Contacting a car accident lawyer is vitally important if you or a loved one has suffered an auto accident injury, whether as a driver, passenger or pedestrian. This can make the difference in Getting the Compensation You Deserve!
Thousands of people are killed and millions experience an injury after a car accident each year. Any auto accident, regardless of how minor the collision, can be a traumatizing experience for all involved.
The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP are personal injury lawyers that have been handling car accident lawsuits for decades and can provide the advocacy you need to ensure your rights are respected every step of the way. There is absolutely no fee to contact our office.
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The moments following a car accident can be a terrifying time of one’s life. If anyone is suffering from an injury after a car accident, immediately call the police for help and tell them you need medical assistance. Make sure everyone is safe and get all of the medical assistance you need. In the aftermath of an accident, it is important to obtain crucial information.
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Motor vehicle accidents can have many causes, but for legal purposes, it is often easiest to consider that most accidents are caused in one of three ways: (1) driver negligence, (2) reckless/intentional misconduct, or (3) defective equipment.
Driver Negligence is perhaps the number one cause of an auto accident injury. Negligence in the car accident context means that the driver causing the accident did not exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. The driver’s actions are compared to what a reasonable person would do under similar circumstances.
Examples of negligent driving include driving too fast or too slowly for the conditions, distracted driving (on a cell phone or texting), carelessly ignoring traffic signals, or not taking conditions like rain or snow into account. There are many areas in which negligence can occur, but the common thread is that negligence is a failure to act reasonably under the circumstances, without the actual intent to cause the resulting harm.
Intentional misconduct, on the other hand, is an act committed when the person knew that doing so could cause harm and did not care, or actively desired to harm others. Someone who drives at a high rate of speed, cutting in and out of traffic, is intentionally putting himself and others at risk. The law of strict liability could apply in some circumstances when a product (such as the car itself) causes the accident.
Under strict liability, a manufacturer of a product can be held liable for damages caused by its products, if the product is shown to be defective.
A prime example of this is the well-known Firestone tire litigation. In those cases, defects in the tires caused accidents beyond a drivers’ control. The defects were not intentional but under the law, the manufacturer was responsible.
Similarly, in some states, auto accident injuries caused by drunk drivers could result in liability for the business or host who supplied the alcohol and allowed the driver to drive in an intoxicated condition. The rules related to these issues are often referred to as “dram shop” laws.
The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP has been handling car accident lawsuits for over 40 years. We have the experience and the dedication you need. The firm can be reached at 1-800-624-8888 or you can fill out a free online case evaluation form. The initial consultation is always FREE. If we pursue your case, there is no legal fee unless we are successful in getting you money.
Timing is important because statutes of limitation affect how long you have to file a claim.
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“Very knowledgeable about injury law, especially with regard to my auto accident & injury law. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and the level of communication and service that I received. Would recommend to others as an excellent injury law firm in the New York City area.”