Auto Accident Attorney Located in NYC
Serious auto accidents are often the result of the carelessness or negligent conduct of other drivers. If you have been involved in a serious auto accident either as a driver, a passenger or a pedestrian, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Car accidents are some of the most common causes of personal injury. It is expected that anyone operating a vehicle must exercise reasonable care. If a driver does not use reasonable care, they can be considered negligent and potentially liable for damages incurred as a result of their involvement in an accident, including lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, contact Mark L. Bodner, P.C. for a consultation to discuss your legal matter.
Do I have a personal injury case?
Serious motor vehicle accidents can cause brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures and breaks, nerve injuries, and other severe injuries. In accidents that involve the negligent or careless conduct of another driver, a personal injury lawsuit can help the injured person obtain financial compensation. You may have a personal injury case if your motor vehicle accident involved:
- Alcohol or drugs
- Hit and run
- Rear end collision
- A truck
- A bus
What Determines Fault in an Auto Accident?
While your instincts may tell you that the other person involved in the accident was negligent, the court looks at specific factors to determine fault. Some of these factors include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Disobeying traffic signs and signals
- Driving under the speed limit
- Disregarding traffic or weather conditions
- Failure to signal properly while turning
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Improper passing
- Excessive lane changing
- Road rage
Drivers are not the only ones that can be held liable. For example, a government entity can be held accountable for lack of appropriate signs or poor road lighting. Automobile manufacturers can also be liable for car defects.
Contact our firm
Proving fault in an auto accident can be complicated. It is important to have an experienced and seasoned personal injury attorney. Mark L. Bodner, P.C. is a New York personal injury law firm with a long history of successfully representing victims and families impacted by serious motor vehicle accidents involving negligence. We are familiar with the special issues and complexities that are involved in this area of the law. We draw on our extensive experience to represent clients in and out of the courtroom. If you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of a serious auto accident, please contact our firm for a free consultation.