Automobile Accidents

How we can Help
Experience
A sampling of cases we have handled
Investigation
Medical Bills
Helpful Links

How we can Help
Injuries suffered as a result of a car accident can be severe and life altering. You may have suffered nerve damage or spinal cord paralysis, broken or dislocated a bone or limb, or you may have lost the use of a limb. You should know that insurance companies are in business to make money. The way that they make money is by limiting the amount of money that they pay out on claims. Insurance adjusters will attempt to take recorded statements, send out investigators or attempt to secure written statements. DO NOT give any statements to any insurance company representative before you call us. It is also important to contact us right away because there may be forms that need to be submitted, we may need to retain the services of an accident reconstruction expert, skid marks fade quickly, and we may need to speak with witnesses while the incident is still fresh in their minds.

Experience
Our attorneys worked for major insurance companies as well as the City of New York before becoming plaintiff's lawyers. They know how insurance carriers and municipalities investigate, work up, negotiate and defend lawsuits. After approximately a decade of defense representation the attorneys began representing people who suffered serious injuries. They have been representing injured parties for more than10 years.

A sampling of cases we have handled
We have handled many car accidents that resulted in severe injuries and death:

A client was struck by a drunk driver who fled the scene of the accident. As it turned out, there were 2 students working on a film project. They did not have the camera rolling at the time of the accident, however, they videotaped the license plate, followed the vehicle, called the police and the driver was arrested 10 miles from the accident scene. Our client suffered disc herniation in her neck and back, and a rheumatoid arthritis conditions was aggravated.

We have handled a multitude of hit in the rear cases

We have handled a large number of cases where defendants made left hand turns or failed to yield the right of way.

We have handled a whole host of car accidents involving trucks

We have handled various lane change cases

We have handled several multiple vehicle accidents or pile-ups

We have handled countless hit and run accidents

We have handled numerous uninsured motorist cases

We also represent those injured in car accidents, collisions or crashes resulting from defective products or design in automobiles and trucks, such as defective seatbelts, tires or gas tanks.

Investigation
It is really important that we begin our investigation as soon as possible. We need to contact witnesses, if possible take photos of the accident scene and the damage to the vehicles involved. The case goes much smoother when we are called soon after the accident. The insurance companies will do their own investigation. The insurance companies are in business to make money. They make money by limiting the amount that they pay out on claims. It is our job to maximize the amount that our clients recover. Through different means of investigation, we are able to build a case that maximizes the recovery and minimizes the delays.

Medical Bills
Our firm understands that your immediate goals after going through such a traumatic experience are to get the best medical care possible, make sure that your medical bills are covered, and make sure that you do not suffer financially through any lost wages. Our experienced attorneys will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately. Time is short, some claim forms must be submitted within 30 days. Do not delay, contact us or call us.

Helpful Links
U.S. Dept. of Transportation
DMV for all states
NY state DOT
NY Vehicle & Traffic Law
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Consumer Product Safety Commission

Our firm represents clients located in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, New York State and many other states (New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, and California, and we will handle a case in any state provided we can do so in full compliance with court rules regarding multijurisdictional practice, association of local counsel and/or admission pro hac vice) who have suffered personal injuries as the result of catastrophic motor vehicle accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, CONTACT US ONLINE OR CALL US AT (516) 742-8897= (516) PIATTYS in Long Island, (212) 267-9377= (212) ANSWERS In Manhattan TO SET UP A  FREE CONSULTATION. If you can't come to us, we will come to you in the hospital or we will visit you in our mobile office.