Westchester Car Accident Lawyer
Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident in Westchester County? Did you get hurt because someone else was in too much or a rush or wasn’t paying attention? You may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. The Westchester County car accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help you fight to maximize your award.
Since 1977, we’ve been dedicated to helping injured car accident victims across New York. Our tough, aggressive approach has helped us secure more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. If you’ve gotten hurt through little-to-no fault of your own, we’re here to help you, too.
Contact our Westchester County law office to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment today. We’re always available to take your call – day or night – 365 days a year.
How Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me After a Westchester County Car Accident?
Getting into a car accident can turn your life upside-down. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation if someone else is at least partly to blame. However, it can be tough to get the money you deserve in your hands. Hiring an attorney to handle your injury claim can give you time to focus on getting better. It can also level the playing field and put you in the best position to secure a meaningful financial award.
You should call the Westchester County personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate assistance after your Westchester County car accident because:
- Insurance companies aren’t on your side. They’ll fight you every step of the way and try to deny your drive down the value of your car accident claim.
- More than one person might be responsible – and financially liable – for your injuries. We’ll do our best to identify everyone who shares fault seek compensation from them.
- You might not know what your case is worth, and you shouldn’t let an insurer decide. We can work with experts and work hard to make sure your case is valued properly.
- Others involved in your accident might try to shift some or all of the blame to you, which could hurt your ability to recover compensation. We’ll stand up for you and fight to protect your rights.
Our goal is to help you secure all of the money you need and deserve after an unexpected car accident in Westchester County. Give us a quick call or reach out to us online today to learn more.
Westchester County Car Accident Statistics
Westchester County sits just above New York City, so it’s no surprise that traffic can be a nightmare. Whether you live in Westchester County or commute through the area to get to work, you’re probably all too familiar with dangers on the road.
Despite efforts to make Westchester County safer, accidents still happen quite frequently. In fact, according to the New York State Department of Health, motor vehicle accidents are the fourth leading cause of injury-related death in Westchester County.
In 2014, there were 4,281 car accidents in Westchester County. These crashes caused:
- 3,966 injuries that required emergency room visits
- 289 severe injuries that required hospitalization, and
- 26 deaths.
So, in an average month in Westchester County, there are two fatal accidents and 355 more that cause a serious injury.
What Causes Car Accidents in Westchester County?
Motor vehicle accidents happen frequently on Westchester County roads. There’s always a risk of a crash, whether you’re driving on I-287 in Tarrytown, down your own quiet street in White Plains, or into the city on the Saw Mill River Parkway. Unfortunately, accidents can even happen when you’re being as careful as you possibly can.
While accidents can (and do) happen for a lot of different reasons, leading causes of collisions in Westchester County include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Ignoring stop signs or traffic lights
- Passing improperly
- Making unsafe or illegal turns
- Traffic and weather conditions
- Dangerous road conditions, and
- Defective vehicle or equipment.
Call the experienced legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. if you’ve been injured in a crash in Westchester County. We’ll review your case, explain your rights, and answer any questions you may have.
Who’s Liable For My Injuries After a Crash in Westchester County?
You can potentially seek compensation from anyone who contributed to your Westchester County car accident. This might include:
- Other motorists
- Truck drivers
- Employers of negligent parties
- Government agencies
- Transit agencies, or
- Companies that manufactured defective products.
Our attorneys will carefully investigate the circumstances surrounding your car accident to determine why it happened and identify anyone who shares fault. Then we can seek compensation from anyone who caused you to get hurt. This comprehensive approach can help you secure maximum compensation for your injuries.
You Deserve an Experienced Westchester County Car Accident Lawyer
After an accident, you might face a lot of unexpected financial stress. Medical bills can add up quickly. If you’re unable to work, lost income can make a tough situation even worse. As a result, few things will be more important than your quest to get compensation from an at-fault party.
Your choice of attorney can make a huge difference in your personal injury case. Just because someone is a lawyer doesn’t mean that they’re the best choice for you. Some New York law firms will take any case that walks through the door. You deserve to work with a law firm that has extensive experience handling personal injury cases like yours.
That’s what you’ll get when you turn to Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help after your accident. We only represent clients who have been injured in accidents. Our attorneys, who have more than 200 combined years of experience, exclusively handle personal injury cases. We know the laws and procedures that might affect your case inside and out. We have decades of experience navigating challenging cases just like yours. When you call us for help, all of this can benefit you.
We’ll fight to get you the money you deserve for all of your car accident injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injury
- Eye injury
- Chest injury
- Crushing injury
- Lost limbs
- Traumatic brain injury
- Head injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death, and more.
Give our Westchester County personal injury lawyers a call to schedule your free consultation. Can’t make it into the office? That’s okay. We’ll come to you. Our attorneys can visit you at work, at home, or even at the hospital to discuss your case. Just give us a call to set up a time that works for you. It’s that easy.
What Damages Are Available After a Westchester County Collision?
When someone else causes you to get hurt, they should also be responsible for your resulting injuries and costs. Our legal team can pursue damages to compensate for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Lost wages and income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Disability, and more.
As we investigate and build your case, we can consult with leading New York accident and injury experts. With their help, we can better understand your injuries and how they might affect you today and in the future. In turn, we can have a better idea of what your car accident lawsuit or injury claim is worth.
What’s the Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Lawsuits in New York?
We know that the time after an accident can be overwhelming. However, don’t hesitate to assert your right to demand compensation. You could risk losing out on valuable compensation if you wait too long to file a personal injury claim for damages.
Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for car accident lawsuits is three years from the date of your injury.
You may have more or less time to file a claim, depending on the specific circumstances of your case. This is why it can be critical to contact an experienced car accident lawyer immediately after you get hurt. Getting started on your case right away can help to protect your rights and ability to get the money you deserve.
Call For Your Free Consultation
Have you’ve gotten hurt in a car accident in Westchester County, NY? The attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. are prepared to help you hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they’ve caused. We’ll go above and beyond as we fight to secure a settlement or award on your behalf.
Reach out to us by phone or online discuss your case and learn more. Your first consultation is free, so call our NYC law firm for help today.