Motor Vehicle Accidents

Auto AccidentMotor vehicles accidents occur every day on New York City streets. Statistics show there were nearly 70 motor vehicle accident victims hospitalized per 100,000 people in New York in 2008. They are one of the most common causes of serious injury and death in the country, and they are one of the primary reasons people seek legal assistance in New York. At the Law Office of Emdin & Russell, LLP, we have decades of experience representing motor vehicle accident victims and helping them recover compensation for their pain and suffering.

Motor Vehicle Accidents in New York

When an accident is serious enough to require hospitalization, there is a high likelihood that the victim or victims have met the New York “No Fault” threshold, and will need legal assistance to prosecute their case.

There are many things that can make an accident victim eligible for compensation. For instance:

  • Driver error (on the part of other drivers)
  • Driver negligence
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to service or maintain a vehicle
  • Road defects or negligent roadway design
  • Auto manufacturing defects

It’s even possible for an accident to involve only one vehicle and still result in a personal injury claim. There are also instances in which responsibility for the accident is not with just a single party. Often, multiple factors contribute to an accident, creating complicated legal issues insurance companies and others at fault use against the victim. This is one of the many reasons accident victims need competent legal guidance.

What Happens If I’m Injured by an Uninsured or Underinsured Driver?

Sometimes a motor vehicle personal injury case involves an uninsured or underinsured driver. In these cases, there might not be any or insufficient compensation available to compensate the victim. If you are injured in an accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver, we can help you determine whether there is additional coverage available.

It’s also important to keep in mind there are restrictions on the amount of time you have to take legal action following an accident. Even though it could be weeks or months before injuries from an accident are obvious, you need to take immediate legal action if you have been involved in an accident. As experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys, we are aware of the statutes of limitations involved in filing a personal injury case and we have access to medical resources capable of predicting the long-term effects of an accident. We’ll ensure you get the compensation you deserve, even if your injuries are not immediately obvious.

For more information or to discuss what you can do if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in New York, contact the Law Firm of Emdin & Russell at 212.683.3995.

Source: http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/prevention/injury_prevention/index.htm