Motor vehicle accidents on American roadways result in many thousands of injuries and deaths each year. Unfortunately, these accidents are often caused by careless or reckless drivers, and their negligent actions can change the lives of innocent victims forever.
A vehicle accident can leave you with serious injuries, chronic pain, and a large pile of medical bills. It can force you to give up the lifestyle you previously enjoyed, lose time from work, or even lose your job altogether. Victims of accidents are often entitled to compensatory damages, such as medical expenses, property damage reimbursement, and pain and suffering. When car accidents are the result of another driver’s negligence or reckless driving, victims may be entitled to punitive damages as well.
If you have been in an auto accident, contact Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP for a free consultation. Our auto accident lawyers in Orange County, N.Y. will walk you through every step of the process, from the insurance reports to settlement negotiations or jury trial.
There are many different factors that can contribute to a car accident:
- Speeding (the second most common cause of accident fatalities)
- Driver negligence (texting, speeding to catch a light, tailgating, etc.)
- Driving while intoxicated
- Road conditions (missing signs, poor lighting, general maintenance issues, etc.)
- Automobile defects (faulty brakes, defective transmissions, etc.)
In the aftermath of an auto accident, it can be difficult to know what to do, especially if you or a loved one has been injured. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. It is not in their interest to pay you any more than they are required to by law, and so they will often take advantage of unrepresented claimants. Insurance claims can become extremely complicated and it is in your best interest to contact our attorneys as soon as possible after your accident so that we may assist you.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a car accident that was someone else’s fault, contact Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP today. Each of our auto accident lawyers have experience helping victims of accidents pursue the compensation they need to focus on their recovery.
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