Sometimes pedestrians cross the street outside the crosswalk. Fortunately for accident victims, crossing outside the crosswalk does not necessarily preclude them from compensation from at-fault parties. In New York, a driver
Motor Vehicle Collision Attorney Serving New York City Residents and Others
Victims of car accidents in the New York City area can consult personal injury lawyer Nicholas Rose to understand their legal rights and options. For more than a decade, Mr. Rose has represented injured individuals in claims for compensation, often securing verdicts in the millions of dollars. He understands that the events following a car accident are traumatic and can lead to lifelong consequences, and he strives to provide tenacious yet compassionate legal representation.
Pursuing Compensation through a Negligence Claim
Following a motor vehicle collision, victims and their families may decide to pursue compensation for the harm that they have endured. Often, personal injury cases stemming from car accidents proceed under a negligence theory of law. The victim must demonstrate that someone else acted negligently and that this negligence caused the accident in which he or she was hurt. In most ordinary situations, such as operating a vehicle, a person may be held responsible if he or she did not use the same precautions that an ordinary, reasonable person would take in similar circumstances.
To prove negligence in a personal injury lawsuit, the accident victim must show a duty of care, a breach of this duty, causation, and quantifiable damages. A driver may breach the applicable duty of care when he or she fails to yield at an intersection, texts while operating a vehicle, or otherwise engages in conduct that poses a foreseeable risk of harm to others.
A victim of a car accident must show that the defendant driver’s careless conduct caused the collision. This causation element of a negligence claim requires demonstrating that the accident likely would not have happened if the defendant driver had not breached the duty of care. It also must have been a reasonably foreseeable result of the defendant’s carelessness.
Victims who prevail in a negligence claim after a car accident may be able to pursue a broad range of damages. Economic damages refer to medical costs, lost wages, and property damage, such as vehicle repairs. Non-economic damages may include pain and suffering as well as loss of consortium. Victims of motor vehicle collisions may have both immediate expenses, such as hospital bills, and long-term costs like physical therapy needs and lost earning capacity.
Under New York law, negligence claims must be brought within three years from the date of the accident. Complying with this deadline is vital to preserving the right to compensation.
Discuss a Car Accident in New York City or Beyond with an Experienced Lawyer
As a motor vehicle collision attorney advocating for victims in New York City and the surrounding communities, Nicholas Rose brings years of experience to his representation of clients. He can carefully explore the details of your situation and craft a strategy tailored to your needs and goals. Mr. Rose serves injured individuals throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx, as well as residents of Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Contact our office by calling (877) 313- ROSE (7673) or using our online form to set up a free consultation.
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