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Charles E. Andersen

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Sudden Skidding



          The fact that defendant's motor vehicle skidded, if you find that to be the fact, should be taken into consideration in determining whether the defendant exercised reasonable care in its operation, but does not, standing alone, require that you find the defendant negligent. If, taking into consideration all of the facts and circumstances existing at the time of the accident, including the condition of the road and of the tires on the defendant's car, the condition of the weather and the speed at which the defendant was operating (his, her) vehicle, you decide that the defendant's car skidded because of (his, her) failure to use reasonable care, you will find that (he, she) was negligent. If, however, you decide that the skidding of the defendant's car was not caused by (his, her) failure to exercise reasonable care, the fact that the car skidded cannot be the basis of a finding that the defendant was negligent.




      The mere fact of skidding raises an inference of negligence. Clearly however, not all instances of skidding are the result of negligence. The sudden emergency doctrine may give rise to evasive action resulting in skidding. Skidding may also result in driving to fast for road conditions. The speed limit is not always determinative of what a safe speed is. Roadway conditions such as construction, and snow and ice may make a safe speed much lower than the speed limit


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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