Accidents and Personal Injury Attorneys In New York
When dealing with the consequences of an accident, the experienced New York City personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP, are prepared to fight for your right to justice and compensation. We represent individuals and their families who have suffered an injury or who have lost a loved one due to an accident and have long been recognized as one of New York City’s leading personal injury law firms.
Our accident practice areas include:
- Construction Accidents; Labor Law (falls from ladders, scaffolds at job sites)
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Product Liability
- Trip and Fall
- Vehicular Accidents: Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents
Car accidents are often traumatic, deadly, complex, and costly, leading to life-altering, long-lasting disabilities or death. Parker Waichman has many experienced New York car accident lawyers.
Accidents may be caused by road rage, reckless and aggressive driving, and high-speed collisions, which cause the vehicle to experience force so severe that the vehicle’s structure is unable to protect passengers from serious injury. Texting while driving has become among one of the most treacherous distractions for drivers leading to a rise in fatal accidents. Drunk driving accidents are one of the leading causes of death; serious injuries due to drunk drivers operating a vehicle too slowly, too quickly, turning into oncoming traffic, not stopping at a red light or stop sign, driving on the wrong side of the road, tailgating, and/or rear-ending another car.
In these cases, the supplier of the alcohol may also be found negligent. Other types of car accidents include drowsy driving and falling asleep at the wheel; side impact collisions; and rollover accidents, which may be due to defective road conditions.
Truck accidents may lead to devastating injuries, even death, to passengers, pedestrians, and riders in other vehicles, leaving victims and their families facing overwhelming medical, financial and legal issues. Truck drivers often drive when fatigued and accidents involving trucks may be deadly given their large size and sometimes heavy and/or dangerous loads. Drowsiness on the part of a truck driver may increase accident risks because many businesses rely on trucks for timely delivery of goods and truck drivers often drive for hours with minimal rest time. Our New York truck accident lawyers know how to deal with these companies and have significant experience handling truck accident cases.
Motorcycles injuries typically occur due to direct impact with pavement or other vehicles, lack of stability due to two—not four—wheels, smaller size and lighter weight, visibility, and road defects.
Motorcycle laws in New York permit individuals to drive if the motorcycle is operated in compliance with the same rules of the road as any other vehicle, with specific exceptions under the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, which concerns the mandated use of helmets and visible front and rear lamps. Insurance and liability rules in New York also differ for motorcycles.
A motorcycle does not constitute a motor vehicle under New York’s No-Fault law and motorcyclists injured in motor vehicle accidents are not subject to the serious injury threshold under New York No-Fault Law. New York Motorcycle Insurance has specific minimums based on injuries and deaths by accident. Parker Waichman has many fully versed New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyers.
Pedestrian accidents in New York City are often devastating. Being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause of injury-related deaths—a New York pedestrian is seriously injured or killed every two hours, often due to dangerous driving behavior. Pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents \ in New York City are governed by the state’s No-Fault laws and an array of Vehicle and Traffic Law section. Parker Waichman has many New York pedestrian accident lawyers that is familiar with all of the regulations and rules involved with pedestrian accidents in New York..
Most employees working for a business that operates in New York are covered by the state’s comprehensive workers’ compensation insurance should a workplace injury occur. The benefits are meant to cover medical costs directly related to the injury and any loss of earnings while the worker is unable to return to his/her typical employment; however, benefits are limited and specific. In New York, injured workers may seek compensation from negligent parties, including third parties.
Accidents include falls and damage from cranes, roofs, ladders, platforms, and scaffolding; falling debris; and injury due to forklifts, co-worker mistakes, improperly maintained equipment, and poor training. The New York construction accident lawyers at Parker Waichman are familiar with New York labor laws and will work to help secure the compensation for on-the-job injuries.
Product liability injuries and death may be caused by defective products that should have been safe. Defective vehicles may lead to catastrophic accidents, defective toys may harm children, and medications and medical devices may lead to life-altering injuries. Parker Waichman’s New York product liability lawyers is very experienced in a number of product liability actions, including burns and injuries resulting from the use of a gas or propane heating device in the New York City metropolitan area.
Trip and Fall Accidents
In New York City there are myriad unsafe conditions that may lead to a trip and fall accident. New York trip and fall accident lawyers at Parker Waichman have been successfully representing New York City trip and fall injury victims for decades. Parker Waichman is very familiar with laws involving the legal requirements in New York City trip and fall cases, including laws concerning sidewalks, roadways, tree wells, or curbs, especially if one section of a sidewalk is the responsibility of different parties.
If You Have Questions About Filing An Accident Lawsuit
The attorneys at Parker Waichman have a long history of successfully fighting accident cases and recovering compensation for their clients. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, the firm offers legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a lawsuit. Parker Waichman offers free, no-obligation case evaluations. For more information, call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
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