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motorcycle accident

Motorcyclists are more exposed to the hazards of road conditions so motorcycle accidents can be devastating and deadly. Motorcycle accidents can result in bruises, broken bones, traumatic head injuries and death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in serious injury or death. Due to the serious nature of these injuries, an accident victim may have to be out of work for several weeks. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to help you through this difficult time. Here are some of the reasons why hiring a motorcycle attorney after being injured in an accident can be beneficial:

  • From the initial paperwork to filing your claim, an experienced motorcycle attorney will know exactly what needs to be done, and will be able to walk you through the entire process.
  • A motorcycle accident lawyer understands the legal process. They are familiar with motorcycle accident laws and will be able to guide you through the legal process. The attorney’s knowledge and experience in the law can help your case and will keep the insurance company from taking advantage of you.
  • A lawyer knows how much you should ask for in your claim. They will analyze your case and help you understand how much compensation you are entitled to.
  • Claiming compensation after a motorcycle accident can be complicated. Having a motorcycle accident lawyer on your side will improve your odds in getting the compensation you need and deserve.
  • If your case goes to trial, a motorcycle accident lawyer will be fully equipped to handle the courtroom protocol and procedures and take on the insurance companies.
  • After you have suffered injuries in an accident, your only concerns should be healing and taking care of yourself, rather than dealing with the complicated paperwork involved in the claims process. Having a motorcycle attorney on your side will ensure that you can concentrate on getting rest, attending doctor’s appointments and returning back to work and your daily routine as soon as possible.

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers immediately. You can depend on our knowledge and skill when it comes to effectively representing your case. We will fight to help you receive the compensation that you need and deserve. Call us at 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

 

Thousands of people are injured in car accidents every year in the United States. About 90% of the accidents are caused by the driver’s negligence. Some of the most common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, improper maintenance of vehicles, etc. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact us. Our car accident lawyers know how to handle car accident claims and can help you. Call 917-300-0797 or email at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

 

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common types of accidents in New York. They can lead to serious injuries, property loss and sometimes death. Speeding, distracted driving, driver fatigue, drunk driving, etc. are some of the factors that cause these accidents. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact us. Our motor vehicle accident lawyers have extensive experience in handling all types of motor vehicle accident claims. Call 917-300-0797.

 

Automobile accident

With the large volume of traffic on the roads and highways, automobile accidents are bound to happen. More than 2.35 million people are injured, disabled or killed in automobile accidents every year in the United States. When you are injured in an automobile accident, below is a list of things to do to help protect your rights:

  • Call the police. The police should prepare a report containing the details of the accident. The police report is an important document in the claims process.
  • Do not move your vehicle before the police arrive. It is important for the police to see the exact condition of the vehicles involved in the accident.
  • Exchange information with the other driver, including his or her name and address, the vehicle plate number, as well as information regarding the insurance company.
  • Do not discuss the accident with anyone except your insurance agent or your lawyer.
  • Do not admit fault for the accident.
  • Take photographs of the accident scene, including damages to both vehicles as well as the position of the vehicles on the road.
  • Get names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the accident.
  • Seek medical help even if your injuries are minor.
  • Call your own insurance company and inform them about the accident.
  • Do not accept quick settlement offers from the insurer of the other vehicle. You may be entitled to much more compensation than the insurance company is willing to offer you.
  • Contact an attorney as soon as possible to evaluate your case and help you file a claim. An attorney will help you understand your legal rights before accepting a settlement offer.

Contact Us

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, the experienced, skilled and knowledgeable car accident attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C., can help you. We know how to effectively deal with automobile accident claims and can help you with your claim. To speak with us, call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

 

Teen drivers

Car accidents involving teenagers are becoming a major concern in the US. Over the past five years, more than 1,600 people have been killed in crashes involving inexperienced teen drivers. Statistics show that there has been a ten percent increase in teenager-involved car accident fatalities in 2015.

There are several reasons why teenage drivers are at higher risk for car accidents. Teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 are the most vulnerable to car accidents because of their inexperience.

Distracted Driving

Teenagers have a tendency to interact on their smart phones while driving. They are also likely to fall prey to other distractions while driving like texting and talking with their passengers. Six out of ten accidents among teenagers are caused by distracted driving.

Seat Belt Neglect

Teenagers are the most negligent age group when it comes to buckling their seat belts while driving. Research conducted in 2015 revealed that 60 percent of teen drivers were killed in car accidents because they were not wearing their seat belts. Teen accident fatalities would be greatly reduced if teenagers always buckled their seat belts when driving.

Lack of Judgement

Research has shown that teenagers are less likely to be able to recognize a dangerous situation while driving and tend to underestimate potentially dangerous circumstances. They have also been shown to lack judgement when critical decisions need to be made in order to avoid a collision.

Speeding

Teenagers are inclined to speed while driving. This is the cause of almost 30 percent of fatal crashes involving teen drivers. Additionally, they may often drive too close behind a vehicle and not leave enough space between themselves and the vehicle in front of them.

Driving Drunk

Drinking causes reduced muscle coordination, poor judgement, impaired reasoning and memory loss. Studies have shown that when intoxicated, teenagers are at higher risk of being involved in a car accident than adults in a similar situation. They are also more likely to misjudge their ability to drive while intoxicated.

Contact Us

The attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. specialize in personal injury cases. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving a teenage driver, you can depend on our knowledge and skills to represent you or your loved one in a personal injury accident claim. If you would like a free consultation about your accident and injury claim, call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525. You may also email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com

 

Texting while driving

Texting while driving is one of the fastest-growing and most dangerous forms of distracted driving. Whether it’s driver negligence or other factors, texting while driving is responsible for taking thousands of lives every year. According to a report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), looking away from the road for only two seconds while driving doubles the risk of accidents. Furthermore, engaging in talking or texting on the phone while driving doubles or triples the risk of accidents.

Some Facts about Texting While Driving

  • 1 out of every 4 car accidents that takes place in the US is caused by someone who was texting while driving.
  • Approximately 3,000 teens die each year due to accidents caused by texting while driving.
  • Use of cell phones causes about 1.6 million automobile crashes each year, taking about 6,000 lives.
  • Truck drivers indulging in texting and driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident.
  • Using a cell phone while driving delays a driver’s reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent.

New York’s Cell Phone Law

New York State prohibits the use of any hand-held device while driving on the road. A hand-held device can be a cell phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), laptop, pager, video game console or any other portable computing or communications device. Drivers having any of these devices in their vehicle are prohibited from using them in any way.

Violation of this law can lead to a ticket and a fine of up to $150. Additionally, the offender will have 2 points added to his or her driver’s license and driving record.

However, there are exceptions to this law. Drivers are allowed to use electronic devices such as dashboard computers built into their vehicles. It is also permissible to use hand-held devices such as GPS and MP3 players so long as they are not held in the driver’s hand but are attached to the vehicle itself.

The law also allows drivers to use their mobile phones during an emergency, or to contact their physician or a hospital in the event of a personal emergency while on the road.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to a distracted driver, we know what to do. We will fight for your rights and help you obtain compensation for your injuries. To speak to our car accident lawyers, call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

 

Causes of Car Accidents

With the increase in population and traffic in NY, car accidents are also increasing. In fact, car accidents are responsible for a high number of fatalities every year on New York roads. Various factors such as speeding, drunk driving, tailgating, etc. may contribute to car accidents. Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents in New York:

Distracted driving: This is the number one cause of car accidents in NY. Driving while looking away from the road for just two seconds doubles the risk of accidents. Some common driver distractions include talking to another passenger, talking on the phone or texting, playing with the radio, applying makeup, eating and drinking.

Following another vehicle too closely: Following a vehicle too closely leaves little time to react when the car in front stops suddenly or slows its speed. This may lead to serious rear-end collisions.

Speeding: Driving beyond the speed limit is dangerous. Speeding not only reduces the amount of time it takes to avoid an accident, but greatly increases the risk of one, and makes the accident more severe if it does occur.

Drunk driving: Alcohol impairs any person’s ability to speak, move and make rational decisions. Drunk driving continues to be another major cause of many car accidents in New York.

Jumping red lights or stop signs: Red lights and stop signs control the flow of traffic. Drivers who jump red lights or stop signs may strike those who have the right of way and cause serious accidents.

Reckless driving: Reckless behaviour on the part of drivers such as street racing, unsafe lane changes and improper turns, may put other drivers in serious danger.

Defective equipment: Defects in the design and manufacture of various vehicle parts may cause vehicles to malfunction and cause accidents. Defective equipment may include brakes, steering wheels, tires, seat belts, etc.

Weather conditions and poor roadways: Weather conditions such as snow, ice, rain, hail, sleet, etc. can create unsafe conditions for drivers and put them at greater risk of accidents. Large potholes on the road, uneven roadways, and stones or loose gravel are some road defects that may also cause serious car accidents.

Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers Today

At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we specialize in personal injury cases. You can depend upon our knowledge and skills when it comes to representing your car accident case. We can help you recover the maximum compensation for the injuries you have sustained. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

 

A 28-year-old Woodside man died on Saturday after colliding with a freight train at the intersection of Skillman Avenue and Queens Boulevard in Long Island City. Read more…

 

A College Point man pleaded guilty to manslaughter and DUI charges last week for his role in a crash on Long Island that left an Uber driver dead in April 2016. Read more…

 

A South old man suffered “serious personal injury” after losing control of a dirt bike on Main Bay view Road in South old Saturday night, according to South old Town police.

The victim, Jonathan Gibson, 46, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital by a Suffolk police medevac, according to police. The South old Fire Department also responded to assist at the scene.
The crash occurred just after 7 p.m. Saturday.

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