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Automobile Accidents

Automobile Accidents

Pursuing Money Compensation After An Auto Accident

Have you been injured in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another individual? At Law Office of James Trainor, P.C., we offer free case evaluations.  If we accept your case, we will immediately get you on the road to obtaining maximum money compensation to alleviate the pain and costs of your injuries.

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that in 2011—the most recent year for which data are available—over 32,000 people were killed in traffic accidents. (U.S. DOT HS 811 767.) Automobile accidents occur when other drivers disregard your safety and decide not to observe roadway conditions and traffic controls with due care.  Negligent drivers expose you, your loved ones, and friends to the threat of catastrophic injuries by selfishly placing their own convenience ahead of the risk of harm to others.

A driver who has crashed into your vehicle may be responsible to compensate you for your injuries.  This is where the superior analytical skills, painstaking preparation, and instinct of personal injury lawyer James Trainor works to your greatest advantage.  If our firm takes your case, we immediately investigate the accident scene, interview any eyewitnesses, assess the condition of the vehicles involved when possible, and research thoroughly the negligent driver’s history and background.  When circumstances warrant it, we hire experts, such as biomechanical engineers and human factors specialists for ongoing consultation regarding any underlying facts that may have contributed to the accident and your injuries.

Don’t be fooled.  Representation by a seasoned personal injury attorney in Brooklyn is vital.  Multibillion dollar insurance companies and the team of lawyers they hire will make every effort to confuse the facts and create the appearance that it was you, the injured person, who is to blame for the accident.  Insurance companies’ expensive lawyers will tell you that your injuries are not serious enough to deserve compensation under New York law.

You need—and as an innocently injured person deserve!—representation by Law Office of James Trainor, P.C.  We work tirelessly to prove the other driver’s fault and expose the insurance company’s lies.

Common Types of Automobile Collisions

While each automobile accident is unique and requires attention to the distinct circumstances in which it occurred, many such accidents can be characterized as follows:

  • Rear End Collisions:  A rear end collision occurs when a negligent driver impacts your stopped or decelerating vehicle from behind (two car crash), or impacts a second vehicle from behind with such force that the second vehicle impacts yours (multi car crash).  Statistical studies show that rear end collisions frequently occur because the offending driver is driving too fast and aggressively, is distracted, and/or does not adequately observe traffic and road conditions.
  • Intersection Collisions:  Intersection crashes fall into the categories of T-bone crashes; left turn collisions; and right turn collisions.  While the  design and traffic conditions at an intersection may vary, the underlying driver negligence that causes them does not.  Studies indicate that most intersection accidents result from a careless driver’s failure to survey traffic conditions and controls attentively, imprudently turning without a clear view of the road, illegal maneuvering, distraction, and misjudgment of other vehicles’ distance and speed.  (U.S. Dep’t of Transportation, DOT HS 811-366 (September 2010)).
  • Passengers In Single Car Accidents:  Single car accidents happen when a driver loses control of his or her vehicle and veers outside of the traffic lane or off the road.  Passengers may suffer injuries if the vehicle collides into roadway enclosures such as highway dividers, guardrails, parked vehicles, or bridge and tunnel walls.  In many cases, the vehicle runs completely off the road altogether resulting in the vehicle turning over or crashing into trees, down into culverts, homes or buildings.  According to data compiled by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, from 2009-2011, more than 32% (301,387) of automobile collisions were single car crashes.

Contact our personal injury attorney today! You owe it to yourself to determine whether your injuries are the result of a negligent person’s having violated the law.  Calling a knowledgeable Brooklyn personal injury lawyer should be your first move if you are involved in an automobile accident of any kind.. We can help you understand what to do and provide you with direction.

What to Do Immediately After an Accident

Below are some of the guidelines for what to do and what not to do after being involved in a motor vehicle accident:

  • Do not leave the scene of the accident.
  • Do not answer questions from an investigator sent by an insurance company.
  • Receive all needed medical attention for your injuries.
  • Never assume or state that the accident was your fault.
  • Contact the Law Office of James Trainor, P.C. right away to protect your rights to medical benefits and lost wages regardless of fault.

The goal of the negligent driver’s insurance company is to give you zero money compensation, or as little as possible, no matter how outrageous its insured driver’s behavior was, no matter how catastrophic your injuries are, and no matter how high your medical bills and lost wages are.  The last thing an insurance company wants to do is dip into its billions of dollars in reserves to pay you.  It is unfair.  We will make it fair.   When our firm accepts your matter, we prepare an airtight case to prove that the other driver is at fault, that your injuries are severe, and your losses real.

What happens now?

After suffering any type of injury in a motor vehicle accident, you will need to navigate the legal road ahead of you. Knowing what to expect is a helpful tool for obtaining the results you seek.  You should consult us.  We will prepare your case to prove that the driver responsible for your injuries and harms must pay.

You may be entitled to money for:

  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost income
  • Out of Pocket Expenses (e.g., medical copays, travel expenses, etc.)
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of marital services from an injured spouse

Our firm will battle to prove that the other driver is at fault and is legally responsible to pay the money you deserve.