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Car accidents can be traumatic. What you do after your car accident plays a vital role in protecting your legal claim. If you want to submit a claim after a car accident, here are five steps you should take after a car accident. View the slideshow to know more.

Protecting Your Claim After a Car Accident
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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.

 

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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. You should hire a car accident attorney to:

Investigate and gather information
Sometimes car accidents are fender benders but they can be fatal as well. An investigation may be necessary to decide liability for injuries and property damage as a result of the crash. A car accident attorney is knowledgeable in the investigation of the accident and gathering pertinent information and evidence for a successful car accident claim.

Handle the insurance claim process
Typically, insurance companies try their best to work in their favor instead of yours. However, when represented by a lawyer, rightful compensation is more easily gained. The insurance company will not delay claims or offer less compensation with an attorney involved.

Negotiate a settlement
If your insurance claim is approved, there is a high chance that you may not receive a fair and reasonable offer right away. An insurance company will try their best to minimize the compensation. An experienced car accident attorney will know how to determine the value of your claim and negotiate a fair settlement.

Represent you in court
Unfortunately, not all car accident cases are resolved through insurance claims. A personal injury lawsuit may be necessary to recover compensation. An experienced car accident attorney will represent you and handle all legal formalities.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, the car accident attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. can help. We have years of experience in handling car accident cases. To speak to our personal injury lawyers, call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

Having a knowledgeable car accident attorney on your side can increase your chances of being successful in your accident claim. If you are considering hiring an experienced car accident attorney, contact the Dervishi Law Group, P.C. We have the experience, knowledge and skills when dealing with insurance companies and representing you in your claim. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

 

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a Gravesend teen as he was skateboarding down Avenue T on Sunday afternoon.

The driver of a white Bavarian Motor Works sports utility vehicle was turning onto W. 10th Street from Avenue T when he smashed into 18-year-old Alejandro Tello at about 3:15 pm and then fled the scene, police said. Read more…

 

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.

 

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.

 

Despite many safety improvements and public service campaigns, the rate of car accidents is rapidly increasing in the U.S. The main cause of these accidents is driver distraction. Some common driver distractions that cause car accidents include texting, dialing a number, using touchscreens, operating the radio and reaching for an object. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to a distracted driver, we can help. Our car accident attorneys are experienced and can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Call us at 917-300-0797.