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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Full-Service Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers In New York City

Traffic accidents are often preventable, but drivers navigating the constantly congested streets of New York City, or traveling throughout New York and New Jersey are far too frequently negligent. The motor vehicle and truck accident attorneys at Liakas Law, P.C., focus their full attention on maximizing compensation for accident victims and their families.

Meticulous Attention To Detail To Obtain Results

We thoroughly investigate accidents using state of the art technology. We use all of our resources to obtain proper analysis and evidence from accident reconstructionists, medical professionals and life care planners, when necessary, to cover the full-scope of the long-term consequences of an injury. Our ultimate goal is to maximize compensation for our clients and help victims of a crash find favorable resolution in personal injury claims involving:

Auto Accidents

Automobile safety has made tremendous strides in recent years. Yet, with the volume of traffic in New York City and across the state, auto accidents occur too frequently. The pressures of everyday life and modern technology have increased the number of distractions for drivers. Inattentive driving, “road rage” and negligent acts cause serious, injury-producing wrecks on a regular basis.

Subway And Train Accidents

Millions of people rely on commuter trains and the subway system in the tri-state area to get to and from work, to visit relatives, and go about their daily activities. Train and subway operators, as well as the parent organizations, have a responsibility to ensure that subway stations are properly maintained for safety and that you reach your destination safely. Negligent maintenance or operation of a train or subway can be the source of significant injury, pain, and even the wrongful death of a passenger using these systems. Similarly, a negligent operator can cause significant accidents, injuring pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists who are in the vicinity of an out of control train or derailment.

Trucking Accidents Involving Bicyclists And Pedestrians

Pedestrians and bicyclists have little to no protection against a moving vehicle. While bicycle helmets are important safety devices, the human body is no match for the mass, size and weight of a motor vehicle. Inattentive driving, distracted driving and the failure to yield to a cyclist or pedestrian are common concerns, whether you are in New York City, or anywhere in New York or New Jersey. When a truck is involved in the accident, injuries are often severe or fatal.

Bus And Mass Transit Accidents

Bus companies, taxi services, subway systems and cars-for-hire are held to a high standard of care to protect the safety of passengers. Unfortunately, both in the city and in less densely populated areas of New York and New Jersey, bus accidents are a common source of pain and injury for individuals and their families.

Faulty Truck Maintenance

Commercial vehicles often log many hours on the road during any day of the week. Tractor-trailers, sanitation vehicles and large trucks take a beating with the weight of cargo or other loads, stopping and starting in heavy traffic and large distances traveled on the road. Truck drivers and trucking companies are responsible for inspecting vehicles regularly and insuring that the trucks are properly maintained. Faulty truck maintenance is a serious problem — a defective truck can cause severe accidents with serious and even fatal injuries.

Garbage Truck Accidents

Sanitation workers hit the roads early in the morning throughout New York City, collecting garbage and recycling materials on a massive scale. Garbage trucks typically crawl the city at relatively slow speeds, but their size, weight and sight lines pose significant dangers for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists. A completely empty truck carries significant weight — when fully loaded, the increased mass is astounding. When a sanitation vehicle is involved in an accident, victims often suffer serious or catastrophic injuries.

Overloaded Trucks

State and federal regulations set strict standards for how much cargo a tractor-trailer can haul. These weight restrictions are aimed at far more than maintaining control over the wear and tear on our roads — weight limits serve as an important safety standard. Unfortunately, commercial trucking companies have a business incentive to increase the volume of cargo — that incentive is increased profits. At Liakas Law, P.C., we have the resources, technology and desire to handle complex truck accident cases to help injury victims and their families obtain justice and the full compensation they deserve.

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