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
car leaving the road

extenuating circumstances




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



child crossings

Child Crossing Near School Zone



   A driver must take special precautions if he knows, or has reason to know that children may be likely to be in an area. Children's actions  are unpredictable and a driver who has knowledge of the special character of the area must slow to the point where they will be able to avoid sudden darting into the street by children.      

      For example,  child (plaintiff) crosses the street in the middle of the block, intending to go from the front of her school to the candy store across the street. The defendant driving on the street strikes her. The defendant claims that the child darted out in front of his car. If defendant knew that the school was located on that block and was aware that at 3:00 p.m. children often cross the street in the middle of the block, the defendant's speed, although within the posted limit, probably was too fast under the circumstance. Drivers must expect children, wherever they are, to act on childish instincts and impulses, and must take appropriate precautions. (common law negligence when plaintiff under disability).



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 child's medical bills, compensate you or your child  for loss or diminution in earning capacity or cover the collateral costs of you or your child's injury.  


          Our office may also be able to help you recover for your child's pain and suffering if the child  meets 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 your child is  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

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