The Belt Parkway, Brooklyn Queens Expressway, Staten Island Expressway, Major Deegan, Bruckner, FDR Drive, West Side Highway and all of the streets, avenues and roadways throughout the City and State are in need of major rehabilitation and repair. Traffic is a nightmare, drivers' text, speed, drive recklessly, race to the next traffic light or stop sign, listen to music that is distracting and way too loud, talk on the phone, drive ‐ particularly truckers and bus operators ‐ when they are way too tired to pay careful attention and often keep their cars and trucks in a dilapidated and rundown condition. All of these things and more make serious automobile accidents a daily occurrence in New York.
If you've been involved in an automobile accident of any kind, either as a driver, passenger, or a pedestrian, there are certain things you're going to have to do. Don't leave the scene of the accident until you or someone you know and trust has gotten all of the necessary license, insurance and registration information from all of the drivers involved. Take pictures of those documents, the position of all vehicles involved and the scene of the accident before the vehicles are moved with your cell phone. Make sure that both the police and an ambulance are called and that no one leaves the scene until they've each arrived. Be certain that you and anyone else who's been hurt obtains immediate and appropriate medical care and treatment.
When you talk to the police, speak plainly and make certain that they understand and write down exactly how the accident occurred. Don't apologize to anyone for what you may or may not have done. If you do, you may inadvertently be admitting to liability when that is not your intention. Be certain to notify your insurance company as quickly as possible that you've been involved in an accident.
Buses and trucks present a unique set of circumstances all their own. Both are large vehicles compared to the cars on the road, and more than any other drivers, they are constantly fighting traffic to stay on schedule and meet their deadlines. Oftentimes, they are forced to speed to make up for delays and get back on schedule. Or, like other drivers, they simply become impatient and want to get to their next stop or to finish what has already been a very long day. Like anyone else, when truckers and bus operators act that way, their decision‐making suffers and they make bad choices that can leave death and destruction in their wake.
If you've been a victim in a motor vehicle accident of any kind, we can help. Do not allow an insurance company representative to talk you into settling your claim for pennies on the dollar, before you've spoken with a lawyer at Goldberg & Lasson. We will help you get the highest
compensation obtainable, what you truly deserve, for your pain and suffering, lost compensation, medical expenses and other losses.
One thing you must do, is call us right away. Under New York's No‐Fault Law, someone who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident has only 30 days to file a claim for No‐Fault benefits. There is a greater amount of time in which you can file a third‐party lawsuit against the drivers and owners who caused the accident, to recover compensation for your injuries, losses and your pain and suffering, but you must act quickly if you have any hope of recovering what you may truly be entitled to.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a car, bus or truck accident, don't wait. Give us a call. Goldberg & Lasson, is here to fight for you, courageously and with conviction, to help you get your life back on track.