Motor vehicle accidents can result in life-threatening and permanent injuries. These damages can have a detrimental impact on the life of an accident victim and their family, resulting in a domino effect of emotional, physical, and financial consequences.
Certain areas in New York State- particularly New York City and Long Island- are known for congested and hazardous roads. Busy roads that are hard to navigate can serve as magnets for reckless and distracted drivers. These combined risk factors can exponentially increase the likelihood of an individual getting into a motor vehicle accident and their chance of sustaining a range of serious injuries.
Motor vehicle accidents can include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and more. Types of collisions that are most often the cause of these accidents include:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Excessive speeding
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to stop or yield
- Malfunctioning traffic signals
- Reckless or impaired drivers
- Distracted or fatigued drivers
It is critical for victims of motor vehicle accidents to know their rights following a crash. The first priority after any accident is to seek medical assistance for any injuries sustained. If your accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, you could be entitled to compensation to cover these expenses. Compile all records, reports, bills, or any other information related to your accident. These pieces of evidence will be crucial in proving liability when it comes time to file a claim.
Slater Slater Schulman LLP is dedicated to the representation of individuals who have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Our firm is handling litigation related to these claims nationwide.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, please contact Slater Slater Schulman LLP for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling our office at (800) 251-6990.