NEW YORK CITY MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS
According to reports released by the New York Department of Health, the rate of death from a personal injury in the state of New York is 40 deaths for every 100,000 people. The rate at which people are injured in auto accidents is extremely alarming. Serious injuries can affect almost anyone at any time. And it's clear that injuries are all too common in the Empire State.
Regrettably, there are a large number of individuals injured daily by auto accidents in New York. Every day, more than 600 auto accidents take place in New York. Although many accidents result in only property damage, thousands of people are left with injuries each year due to collisions. Not only are victims required to undergo immediate medical attention, but they often endure long-term consequences as well. Many of these victims will suffer devastating injuries with life-altering impacts, often for the simple reason of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. At Sullivan & Brill, LLP, our experienced New York personal injury lawyers are zealous advocators, determined to guard the future of injured individuals.
If you or a loved one is facing the difficult aftermath of an auto accident, we can help! Our experienced attorneys can fervently fight for your right to maximum compensation. In fact, we have already recovered millions of dollars in compensation for past clients, and we are ready to do the same for you.
Our legal team at Sullivan & Brill, LLP has been advocating for injured individuals and their loved ones for more than a decade. Whether you've sustained injuries in a crash or lost a loved one as a result of another party's negligence, our legal team is here to help you in your time of need. Through it all, our primary focus is always the same: compassionate, aggressive representation tailored to achieve the maximum compensation possible for your case.
Don't wait to contact our firm for a free consultation. Call (212) 566-1000 today.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in New York City
Victims can be injured in collisions for a variety of reasons. In some cases, several factors contribute to vehicle accidents. Our team at Sullivan & Brill, LLP has helped hundreds of accident victims get the justice they deserve from those who cause them harm. We have handled cases surrounding various causes of New York City car accidents, including:
Distracted Drivers: Many drivers engage in distracting behaviors while operating their vehicles. We are seeing many accidents caused by drivers who are talking on the phone and texting, changing their radios or GPS, eating, or engaging in conversations with passengers.
Impaired Drivers: Regardless of the fact that it is illegal to operate a vehicle while drunk or under the influence of alcohol, we see thousands of car accidents take place in our state each year caused by impaired drivers. Drivers who are under the influence are unable to react in time to other vehicles or objects in the road.
Speeding: Maintaining control over a vehicle is crucial. When people are traveling at high speeds, completing this task is far more challenging. Drivers who are speeding may lose control of their vehicles, go into other lanes and strike vehicles, and pass red lights or stop signs.
Reckless Driving Behaviors: In addition to speeding, we see numerous car accidents take place as a result of drivers passing through stop signs and red lights, falling asleep, or driving recklessly.
Failing to Yield the Right of Way: Far too often, car accidents are caused by drivers failing to yield the right of way to other vehicles. Vehicles that turn without the right of way can cause life-changing collisions.
Product Liability: There are cases where auto accidents are caused by brakes failing, accelerators jamming, and other malfunctioning parts. When vehicles do not operate as intended, it can be difficult for drivers to maintain control over them.
Left-Turn Accidents: Drivers are often in a hurry to get to their destinations. This is especially true here in New York. When drivers turn without the right of way, they can cause T-bone collisions, rollovers, and other serious accidents.
Inclement Weather: Not being able to see other motorists traveling along roadways makes it more likely that motorists will strike them. Heavy rain, foggy conditions, and snow increase the chances of serious auto accidents taking place.
Obstructions: Objects like trees, dividers, and bridges can block drivers' view of the roadway, causing them to strike other vehicles. When drivers fail to be cautious around these objects, it can lead to life-changing crashes.
Construction Sites: Construction sites are extremely common locations for automobile accidents in our state. Distracted drivers often fail to recognize slowing vehicles in construction zones until it is too late.
It is imperative that you are able to identify the cause of your accident. Doing so enables you to identify all liable parties and maximize your recoveries while holding them accountable. Unfortunately, there are an array of other negligent and reckless actions that lead to life-changing car accidents. If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another motorist's actions, contact our car accident attorneys in New York right away to see how we can help you.
Resolute Counsel No Matter What Type of Auto Accident
Since 2001, our highly skilled attorneys have been providing the dedicated representation our clients require. We are undaunted by insurance company tactics and are unwavering in our pursuit for full and optimal recompense for our clients. While other firms might limit the scope of their practice to certain types of cases, our experienced team at Sullivan & Brill, LLP is fully equipped and prepared to litigate any type of auto accident.
Some of the cases we handle include:
If you have been injured in an accident, it is crucial that you seek the assistance of a reputable legal team as soon as possible. Working with a car accident attorney from Sullivan & Brill, LLP in New York City can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to recover.
Common Injuries from Car Accidents
Victims who are injured in crashes are often left with debilitating injuries. In many cases, victims are rushed from the scene of the accident to area hospitals where they undergo emergency medical treatment. Going through surgery, spending time in the hospital, and being forced out of work can have an overwhelming impact on victims. Quite often, their families suffer the mental, emotional, and financial consequences right along with them.
The New York car accident attorneys at Sullivan & Brill, LLP have helped numerous victims hold wrongdoers accountable after accidents. We recognize the impacts collisions have on victims and their families. Regrettably, some injuries are more likely to come with both immediate and long-term consequences. Some of the most common injuries sustained by car accident victims include:
- Broken bones – we see many victims incur broken arms, legs, feet, and ribs in collisions.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) – these injuries often require extensive medical treatment and can result in permanent impairments.
- Spinal cord injuries – these injuries can result in paralysis, which may be temporary or permanent. Many victims have to go through long-term care, like therapy, to recover from these injuries.
- Back injuries – back injuries can dramatically limit the range of motion of victims, which can impact their ability to work, live, and complete other tasks.
- Head injuries – these injuries are often painful and can cause long-term complications.
- Soft tissue injuries – whiplash and other soft tissue injuries can be extremely painful, limiting, and difficult to overcome.
- Internal organ damage – suffering internal bleeding, an organ puncture, or other damage can be life-threatening and require immediate care.
- Cuts, scrapes, and lacerations – many victims suffer these injuries due to flying objects, airbags, and the impact of other vehicles.
- The loss of limbs- losing an arm or leg can have a dramatic impact on a person's ability to complete tasks, work, walk, or even handle objects.
In many cases, victims have to go through months of therapy for their injuries. Regrettably, thousands of people sustain injuries so severe that they prevent them from returning to work indefinitely. Injuries not only impact the ability of a victim to work but often their quality of life is diminished as well. Working with a knowledgeable car accident attorney in New York can help to ensure you get the justice and compensation you deserve after being harmed.
Should Victims Accept a Settlement from an Insurance Company?
When a person is seriously injured or killed in a car accident, the family expects insurance companies to cover the medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Too often, insurance companies try to make accident victims accept much less than they are entitled to under the law. The unfortunate truth is that insurance companies are self-serving and look out for their own best interest. As a result, insurance companies do everything they can to negate responsibility after you have been harmed.
Our team at Sullivan & Brill, LLP is extremely familiar with the lengths insurance companies will go to take advantage of innocent victims. For this reason, we provide aggressive and responsive representation for our clients to ensure they are able to get the maximum amount of compensation available to them to cover the damages they endure due to the negligent actions of others.
Before giving a statement or agreeing to anything offered by an insurance company, speak, free of charge, with our car accident attorneys. Our legal team has the experience and resources to help clients obtain the full compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free case review.
Compensation Available for New York City Accident Victims
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you are most likely dealing with overwhelming mental and physical pain and suffering. The towering medical bills for you having to spend time in the hospital, go through surgery and other medical treatments, and for medication often make matters even worse. Being forced out of work makes paying these bills nearly impossible. If you were injured in a car accident as a result of another driver's reckless actions, it is crucial that you reach out to a responsive and knowledgeable personal injury attorney in New York City as soon as possible.
Our team at Sullivan & Brill, LLP works diligently to help our clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation for their legal claims surrounding New York City car accidents. Some of the damages we pursue compensation for include:
Lost Wages: If you had to take time off from work for doctor appointments, surgery, recovery, or for other reasons related to your accident, our team will help you get the compensation you deserve for lost wages.
Lost Earnings: There are cases where the injuries sustained by victims are so severe that they are forced out of work indefinitely. Our car accident attorneys in New York will help you collect the maximum amount of compensation available for lost earnings. Working with financial experts allows us to calculate the amount of lost earnings you endure based on the years you would have had left to work, pay raises, and various other factors.
Medical Costs: Our attorneys strive to help victims recover the compensation they need to cover all medical costs related to their car accident or injuries, including doctor visits, medications, surgeries, treatments, and medical equipment.
Long-term Care Costs: Victims who suffer life-altering injuries often have to undergo multiple surgeries, go through months of therapy, and even stay in long-term care facilities. Our New York car accident attorneys at Sullivan & Brill, LLP helps these victims collect the compensation they need to cover the long-term care costs they face moving forward.
Pain and Suffering: These compensatory awards are based on the severity and type of injuries you sustained, how long they are expected to impact your life, and the prognosis surrounding your ability to recover. These injuries can be emotional, physical, or psychological.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life: If you are no longer able to engage in activities that you once enjoyed due to your injuries and suffering, you may be provided monetary compensation to cover the loss of enjoyment you experience.
Loss of Consortium: If your injuries have negatively impacted your marriages, in regards to either sexual or emotional relations, you may recover compensation for these damages.
Special Damages: In order to recover compensation for special damages, victims need to present detailed proof that the losses they suffered were incurred as a result of the car accident. They must further prove the total amount of money involved.
In some cases, injured victims are able to collect punitive damage awards for their legal personal injury claims. These damages are not awarded to car accident victims to make up for any economic loss they endure. Instead, victims are awarded to punish wrongdoers for grossly negligent actions.
Working with a knowledgeable legal team in the aftermath of your accident can help you collect the maximum amount of compensation for each of these areas. Contact our car accident attorneys in New York City to get started today.
Diligent and Determined Personal Injury Lawyers
Fast and furious is not our style. We aren't looking for quick and easy settlements. Our team at Sullivan & Brill, LLP is determined to achieve the most favorable settlement possible, no matter how long it takes. Our firm is proud of the reputation we have as tenacious advocates for our clients.
We provide an array of services for our clients to ensure they are in the best position possible to obtain the outcome they expect for their claims. These include:
Investigating their accidents: Our legal team goes out to the site of each accident and gathers evidence. We take pictures, record videos of the scene, and even hire professionals who can recreate the scene of the accident to uncover critical details pertaining to how and why your accident occurred. Our team understands the value of the evidence, which is why we take out time to gather the strongest evidence in support of our clients.
Proving the value of the case: After gathering evidence in support of the claim, our car accident attorneys in New York determine the value of your case. We gather medical records, repair statements, value statements in case replacement vehicles are needed, medical bills and future care plans, and various other documents. Victims are entitled to compensatory damages totally the amount they lose subsequent to their accidents. For this reason, we gather as many documents and as much evidence as possible to prove the economic and non-economic impacts of your accident.
Communicating with victims: Our team understands that most accident victims have never been involved in a personal injury lawsuit before. For this reason, we strive to maintain ongoing and open communication with our clients. Our team provides individualized representation that accurately reflects your needs. We keep our clients informed of what is going on throughout the duration of their claims. Furthermore, we provide each client with a copy of all documents, petitions, and evidence contained in their claims so they are always aware of what is happening, throughout the entire legal process.
Getting compensation for our clients: Our team will negotiate full and fair settlements on your behalf. We know how much your case has impacted your mental, physical, and financial health and wellbeing. For this reason, we strive to help you collect the maximum amount of compensation available for you. Insightful negotiators, our passionate auto accident lawyers will not hesitate to bring your case before a jury, if needed. We are unyielding guardians of the rights of our clients and single-minded in our pursuit for justice. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident, the time to act is now.
With more than 20 years of experience, our attorneys at Sullivan & Brill, LLP are ready to help you today. Not only have we secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, but we've also handled nearly 1,000 cases in our storied history. With free consultations and flexible hours for your convenience, Sullivan & Brill, LLP is your destination for thorough, tailored legal advice.
Don't delay in acquiring the experienced and resolute representation you need and deserve. Contact our office today to schedule a free case consultation.
Contact the New York City Car Accident Attorneys at Sullivan & Brill, LLP
It's also important for victims to retain an attorney to act as a liaison for insurance companies. Adjusters often engage in intimidation tactics and stalling measures to delay or deter personal injury claims. The attorneys at Sullivan & Brill are fervent protectors of our clients' rights to optimal compensation for their injuries and are unwavering in our pursuit to achieve it. We work on a contingency basis, which means there are no fees unless we achieve a settlement. At Sullivan & Brill, LLP, our lawyers complete a thorough examination of the facts, including utilizing skilled outside investigators. Our experienced New York City personal injury attorneys arrive at the negotiating table prepared and determined to reach a settlement in your favor.
We serve clients in the NYC metro area, including New York City (Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island), as well as Long Island and all surrounding communities of Kings County, Bronx County, New York County, Queens County, Richmond County, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, and Rockland County. We also represent clients in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Call our New York City personal injury law firm today at (212) 566-1000. By scheduling a free no-obligation consultation at your earliest convenience, you can meet with our trusted car accident attorneys to explore the legal options available to help you recover. Don't wait, call now.