Taking legal action in the wake of a motor vehicle accident
Anyone who has ever driven or been a passenger in a motor vehicle in New York City can attest to the chaotic and downright dangerous conditions of our city’s streets. While, with the Vision Zero plan, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has focused efforts on improving the safety of New York City’s streets and preventing traffic deaths, annually an estimated 250 people are killed and 4,000 injured in motor vehicle accidents throughout the city.
There’s no way to prepare for a traffic accident and the lives of individuals who are injured in car, bicycle or pedestrian accidents are often significantly and adversely impacted. In addition to the physical pain associated with one’s injuries, there are often numerous financial repercussions that result from an accident. Medical bills, lost income and permanent disability are all common and costly matters with which traffic accident victims and their loved ones must contend.
Under New York State’s contributory negligence statute, even if a driver who is injured in a car accident somehow contributed to the accident’s cause, he or she can recover compensation. It’s wise, therefore, for anyone who has suffered injuries in a motor vehicle-related accident to contact an attorney and discuss one’s legal options.
Since 1990, the personal injury attorneys at Goidel & Siegel, LLP, have been helping accident victims throughout New York City’s five boroughs. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who have procured favorable settlements to benefit the lives of numerous individuals and their family members. When necessary, our attorneys are also prepared to litigate a case on a client’s behalf to ensure that he or she is able to recover the full amount of compensation.