What starts out as a normal day for any New Yorker can end in disaster in a matter of seconds. A car accident can happen in the blink of an eye, but the damage the victim and his or her family may experience can last a lifetime. This is particularly true if the victim suffers a spinal cord injury.
In most states, when a car accident occurs, the victim files a claim with the responsible party's insurance provider. The insurance provider pays the claim, hopefully in full, and the victim moves on to focus on his or her recovery. If unfair compensation is offered, civil claims may be filed against the responsible party and his or her insurance provider in an effort to seek maximum relief. In New York, no-fault insurance laws changes how this process works. It also changes who a car accident injury victim can file a civil lawsuit against in an effort to seek relief for any damages sustained.
The New York City Police Department are in the process of investigating a crash that left two people injured and one dead. This car accident occurred in the Washington Heights area in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 16. At least one of the injured and the family members of the deceased individual may be entitled to pursue damages for their losses through legal means.
Fault, in New York and elsewhere -- it is the big thing that needs to be determined following an auto collision. Unfortunately, not all car accident cases are black and white. In some cases, there is often a gray area when it comes to determining who should be held responsible. This can result in victims being accused of contributing to their own injuries or deaths.
Just about everyone has seen one, a driver with a dog in his or her lap or sitting in the front passenger seat. New Yorkers love their pets, but for their safety and the safety of everyone else on the road there is a certain place pets should be kept when they are traveling in a car. According to a recent survey, few pet owners who allow their pets to accompany them in their vehicles actually restrain their animals properly and some even admit that they are distracted by their pets. A driver paying attention to his or her pet rather than the road is, quite simply, a negligent driver.
Are you one of the many New Yorkers whose job keeps you in your car or a work vehicle for much of your day? Were you recently injured in a car accident while on the job? If so, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses outside of pursuing workers' compensation benefits. Wondering how?
The New York City Police Department is investigating a crash that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 20, in Manhattan. They say the driver died in the car accident and a passenger was left with significant injuries. While the driver may not have survived, according to state laws, the injured victim may be entitled to seek compensation for his losses.
Police in New York have arrested the man believed responsible for an auto collision that left one person dead and others injured. The multi-car accident occurred Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in lower Manhattan. The surviving family members of the deceased, as well as the injured victims, may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means.
Traffic lights are there to keep people safe and traffic flowing. New York City has a responsibility to ensure that these lights are functioning properly. Unfortunately, there are times when they do not. When a car accident happens in an area where a traffic light is malfunctioning, who is responsible for the victim's losses?
Police and fire officials were called to the scene of a crash on the Brooklyn Bridge the day before Thanksgiving. One person was killed and six others were injured in this multi-car accident. According to the laws of New York, the victims of this collision and the surviving family members of the deceased may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.