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Bronx Car Accident Lawyers
Car accidents are a major cause of personal injury claims and lawsuits. It is a well-known fact that careless, inattentive, and negligent drivers often put others at risk. This commonly results in serious injuries to other drivers and their passengers, as well as pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. These injuries can cause not only physical and emotional distress but financial distress as well when victims are unable to work while facing spiraling medical and other out-of-pocket expenses. Fortunately, the law protects those who have suffered unnecessarily due to others’ derelict behavior.
If you have suffered the consequences of a negligence-based car accident in or around the Bronx, we urge you to seek the help of our elite team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP. Placing your case in the hands of a legal professional can help relieve stress after sustaining an accident at a time when you need to focus on recovering your health. Additionally, critical information may exist that you are not aware of that could help your case. Our lawyers are here to use their extensive knowledge, legal skills, and resources to help maximize the rightful compensation you might otherwise be cheated out of by insurance company tactics.
Car Accident Cases in the Bronx
According to the NYPD Motor Vehicle Collision Report Statistics for June 2022, Bronx accidents numbered 1,569 in which motorists, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians were injured or died.
The largest contributing factors to these accidents were:
- Driver inattention or distraction
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Following too closely
- Unsafe speed
- Improper passing or lane usage
These are not the only types of driving behaviors that can lead to accidents. Other negligent or dangerous driving can involve driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, disregarding traffic signs and signals, aggressive driving, making improper turns, and backing up unsafely.
Our firm handles all types of Bronx car accident cases, including:
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on crashes
- Sideswipe and T-bone accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP, our team knows how to identify the causes and thus the liable parties in auto accidents so that we can pursue proper claims and lawsuits against them. While drivers are the most common cause of accidents, other liable parties can include the manufacturers of defective vehicles and their parts and government entities responsible for road maintenance and safety.
Injuries in Car Accidents
Injuries sustained in car accidents can range from minor to horrific. These can include:
- Minor or severe whiplash
- Cuts, bruises, sprains, and torn ligaments
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
In the most tragic cases, car accidents can result in wrongful death, leaving behind shocked and grieving families who must carry on without the love, support, companionship, and financial or household resources of the person they lost.
In car accident cases, hospital charges alone can bankrupt families. In a report by New York’s health department, an average of $43 million was spent on motor vehicle traffic injury hospital charges in the Bronx from the years of 2012-2014.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP for Help
To ensure that your case is resolved optimally for you, it is advisable to have the representation of an experienced car accident team such as you will find at our firm. Let us use our vast experience, skills, and dedication to excellence to help you seek compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, lost earnings, and other applicable damages.
Your initial consultation with a Bronx car accident attorney is free of charge. Connect with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP to get started via email or phone at (646) 692-0204.
What you do in the aftermath of a car accident can be critically important. Our firm suggests you do the following:
Get Your Injuries Examined & Treated
You should immediately seek medical treatment at a hospital emergency room, urgent care center, or doctor’s office so that a medical professional can evaluate your injuries. The severity of injuries and symptoms are not always immediately apparent. Prompt medical treatment can give you the best opportunity for proper diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
If you delay in seeking medical care, the at-fault driver or insurance company can argue that your injuries were not serious or were caused by something other than the car accident.
Having a doctor evaluate your injuries immediately will link your injuries to the crash in your medical records. This essential evidence will not be as strong if too much time passes between the collision and administered medical care.
Follow Your Doctor’s Orders
If you deviate from your doctor’s orders, the defendant can allege that you would have recuperated better if you had done what your doctor prescribed. Follow your doctor’s recommendations in getting the testing, treatment, and specialist evaluations performed promptly.
This will allow you to obtain the best possible physical recovery, while also documenting your medical progress and allowing us to prove the severity of your injuries.
Talk to One of Our Car Accident Lawyers Serving the Bronx
The insurance company has teams of people that act on the agency’s behalf, not yours. These include their investigators, claims adjusters, and defense attorneys. Working with our firm allows you to devote your attention to recovering while we deal directly with insurance company representatives and lawyers from the other side.
After a car accident, we suggest you avoid doing the following:
Make Record Statements
The insurance adjuster will likely ask you to provide a recorded statement about the details of your accidents. By providing a statement, you risk the possibility that your words could be used against you.
If the insurance company asks for a recorded statement, refer them to your lawyer. When you have an attorney handling your case, the insurer must speak to your legal representative instead of contacting you directly. Our team can further explain what this means for you.
Fail to Finish Your Physical Therapy
Physical therapy can be uncomfortable, even painful. The multiple trips to the medical facility for treatment and follow-up evaluations can be time-consuming and inconvenient. It may be tempting to skip the last few sessions of the physical or occupational therapy your doctor prescribed.
This will not work to your advantage. The defendant’s legal counsel will argue that you did not complete your therapy sessions because your injuries aren’t serious or that you aggravated your condition and, therefore, they should not be responsible for the damages that you suffered.
Settle Too Early
You should never resolve your injury case before determining the full extent of your injuries. After the initial round of medical intervention, you will likely go back to the doctor for a follow-up visit. The doctor will assess your healing progress. At this appointment, the doctor might decide that you need to go to a specialist for additional treatment, testing, and/or surgery.
The specialist may decide that surgical repair of your injury is necessary. If you already settled your claim, the insurance company will not pay you additional money resulting in you having to pay for the operation out of pocket. You might have to choose between incurring medical bills that will take years to pay off or resigning yourself to a lifetime of problems caused by your injuries.
Brain Damaged Child $50 Million
A four-year-old boy was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.
Wrongful Death $21.5 Million
This accident occurred in the Bronx when our client was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Our client was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.
Pedestrian Injury $10.3 Million
A 22-year-old theater intern was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was struck by the rear door of a passing truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.