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When it comes to car accidents, determining which driver is responsible or at fault for the accident is one of the biggest hurdles. Typically, the driver who was negligent and did not use reasonable caution and care while driving is liable for the accident. However, there are situations where a person who was not driving the vehicle at the time of the accident can be held liable for the accident.

Here are some of the scenarios in which the non-driving person can be held liable for an accident:

  1. When the driver who caused the accident is an employee: When an employee drives a company car and has an accident, the employer is responsible by law for the accident and is liable for all the injuries and damages incurred as a result of the accident.
  2. When the car owner gave permission for driving: Car owners will be held responsible for negligent driving by anyone they give permission to use the vehicle.
  3. When parents allow their children to use the car: In this case, there are a handful of laws that dictate liability, such as the family purpose doctrine. Under this doctrine, the owner of the vehicle is liable for negligent driving by any family member who uses it. Another cause for liability is negligent entrustment. This occurs when a parent permits a minor child to use the family vehicle even though they know or should have known that the child is reckless, inexperienced or incompetent.
  • Negligent entrustment also applies outside of the parent/child relationship, including lending your car to a person who is:
    • Intoxicated
    • Unlicensed or underage
    • Inexperienced
    • Elderly
    • Previously reckless

    Free Consultation with Experienced Car Accident Attorneys

    If you or a loved one are seeking to pursue legal action after a car accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. At 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.


    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.

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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.


    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 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

    Why Should I Hire a Car Accident Attorney?
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    Protecting Your Legal Claim After a Car Accident


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    What is a Staged Car Accident?

    A staged car accident occurs when someone knowingly causes a car accident to make a personal injury claim. Staged car accidents are not uncommon.they are a common insurance scams.Staged car accidents are dangerous. The result of causing a fender bender may be a serious car accident.

    Staged Car Accidents

    Types of staged car accidents:

    1. The Swoop and Squat
    2. This occurs in free-flowing traffic. A car pulls up beside another car, making it impossible to change lanes. The driver in front of the second car stops short, causing the second car to rear-end them.

    3. The Right Turn Drive Down
    4. This occurs when making a right turn from a stop sign. A car parked at the curb accelerates forward and hits the rear corner of the right turning car.

    5. The Wave
    6. This may occur in denser traffic. A driver, who notices a vehicle switching lanes, accelerates and causes a collision.

    7. The Dual Turn Sideswipe
    8. When turning at an intersection a driver in an outer lane waits to see if a car goes the slightest bit out of lane and then hits the car.

    How to Avoid Staged Car Accident Scams

    Steps to take:

    1. Maintain a safe distance between cars
    2. Always maintain a safe distance from all vehicles.

    3. Call the police if you suspect fraud
    4. If you see anything that is unusual, call the police right away.

    5. Take Pictures or videos
    6. While waiting for the police, take pictures and videos of the suspected car including the license.

    If you suspect that you have been the victim of a staged car accident talk with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., our skilled car accident lawyers have the experience needed to assist you in holding the liable parties responsible. To speak to our car accident attorneys, call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


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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.


    Nassau County Police say a woman has died and a man has suffered a broken leg in an auto accident on Long Island.
    The 85-year-old woman was making a left turn when her car struck a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old man in Franklin Square. It happened around 2:40 p.m. Sunday.

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