Abogado de Accidente de Auto de Nueva York
A staggering number of car accidents occur in the US each year. In New York alone, the State Department of Transportation reported that there were more than 300,000 car accidents in 2010. Of these, there were more than 130,000 injuries involved and, sadly, 1,100 fatalities.
What is really unfortunate in all these figures is that most car accidents are avoidable, and usually occur due to the negligence of one of the parties. This is where a New York auto accident attorney becomes essential. Whether the other driver was intoxicated, speeding, or simply distracted, negligence is largely at the center of these alarming statistics.
Injuries can be as varied as the circumstances in which a car accident can occur. Broken bones, contusions, and rib injuries are common. Often times, a person can suffer what is called a «soft tissue» injury. X-rays and other medical tests cannot reveal the presence of these types of injuries, which is why defense attorneys often question the veracity of car accident victims who have back or neck pain.
A New York car accident attorney will help the victim receive the compensation they deserve. Many times an injured person receives some type of treatment at the scene of the accident, and is then transported to a hospital. If you are injured, your attorney or his staff will be able to obtain copies of your medical records, interview witnesses, obtain information about the negligent party, and visit the scene of the accident. Investigators often create accident diagrams, take measurements, DVDs, and photographs of the points of view of the drivers involved.
Victims injured in auto accidents whose injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence may be eligible to receive compensation for:
Pain and suffering caused by the accident
Medical accounts for all health professionals and institutions, including doctors, nurses, therapists, hospitals and clinics
Loss of wages
Scars and disfigurement
Wrongful death of a loved one, for qualifying survivors
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York car accident, the experienced New York car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us at (1-800-527-5393) for a free and comprehensive consultation. We can also help you with car accident cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 US states, please give us a call and we will try to help you with your case.