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New York Freeway Accidents Lawyer

Vehicles traveling on highways travel at high speeds. In addition, in New York there are often many large commercial trucks such as 18-wheelers traveling at high speeds along with much smaller passenger vehicles. The combination of high speeds and large trucks make accidents more likely, and accidents more likely to be serious. Serious injuries involve long recovery times, with the victim being unable to work and provide for their families for weeks or even months. If you or a family member suffered serious injuries in a car accident, contact an experienced New York freeway accidents lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates. Our goal is to help injured victims get the compensation they deserve.

Common Causes of Freeway Accidents

Like any type of vehicle accident, the contributing factors for freeway accidents vary. A driver is considered negligent if he or she drives carelessly, resulting in harm to another person or damage to property. Common causes of vehicle collisions on highways include:

  • Speeding. Speeding is one of the top contributing factors to vehicle accidents. Furthermore, the speed of a vehicle is directly related to the impact it causes in a crash and the severity of injuries suffered by victims.
  • Aggressive driving. Aggressive driving involves not only speeding, but also tailgating, unsafe lane changes, and other violations of traffic laws. Any of these behaviors can lead to a collision.
  • Driving while impaired. Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a leading cause of car accidents on highways as well as other types of road. Each year thousands of people are seriously injured or killed in the United States in accidents caused by an impaired driver.
  • Distracted driving. If a driver is not focused on the road, an accident is more likely to occur. Nowadays the using a cell phone is a common type of distraction and is a common cause of car accidents.
Pursuing a Claim

If the negligence of another driver caused the freeway car accident that resulted in your injuries, immediately contact an experienced New York freeways accident lawyer to represent your interests in a lawsuit against the person who injured you. The types of compensation that you may be able to recover if you file a claim against the negligent person include:

  • Medical expenses. Medical expenses related to serious injuries can be substantial. Often, they exceed health insurance maximums. With a personal injury claim, you can demand compensation to cover your medical expenses- past and future.
  • Lost wages. Serious accidents can leave victims unable to return to work for a while. In some cases, victims are never able to earn the same amount that they earned before their injuries. Your personal injury claim can also demand compensation for both lost wages and loss of future earning capacity, if applicable.
  • Pain and suffering. With serious injuries, courts typically award pain and suffering damages. Pain and suffering compensates victims for both the physical pain and emotional suffering that come with serious injuries. To learn about how pain and suffering damages are calculated, contact an experienced freeway accidents attorney in New York.
Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you were injured in a freeway accident that was the fault of someone else, you deserve compensation to over your losses. Note that there are time limitations for filing accident-related claims. It’s critical to not delay in getting the processes started. If you attempt to file your claim too late, it will be time-barred. Stephen Bilkis & Associates has years of experience winning substantial settlements for injured victims. Contact an experienced freeway accidents attorney serving New York at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your car accident. We serve clients in the following locations: Manhattan, Westchester County, Suffolk County, Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Nassau County, and Queens.

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