Orange County, NY Car Accidents Lawyer

Orange County, NY Car Accidents Lawyer Cars Photo - DeProspo, Petrizzo & LongoIf you believe that you or someone you love may have been injured as a result of another driver’s unsafe practices, you deserve to seek justice. At  Petrizzo & Longo, our personal injury lawyers will learn the details of your accident and present your case so that you can receive the maximum allowable compensation under the law.

Automobile Accidents and Personal Injury Cases

The sad reality is that many automobile accidents could have been easily prevented. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reports that distracted driving accounts for 19 percent of automobile accidents in Orange County, NY. In 2012, there were almost 10,000 automobile crashes. Over 6,000 of these were reportable property damage crashes and 3,000 of these resulted in reportable personal injuries. Over 4,000 people in total were injured.

Automobile, truck, or motorcycle accidents could all result in a variety of debilitating injuries, including head, neck, spinal cord, back, internal, and psychological injuries, as well as disfigurement. Recovering from any accident is a long and difficult process. Dealing with insurance claims, costly rehabilitative care, and adjusting to lifestyle changes after an accident are difficult enough. Fighting to receive reimbursement for your bills can be an isolating and difficult process, but you don’t need to do it alone.

If you have been injured as a result of an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, or were a pedestrian or bicyclist involved in an auto collision, you may be entitled to reimbursement for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer who handles car accident cases is an important first step in ensuring that your rights are protected.

Automobile Accident Attorneys You Can Trust

With over 19 years experience in a variety of practice areas,  Petrizzo & Longo has the resources to represent you. We take pride in hearing the details of your case and treating you with dignity and respect while aggressively fighting culpable parties. We work hard to seek the best possible settlement either outside or, if needed, inside the courtroom.

You may be entitled to seek damages for contributing factors including another driver’s intoxication, unsafe backing practices, driver distraction (cell phone use, texting while driving), failure to keep right or to yield right-of-way, following too closely, improperly passing, disregarding traffic lights or traffic signs, turning improperly, or failure to drive at a safe speed.

Truck and Motorcycle Personal Injury Cases

Truck and motorcycle accidents can be particularly devastating and result in more catastrophic injuries than automobile accidents. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to the careless actions of other drivers on the road. One small bump can result in devastating damages. Similarly, because of the heavy loads that truck drivers carry, a small error or careless action on the part of the truck driver or operator can result in years of medical bills, lost wages, and costly treatment. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2012 there were over 10,000 large truck crashes.

In the case of truck accidents, many of the contributing human factors are similar to those of automobile accidents (DUI, cell phone use, improperly passing, failure to heed traffic signals). However, because truck drivers are required to put in long hours, other factors may be at play. Driver fatigue, illness, or the use of navigational devices have been cited by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles as additional contributing factors to truck accidents.

Furthermore, given the unique nature of the equipment truck drivers operate, companies are required to ensure that the vehicles are in proper working order. Unfortunately, many companies care about their bottom lines more than your safety. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles cites defective accelerators, defective brakes, runaway vehicles, overloading, and defective tow hitches as contributing factors. If you have been in a truck accident due to another driver’s carelessness, you need an automobile attorney who can defend you.  Petrizzo & Longo understands the laws and regulations truck drivers are required to abide by, and can help you build a strong case against negligent operators and drivers.

Contact  Petrizzo & Longo

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury as a result of a car accident, you need a personal injury lawyer who will take the time to hear your case and help you seek justice. You may have only a limited time to seek reimbursement following an automobile accident, due to the statutes of limitations in New York. For results, contact  Petrizzo & Longo and speak to a qualified attorney today.