The streets of New York City are filled with aggressive drivers, which increasingly raises the risk of being in an auto accident. The busy streets and difficult traffic conditions are the perfect recipe for frustrated drivers. In one month in New York City in 2014 there were a total of 4,149 traffic accidents with 7,979 motorists involved. Drivers who then make bad decisions which put innocent people at risk for serious injuries or death. Being in an accident is a very stressful and confusing time for many people, so seeking legal representation right away is crucial in all auto accident cases.
There are many different types of car accidents, including accidents caused by speeding, drunk driving, and by distracted driving, for example. The drivers at fault in these accidents can and should be held accountable for their negligence. If the accident was caused by a malfunctioning or broken part, the auto company or car part company can he held liable in a product liability claim.
After the auto accident the injured party should take photos of all injuries which include but not limited to broken bones, joint injuries, spinal cord and brain injuries, as well as wrongful death. Since some of these injuries are not apparent right away, it is important to get a full medical examination after the accident even if the injury only feels like a minor one.
After making a claim, insurance companies will try to get a speedy settlement by giving the injured party a low-ball offer which is never made in the victim’s best interest and will try to persuade you into providing incriminating evidence which could hurt your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve.
This is why it is important for the injured party to seek legal representation immediately after the auto accident occurs. Everyone deserves to be compensated fairly for their injuries. We believe in being aggressive in representing our clients, especially ones who are victims of accidents, negligence, and personal injury.
Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is a law firm dedicated to serving the needs of victims and their families. With more than 75 years of combined experience, the attorneys of Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., have devoted their legal practice to the pursuit of justice. The partners from Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., originally came from the largest, most experienced and most profitable personal injury firms in New York State.