Nassau County Car Accident Lawyers
The most recent data from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that there were over 300,000 motor vehicle accidents in the state during 2013. Of those, 124,505 wrecks caused injury and over 1,000 caused death. In Nassau County, there were 33,517 accidents in 2013. That is 11% of the state total. Over 12,000 in the county caused injury. If you have been severely injured in a motor vehicle accident, you will find the skill and experience you need in the team of Nassau County car accident lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP.
When you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, you need to focus on rehabilitation and wellness. However, surmounting medical expenses, rehabilitation treatments, and a long term outlook can leave you overwhelmed with decisions about financing and arrangements for the future. If other parties involved in the accident are responsible, you should seriously consider seeking legal advice. Recovering damages can take away some of the burden of planning for an uncertain future.
Car accidents can be caused by a number of risk factors that are difficult to pinpoint. Many times, accidents occur because of negligent behavior. Victims in those accidents may suffer from chronic pain and other injuries for the rest of their lives. Criminal law prosecutes those who fail to follow the law, but civil law can help you receive the compensation needed to deal with the aftermath of a car accident.
Protecting Your Rights
You may have only ever thought about personal injury in the stereotypical way. It’s important to understand that the work we do at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP is far from stereotypical. We are compassionate advocates for clients who deserve to receive compensation under state law. We sincerely understand the difficulty you face after a car accident, especially one that you didn’t cause.
Every accident is different and requires careful investigation. Our team of seven dedicated Nassau County personal injury attorneys handle car accident cases on a regular basis. We approach each case with a fresh perspective so that we can discover the contributing factors and develop a case that supports your best interests.
Contacting one of our dedicated Nassau County car accident attorneys as quickly as possible after your accident should be your first priority after receiving medical attention. Investigations into accidents are time sensitive and the evidence starts to disappear soon after an accident has been cleared. We work diligently from the moment we are hired to ensure we have all the evidence needed to expertly represent our clients.
Causes of Car Accidents
Drivers on the road are expected to exercise a reasonable degree of caution when operating a vehicle. When they fail to follow the rules of the road or otherwise pay attention to their surroundings, the likelihood of an accident increases. Car accidents commonly arise from risk factors such as:
- Distracted driving. Texting, talking on the phone, eating, or scrambling around for items in your car takes attention away from the roadway. There is no responsible way to text and drive, and any behavior that distracts drivers from their primary driving responsibility is grounds for negligence under the law.
- Failure to follow road rules. Common rule infractions include failure to yield, speeding, tailgating, and ignoring traffic signals.
- DUI/DWI. Driving under the influence is both negligent and illegal. The legal blood alcohol limit in New York is .08, and anyone who causes a wreck and has alcohol or other drugs in his or her system may face prosecution in both criminal and civil courts.
In some cases, the cause of an accident may be a car manufacturer. Parts and vehicle manufacturers are subject to lawsuits. When a vehicle does not respond properly or sufficiently to protect its inhabitants, otherwise known as product liability in the legal world, your lawsuit may become complex.
Contact an experienced Nassau County car accident attorney at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we are only paid if we secure compensation. We believe our personalized approach sets us apart, and we appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about your car accident case.