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Cars are used as an everyday method of transportation so that people can get to where they need to go. All drivers in the state of New York have a legal obligation to operate their vehicles safely and to the best of their ability. This ensures not only their own safety but the safety of others sharing the road as well. Unfortunately, not all drivers fulfill this obligation. Instead, there are people who drive are negligent and drive dangerously, leading to car accidents. When this happens, people can suffer from significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If you were injured in a car accident due to negligence, it is important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney for assistance with your case.

Common Types of Car Accidents

There are many different ways that a car accident can happen in the state of New York, including the following:

  • Rear-end collisions: These types of accidents tend to occur when a driver does not pay attention while behind the wheel and they crash into the car in front of them. This may be if they do not realize traffic stopped in front of him, leading to a collision. It is important to know the vehicle that is rear-ended vehicle is rarely at fault.
  • Low-speed collisions: These types of accidents are often seen in locations such as parking lots. This can happen when one car backs into another. 
  • T-bone collisions: These types of accidents are common in intersections in the event that one driver goes through a traffic light at the same time as another driver, causing a collision.
  • Single-vehicle collisions: These accidents occur when a driver goes off the road, possibly due to dangerous road conditions, and crashes with a fixed object on the side of the road. 

Am I Eligible for Financial Compensation?

A person who sustains an injury due to the negligence of another party may want to seek justice for their suffering. This can be done with a personal injury claim that exists to hold that party liable for their failure to provide others with a certain standard of care that ensures their safety. During this time, the injured party must prove the driver’s negligence by satisfying the burden of proof. This can be done with evidence that includes security camera footage, witness testimony, medical documentation regarding the injuries you have sustained, pictures of the accident, police reports, and more.

When an injured party is successful in proving negligence, they may be eligible to recover compensation. This exists as coverage for any damages stemming from the car accident. 

If successful in proving negligence, the injured party may be eligible to recover significant compensation. This provides coverage for any damages that stem from the accident. Due to the fact that victims suffer physically and emotionally, they can recover both economic and non-economic compensation. Economic compensation covers damages such as medical bills, loss of income, loss of future income, and more. Non-economic compensation covers emotional traumas such as pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and more.

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City car accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


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