Queens Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents rank as the 3rd leading cause of injury related death in Queens, New York City, according to, “Motor Vehicle Traffic Injuries Queens County Residents 2005-2007”. In a city with a population of over 8 million residents, not including workers and visitors who commute into and out of the city daily, automobile accidents are almost, unfortunately, commonplace. This is why it is important to have a strong Queens car accident lawyer who will fight for you.
A car accident can be a traumatic and troublesome experience. There are many questions and concerns. Michael Manoussos & Co PLLC, a premier personal injury law firm located in Queens, New York, we will help you and represented your interests and rights. Whether you or a loved one are involved in a fender bender or a cataclysmic collision, we are here for you. We are experienced car accident lawyers.
Queens Head-On Collision Car Accident Lawyer
Head-on collision car accidents are one of the, if not the, most dangerous types of car accidents due to the strong force sustained by both drivers at the moment of impact. While statistics estimate that head-on collisions account for 2% of automobile crashes, they account for over 10% of automobile related fatalities.
Queens Road Rage Car Accident Lawyer
Road rage car accidents, or reckless driving car accidents occur when the driver knowingly and deliberately drives without regard for the safety and well-being of themselves and those around them. Examples include improper or excessive lane changing, improper passing, dangerous speeding, and/or failing to signal intent. When faced with an aggressive driver, it is advised to get out of the way, avoid gestures and eye contact, refrain from challenging the driver, and report serious aggressive driving.
Queens High-Speed Collision Car Accident Lawyer
Excessive speed is a factor in nearly one-third of all fatal car crashes. Driving at high speeds increases the distance required for the vehicle to stop, increases the severity of the crash, increases the likeliness of death and/or serious injuries, and decreases the effectiveness of seat-belts and airbags.
Texting While Driving Car Accident Lawyer
Although the dangers of texting while driving is common knowledge, texting and operating handheld devices while driving is now one of the biggest and dangerous distractions for drivers. Our country has witnessed many fatal accidents involving the operation of handheld devices.
Queens Drunk Driving Car Accident Lawyer
Drunk driving car accidents are no accident – they are decisions. We are all well aware of the fatal dangers involved with drunk driving, yet too many of us take the chance thinking we are exempt from the serious reality. Innocent victims of drunk driving crashes experience a variety of injuries, from scratches and wounds to paralysis and death, not to mention emotional and mental trauma.
Queens Side-Impact Collision Car Accident Lawyer
Side-impact collisions, otherwise known as t-bone collisions, hold responsibility for approximately 8,500 deaths per year. These common and serious types of accidents often occur at intersections when there is a failure to stop at red lights or traffic signs. The seriousness of impact and injuries depend on several factors, including the speed and weight of vehicles involved.
Queens Rear-End Collisions Car Accident Lawyer
Rear-end collision car accidents are all too common in Queens, New York. They typically occur in stop-and-go traffic, whether on a local street, parkway or expressway, with varying stop-and-go traffic speeds. Rear-end collisions are the product of distance (tailgating) and speed, couple with improper observation. Even impacts at low-speeds notably cause serious personal injuries. It is well documented, that low-speeds impacts, under 10 mph, can cause significant injuries to the spine (neck and back) and to the shoulders and knees, for instance.
Queens Asleep at the Wheel Car Accident Lawyer
Falling asleep while driving car accidents are common, yet preventable. Almost 4% of fatal crashes across the nation involve sleeping drivers. Truck drivers are of particular concern regarding these types of crashes, as they are to work long hours and drive long distances. If you are driving and feel as though you may fall asleep, please pull over to the side to rest – the temporary inconvenience far outweighs the tragic consequences.
Queens Side-Swipe Collision Car Accident Lawyer
Side-swipe collision car accidents often occur when a vehicle is either attempting to pass another vehicle and change lanes or to overtake and a pass another vehicle on either side. Usually there is a misjudgment of distance and time that results in the impact, which can also cause a chain reaction. The forces in such collision are lateral and also vertical.
Queens Rollover Car Accident Lawyer
Rollover car accidents may be caused by unsafe or defective road conditions or the operation of the host or adverse vehicle. Many situations at high speed can trigger a vehicle to roll-over, and the damage and injuries can be devastating. Vehicles of higher heights and convertible vehicles are especially susceptible to the dangerous of roll-overs and exposure to grave injuries.
Queens Hit and Run Car Accident Lawyer
Hit and Run car accidents In Queens, New York is a serious matter. It is extremely important that those involved in a car accident hire a strong car accident lawyer. A driver who is involved in a car accident (with another vehicle or pedestrian), must stop and cannot leave the scene of the accident without exchanging insurance information. Leaving the scene of an accident without reporting can result in license points, fines and jail time (depending in the circumstances). If you are a commercial license driver, your license can be revoked for one year.
If you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident, regardless whether as a driver or passenger of a vehicle or as a pedestrian, you MUST contact the police and report the accident immediately and no later than within 24 hours. Failure to so report will forfeit your recovery rights. A hit-and-run accident involves a peculiar legal process, so it’s prudent to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.
We are superb Queens car accident lawyers who will fight for you. Don’t trust just any car accident lawyer, trust the best.