If you or a loved one has been injured in car accident or motor vehicle accident in New York, there are certain steps that you must take and certain steps that we recommend you take. We prepared this helpful guide.
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I was a passenger in a friend’s car when another car hit us from the rear here in the Bronx. I was hurt bad, went to the hospital and I’m still seeing a chiropractor for treatment for my back. Can I sue the driver that rear-ended us? Do I have to sue my friend?
As a Port Jefferson businessman drove home with his girlfriend after attending a show, they were struck head on by a car that had tried to pass another vehicle on Brentwood Road. The injury left the man unconscious and required an overnight stay in the hospital. He retained an attorney to represent him in an effort to collect compensation, but the insurance company would not settle the case. His original attorney retained personal injury attorney Carol L. Schlitt to try the case and Ms. Schlitt settled the case in the man’s favor on the eve of trial.
A Long Island businessman drove along the Long Island Expressway towards his office on the Route 110 corridor in Huntington. Traffic slowed and the man eased his car to a stop behind the traffic, a pick-up truck hit him from behind, damaging his car and injuring his neck and back. The man was unsure if he could seek compensation, so he called our office and asked for help. We made sure he received his full No Fault benefits and settled his case in five months for an amount that made him very happy.
I recently heard from a man injured in a rear-end car crash who suffered serious injuries. He had retained a lawyer who dropped the case. The man waited to contact us and by the time he did, the statute of limitations had expired so he could no longer file the case. It is unfortunate this gentleman had not contacted us sooner. He had strong grounds for a claim that would allow him to collect compensation for his injuries. However, the fact that one attorney dropped the case and he waited so long to seek additional legal help meant he lost his opportunity to receive compensation. There are some important lessons here that might benefit others to protect people from a similar outcome.
A Queens woman driving with her boyfriend pulled up to a red light in Lawrence, New York. Suddenly, a car struck them from behind, knocking the woman forward and then snapping her back against his seat. The woman went to the hospital with a headache, neck pain, right shoulder pain and low back pain. The woman retained me to represent her in an effort to collect compensation for her damages.
The challenge in this case came not from proving liability – in a rear-end car crash it is easy to prove the other driver 100 percent liable – it came from winning compensation in a case with soft tissue injuries because of the need to meet the serious injury threshold of New York’s No Fault insurance law.
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 ›