Parker Waichman LLP advocates on behalf of people injured in car accidents on Staten Island
Parker Waichman LLP advocates on behalf of people injured in car accidents on Staten Island. Though Staten Island has a smaller population than the other boroughs of New York, it nonetheless has a large number of regular accidents. The New York State Department of Health figures that every two months on Staten Island, two people die in traffic-related crashes.
Also, Staten Island hospitals admit 53 people with vehicle accident injuries every two months, and Staten Island emergency departments treat approximately 350 people every two months with car accident injuries.
One cause of accidents on Staten Island is some of the dangerous roads and intersections on the island. Because of speed limits, traffic flow, poor visibility, confusing layout, and poor engineering, some roads are more prone to accidents than others. Staten Island’s roads are more difficult for drivers to navigate resulting in many people losing control of their car and having an accident. The following streets and intersections are especially dangerous based on the number of annual accidents on/at them:
- Forest Avenue
- Port Richmond Avenue
- Richmond Avenue
- Victory Boulevard
- New Dorp Lane
- Hylan Boulevard
- Intersection of Manor Road and Rockland Avenue
- Intersection of Old Town Road and Hylan Boulevard
- Intersection of Allison Street and Hylan Boulevard
- Intersection of New Dorp Lane and Hylan Boulevard
- Intersection of Nelson Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
- Intersection of Clove Road and Victory Boulevard
Of the roads above, Hylan Boulevard and New Dorp Lane have some of the largest numbers of accidents, leaving victims with serious injuries. If you have been involved in an injury car accident on one of these roads, or anywhere in Staten Island, contact our office today. Parker Waichman’s attorneys can review the facts of your case and help you understand your options for legal recourse.
Staten Island Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents on Staten Island can leave people with severe injuries. Many will require emergency medical attention, and some will require ongoing care, including several surgical procedures. Numerous victims of car accidents suffer devastating injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives.
In our experience litigating car accident cases on Staten Island, we have represented people who suffered the following types of injuries:
- Bruises and abrasions
- Broken or dislocated bones/joints
- Head trauma
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal bleeding
These injuries can cause tremendous suffering to accident victims, not just because of the physical harm but also because of the enormous financial expense of medical treatment. Many victims will also need to take extended time off work to heal or to undergo surgical procedures, which costs the victims valuable wages and places further strain on their families. Some victims lose out on promotions or lose their jobs altogether because they are no longer able to do their jobs effectively.
Our attorneys help injured people recover the compensation they need to cover various expenses associated with their injuries and take care of their families. We know during this time you need representation you can trust to advocate for your best interests, and our lawyers will fiercely pursue the outcome you need. We have successfully recovered more than $2 billion in compensation for our clients while delivering the individualized representation our clients deserve. Contact Parker Waichman LLP today to discuss your potential claim with one of our skilled accident attorneys.
No-Fault Law Considerations
When you have been injured in a car accident on Staten Island or anywhere else in the state of New York, you have to consider the application of New York’s No-Fault Law to your claims. Under the No-Fault Law, you must submit a claim to your own auto insurance carrier for reimbursement of your economic losses. Economic losses include damages like medical expenses and lost wages related to your injuries. Regardless of who is to blame in causing the car accident, you must work with your own insurance carrier to recover those losses.
In certain situations of serious injury, accident victims can also file a lawsuit in court to recover for damages beyond economic losses (like pain and suffering). Examples of “serious” injuries under the law include disfigurement, dismemberment, full disability, and bone fracture. However, it is often not clear whether you meet the serious injury threshold under the No-Fault Law. If you do but do not pursue a lawsuit, you are missing out on the ability to receive fair compensation for every way the accident caused you harm.
An experienced personal injury and car accident attorney can help you determine how the No-Fault Law applies to your claims and whether you could be eligible to file a case in court for additional damages. The Staten Island lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP have extensive experience in car accident litigation and have helped countless victims and families secure significant compensation for economic and non-economic losses. We provide case consultations at no cost to clients and perform skilled case review with no retainers.
Contact Parker Waichman LLP for Your Free Staten Island Accident Injury Consultation
Because of the specific statute of limitations that applies to all New York personal injury cases, you should not delay in hiring an attorney to review your claims. Time could be limited in your ability to file, so contact Parker Waichman LLP today. A dedicated Staten Island car accident attorney can begin your case review today, starting with a consultation at absolutely no cost to you. We work on contingency-fee contracts, as well, which means our attorneys are only paid when you are paid. If you do not receive an award for your claims, we will not receive attorneys’ fees or reimbursed litigation expenses.
Call Parker Waichman LLP today to take advantage of our offer of a no-obligation consultation on your car accident claim. If you were injured in a car accident on Staten Island, contact our office today for a free case consultation by calling 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) or by filling out our online form.
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