Despite improvements in vehicle safety, driving a car remains one of the most dangerous activities that people engage in on a regular basis. It is therefore not a surprise that car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in New York. According to the New York Department of Health, there are 292 motor-vehicle deaths and 6,207 hospitalizations every year on average in the state of New York. It can be difficult to know where to begin after a serious accident.
Our team of New York City car accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are here to help if you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident. We understand how difficult it can be to move forward after a serious collision. We are committed to helping accident victims get the information and financial resources that they are owed under the law. Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation.
By their very nature, car accidents can be extremely complex events. There is rarely ever just one factor that will contribute to a collision. The events that may lead to an accident could take place minutes, hours, days or even weeks prior to a crash. What follows below are just a few of the most common causes of car accidents in New York.
There should always be a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led up to any crash. Even in the absence of eye witnesses or surveillance footage, the physical evidence left at the scene can help paint a picture of what happened. Accident reconstruction experts can use this evidence to determine what likely occurred prior to a crash.
Depending on the specific facts of any case, there could be numerous sources of liability for a car accident. New York is a comparative fault state in terms of how negligence is attributed for an accident. In practical terms, this means that even if a victim is 99% at fault for a collision this will not bar them from seeking damages through a civil claim. Here are just a few of the potential entities that could be held liable through a civil claim.
It is extremely important that evidence is preserved after an accident. Insurance companies will often fight hard to deny responsibility for any collision. A New York City car accident attorney can investigate all of the unique facts of your case and get to the bottom of what caused the accident. Sadly, though, many victims will make common mistakes after they’ve been involved in a collision.
Accidents can be among the most stressful events that a person deals with. People are more likely to make poor decisions when they are under heavy stress. It’s important to try to approach any accident with as clear a head as possible. Here are a few pitfalls to avoid and steps that you should take after any car accident.
It’s always a good idea to seek legal guidance as early as possible. Insurance companies have teams of lawyers who are working hard to undermine your right to seek compensation after any accident. An attorney can help ensure that evidence is being preserved. They can also help give you the best possible chance to secure a positive outcome after a serious accident.
Insurance companies simply do not have your best interests at heart. They make money by paying accident victims either nothing or as little as possible. By contrast, personal injury attorneys are directly incentivized to help you get the largest settlement possible. There are many other reasons why it’s nearly always a good idea to hire an attorney as early as you can after an accident.
Hiring an attorney is a very personal decision that can be intimidating for some. Our team of compassionate and experienced personal injury attorneys are ready to hear any of your concerns and answer all of the questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of all of their options so that they can make the choice that’s right for them.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the New York City car accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are here to help. They have over 30 years of experience helping accident victims and have recovered nearly $1 billion dollars for their clients. You don’t have to fight insurance companies on your own. Our personal injury attorneys will fight hard to get you the medical and financial compensation that you deserve.
Just take a look at some of the five star reviews that clients have left for us. It doesn’t cost anything to hire our attorneys and they only get paid if they are able to successfully resolve your case. We can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know how we might be able to help. You’re always welcome to call us at 646-828-1954 for an initial free legal consultation.
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