New York Personal Injury Lawyer in Elmira


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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Turning Across Traffic



         Turning across traffic is a judgment that a driver must make routinely. It is an area that creates endless possibilities for litigation. For example, a driver in a turn only lane must wait until a safe opportunity arises before proceeding across traffic. This requires a judgment as to the speed and distance of any approaching vehicles.


         It may be difficult to tell when an oncoming vehicle is speeding. The eye judges speed by change's in position relative to time. In the case of the oncoming vehicle, there is little to asses in terms of change in position because the sight angle is only about 10%.


         Expert's in forensic accident reconstruction, may be required to accurately evaluate who is at fault in the accident. Matters such as skid mark lengths relative to final vehicle resting positions can generally be evaluated scientifically. Be wary of a law firm or an attorney who tells you that you don't need an expert in this situation. If you are right, an expert employed by plaintiff's attorney can generally prove you are right and help win your case.


Instructions by the Court:


      A motorist turning across traffic must use care in doing so because of the risk of an accident that such a turn creates. (He, she) must look out for approaching cars but need only wait until conditions are such that (he, she) may proceed safely. Other motorists must also show consideration and use due care not to collide with the turning car. The relative rights of the motorists depend upon distances and speeds.


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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