I recently received a question from a passenger injured in a Brooklyn car accident where the Police were not called and there was no police report. I thought I would share the question and answer as other readers may have similar questions.
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Long Island Personal Injury Lawyer Announces Settlement in a Hit in the Rear Car Crash on Sunrise Highway
A Long Island woman was driving on Sunrise Highway when another car crashed into her from behind. Even though she wore a seat belt, the force of the crash flung her forward causing her to bang her head on the steering wheel. The car accident left the woman with substantial soft-tissue injuries. She was familiar with personal injury law and knew the challenges created when seeking compensation for soft-tissue injuries. The woman retained the Schlitt Law Firm to help her with No Fault coverage and to pursue compensation from the other driver’s insurance company. We have now settled the case for good value, putting money in the woman’s pocket and avoiding the need for a lengthy and expensive trial process.
What happens if I go on vacation and leave my car and the keys with my neighbor and they promise to not drive the car? They then drive the car and get hit by a drunk driver. Can I be held liable for this car accident?
New York Personal Injury Lawyer Garners $975,000 Settlement for Passenger in a Car Accident in the Bronx
Our client was a passenger in a car travelling east on Randall Avenue in the Bronx. When the driver made a left turn on Zerega, the car crashed into a dumpster left in the street. Our client suffered a fracture of his both fibulas, his left ankle and his left humerus, each of which required surgery. The driver of the car admitted liability for his role in the accident, though the dumpster owner denied all responsibility. At trial, Attorney Carol L. Schlitt proved the liability of both the driver and the dumpster owner and then forced a settlement for $975,000.
I am a personal injury lawyer who handles many car accident and motor vehicle cases. These cases all involve negligent or reckless driving and therefore the injuries suffered by my clients could all have been avoided. Just recently, I settled several hit-in-the-rear car accident cases where drivers failed to pay attention and wound up crashing into my clients’ cars. When a client suffers injuries and other damages due to the negligence of another driver, I work hard to get my clients the most compensation in the shortest time possible. It is always good to deliver a large settlement or court victory to a client, but better yet would be to avoid the car accident altogether.
The New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, has ruled that a driver from Syracuse who struck and killed a pedestrian while being distracted by sun glare cannot invoke New York’s “emergency doctrine.” The decision clarifies… Read More ›
Every day, New York City mixes together millions of cars and pedestrians and, for good measure, throws in a couple of hundred thousand of bicyclists. Unfortunately, these ingredients create a recipe for accidents. We all know of dangerous roadways (the… Read More ›
In June 2007, a woman took a bus from her native Boston to New York City so she could attend a business seminar. She hailed a cab in front of the Port Authority, loaded her luggage and climbed into the cab. Before she could sit down, the cab driver lurched the car away from the curb, then came to a shuddering halt, throwing the woman into the Plexiglas divider. The wild and erratic driving left the woman with two broken teeth and neck and back pain. The woman asked me to represent her and last week we settled the case with the taxi driver for $30,000.
There are certain aspects of this case which might interest you.