New York Personal Injury Lawyer


Law Office of 
Charles E. Andersen

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Accidents at Intersections


Duties of Motorist where stop sign missing or obscured


Close following


Sudden stopping




Car leaving the road


Extenuating circumstances


Child crossings


Speed limits


Duty of Maintenance


Pedestrian Crossing Street


Responsibility for drivers actions


Double parked vehicles


Unlicensed Drivers


Safety Belt Defense


Infants Comparative Negligence


Mentally Deficient Plaintiff


General Damages


90/180 day rule


Pain and Suffering


Aggravation and activation of injuries


Structured judgments


Non-Recourse Funding


Duty of Driver on Through Highway


Turning Across Traffic


Violating the Rules of the Road





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      A driver is required to use reasonable care to avoid an  accidents or injury potentially created by  the negligence of another driver. A driver who has the right of way is required to yield or  take reasonable evasive actions to the situation created by a second driver who is driving in violation of the vehicle and traffic law.

       The driver traveling on a through highway has the right to assume that vehicles traveling on intersecting streets will obey traffic control devices, or other provision of the vehicle and traffic law.

      However, a driver on a through highway is still required to use reasonable care and may not proceed recklessly into the intersection in disregard of a vehicle traveling on an intersecting street. A driver proceeds recklessly after (he, she) knows or has reason to know that the other vehicle has entered or is about to enter the intersection without stopping.

       For example, a driver on the through highway may notice another car approaching the highway on an intersecting street. The driver may assume that the vehicle will stop at the stop sign. If, however the driver notices that the vehicle does not appear to be slowing as it approaches the intersection of the through highway, the driver needs to re-evaluate the assumption and slow his vehicle in preparation for evasive action



How I can help you recover:


     I am an experienced New York lawyer who has the time to aggressively pursue a personal injury case on your behalf. By knowing the law, we know who's right and who's wrong.


          Please call our office now if an insurer is refusing to cover your medical bills, compensate you for loss or diminution in earning capacity or cover the collateral costs of your injury.  


          Our office may also be able to help you recover for pain and suffering if you meet the threshold requirement for " serious personal injury " to sue under New York's  "No Fault" automobile statue. This means more than temporary injury and disability, however it does not mean that your injury must be disabling. A permanent scare, or permanent painful condition resulting from damages to joints or ligaments is sufficient to meet this threshold even though you are not disabled or out of work.






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Auto Accident Facts

Thousands of innocent people per year are injured in car accidents as a result of the careless driving of others. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 43,000 people died in car accidents in 2002. More than one-quarter of Americans have been involved in a car accident in the last five years.

Every 13 minutes, there is a death caused by a motor vehicle accident. Car accidents claim our very youngest and our very oldest populations. Americans from the ages of 1-33 are more likely to die from a car accident than from anything else. On the other side of the spectrum, elderly adults aged 75 and up are most affected by motor vehicle crashes.

Life Insurance & Auto Accidents

Most don't even have a life insurance policy that could pay for funeral expenses if the unthinkable happened. Considering the prevalence of auto accidents, it is important that automobile drivers educate themselves concerning auto accidents and the legal options that exist should an accident occur.



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Unlicensed drivers
Safety belt defenses Infants comparative negligence Mentally deficient plaintiff

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Aggravation and activation of injuries Structured judgments Non-recourse funding