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Video : Preserving Your Right to Compensation After a Car Accident

October 15th, 2018

You can preserve your rights to obtain compensation after a car accident by documenting the accident scene, calling the police and hiring a car accident lawyer. Watch the video to know more.


Car Accidents Caused by Car Defects

October 8th, 2018

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Car manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their manufactured auto parts function well and are safe to use. However, sometimes safety concerns arise after the manufacturing process is over or after the vehicle goes on the market. Each year, millions of cars are recalled because of manufacturing defects that can cause serious or fatal car accidents.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident as a result of a car defect, you can claim compensation for your injuries. In addition, you can file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the car with the help of a car accident attorney.

Common car defects that can cause an accident include:

  1. Airbags that fail to deploy: Regardless of whether the accident you are involved in was caused by you or someone else, the airbags should deploy. If the airbags fail to do so, your injuries can be much more serious.
  2. Airbags that deploy at the wrong time: If your airbags deploy when you suffer a small tap or without there being any impact at all, it can cause you to have an accident.
  3. Airbags that deploy too fast or with too much force: Airbags are meant to cushion the impact of a car accident. However, if they deploy with too much force, your injuries may be more serious.
  4. Seatbelts that unbuckle during an accident: Seatbelts are one of the most fundamental components of vehicle safety equipment. If a seatbelt unbuckles during an accident, a person can suffer fatal injuries.
  5. Seatbelts that fail or break during an accident: A seatbelt that breaks in an accident does not give you any protection and may lead to serious injuries.
  6. Weak car roofs: Virtually all cars and trucks are required by modern safety standards to provide roll bars for rollover protection. If the roof collapses during a rollover crash, the people inside the car can be seriously injured or killed.
  7. Faulty electric systems: Vehicle fires caused by electrical system defects can be fatal.
  8. Brake failure: Brake failure due to a manufacturing defect can result in serious car accidents.
  9. Power steering failure: Although you may still be able to control the vehicle after losing power steering, the sudden change in the amount of force required to do so may be very surprising and lead to an accident.
  10. Tire failure: Tire explosions are often the cause of losing control of a vehicle and can lead to an accident.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by an auto defect, it is important that you preserve all the evidence that can support your claim. Take pictures of the car and the accident scene. Do not get the car repaired until you hire an attorney. If possible, store the vehicle until your attorney can investigate and inspect the vehicle for defects.

Hire a Car Accident Attorney

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident caused by an auto defect, contact the Dervishi Law Group, P.C. Our car accident lawyers have handled thousands of car accident cases and have consistently achieved exceptional results for our clients. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Negligent Entrustment in a Car Accident Case

September 25th, 2018

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If you were injured in an accident by an incompetent, reckless or unfit driver who does not own the car but has borrowed it from another individual, this is known as a negligent entrustment case.

In a negligent entrustment case, you must prove that the car owner knew, or should have known, that the driver was incompetent before allowing them to drive the car. Incompetent and unfit drivers include:

Intoxicated drivers: If the car owner lent his or her car to someone who is drunk or high, or likely to become so, it may be construed as a case of negligent entrustment.

Unlicensed and underage drivers: Lending a car to a minoror unlicensed driver is considered negligent entrustment.

Inexperienced drivers: Letting an inexperienced driver, such as a minor or new driver with only a learner’s permit, drive your car unsupervised is an example of negligent entrustment.

Elderly drivers: Lending a car to someone whose advanced age makes them unfit to drive can constitute negligent entrustment.

Ill drivers: Lending a car to a driver who is suffering from an illness that affects his or her driving skills or is under medication that makes them dizzy or fall asleep may constitute negligent entrustment.

Previously reckless drivers: If a car owner knowingly lends a car to someone who has a history of reckless driving, it is a case of negligent entrustment.

In all the above cases, the owner of the car will be liable for any injuries or damages caused by the incompetent, reckless or unfit driver.

If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by an incompetent, reckless or unfit driver and you need a reliable and experienced car accident lawyer, contact the Dervishi Law Group, P.C. Our car accident lawyers have handled thousands of car accident cases and have consistently achieved exceptional results for our clients. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Slide: Why You Should Hire a Car Accident Attorney

September 3rd, 2018

Car accidents can be devastating and if you have never been in this position before, you may not be aware of your rights or the insurance claim process. Therefore, it is imperative to hire an attorney. View the slideshow to know why you should hire a car accident attorney if you are injured in a car accident. Call 917-300-0797.

Why You Should Hire a Car Accident Attorney
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Should I Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

August 29th, 2018

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When you are involved in a car accident, one of the biggest questions is whether you need to hire a car accident lawyer. Some people may choose to file a claim on their own. However, it is challenging to deal with the insurance company and get the compensation you deserve. You will need a lawyer to represent you after a car accident if:

  1. You Suffered Serious Injuries in the Car Accident: If you were injured in an accident, it is in your best interest that you hire a lawyer to fight for your compensation. Sometimes a car accident injury causes long-term or permanent disability. Your car accident lawyer will know all the laws, protocols and procedures involved in a car accident insurance claim. They can help you prove that your disability is long-term or permanent.

  2. An insurance company considers the seriousness of an injury on the basis of three factors:

    • The type of injury
    • The time it will take to recover
    • The medical bills relating to the treatment
  3. Liability Is in Dispute: Insurance companies sometimes question the owner’s liability. To avoid this situation, consult with a car accident lawyer. Your lawyer will defend your case and help you receive the maximum possible compensation.

  4. The Insurance Company Refuses to Pay a Fair Amount: Insurance companies usually offer small settlements. If you incurred serious injuries and missed weeks of work, settling your claim for less compensation is not a good idea. If the compensation they offer isn’t enough to cover all financial losses, including lost wages, you should not accept the settlement and contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

  5. The Adjuster Has Already Made an Offer: If the adjuster offers a settlement that is insufficient, it is in your best interest to hire a car accident lawyer.

  6. In addition, your car accident lawyer will be able to determine if it is best to try to settle out of court or take the case to court.

If you need a reliable and experienced car accident lawyer, contact the Dervishi Law Group, P.C. today. Our car accident lawyers have handled thousands of car accident cases and have consistently achieved exceptional results for our clients. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Who is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Causes a Car Accident?

August 27th, 2018

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With the growth in technology, self-driving Uber cars are slowly but surely making their way into the hands of consumers in New York. However, they are far from perfect as there have been multiple accident cases reported around the city.

Car accidents involving fully automated, self-driving Uber vehicles bring up a lot of legal concerns. In case of an accident, Uber, the safety driver and the vehicle’s manufacturer may be held liable. If you or a loved one has been injured in a self-driving car accident, you can file claims against each of these parties to seek compensation.

Self-driving cars are likely to become more popular as time goes on. Anyone who suffers injuries or loses a loved one in a car accident caused by these vehicles may claim compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you identify the liable party and help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Personal Injury Lawyers Serving New York

At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., our goal is to offer comfort in times of need and unyielding dedication to our clients and their families. Our mission is to instill in our clients a sense of trust and confidence that everything possible is being done on their behalf. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a self-driving car accident, you need a qualified personal injury attorney by your side. A qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer can help you deal with the insurance companies and secure compensation from the responsible parties. Our NY personal injury lawyers are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week because accidents can happen at any time. We are in the business of saving lives and livelihoods.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a self-driving car accident, contact our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. Contacting us at the earliest possible time after the accident will increase the likelihood of receiving the maximum possible compensation.

To talk to one of our car accident lawyers, call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Slide: What To Expect From Your Car Accident Lawyer

August 20th, 2018

Getting the help of a car accident lawyer is the right thing you can do after your car accident. You can expect your lawyer to communicate with at-fault party, negotiate a settlement with the insurance adjuster or the defense attorney or prepare the case for trial in case a fair settlement cannot be reached between you and the defendant. If you have been injured in a car accident and in need of a car accident lawyer, contact Dervishi Law Group, P.C., today. Our experienced and knowledgeable car accident attorneys can help. Call 917-300-0797.

Tips for Choosing the Right Car Accident Lawyer
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What to Expect from a Car Accident Lawyer

August 17th, 2018

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If you have been injured in a car accident, you have the right to recover damages from the party responsible for your injuries. Getting the help of a car accident lawyer is the best thing you can do to help your case. Your lawyer can help you recover losses resulting from the accident and reduce the huge amount of paperwork and stress often associated with car accident insurance claims.

Here are some things to expect from your car accident lawyer as your case proceeds:

  • Communication with the at-fault party, including his or her insurance adjuster involved in the case.
  • Collection of all relevant and necessary evidence, including the accident report, medical records and eye witness testimonies.
  • Investigation into the cause of the accident by using experts such as accident reconstruction experts and medical experts. Testimonies of experts can help establish that the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries.
  • Organization and presentation of evidence to prove liability and damages.
  • Determination of the full cost of the damages you incurred, including treatments and lost wages, and determination of a reasonable amount of compensation to request from the at-fault party.
  • Settlement negotiation with the at-fault party.
  • Preparation of the case for trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached between you and the defendant.
  • Taking the case to court after thorough preparation and representing you with determination.

If you have been injured in a car accident and need a car accident lawyer, contact Dervishi Law Group, P.C. today. Our experienced and knowledgeable car accident attorneys can help you. We know how to deal with car accident claims and can help you with your claim. Whether we deal with insurance companies or go to court, we are ready and waiting to assist you. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Slide: Tips for Choosing the Right Car Accident Lawyer

August 16th, 2018

If you have been injured in a car accident and thinking of filing a claim, choosing the right car accident lawyer is important. To make sure that you choose the right car accident lawyer, consider recommendations from friends and family members and the lawyer’s experience. If you need a reliable and experienced car accident lawyer, contact the Law Firm of Dervishi Law Group, P.C. today. Our car accident lawyers have handled thousands of car accident cases. We can help you. Call us at 917-300-0797.

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Who Pays For Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

August 10th, 2018

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Injuries resulting from a car accident can lead to medical expenses. In a situation where the injuries are serious and require extensive treatment, it’s important to know how your medical bills are going to be paid. The following may help you understand how your medical bills will be covered if you have been injured in a car accident in New York.

Car insurance: If you were a resident of a “no-fault” state at the time of the accident, your own car insurance will primarily be responsible for your medical bills, regardless of who is at fault in the accident. You can make a “no-fault” injury claim under Personal Injury Protection coverage. However, there is a limit to what your own car insurance company will pay and the limit may differ from state to state. If your medical bills exceed your state’s “no-fault” limit, you are responsible for paying. You must file an application for “no-fault” benefits with your insurance company within 30 days of an accident.

The “no fault” benefits may cover the following necessary medical expenses:

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Diagnosis and initial medical care
  • X-rays, MRIs and other tests
  • Surgery
  • Nursing services
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Prescription medications
  • Therapy and rehabilitation
  • Any other professional medical services provided

If your accident occurred in a state that does not have no-fault insurance, you will generally be responsible for paying your medical bills.

Med Pay: Med Pay pays for medical bills of drivers or passengers injured in a car accident. It covers medical bills including hospital visits, doctor visits, physical therapy sessions, etc. After your medical bills exceed the policy limits, you will be responsible for paying.

Medicare or Medicaid: Medicare or Medicaid, just like Med Pay, also cover medical bills to the extent the regulations allow and upon exhaustion of no-fault and private health coverage benefits. It is important to note that Medicare does not reimburse paid bills. They will pay your medical bills, but not reimburse you for bills that have already been paid.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as the result of a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., our car accident attorneys understand how to effectively represent persons who have been injured. Our team has the knowledge and resources necessary to obtain the compensation you deserve. To speak to our car accident lawyers, call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525. You can also email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.