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I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Plattsburgh, New York.

We’ve been handling personal injury cases for since 1994. And the most common type of personal injuries we see are related to car accidents.

Which is no surprise, there are almost 30,000 car accidents per day in the US. Many of which result in serious injury or even death. In the one minute it will take you to watch this video three car accidents will have already happened in our country. Victims of these wrecks, victims just like you, need a lawyer they can trust.

If you’ve been injured and would like to discuss your accident with a lawyer you can trust, visit our website to chat 24/7 or call us at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

We’re Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters and we look forward to helping you get the money you deserve.

Visit our chat feature here on the website 24/7 or call us now at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, it is likely you understand how complicated and confusing it can be to try and understand the legal steps involved in defending your rights. Don’t stress, the car accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® understand the procedures necessary to ensuring that your rights are protected during the legal process, and can answer any questions you may have before or during the process. Car accidents not only affect those directly involved, but often the families and loved ones that the injured may be providing for. Our Plattsburgh legal team of auto accident attorneys is committed to providing you the aggressive representation we believe you are rightfully deserved in your pursuit of legal action.

New York State’s No Fault Law declares that regardless of who’s at fault for the accident, any injured person is automatically entitled to recover for lost wages, medical expenses, as well as other incidentals from the company insuring the vehicle that one was riding in at the time of the accident. This law also applies to pedestrians struck by a moving vehicle; that vehicle is also responsible for paying those same benefits as if the person was injured inside the car being driven. However, in order to properly preserve the rights of the injured, there are important time tables that need to be followed closely.

If you have been involved in an auto accident and believe you are entitled to recover for pain and suffering, No-Fault insurance does not provide compensation unless a “serious injury” can be proven. A few examples of injuries that qualify as “serious” include:

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  • Dismemberment
  • Significant disfigurement (Such as a scar however, the injury must be significant enough to cause a reasonable person to view the result as “unattractive, objectionable, or as the subject of pity or scorn”)
  • Fracture
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Significant limitation of use of a body, function, or system
  • Permanent consequential limitation of use of a body, organ, or member
  • Permanent loss of use of a body, organ, member, function, or system
  • An impairment/injury of a non-permanent nature that prevents the victim from conducting his or her usual and customary daily activities for a period of at least 90 days during the 180 days immediately following the accident

Our expert automobile accident attorney’s previously gained knowledge and expertise will be used to assess the medical care and treatments that one receives in order to better advise and assess whether one’s injuries qualify as “serious” under NY State Insurance Law.

Have you been the victim of a hit and run or have you been hit by an uninsured driver? NYS law also states that one is able to make a claim with their own personal car insurance if either of these horrible incidents occurred. Furthermore, if you were an occupant to a vehicle or a pedestrian, and injured in an accident, you may be entitled to additional insurance coverage provided by any policy applicable to a vehicle you own, or even a vehicle owned by a relative in your household.

When it comes to protecting your rights, you deserve the best and brightest team behind you. Perhaps the most important but most costly step in the legal process is figuring out which insurance coverage best covers you and maximizes your recovery. Don’t hesitate to call the expert car accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® to help research those complex insurance coverage aspects of your case.

 If you or a loved one has been injured in a car, don’t wait to make a claim by calling the car accident attorneys at their Plattsburgh office of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® at (518) 561.1010, or call toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010). You can also email us by clicking here.

For accidents involving other types of vehicles, visit our truck and motorcycle pages.



Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

In 2011, there were over 81,000 motorcyclists injured in accidents. To no surprise, injuries sustained by motorcyclists are often more severe than that of an occupant in a vehicle, due to their lack of protection. Despite this statistic, motorcyclists’ rights are not protected under No-Fault Insurance. Without proper legal protection, this could result in large medical bills and missed work going uncompensated for. Our Plattsburgh expert motorcycle accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP are dedicated to protecting you and your rights to a full and uninhibited recovery.

Under New York State law, a motorcyclist can file a claim against the responsible party for pain and suffering that resulted from an accident, without proving it resulted in a “serious injury.” Contrary to No-Fault insurance laws, this law greatly helps many motorcyclists claim compensation and recover the losses resulting from the accident.

Even if the responsible party is uninsured or under-insured, NYS law allows one to make a claim against your own motorcycle insurance policy. But what if you were injured while a pedestrian or occupant of a motorcycle you do not own? Additional insurance coverage is likely available to you through any insurance policy applicable to a vehicle you or a relative of your household owns.


Don’t let a small mistake or slip up during the legal process cost you a large sum of money. Our experienced team of motorcycle accident attorneys in Plattsburgh, NY is here to research any and all complex insurance coverage details that relate to your case. Personal injury law is our specialty, allow us to help you get the settlement you’re rightfully deserved.

The Plattsburgh law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters is composed of experienced motorcycle lawyers available to help you at (518) 561-1010. To protect your rights and file a claim for your motorcycle accident, call us toll free, anytime at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).

 For accidents involving other types of vehicles, visit our truck and car pages.



Commercial Truck Accidents

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Injuries sustained from truck-related accidents are oftentimes far more severe than regular automotive crashes, simply because of the vast difference in size and weight of the vehicles. Did you know that there are numerous laws, varying by state, that mandate semi-truck drivers and their companies to comply with safety regulations in order to legally drive these large vehicles?

If you have been injured as a result of a trucking accident, contact the experienced semi truck accident attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® in Plattsburgh for your free case consultation.

Everyday trucking procedures are required by both the federal and state governments, and include, but are not limited to:

  • Driver and licensing qualifications
  • Hours of service
  • Maintenance and inspection procedures

Tractor trailer accidents can result in a number of long-term complications that may include catastrophic injury, permanent disability or even death. The Heavy Hitters® are devoted to protecting the rights of those who have been wrongfully injured as the result of negligence or abuse.

Our Plattsburgh team of tractor trailer lawyers is here to help you through the complicated legal process, while giving you the peace of mind needed to recover. Don’t let the negligence of a truck driver, or their company, impact your loved ones’ lives any more than it already has. Our team of truck accident attorneys in Plattsburgh, NY are highly experienced in cases involving:

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  • Tractor trailers – 18 wheelers, semi’s, big rigs, etc.
  • Construction vehicles
  • Tanker trucks
  • Garbage trucks
  • Cement trucks
  • Other large vehicles carrying over-sized loads, etc.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an automotive accident involving a large truck, don’t rely on an average car accident attorney to protect your rights. Contact the Plattsburgh semi truck accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® for your free case consultation. We want to help you get the compensation you’re rightfully deserved. Call our Plattsburgh truck accident attorneys today at (518) 561.1010 or toll-free, anytime at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).



To protect your right to make a claim for injuries that occurred as a result of an automobile, motorcycle or commercial truck accident, call the law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).

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