides potential long-term pain and suffering, motor vehicle accident victims may face high medical bills and lost wages.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York is among ten states with the highest medical and work loss costs associated with motor vehicle crash deaths ($1.33 billion). Not only that, but motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in New York State, including those of children.
What Causes Motor Vehicle Accidents?
The Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) reports that in New York State, over 98,212 crashes were the result of human factors. The causes can be many and varied, and include:
- Following too closely
- Drunk driving
- Improper lane changes
- Driver fatigue
- Inexperienced drivers
- Failing to yield to the right of way
Scott Baron & Associates, P.C. fights for personal injury clients to help them win full compensation. We’ll help you along the way. We’ll be there to listen to you and find ways to resolve your problems and to negotiate for you. That way, you’ll achieve some peace of mind and focus on your recovery and on returning your life as back to normal as possible.
For help with your case, call (866) WAS-HURT or contact us online.
A History of Winning Cases
We have won many accident claims for victims and continue to build on those successes. High-value verdicts we have won include the following:
- $1 million settlement for an accident that involved a motor vehicle that swerved in front of another motorist
- $1.1 million settlement against a driver who suddenly pulled out of a curb
- $1 million settlement against a driver who ignored a stop sign
- $650,000 settlement for a multiple car rear-end accident
- $450,000 settlement for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle
After an accident, medical bills mount and insurance companies will hound you. The pain and emotional trauma from the incident, coupled with stress, can slow your recovery.
Despite pressure from insurance companies, it’s important that you not settle your claim until you complete all of your medical treatment. We’ll deal with the insurance company and the paperwork involved to compel them to pay for your losses.
How We’ll Fight for You
Our hard working and determined team will prove four basic elements to help you win compensation: duty, breach, causation, and harm.
- Duty – By law, drivers must obey traffic laws and take care to drive safely.
- Breach of duty – We will prove that the party responsible for the accident didn’t follow the law or act carefully.
- Causation – We will provide evidence that ties the other party’s negligent driving behavior to the accident.
- Harm – As a result of the prior three steps, we’ll show that the at-fault driver caused your injuries.
We will steadily build your case through consulting accident investigators and reconstruction specialists, medical, and other experts to hold those at-fault responsible for your injuries and damages, now and in the future.
In the process, we will make sure that we meet every deadline required. We’ll also present evidence to appeal to judges, jurors, and insurance companies that shows the affect of the accident on you and your family. Medical records, computer models, and professional videos depicting the impact of the accident on your life will build a successful case to help you win by settlement or jury verdict.
Your Time Limits to File a Claim
New York State “no-fault” laws determine that after a motor vehicle accident, your vehicle insurance will pay for medical bills and lost wages regardless of who caused the crash. The serious injury threshold determines who may receive compensation beyond the payment of those expenses through insurance.
To get insurance payments through the “no-fault” system, you must file specific information and forms with the insurance company within 30 days of the accident. The time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York is three years from the date of the accident. For wrongful death claims, it’s two years.
We recommend that you file a claim as soon as possible before eye witness testimony fades and important evidence degrades.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation by settlement or jury verdict. Call Scott Baron & Associates now at (866) WAS-HURT or contact us online for a free consultation.
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