Personal injury lawyer handles traffic accidents


Law Office of 
Charles E. Andersen

vehicle and traffic regulations violating the rules of the road
turning across traffic
accidents duties of mororist where stop sign missing sudden stopping skidding
child crossings

Car Leaving the Road



          The fact that defendant CD's motor vehicle left the road and struck [specify object] should be taken into consideration in deciding whether CD used reasonable care in driving. That fact permits you to find that CD was negligent, but, standing alone, does not require such a finding. If, taking into consideration all of the facts and circumstances existing at the time of the accident, including the condition of the road, the condition of the weather and the speed at which CD was driving you find that CD's car left the road as a result of (his, her) failure to use reasonable care, your finding will be that (he, she) was negligent. If you find that the car did not leave the road as a result of CD's failure to use reasonable care, the fact that the car left the road cannot be the basis of a finding that CD was negligent.




      The fact of a car leaving the road raises a presumption of negligence. Clearly however, not all instances of a car leaving the road  are the result of negligence. The sudden emergency doctrine may give rise to evasive action resulting in car leaving the road



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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