Automobile Accidents in New York

There are a number of vehicles driving on busy roads at any time of every day. Because of this, automobile accidents can, unfortunately, happen several times a day all over the state. this can happen to any vehicle on the road for a number of reasons. In the state of New York, accidents may be caused by texting and driving, speeding, driving while intoxicated, drowsy driving, failure to follow traffic signs, and more. While some accidents may result in a small fender-bender and minor injuries, others have the power to change lives and even end them. This may depend on the size of the vehicles that collide, the speed they were going, and how they hit. If you have been injured in an automobile accident as a result of negligence, it is important to contact an attorney.

Types of Accidents

There are many different types of automobile accidents that could happen. While many people think of cars, there are several other automobiles and modes of transportation on the road at any given moment. Some examples of automobile accidents may consist of:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Uber/Lyft accidents
  • Mass transit accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Injured passengers

Burden of Proof

Like any personal injury case brought to court, an automobile accident requires that the injured party must provide what is called the 鈥渂urden of proof.鈥 The burden of proof is evidence that proves negligence shows that another party is responsible for your injury. In order to find someone negligent, the injured must prove that the accident and the injury was caused as a result of the negligence of that party. This evidence may include the police report done on the scene of the accident, any medical documentation of your injury, pictures or videos of the scene, and any witnesses who saw the accident occur.

Personal Injury Protection

In the state of New York, car insurance policies offer a 鈥渘o-fault coverage鈥 option. This is known as Personal Injury Protection. This protection covers any immediate financial losses, medical expenses, and death of those in the accident. The protection is in place for all parties involved in the incident, no matter who is at fault. This may include the following:

  • Death
  • Scarring
  • Fractures
  • Permanent injury
  • Recovering damages
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Disfiguring
  • Dismemberment

Contact our Firm

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of an automobile accident and you are looking for legal representation, contact the Law Offices of Mark L. Bodner, P.C. today.

At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of medical malpractice. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.