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Archive for the ‘Car Accidents’ Category

At least five people were injured when a car crashed into a New York City deli, the FDNY said. All injuries were non-life-threatening, and the victims were all taken to a local hospital. Read more…


Car accident attorneys

When you are involved in a car accident, one of the biggest questions is whether to hire a car accident attorney. Even if you need to hire one, when should you hire?

Knowing when to hire a car accident attorney can make the difference between receiving or losing your rightful compensation. You should hire a car accident attorney when:

It’s Not Clear Who is Liable for the Accident

When there is disagreement about who caused the accident, it is best to hire an experienced car accident attorney. An attorney will help work through the evidence and present a case in your favor.

You Don’t Know How Much Your Claim is Worth

Usually, an insurance company tries to settle accident cases for as little as possible. There is a risk that you may be persuaded to settle for a no or little compensation. However, an experienced car accident attorney will estimate the value of your case and negotiate in your favor.

Your Injuries Are Serious

If you incurred serious injuries in a car accident, it is advisable to consult with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will enable you to receive compensation for your medical bills and other damages.

It is best to hire a car accident attorney as soon as possible. The deadline for filing personal injury claims varies from state to state. Therefore, the sooner you contact an attorney the better.

If you have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The personal injury lawyers at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. can help. To speak to our personal injury lawyers, call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


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Car accidents can be devastating, but even more overwhelming once authorities and insurance companies become involved. People struggle with the thought of whether they may be obligated to go to court after a car accident.

Whether or not you go to court following an accident will depend on whether you receive a court summons or decide to sue the other driver for your injuries or damages.

Court Summons

Although you were not at fault, if the other driver sues you after a car accident, you may receive a court summons that requires you to appear in court. Therefore, it is in your best interest to consult with a car accident attorney after an accident to help with the legal process.

If you were not at fault for the accident, suing could be an option for you in recovering compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages.

Negotiations Prior to Court

Filing a lawsuit does not necessarily mean you will end up in court. In fact, filing a lawsuit may cause the liable party to negotiate and for a reasonable settlement.

When to Go to Court

You ultimately go to court when the liable party or insurance company is not willing to make a fair settlement or is unwilling to compensate at all.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need an experienced car accident attorney by your side. A qualified and experienced car accident attorney will help you deal with the insurance companies and secure compensation from the responsible parties.

At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., our goal is to offer comfort in times of need and help our clients and their families. Our experienced car accident attorneys are here to help you. Call 917-300-0797/718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


The 8-year-old Bronx boy killed by a family friend in a freak car accident was laid to rest Friday before 150 friends and family. Read more…


A 44-year-old woman was killed and her passenger, a 16-year-old girl believed to be her daughter, was injured when their car plowed into an embankment in The Bronx and overturned at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. Read more…


Brooklynites Frank and Joan Tornabene, in death as in life, remained inseparable.

Mourners gathered Saturday for a funeral Mass remembering the couple who died just one week apart, with ex-NYPD lieutenant Frank passing away on their 65th wedding anniversary. Read more…


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Poor road conditions can cause serious car accidents. Determining liability for an accident caused by poor road conditions can be complicated. When poor road conditions cause a car accident, the government or agency maintaining the road may be held liable for the injuries or damages.

Who is Responsible for Road Maintenance?

Generally, cities, counties and states maintain the roads. One or more government agencies can share the maintenance responsibilities for a particular road. Determining which agency was responsible for maintenance of the road is vital for making a claim or suing the responsible party.

Proving Negligence in Road Maintenance Lawsuits

After determining who is responsible for maintaining the road, the accident victim must prove that:

  • The poor road condition caused the accident and the injuries or damages.
  • The agency was responsible for maintaining the road.
  • The agency was negligent in performing its duty to provide a safe road.
  • The agency failed to warn of any potential hazards.

Suing a Governmental Agency

Most state and federal governments have immunity from lawsuits, but there are exceptions to this rule. If the government agency’s negligence in maintaining the road caused the accident, you can sue the respective agency.

You can sue the government agency within the deadline set by the statute of limitations in your state. Failing to do so in a timely manner will eliminate your right to sue the agency. The statute of limitations for an accident claim caused by poor road conditions is typically six months to two years.

You must send prior notification to the responsible agency stating why you are going to sue them.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to poor road conditions, contact our car accident attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. Contacting us as soon as possible after the accident increases the likelihood that you will recover your rightful compensation. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Police are trying to figure out how a driver ended up backing into a popular Italian restaurant in Westchester.

The car backed into Enzo’s on 451 Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck just before 8 p.m. Sunday. Multiple people were injured, three critically. Read more…


Car accidents can be traumatic. The steps you take after your car accident play a vital role in protecting your legal claim. If you want to submit a claim for compensation, here are five steps you should take after a car accident:

Involve the Police

Call the police even if the accident is minor. The police will make a record of the accident and after investigating the accident, the police officer will issue a police report. This will help in establishing the fact that the accident actually occurred and also help in determining who was at fault.

Get Information and Take Photographs

Get photographs of the accident scene, witness names and contact information. Also, photograph vehicle positions, body damage, skid marks and road conditions.

Get Medical Help

If you think you are injured, immediately see a doctor or visit the hospital. Even if you do not feel pain immediately after the accident, injuries may become painful in time. It is advisable to get medical help even if you had a minor injury.

A visit to the doctor or hospital will also help document your injuries and make you eligible for Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.

Talk to a Car Accident Attorney

An experienced car accident attorney will help you avoid any legal mistakes. A good lawyer is fully aware of the statute of limitations, and will help you file the claim within the required time frame. He or she will also track your medical record so that the medical costs remain reasonable. Finally, your car accident attorney will represent your legal interests when submitting your claim for compensation from the responsible party.

Do Not Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Representative

Do not make a recorded statement to the insurance company without the prior knowledge of your attorney. Your car accident attorney will help prepare you for any recorded statements with the insurance company so that all the facts about the accident are fully expressed.

Were You Injured in a Car Accident? Contact Our Car Accident Attorneys.

If you have been injured in a car accident due to someone else, it is crucial that you are represented by a dedicated and experienced car accident attorney to help you through the legal process. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we specialize in car accident cases. You can depend on our knowledge and skills when it comes to representing you in a car accident claim. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Single car accident

It can be automatic to blame yourself if you are in a solo vehicle accident. You may say to yourself that if no one else was there, it must be my fault. However, this is not always the case and that assumption may cost you thousands of dollars. While most accidents involve at least two cars, some accidents only involve one car. For example, you may swerve to avoid a dog or cat suddenly running into the road and hit a fire hydrant or parked car. In many cases you can be held at-fault. However, if there is proof that the collision was the fault of someone else’s negligence or due to a defect in your vehicle, you may be able to make a claim for damages and shift the fault of the accident to someone or something else.

Cars can have manufacturing defects such as faulty brakes, poor alignment, etc. In many states, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit to recover damages you sustained as a result of the manufacturer’s neglect, making the manufacturer liable for personal and property damages as a result of the accident. It might also be that a stoplight malfunctioned, or the street was badly damaged by large potholes which caused the accident. In these cases, it might be possible to sue the city, county or government entity that is responsible for maintaining safety on those roads.

In some situations, a pedestrian or another motorist may do something careless or negligent and you are forced to respond quickly. This can occur if a bicyclist pulls out into the road without looking, forcing you to swerve quickly out of the lane to avoid hitting the rider, and you wind up colliding with another car or crashing into a fence. In a case such as this, the bicyclist may be liable for damages and injuries. It is important to understand the negligence laws in your state to determine whether your claim has validity.

If you have been involved and suffered serious injuries in a single vehicle accident, you will need the guidance and advice of an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney. The attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. have been helping people for over forty years. We know when to negotiate and when to go to court and we have access to a vast array of resources to help our clients get justice and the compensation they deserve. Let us help you too. Call us at (917) 300-0797 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.