AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS NYC
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AUTO ACCIDENT VICTIMS WORK FOR YOU
For more than two decades the NYC auto accident attorneys at the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC, have represented people who suffered personal injuries in auto accidents. Our auto accident attorneys regularly fight for our client s in the NYC Courthouses in Manhattan (New York County), the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn, (Kings County). If you were injured in an auto accident in New York City, our auto accident attorneys have the experience to win your case.
OUR NYC AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
KNOW HOW TO PROVE THE CASE
WE ARE ON YOUR SIDE
Some of the most common questions that NYC auto accident attorneys are asked is how is at fault for causing a car accident and when can I sue for a car accident. Our auto accident attorneys know that most people who cause accidents, try to blame the other person for causing the accident to detract from their own fault. With our decades of experience in fighting auto accident cases in the NYC courts, our auto accident attorneys, know that proving who was at fault comes down to the rules of the road and who had the right of way.
AUTO ACCIDENTS INVOLVING REAR END COLLISIONS
Our NYC auto accident attorneys know that if you were rear ended, then the person who rear ended you is at fault. New York law requires everyone who operates an automobile to maintain a reasonably safe distance between their vehicle and the car in front of them. Our auto accident attorneys know that excuses like the other person stopped short, or there was ice are not excuses for negligence. New York law requires every driver to adjust their speed for traffic and weather conditions. If you were rear-ended in NYC, call our Auto Accident Attorneys today.
AUTO ACCIDENTS INVOLVING TURNING VEHICLES AT INTERSECTIONS
Our NYC accident attorneys have handled thousands of cases involving intersection accidents and turning vehicles. New York law on this issue is clear that a turning vehicle must yield to a vehicle that is going straight, which is already in the intersection or so close to the intersection that the turn cannot be made in a safe manner. In other words, if you were going straight and hit a vehicle that turned or were hit by a vehicle that turned, then the other vehicle was at fault. Call our NYC auto accident attorneys if you suffered a personal injury in an auto accident in New York City.
AUTO ACCIDENTS - SIDE SWIPES
One of the most common excuses that our NYC auto accident attorneys encounter in side swipe cases is a defendant who claims they were changing lanes and our client didn't let them in. Our NYC auto accident attorneys know that a car travelling in its own lane of travel has the right of way. This means that you don't have to let in another vehicle that changes lanes. In fact, New York law requires that a vehicle not change lanes until it is safe to do so. Our attorneys have extensive experience in analyzing damage to automobiles, such as rub damage and points to impact, and know how to win.
LOSS OF CONTROL AUTO ACCIDENTS
If you were injured because a driver lost control of a vehicle, then you have a strong liability case. Our NYC auto accident lawyers know that New York law requires that all automobile operators maintain proper control of their vehicles at all times and that they make adjustments for traffic, weather and road conditions. If you suffered personal injuries because you were hit by a car that lost control or even if you were a passenger in a vehicle that lost control, call our NYC auto accident attorneys today.
AUTO ACCIDENTS- SPEEDING CARS
Our NYC accident attorneys know that not only are there speed limits in the City of New York, but New York's Vehicle and traffic law 1180 prohibits driving a vehicle faster than is safe under the circumstances. So the operator of an automobile can be sued for driving at an unsafe speed under New York law, even if they were technically driving within the posted speed limit. If you suffered a personal injury because of a car that was speeding, call our NYC auto accident attorneys today.
DRUNK DRIVING AUTO ACCIDENTS & THE DRAM SHOP LAW
Our NYC auto accident attorneys have extensive experience in representing people that suffered personal injuries in drunk driving accidents. Drunk driving accidents tend to involve some of the most serious injuries, since they often occur at fast speeds when a driver loses control of a vehicle or even falls asleep. New York V.T.L. 1192, prohibits driving with a blood alcohol level above .08, as well as driving when a person is impaired by alcohol to the point that they cannot safely operate a vehicle. People injured in a drunk driving accident can sue the bar where the driver got drunk,
PEDESTRIANS HIT BY AUTOMOBILES
Our NYC auto accident attorneys know that if you were a pedestrian crossing a New York City street in the crosswalk with the light in your favor, then you have the right of way and automobiles have to yield to you. Even if you weren't in the crosswalk, New York law allows you to sue, because drivers of automobiles on New York streets are required to always exercise due caution to avoid hitting a pedestrian. If you were a pedestrian, that was hit by a car while crossing a New York City street, call our NYC auto accident attorneys today.
BICYCLISTS HIT BY AUTOMOBILE
Our NYC auto accident attorneys know that bicyclists have the right to use the roads. New York's vehicle and traffic law provides the bicyclists with the same right of way as a vehicle, when ever a vehicle would have the right of way. New York law also requires that automobile operators exercise due care to avoid hitting bicyclists. So if you were riding a bicycle and were hit by a car, call our NYC auto accident attorneys today.
MOTORCYCLE HIT BY AUTOMOBILE
If you were riding on a motorcycle and were hit by a car, call our NYC auto accident attorneys. New York law regards a motorcycle as a vehicle and the same rule of the road apply when cars encounter motorcycles. One of the most common excuses that our NYC auto accident attorneys hear in motorcycle collission cases is that the defendant didn't see the bike. New York law requires that all drivers keep a proper lookout, so our NYC auto accident lawyers know that not seeing a motorcycle is not an excuse for hitting motorcycle
AUTO ACCIDENTS WITH EMERGENCY VEHICLES
If you were injured in an automobile accident with an emergency vehicle, such as a fire engine, ambulance or police car, there are special rules that apply. When an emergency vehicle does not have lights and sirens activated, they are required to follow the same rules of the road as other automobiles. When an emergency vehicle has lights and sirens activated, they can speed, go through red lights and don't have to follow the rules of the road. However, they cannot be reckless or grossly disregard the safety of others.