New York Personal Injury Lawyer in Elmira

 

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Charles E. Andersen

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Accidents at Intersections

 

Duties of Motorist where stop sign missing or obscured

 

Close following

 

Sudden stopping

 

Skidding

 

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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Speed Limits

      

         Whether posted or established by operation of law, have never been absolutes. They are the maximums that must be adhered to only when conditions make them safe. A posted speed limit of 30 mph is not acceptable if ice and snow have left the road unusually dangerous. Statutory provisions have always said that the speed limit is a rate of speed, reasonable under the conditions then existing, regardless of posted or legal pre-set limitations. While under normal circumstances it is inferred that the posted speed limit is reasonable, that limit will give way to factors of weather, road conditions, traffic or construction patterns. Drivers must drive at a rate of speed that is reasonable under the circumstances, regardless of posted signs or legal requirements.

 

          Statutory Standard of Care -Vehicle and Traffic Law The Vehicle and Traffic Law establishes rules of conduct that must be obeyed by. motorists and pedestrians alike. Plaintiff claims that defendant failed to comply with the Vehicle and Traffic Law. "requiring the driver to proceed at a speed reasonable and prudent under the existing circumstances..." In considering the evidence of this case, you must determine whether plaintiff has proved that defendant failed to comply with that, statute's. If you find that defendant violated that statute(s) such a violation constitutes negligence. You cannot disregard a violation of the statute and substitute some standard of care other than that set forth in the statute.

 

 

    

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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