Manhattan Car Accident Lawyers
Car accidents are a common cause of personal injury claims and lawsuits in Manhattan. Busy urban areas such as ours pose risks to drivers, their passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and the occupants of taxis and buses. Most of these risks stem from human error with driver inattention and distraction a major factor. Injuries resulting from these accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to catastrophic injuries that can leave victims permanently disabled.
At Dansker & Aspromonte, we are all too familiar with the injuries stemming from traffic accidents. Our experienced legal team has represented clients in all types of accidents from rear-end collisions to sideswipes, head-on crashes, and everything in between. We have seen firsthand the profound impact these accidents can have on victims and their families, including the most tragic, in which the injuries prove fatal.
Our firm is committed to helping you seek the compensation you need and deserve when another’s negligence or wrongdoing has resulted in physical, emotional, and financial harm. We are here to help ease the burden of the legal process that must follow in which you may have to fight for justice.
Discuss your case with a Manhattan car accident attorney in a free case evaluation. Contact Dansker & Aspromonte via email or by phone at (646) 692-0204 today.
Negligence in Manhattan Car Accidents
Personal injury claims are based on negligence. This means that the at-fault party owed you a reasonable duty of care which was breached resulting in the injuries you suffered. Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle is expected to follow the rules of the road and drive in a safe manner that does not put others at risk for harm.
Driving while texting, while drunk or drugged, speeding, running red lights or stop signs, failing to yield, tailgating, and simply not paying attention to what you are doing are all forms of negligence that can lead to accidents.
Your injury claim will need to demonstrate that the other party caused the accident and thus your injuries. In some cases, more than one party may be liable, such as the driver as well as the manufacturer of a defective vehicle or its parts. This must all be proven by evidence that our firm can gather on your behalf. We start by conducting a thorough investigation into the accident that can involve:
- Police reports
- Witness testimony
- Video footage
- Photographs of the accident site and the vehicles involved
- Consultation with accident reconstruction specialists
- Any other relevant evidence or information that supports your claim
Furthermore, we will substantiate your injuries and their impact on your life through medical records and their expenses, financial experts, and others who can support your claim.
With all of this information, we can formulate fair and just monetary compensation to which you are entitled, such as::
- Past and future medical costs, including physical therapy, rehab, and other treatment programs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages or income
- Reduced quality of life
- Property damage, such as to your vehicle or personal property
- Lost earning capacity
- Emotional trauma
Common Injuries in Car Accidents
Car accidents can inflict enormous injuries on drivers and passengers, such as:
- Whiplash injuries
- Broken bones
- Organ damage
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe burns
- Loss of limbs
- Spinal cord damage
These injuries can take weeks, months, or years from which to recover involving multiple treatments, surgeries, and aftercare. The expenses involve can be staggering, including out-of-pocket expenses involving transportation to and from medical facilities, childcare costs, renovation costs to your home for wheelchair ramps, and more. We can factor in all of the expenses you have incurred and may expect to incur in the future associated with your injuries.
In personal injury cases, you are subject to a statute of limitations that imposes a deadline for filing a lawsuit. In New York, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to do this. However, it is vital to act as soon as possible after an accident. Your case may be subject to an insurance company’s time limit for filing. In cases involving government agencies, you will be subject to a 90-day limit in filing your claim. Our team can advise you on the time limits in your case and get to work immediately on preparing your claim.
Act Now. Talk to a Manhattan Car Accident Lawyer About Your Case.
Following an auto accident, you may be overwhelmed by your injuries, the shock of the event, and the impact it may have on your life. An experienced attorney can help ease the burden of what you are facing to help you restore your health and your life. You may be hesitant to turn to a lawyer due to further worry about legal expenses.
Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis which means you will pay nothing unless we win your case through a settlement or at trial. You can move forward with confidence knowing that your best interests will be aggressively pursued by a proven team of experienced professionals.
Book your consultation by submitting our free case evaluation form or by calling (646) 692-0204 today.
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Handle Your Case With Confidence Work With Dansker & Aspromonte Today
Contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for help today. We serve clients throughout the New York City Metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.