A New Rochelle aggressive driving accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to help you hold a reckless driver responsible for their actions and secure compensation on your behalf. We help our clients file insurance claims and civil lawsuits following a collision and serious injuries caused by reckless, careless drivers.
For a free assessment of your case and to learn more about our services, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800. We offer free consultations to traffic accident victims in New Rochelle and nearby areas.
Understanding Aggressive Driving and the Inherent Dangers
New York State law does not clearly define aggressive driving behaviors or have a law expressly addressing these actions. Instead, the law targets reckless driving under New York Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) Law §1212. Reckless driving and aggressive driving generally involve similar behaviors, except aggressive driving also usually includes the intent to threaten or harm another person.
When someone drives aggressively and causes a collision, they may face reckless driving infractions and additional charges, including vehicular assault, vehicular manslaughter, or vehicular homicide.
Some types of behaviors behind the wheel that could constitute reckless or aggressive driving include speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, passing on the shoulder, passing without regard to oncoming traffic, blocking traffic flow, disregarding traffic signals, and more.
At Morelli Law Firm, our team can review your accident police report or take other steps to understand what happened, including identifying any aggressive or reckless behaviors. If another driver’s negligent driving caused you to suffer permanent, long-term, or other serious injuries, you may be able to hold that driver accountable.
Call (212) 751-9800 now to discuss your collision and injuries with a Morelli Law Firm team member for free. We want to learn as much as possible about your crash, injuries, and prognosis so that we can help you understand your legal options.
Our Team Seeks Justice on Behalf of New Rochelle Traffic Accident Victims
A New Rochelle aggressive driving accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm understands how difficult it can be to focus on recovering from your physical injuries. This is especially true when you are worried about missing work, paying for additional expenses, and navigating the claims process to recover compensation from a no-fault claim. We help our clients go after compensation in a fault-based claim, as well. Our team can make a preliminary determination if you qualify during your initial consultation.
We represent accident victims in New Rochelle, New York, as well as other parts of Westchester County. Our service area also includes New York State up to Albany, New York City, Long Island, Philadelphia, and Northern New Jersey.
You can reach the Morelli Law Firm team now by dialing (212) 751-9800. We will review your options for possibly securing financial recovery based on the severity of your injuries and other facts of your case.
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No-Fault Benefits Versus a Fault-Based Liability Insurance Claim
New York State laws require you to have no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage if you drive a car in New Rochelle. This policy pays out following a traffic accident regardless of what happened or who caused it, with only a few exceptions. Even if you were the victim of an aggressive driver and suffered serious injuries, you can still recover benefits based on your PIP policy. These benefits cover your medical care up to policy limits and a part of your lost wages while you are out of work.
However, this could still mean losing thousands of dollars because of an accident you did not cause. This is why there are exceptions to the no-fault law for those who suffer injuries defined as “serious” under Insurance Law (ISC) §5102(d).
Our team will work with accident reconstructionist experts, medical experts, and others and conduct our own investigation to prove our clients have the right to pursue a fault-based case against the aggressive driver who caused their injuries.
This allows us to claim additional losses, including non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, on their behalf. We can also recover additional lost wages, out-of-pocket costs, and other tangible and intangible damages for some clients.
Let Us Go to Work on Your Case as Soon as Possible
When you need a payout following a traffic accident in New York, you must be aware of the deadlines that apply. There are deadlines for filing a PIP claim, deadlines for submitting your bills and receipts, deadlines for seeking compensation from a government agency when one is involved, and a deadline for filing a civil suit if this becomes necessary. Under New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214, you generally have three years from the accident date to file a civil suit and begin the process of taking our client’s case to trial.
We can help you understand the timeline in your New Rochelle aggressive driving case and ensure you meet all applicable deadlines if we know about your case and decide to work together in time.
Reach out to us as soon as you can following your treatment so that we can learn more about your collision.
Talk to a Morelli Law Firm Team Member for Free Today
Before a New Rochelle aggressive driving accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can go to work on your case, we need to better understand what happened, who is responsible, and the nature and severity of the injuries you sustained. We provide complimentary case consultations that allow you to speak with a team member about your rights and options for filing a claim and possibly securing compensation for your damages. You can get started with this process right away today.
Call Morelli Law Firm now at (212) 751-9800. We have team members serving new Rochelle available to discuss your aggressive driving collision with you. We also have staff members who speak Spanish who can evaluate your case if you prefer.