Although all motorists in New York are expected to exercise caution any time they are on the road, motor vehicle accidents are unfortunately common. Collisions involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buses can result in serious injury due to unsafe road conditions and driver negligence. Many motor vehicle accident victims sustain serious injuries and are unable to work for extended periods of time, resulting in significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens.
At Scaffidi & Associates, we help accident victims receive the compensation they deserve by aggressively pursuing motor vehicle accident claims. A motor vehicle accident attorney from our team of personal injury attorneys have a well-deserved reputation for helping our clients obtain significant compensation. We are knowledgeable in New York State local and state traffic laws and routinely handle all types of motor vehicle accident cases, including:
NYC Car Accident Attorney
As drivers in New York City are aware, roads and highways are often congested, leading to a higher probability that accidents will occur. Injuries can be sustained in various types of collisions; from serious collisions like side-impact (T-Bone) collisions, rear-end accidents, and head-on collisions, to minor accidents like fender benders.
Due to New York State’s No-Fault insurance policy, car accident claims will need to be filed with the parties’ insurance companies, regardless of which driver is culpable. Compensation for medical expenses, property damage and other losses will need to be recovered through the insurance company within 30 days of an accident.
Insurance companies, armed with teams of attorneys and claims adjusters, often attempt to settle claims with the lowest possible compensation. Our team of car accident attorneys at Scaffidi & Associates, armed with decades of experience, knowledge of state insurance laws, and experienced negotiating skills ensure our clients obtain the compensation they deserve.
NYC Truck Accident Attorney
Trucks and tractor-trailers are a common sight in and around the commercial hub of New York City. While there are many state and federal laws to ensure the safety of all motorists sharing the road, accidents involving trucks are common. Given their size, collisions between trucks and automobiles, motorcycles, and pedestrians leave victims with devastating injuries.
According to state and federal truck safety laws, trucking companies are liable for the maintenance of the vehicles they utilize, including ensuring that brakes, steering mechanisms, engine function and other mechanical parts are all working well before getting on the road, as well as conducting routine inspections, maintaining inspection and repair logs, and ensuring these records are available to authorities and insurance adjusters.
Truck drivers are also responsible for exercising precaution. Along with following the general traffic laws that we all follow, truck drivers must be specially licensed, follow federal break regulations, and be properly trained before being sent on the road. If an accident occurs at the fault of a truck driver, the driver and the company may be held liable.
The legal team at Scaffidi & Associates are well-versed in truck safety laws and are dedicated to holding negligent truck companies and drivers accountable for damages sustained in collisions, helping our clients receive rightful compensation.
NYC Motorcycle Accident Attorney
While motorcycle riders enjoy the freedom riding in an unbound vehicle, accidents involving motorcycles have a higher risk of being seriously injured. While all motorists in New York are responsible for exercising caution near motorcyclists, accidents happen often.
Although New York State employs a No-Fault insurance policy, motorcycles are not considered motor vehicles and motorcyclists are not covered under the law. Due to this, motorcyclists are able to bring claims against an opposing driver despite not meet the No-Fault law’s guidelines for “serious injury.”
At Scaffidi & Associates, we know that motorcyclists deserve the same rights as all other motorists when they are injured and involved in collisions. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping victims receive significant compensation and keeping the roads safe for all motorists.
NYC Bus Accident Attorney
New York has one of the largest public transportation networks in the country, and because there are a large quantity of buses in and around the metropolitan area, accidents are not uncommon. Bus accidents can involve pedestrians, bicyclists, passengers, other buses, automobiles, or motorcycles, and can cause substantial financial and physical damage due to their size.
Buses and other transportation vehicles in New York City are operated by Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), and any claims against them must be filed throughout the City of New York. Municipal liability claims require the filing of a notice of claim within 90 days of when the accident occurred in order to file a civil lawsuit for personal injury, pain and suffering, or property damage. In most cases, the government will conduct an oral deposition where government lawyers will ask claimants questions regarding the incident and keep a record of answers by a stenographer.
The team of attorneys at Scaffidi & Associates are always there to represent our clients at these depositions and prepares clients for hearings. If a medical examination is also required, our attorneys will be there to represent you and protect your rights. Our knowledge and experience in pursuing municipal liability claims allow us to level the playing field against municipal bodies’ team of attorneys, investigators, and claims adjusters.
New York Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys
The attorneys at Scaffidi & Associates have a proven track record of fighting for the rights of victims or personal injury cases involving motor vehicles. Our knowledge and experience in the field of personal injury law paired with our compassion for our clients to receive the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a motor vehicle, call our office or contact us today.