Our New York Personal Injury Lawyers File Claims for Victims of Auto Accidents
Our New York attorneys have seen a growing number of auto accident claims each year. More and more crashes are occurring on our roadways and are causing record numbers of injuries and fatalities. There are hundreds of millions of motor vehicles registered in the United States and many million in New York State alone. When a driver or manufacturer of one of these vehicles is negligent, the results can be deadly.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities across the nation saw the largest year over year increase since 1966. From 2014-2015 traffic fatalities rose over 7% to well over 30,000. In 2014 over 6,000 people were injured in crashes every day.
Car accidents result in property damage, fatalities, and injuries that range from minor to severe. Brain damage, pelvic injuries, facial lacerations and scarring, traumatic brain injury (TBI), punctured lungs, fractured bones and other harm often occurs. These injuries may require the victim to have surgery, physical therapy, medication and special assistive devices. A car crash victim may be unable to work leaving the family with temporarily or permanently lost income. In the event of a fatality, the loss of the breadwinner may ruin a family’s finances, causing severe stress and anxiety.
Contacting Leeds Brown can help you and your family recover monetary compensation for your injuries and losses caused by an automobile crash in New York. Our personal injury attorneys understand how difficult it can be to recover after an accident – physically, emotionally and financially. We have the experience, skill, and passion for securing positive and fair outcomes for crash victims. Our firm can negotiate with large insurance companies to recover an amount that accurately reflects the true extent of your damages and suffering. We can also put together a strong case and take the matter to trial if that is what it takes to make you whole again.
Accident Lawyers in New York Represent Victims of Rollover Crashes
Leeds Brown represents victims of every kind of car accident including:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Sideswipe crashes
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Rollover crashes
One of the most common types of accidents that personal injury lawyers come across in New York involves the rollover of a vehicle. The NHTSA reported that rollovers have a higher fatality rate than other types of crashes. In 2010, although only making up 2.1% of crashes, rollovers accounted for 35% of all deaths from passenger vehicle crashes. In 2010, more than 7,500 people died in rollover crashes.
What Causes New York Rollover Accidents?
Vehicles that have a high center of gravity are the most likely to rollover. SUVs, trucks and vans have historically been prone to rollover accidents. Manufacturers have taken steps to increase the safety of these vehicles over the years, but the changes are not foolproof. Defective parts and design defects that contribute to rollover accidents may mean the vehicle or parts manufacturer is liable for any injuries that result.
But, as we know, a vehicle can roll over for many reasons. Negligence or recklessness behind the wheel can result in any car accident.
Some of the common causes of rollover accidents include:
- Tire blowout
- Overloading vehicle
- Dangerous road conditions, rain, wind, ice
- High center of gravity of vehicle
- High winds
- Defective design
- Driving while distracted, fatigued, impaired, texting and other negligent acts that slow response time
- Defective brakes
Common Injuries from Rollover Accidents that Occur in New York
Rollover accidents have high injury and fatality rates because the victims often get ejected from the vehicle. Almost two-thirds of the fatalities in rollover accidents are because of ejection.
The most common non-fatal injuries in rollover accidents New York automobile accident lawyers see are those to the head such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and skull fractures. These injuries can cause permanent or temporary disabilities such as speech and memory impairments, headaches and dizziness.
Some other injuries common to rollover accidents are:
- Bone fractures and breaks
- Severe cuts and bruises
- Spinal cord damage
- Permanent paralysis
- Temporary paralysis
- Crushed limbs/amputation
- Internal bleeding
- Intracranial hemorrhage
- Brain damage
Such severe injuries can result in a lifetime of difficulty. Victims of rollover crashes often require years of medical treatment including surgeries, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pain medication, psychological treatment and the use of assistive medical devices. The emotional and financial costs of these treatments can be astronomical. By having New York personal injury attorneys working on your case, you can focus on your health while Leeds Brown focuses on your claim and monetary recovery.
NY Automobile Accident Lawyers Represent Victims Injured in all Types of Motor Vehicle Crashes
Unfortunately, rollover crashes make up only one type of the wide variety of car accidents that occur across the nation and in New York. As stated above, New York car accident lawyers at Leeds Brown represent clients injured in every type of motor vehicle accident, most of which are caused by someone’s negligence. Take a closer look at some other common types of accidents for which we file claims:
Rear end accidents – these usually occur when a car is coming to a stop at a sign or a light and the driver of the car behind is not paying attention. The driver may be tailgating, distracted, texting or speeding or simply too slow to react and apply the brakes in time. Alternatively, the brakes may not be working.
Head-on-crashes – these occur when two vehicles, going in opposite directions, drive into each other with the fronts of their cars or one car hits something head-on like a pole or tree. The injuries from head-on crashes tend to be quite severe.
Side impact collisions – these usually take place in busy intersections or on roads with many driveways or parking lots. One car drives into the side of another which can cause serious injuries to passengers and the driver.
Multi-vehicle accidents – these accidents involve many cars crashing in what is usually a chain reaction or “pile-up.” These cases can be complicated because there are many parties and determining who is at fault can be tricky.
Motor vehicle accidents like the ones above and rollover accidents usually result from someone’s negligence. Speeding, distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, defective car parts and bad road conditions are some of the most common causes of auto accidents. If negligence caused your accident and, therefore, your injuries, you have the right to recover compensation for your medical expenses, pain, suffering, lost wages and more.
There is a statute of limitations for all personal injury actions which means that you have a certain period during which to file your claim and preserve your right to collect damages. We do not know how much time you have left until we hear the specific facts of your car accident and injuries. Contact New York personal injury lawyers at Leeds Brown today for a free case evaluation. Call 1-800-585-4658 seven days per week, twenty-four hours per day for help.
Let an experienced car accident attorney help you secure a fair settlement for the injuries you sustained in a rollover, head-on, side-impact or any other motor vehicle accident that took place in New York. While you recover your health, we can work toward recovering the compensation you deserve from the party responsible for your suffering.