A New York distracted driving accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to help you pursue compensation for your related damages. A member of our team can review your case for free today to determine if you qualify to pursue fault-based damages for the injuries and losses you suffered if you were hurt in a car accident caused by a distracted driver.
While New York State car accident laws can seem complex, our team knows how to prove you qualify to file a civil suit, if the circumstances of your accident allow it. Speak with a team member from Morelli Law Firm about your case today by calling (212) 751-9800.
Distracted Driving Can Lead to Accidents in Innumerable Ways
According to the Governors’ Highway Safety Association, distracted driving played a role in 7.8 percent of all fatality accidents in 2018. However, they also acknowledge that this number is likely only a small percentage of the total number of fatal car accidents that occur as a result of distractions.
Distracted driving can cause almost any type of car accident and can be very difficult to prove after the fact. For example, imagine another driver failed to stop at a red light, and you were involved in a side-impact collision. Unless a witness saw the at-fault driver looking at their phone, it may be impossible to prove they were reading an email instead of focusing on driving.
However, we may still be able to build a case to show they ran the red light. This evidence could support a civil suit against the at-fault driver and allow you to recover compensation for your related damages.
To learn more about how distracted driving can cause car accidents, how to hold a distracted driver liable, or if you may qualify to take legal action, contact Morelli Law Firm to discuss your New York car accident.
Let Our Team Determine if You Are Eligible To Take Fault-Based Action
New York’s car insurance laws generally prevent accident victims from filing fault-based claims except under very specific circumstances. While these laws are complex, our team understands how they work inside and out, including the documentation needed to prove an accident victim can proceed with a fault-based claim.
We will evaluate your case for free to determine if a New York distracted driving accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to file a civil lawsuit on your behalf, seeking damages based on the circumstances of your accident and injuries. This could allow you to hold the distracted driver liable for their careless and reckless, negligent actions.
We not only offer free case reviews, but we also represent New York car accident victims at no out-of-pocket cost to them. You and your family will only pay attorney’s fees out of the settlement or other compensation we secure on your behalf.
To learn more or find out if we can get started on your case today, call Morelli Law Firm now at (212) 751-9800.
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Recoverable Damages in a Fault-Based Distracted Driving Accident
Morelli Law Firm may be able to work with you to identify and prove a wide range of injuries, expenses, and losses you and your family experienced as a result of your New York distracted driving car accident. These become the recoverable damages in your case when you file a third-party liability insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, or if we take your case to court.
Examples of these recoverable damages may include:
- Pain and suffering caused by your accident and injuries
- Other non-economic damages
- Punitive damages, in rare cases
- Medical treatment and related costs
- Wages missed while you were out of work
- Lowered earning capacity if you do not return to your job
- Property damages
- Other documented, related expenses and losses
In some cases, families become victims when a loved one passes away as a result of the injuries they suffered in a distracted driving accident. When this occurs, it may be possible to secure wrongful death damages, which can differ significantly from the aforementioned personal injury damages. We can help you understand the damages potentially available to you when we discuss your case.
Contact Us as Soon as Possible So We Can Examine Your Case
If you were a victim of a distracted driver in New York, contact our team to discuss your case as soon as you can after your injuries are stable. There are deadlines you may need to meet in regard to notifying insurance companies and filing claims, and it may be important to know if you can take fault-based action before these deadlines arrive.
There are time limits for filing lawsuits in a New York personal injury case, as well. These include:
- Three years for a personal injury case per New York Civil Practice Law & Rules §214
- Two years for a wrongful death case per New York Estates, Powers & Trusts §5-4.1
If we miss one of these deadlines, you could lose the right to recover a payout in your case. Enlisting our help early will only make it easier to ensure we can protect your rights and honor these time limits.
Speak to a Member of Our New York Distracted Driving Car Accident Team Today for Free
A New York distracted driving accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to take on your case and seek damages from the at-fault driver based on contingency. We serve New York City, Long Island, and other areas of New York State up to Albany. We also review car accident cases in Northern New Jersey and Philadelphia and may be able to help.
You can speak with a member of the Morelli Law Firm car accident team today by calling (212) 751-9800.