If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident in or around New York City, it is important to obtain the advice and help of an experienced personal injury attorney. At The Cassisi Law Firm, our Queens car accident attorneys have over three decades of experience helping personal injury victims obtain the damages to which they are legally entitled from individuals and businesses that have injured them through negligence.
If you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident, contact The Cassisi Law Firm for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to assist you.
There are over nine million cars registered in New York State and over 11 million individuals with New York drivers’ licenses. With numbers that high, it should come as no surprise that car accidents are a common occurrence in the state of New York, especially in the densely populated areas of Queens, New York City, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. The unfortunate reality is that almost everyone at one time or another in their lives either has been or will be involved in a car accident.
Statistics tabulated by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles indicate that there were over half a million vehicle crashes in 2012, resulting in over 169,000 personal injuries and 1,163 fatalities. That’s one death from a vehicle accident every eight hours.
Overall, more than 10% of all New York vehicle crashes result in moderate to serious personal injury or death to a driver or another vehicle occupant, and well over half of all crashes result in property damage.
Why do all these car accidents happen? Unsurprisingly, most car crashes can be attributed to negligence. Far too many drivers are careless, reckless, or inexperienced, resulting in avoidable mistakes and devastating accidents.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Failure to yield
- Unsafe passing/merging
- Traffic violations
- Aggressive/reckless driving
- Road rage
Traffic accidents can also result from outside factors, such as defective vehicles or auto parts, poor weather conditions, defective roadways and traffic control devices, and more.
In New York, you can only recover compensation for pain and suffering after a car accident if you go outside of the no-fault system and sue the at-fault driver directly. To do so, you will have to prove that your injuries are “serious.”
New York defines “serious” injuries as:
- Broken bones/fractures
- Significant disfigurement
- Significant bodily function/system limitation
- Permanent bodily organ/member limitation
- Substantial total disability for 90 or more days
Our attorneys can evaluate your medical records and utilize other applicable evidence to help establish that your injuries were “serious” and, as such, that you are entitled to compensation for non-economic damages and other losses.
If you have been in a car accident and suffered an injury, or someone you love has been injured or killed in a vehicle accident, contact The Cassisi Law Firm to learn how we can help. Let us use our know-how to do the legal work necessary to protect your interests while you concentrate on recovering from your ordeal.
We serve clients throughout the greater New York City area, including in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Nassau, and Suffolk. Our team can travel to you if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office. We provide legal services in English, Spanish, and Italian, and there are no attorneys’ fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict in your favor.
Contact us online or call 718-441-5050 today to speak to a member of our team.