Motor Vehicle Accidents
Award-Winning Motor Vehicle Accident Legal Representation
Motor vehicle accidents have the potential to negatively impact your job, your family, your health and your quality of life. Even an apparently minor traffic accident may result in serious injuries. If you have been hurt because someone was negligent, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, and lost income.The Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys at Giordano Law Offices have been ranked in the top 5% in the country by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers.
Platforms like Expertise, Avvo, and Lawyers.com have recognized Giordano Law Offices attorneys with 5 star reviews across the board. When you call Giordano Law Offices after you or your loved one has been injured, you are treated with personal care. You speak directly with attorneys who have successfully won millions for motor vehicle accident clients. Oftentimes, you are given the personal cell phone number of our leading attorneys that make themselves available to you around the clock. With Giordano Law Offices, we take pride in our customer service and you are treated like an extension of our family. Call or text us anytime for a free consultation: (646) 217-0749.
In New York, hundreds of car, truck, and bike accidents happen daily. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as you can. Giordano Law Offices attorneys have handled thousands of motor vehicle accident cases and are available now to walk you through the steps you need to take if you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call or text (646) 217-0749 to be connected with our award-winning legal staff.
If you are unable to pay for medical care after your accident, our attorneys can walk you through the options that you have. In most cases, your medical care will be covered by no-fault insurance, but you have to file a claim quickly after the accident. Our firm will aggressively work on your behalf to establish the negligence of others. Examples of negligent actions by defendant drivers are:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Weather conditions
- Design defects
- Texting while driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Excessive speeding
- Failing to obey traffic signs
- Failing to yield at intersections
- Violating provisions of the applicable vehicle and traffic laws
- Illegal U-turns
- Other careless and negligent actions
If you were the victim of an accident, you deserve compensation for your medical expenses (both immediate and ongoing), lost income for time missed at work, pain and suffering, and other costs and losses that you incurred as a result of your accident.
Giordano Law Offices Has Successfully Recovered Millions For Motor Vehicle Accident Victims
Over decades, our attorneys have successfully represented car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian and other motor vehicle accident victims. In New York, the no-fault law allows for accident victims to recover compensation for medical expenses, missed time at work, and other incidental expenses. In cases where the injured individual has a claim for pain, suffering, or disability, the compensation provided under the no-fault law may be insufficient.
Common Types Of New York Motor Vehicle Accidents
Giordano Law Offices represents clients that have been injured in numerous types of New York Motor Vehicle Accidents. Motor vehicle accident practice areas:
- Access-A-Ride Accidents: New York Access-A-Ride Accident Attorneys
- Bike Accidents: New York Bike Accident Attorneys
- Bus Accidents: New York Bus Accident Attorneys
- Car Accidents: New York Car Accident Attorneys
- Electric Transport Vehicle Accidents: New York Electric Transport Vehicle Attorneys
- Motorcycle Accidents: New York Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
- Pedestrian Accidents: New York Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
- Subway Accidents: New York Subway Accident Attorneys
- Taxi Accidents: New York Taxi Accident Attorneys
- Truck Accidents: New York Truck Accident Attorneys
Giordano Law Offices’ attorneys are skilled at advocating for victims of motor vehicle accidents that have suffered from head injuries, broken bones and limbs, paralysis, and other catastrophic injuries. We never charge you an initial consultation, text or call our award-winning legal staff anytime and we will listen to the details of your case and advise you on the best next steps to take. We will not break the law that forbids attorneys from reaching out to you after your accident; we will not have people in emergency rooms slip you cards, and we will not send people to urge you to contact us. We are here to serve when you need us. There is no obligation that you retain our firm when we speak with you; it is your choice, we are here to help you: (646) 217-0749.
Highly Skilled Legal Staff Who Are Adept At Determining Necessary Next Steps
If you retain Giordano Law Offices for a motor vehicle accident claim, our highly skilled legal staff will do the following:
- Identify the defendant driver and all other responsible parties (including all of the owners and and drivers of the involved vehicles)
- Investigate the accident scene by taking photographs and also canvassing the area for available sources of video that could serve to bolster your case. We have a skilled staff, trained by former NYPD detectives, that are experts at recovering on-scene video.
- Utilize experts in accident reconstruction technology to recreate the accident using video animations and other forms of digital technology
- File and handle your no-fault legal claim to ensure that your salary and medical payments are kept up-to-date
- Obtain all medical documentation of your injuries and utilize our medical experts to provide detailed reviews of your medical documents
- Handle all legal aspects and details of your case including filing all pertinent legal documentation, handling depositions, court appearances, and the like
- Our attorneys are award-winning and seasoned trial attorneys who are not afraid to take your case to trial and go to verdict if necessary
- We will always keep you informed on the progression of your case every step of the way
Let Our Expert Attorneys Help You To Recover The Benefits You Deserve
If you or if a loved one has been injured in a serious motor vehicle accident in New York, Giordano Law Offices is here to help. Call or text our office line: (646) 217-0749 and speak to a seasoned attorney that will give you (information based on years of experience) and honest feedback about your case. The sooner you contact us after you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, the better. In some cases, if you wait too long to approach an attorney to file a claim, the statute of limitations can run out and you won’t be able to sue. Give us a call today and our attorneys will provide you with a free initial consult. Giordano Law Offices is conveniently located in Uptown Manhattan (Harlem) in New York and we have satellite offices in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Please view our case results here and client review page here.
Time Is Of The Essence
Our attorneys consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. Trauma doctors, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics, and collision reconstruction analysts lend their expertise to help our attorneys obtain the best possible settlements. At trial, these professional experts help by educating jurors about the specifics of the accident, what caused it and the injuries that resulted.
It is important to speak to an attorney immediately following a traffic accident to ensure the preservation of crucial evidence and witness recollection. In addition, New York law places time limits on filing an automobile accident claim. We are committed to the timely investigation of your claim.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the statute of limitations for car and truck accidents in New York?
Statutes of limitations govern the time limits for filing a lawsuit. These limitation periods are very important, missing the statute of limitations means you are forever prohibited from bringing a lawsuit. Always make sure to consult a competent attorney about your particular case and how long you have to bring it. While every case is different, in New York, you generally have 3 years from the date of an accident or negligence to file a claim against a private party. If your crash involved a government entity, you typically only have 90 days to file a notice of claim and thereafter, you have 1 year and 90 days from the date of the accident to commence the action. It is very important to consult our car accident legal staff because in each case there are exceptions. For truck accidents, it is also important to note that in both types of claims there are 30 days to file your no-fault application.
How Does The No-Fault Truck and Car Insurance System Work In New York?
In New York, the no-fault truck & car insurance system dictates that after an accident, your personal insurance covers the cost of your medical treatment and out-of-pocket losses. Under New York State Law, if you have sustained serious and significant injuries that limit normal body functions, you can go outside the no-fault system and file a claim.
Does The No Fault Law Apply To Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle riders are not covered under New York Insurance Law, also known as the No-Fault Law and do not receive no-fault insurance benefits in the State of New York. This does not mean that motorcyclists may not have a lawsuit when they are injured due to another party’s negligence that contributed to causing the accident. With the help of an experienced New York accident attorney, the victim can file a claim against the party responsible for the crash, seeking damages for both economic and non-economic losses (pain and suffering).
How Long Can I Expect My Case To Take Before I Can Potentially Get A Financial Recovery?
Every case is unique, when you call our motor vehicle accident lawyers, an experienced attorney will listen to the details of your case and from there, we can advise you how long your case will take to litigate.
Giordano Law Offices attorneys are award-winning trial attorneys that are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. While most cases are settled prior to going to trial, our firm is always prepared to aggressively litigate your case in the courtroom.
How Much Will My Motor Vehicle Accident Case Cost Me?
Every case is different and the monetary amount that is ultimately recovered will depend on the circumstances of your case and the type of injuries that you have. Feel free to call our attorneys at any time, our initial consultations are always free and we will be upfront and honest about the type of recovery that you may be able to achieve. Typically, the estimate will take into account hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and in the case of extreme injury or death — punitive damages.
The Other New York Motor Vehicle Accident Driver was Intoxicated When My Accident Happened, Who Is At Fault?
New York drivers are not allowed to drive if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.4% or greater. If you or someone you know was injured in a motor vehicle accident where the truck driver was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, both the driver and in some cases, the commercial company that hired them may be held accountable for any physical or emotional injuries and that you or your loved one faced.
If A Motor Vehicle Malfunction Was The Cause Of My Accident, Who Is At Fault?
Each situation is unique, but depending on the circumstances of your accident, the other driver, the owner of the truck, the manufacturer or creator of the defective part, and/or the company that the driver works for could be liable for your accident. It is important to seek legal counsel as soon as you can after you have been injured in a truck accident. Please call or text our office today at (646) 217-0749.
I Was Told To Expect A Phone Call From The Other Person’s Insurance Company. What Should I Say To The Insurance Company Representative When They Contact Me?
It is best to not make any statement to the other person’s insurance company other than to say that you have legal representation. Once you say that, please be sure to call our office to let us know that the insurance company contacted you. It is also important to note that you should never sign anything without your attorney present. Insurance company representatives do not have your best interests in mind and may use things that you say to limit the type of recovery you can obtain. Please feel free to call or text us anytime for a free legal consultation, (646) 217-0749.