Despite improvements to the safety features of cars, auto accidents are responsible for more than 35,000 U.S. deaths and 4 million injuries each year. (Source: National Safety Council, http://www.nsc.org/NewsDocuments/2015/6-month-fatality-increase.pdf). Over 1,000 deaths are recorded annually in New York State alone, according to Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety. The speed, mass, and forces of vehicle collisions can cause serious and significant life-altering injuries, including fractures, neck and back injuries, joint injuries (particularly ankle, knees, hips, shoulder and elbow injuries) as well as traumatic brain injuries (TBI). If you are suffering any of these injuries, you likely will have medical and physical therapy needs for the foreseeable future.
Our trial attorneys are ready to help and have extensive knowledge and experience fighting for the results you need and deserve. Further, as a result for the New York’s “no-fault” law you need to file a no-fault application within thirty (30) days to qualify for the law’s benefits. However, it is strongly recommended that you consult with an attorney before completing the no-fault form.
Contacting an attorney as soon as practicable after a car accident is important to assure that critical evidence is collected, including taking witness statements, measurements and photographs of the vehicles and accident location as well as taking steps to preserve surveillance/DVR camera video and obtaining vehicle ‘black box’ data when available, in the event of a future lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident Certain & Zilberg is ready to answer your questions. Contact us today.