Single Vehicle Accidents

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Though one may think that single vehicle accidents are less dangerous than multi-vehicle accidents because there are fewer parties involved, it is important to note that single vehicle accidents may involve pedestrians or bicyclists, and the results of such collisions can be fatal. At Levine and Slavit in New York, a pedestrian and bicycle accident attorney can provide you with sound legal counsel if you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a motorist’s negligent actions. If you are looking to file a personal injury claim because of a single-vehicle accident, please contact our New York law office today to speak with a car accident attorney.

Pedestrian Accident Cases

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,654 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in 2007. Pedestrians face serious risks when walking across roadways and alongside traffic. If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident due to the negligent and reckless actions of a motorist, you may be entitled to compensation. Motorists often cause pedestrian accidents by:

  • Driving recklessly
  • Exceeding the speed limit or driving at an unsafe speed for the conditions
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians at a crosswalk or intersection
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failing to keep a proper lookout

In such instances, the motorist can be held accountable for his or her actions. At Levine and Slavit, we can protect your legal rights and help you obtain the compensation that you deserve in the event that you have been struck by a car. If a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury or wrongful death, our compassionate lawyers will work diligently to see that your family obtains compensation for medical costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering. An experienced New York pedestrian accident attorney at our firm can help you achieve justice.

Bicycle Accident Cases

Bicyclists are at risk when riding in traffic. Unlike pedestrians, who in most cases have designated sidewalks on which to walk, bicyclists share the road with motorists. The NHTSA reports that, in 2007, there were 43,000 bicyclists injured in the United States as a result of traffic accidents. If you are a bicyclist or pedal cyclist who has suffered an injury in a traffic accident, our legal team in New York can offer assistance. A bike accident attorney can provide you with the resources and legal representation you need to obtain compensation for damages. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, it may be possible to obtain compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation costs, loss of wages (including future wages and wage loss stemming from inhibited earning capacity), and pain and suffering. If the defendant acted in an egregious manner or with a blatant disregard for the safety of others, it may also be possible to file for punitive damages. To schedule a free consultation with a New York-area bicycle accident attorney, contact Levine and Slavit today.

No-Fault Single Vehicle Accident Cases

In the event that you are the driver involved in a single vehicle accident, it can be difficult to obtain the compensation that you deserve, as fault will often be automatically attributed to you. At our New York law firm, a car accident attorney can review your case and determine liability. In some instances, a single vehicle accident may occur as a result of a road defect, improper or missing signage, malfunctioning traffic signals, or as a result of a product defect. In such instances, municipal liability or product liability may apply.

Rollover Accidents

Some vehicles, such as SUVs and vans, are more susceptible to rollover than standard passenger vehicles and therefore require extra care to operate safely. If a vehicle manufacturer fails to warn the consumer about the inherent risks and potential dangers of driving a vehicle with a high center-of-gravity, it may be possible to file a claim against the manufacturer in the event of a rollover accident. Rollover accidents may also be caused by a defective tire de-treading or catastrophically failing while moving at high speed. In such instances, our legal team can review your case and determine if there is enough evidence to merit a defective product claim against the tire manufacturer.

Contact a New York Car Accident Attorney

If you are seeking legal counsel in the New York area regarding a pedestrian or bicycle accident case, an attorney from Levine and Slavit can help. We understand how devastating a traffic accident can be for a bicyclist or pedestrian, and we are committed to protecting victims’ rights. Whether you are a bicyclist or pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle or you are a motorist who suffered an injury in a rollover accident, we want to help. Contact our New York law office or our Long Island law office today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. If you would like to learn more about car accident cases, we urge you to visit our car accidents FAQ page.

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