Abogado de Accidentes de Nueva York

At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we represent victims who were injured or killed in accidents involving a car, bus, motorcycle, bicycle, moped, or other type of motor vehicle or transportation. We can even go where you are at your home, hospital or work. If you do not have a doctor who can treat you for your injuries, we may well be able to find doctors who can treat you without you having to pay them until the end of the case, and we can keep insurance company representatives away you.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 5.5 million traffic accidents occurred in the US in 2009, 28% (1.5 million) of which caused at least minor injuries to those involved. , and drivers suffered 66% of the injuries. Less than 1% (30,797) of the accidents were fatal, and 38% of these involved drivers were intoxicated.

Factors that contribute to transportation accidents

Alcohol is just one of the many factors that contribute to transportation accidents. Here are some other examples:

  • Distraction – Drivers who are changing the radio station, on their cell phones, talking to a passenger, eating, disciplining children or pets, or fixing themselves in the rear view mirror, are more likely to be involved in a traffic accident than the ones who keep their attention on the road.

  • Disability – This can include tiredness, illness, prescription or illegal drugs, and of course, alcohol.

  • Mechanical Failures – If the car malfunctions or the engine stalls, or the tires blow out, all of these factors constitute a mechanical failure that could cause an accident.

  • Road conditions – bad weather or road obstacles, including debris, snow, and ice, all can make driving dangerous. Large holes or faulty roads can also cause accidents.

  • Speeding – Speed ​​limits are the maximum speed at which it is safe for a car to drive on that particular stretch of road. Those standards are set for a reason, and drivers who ignore these rules put themselves and others at risk.

  • Road design and layout – Some roads are poorly designed and have poor visibility, road markings, and surface conditions.

Regardless of the cause, most transportation accidents are predictable and preventable, making the devastating physical and emotional effects on victims and their families worse. Many do not have the means to pay for the resulting medical expenses, so our company does everything it can to obtain the compensation you deserve. We will fight the insurance companies and handle your case until it is in your best interest.

We won $ 2,000,000 for a boy who broke his leg while riding a motorcycle and $ 600,000 for the family of a man who was beaten and killed while riding his bicycle through a red light at a busy intersection. In the latter case, the man was found with marijuana in his system and we had three witnesses testify against us, but we fought until we recovered compensation for his family.

If you or someone you know was injured or killed in a transportation accident, you should contact us immediately for a free consultation with our New York accident attorneys . Our New York accident attorney will explain your rights, guide you through the process, and do everything possible to help you obtain the maximum amount of money for your case or claim. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-LAS-LEYES (1-800-527-5393). We can even go where you are at your home, hospital or work.