Distracted drivers in Yonkers cause an alarming number of car accidents that lead to serious damages for victims. If you or someone you love was hurt in a car accident, a lawyer from our attorneys can help you hold the distracted driver financially responsible for the cost of treating your injuries and other injury-related expenses.
With guidance and direction from our firm, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to compel the at-fault driver to compensate you. We can help you build an effective case file, assign liability, deal with insurance company paperwork, and negotiate a fair financial settlement. If necessary, we are not afraid to take your case to court.
Our Team Investigates the Cause of Your Accident
If a distracted driver caused your car accident and resulting injuries, New York Insurance (ISC) §5102 allows you to hold them financially responsible for your resulting monetary damages. In addition to emergency and ongoing medical expenses, you could be entitled to recover these additional costs:
- Current and future income loss
- Property damage or destruction
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional angst
- Lasting physical trauma
To prove your right to recover these damages, we work hard to build an evidence file that supports your case. We start by listening to your version of the accident, then garner important details that can lead us to the liable party. We also deal with the insurance company on your behalf by presenting your evidence file and the valuation of your case.
We Help You Assemble a Strong Evidence File
The at-fault driver’s insurance company will use the evidence in your case to evaluate their policyholder’s liability. Because it tells the story of the collision, our team’s goal is to build an evidence file that proves your right to financial recovery. Your file may include:
- Medical records
- Written prognosis
- Financial records
- Car accident report
- Medical referrals
- Injury photos
- Accident scene photos
- Witness statements
You do not have to build your evidence file on your own. Our lawyers will help you assemble the items we include in your file, organize them, and submit them to the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
The Danger of Distracted Driving
According to the most recent New York Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV) data, slightly more than 19% of reported car accidents can be attributed to driver distraction or inattention. In addition to talking and texting on a cell phone, the following distractions might also lead to accidents:
- Car radio
- GPS devices
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research, a distracted driver who takes their attention off driving for five seconds can travel the distance of a football field. This behavior poses a danger to everyone in the path. If you or someone you love was hurt because of a distracted driver, we can help you collect compensation.
Filing Your Distracted Driving Accident Lawsuit on Time
Like every state, New York has a statute of limitations for all injury lawsuits. Failing to comply could disqualify you from filing your lawsuit and holding the at-fault driver responsible for the consequences of their actions. The following statutes may apply in car accident cases:
- New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214, which cites a general deadline of three years for personal injury cases
- New York Estates, Powers & Trust (EPT) §5-4.1, which cites a general deadline of two years for wrongful death cases
The circumstances of your lawsuit may dictate a change to the statutory timeline. If so, our team members will explain the amount of time you have to file. We might also be able to ensure timely compliance if you get our car accident attorneys involved early enough. Early involvement also means we have time to conduct a thorough investigation and interview witnesses sooner rather than later.
Meeting All Other Legal Requirements
In addition to the statute of limitations, New York has other personal injury laws that may impact your case, including:
- Comparative negligence laws
- Wrongful death laws
- Accident reporting laws
- Insurance laws and timelines
The distracted driving accident attorneys at our firm can help you successfully navigate the applicable laws, ensure compliance, and use evidence against the at-fault driver to steer settlement negotiations in your favor.
Negotiating with the At-Fault Driver
You do not have to navigate the financial settlement process on your own. When it comes to agreeing to a settlement, the final decision is yours, but our team will help by weighing the merits of each offer you receive. Once you agree to a settlement, the at-fault driver’s insurance representative will ask you to sign a waiver releasing them from any further liability.
Because a signed settlement agreement is final and binding, we work hard to make sure the offer you receive is fair. Our personal injury attorneys recently negotiated a $1.1 million financial settlement for a severely injured client. The client says, “We both feel so thankful to have ended up at your firm.”
Just like we have done for previous clients, we will fight hard for your financial recovery. Our lawyers will fight to negotiate the best possible outcome in your case. You deserve financial support for the at-fault driver’s negligence.
Get a Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer on Your Side
Were you hurt in a car accident caused by a distracted driver in Yonkers? If so, our client support team at Morelli Law Firm can discuss your case with you for free today. We want to help you seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver.
When you are ready to build a solid case for monetary recovery, call (212) 751-9800 to reach a team member and get your case started immediately.