Injured Passengers Have Rights. We Can Protect Them.
The New York Department of Motor Vehicles reports that in 2011 alone, more than 307,500 crashes were reported in the state. Many of these accidents injured or killed innocent passengers.
At the Law Office of Ira Pintel, our injury lawyer has been representing the injured since 1995. Mr. Pintel and his associates understand the unique considerations that go into a car accident case that involves passenger injuries. For instance, your injuries may have been increased by the fact the driver instinctively swerved away, avoiding a head-on collision but causing your side of the car to be struck with full force. Or, you may have been riding in the back seat, which means you did not have the protection of an air bag.
Learn how we can assist you by speaking with our experienced attorney. Call 917-534-6479 for a free consultation today.
We handle motor vehicle accident cases involving all types of passenger injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Head trauma
- Neck injury/whiplash
- Back or spinal cord injury
- Facial injury
- Scars from flying glass
If your loved one was a passenger killed in a car crash, you may have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. New York law allows representative or heirs of the decedents to seek financial compensation to cover:
- Funeral expenses
- Emotional distress to family members
- Loss of income from the deceased
- Medical bills
Was The At-Fault Driver A Friend?
If the at-fault driver was a friend, a significant other, an aunt or uncle, or someone else you are close to, you may be reluctant to bring a personal injury claim. Remember, however, that you are not asking for money from that person – you are only seeking compensation from his or her insurance company. That is the reason drivers carry insurance: to cover situations like this.