Car Accidents

NEW YORK CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, the law firm of Norman M. Block, P.C. can help you understand your rights and responsibilities and obtain the largest possible settlement or judgment.

While the automobiles being manufactured today have many safety features designed to protect the vehicle occupants and minimize driver error, car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury. It is important that your claim be handled by an experienced auto accident lawyer who knows how insurance companies think and understands the best way for you to go forward with your claim.

The most common injuries in car accidents are “whiplash” injuries to the spine. These can result in bulging or herniated disks in the spinal column which cause radiating pain to your shoulders, arms, hands, buttocks, legs and feet. Car accidents can cause carpal tunnel injuries resulting from the force of your hands on the steering wheel. Shoulder injuries and knee injuries can also result. Bone fractures can also occur. While seatbelts and air bags can prevent more serious injuries, injuries still happen. And if you are a pedestrian struck by a car, your injuries can be even worse.

These accidents can occur because a driver was not paying attention. Rear end collisions are very common, especially where the driver is distracted by his cell phone, radio or something else. Drivers making turns onto busy roadways, or proceeding forward after a stop sign, frequently do not pay attention and collide with other vehicles. Drivers making unsafe lane changes are a common cause of accidents that result in serious injuries.

There are basic steps you need to take once you are involved in a car accident. Click here for a list of those steps. After you have obtained immediate medical care and contacted your own insurance company or, if you are not the vehicle owner, the insurance company for the owner of the car that struck you or in which you are a passenger, to make sure that your medical bills and lost wages are paid, choosing your lawyer is a crucial step.

At Norman M. Block, P.C. we have represented over 1000 people injured in accidents. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Block is someone you can trust to handle your case in the most effective manner possible. If we can, we will settle your case without becoming involved in a lawsuit. But when insurance companies become unreasonable, we do not hesitate to take your case to court and move it through the judicial system in the fastest possible time. Call, chat or send us an email through the form on the website to learn more about how we can help you