I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Saratoga Springs, 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.
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Car accidents have become so prevalent these days that it is almost inevitable that you know someone who has been involved in one. If you have experienced the tragedy of a car accident, you fully understand the hardships and unwanted stress that typically follow such an experience. Directly after a car accident, the first thing on your mind isn’t making sure your legal rights are protected; that’s where the legal team at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® steps in. We are committed to ensuring aggressive representation for all of our clients who were involved in auto/car accidents, and are available to provide answers to your questions. We want to make sure your rights are protected through the end.
It is a surprise to many to learn that if you were hurt in a car accident in New York State, regardless of who is at fault, you can still collect money for lost wages, medical bills, and other losses or damages from the insurance company that was covering the car you were occupying at the time of the accident. Also noteworthy, if you were a pedestrian struck by an automobile, the driver of the car that hit you would be liable to pay the same benefits for you or any other pedestrian that was hit. This is known as No-Fault Insurance coverage. In order to collect all that is available to you under No-Fault Insurance, there are several stringent timelines that must be followed. In the event that No Fault Coverage applies to you, please contact our automobile and car accident lawyers at Martin, Harding, & Mazzotti, LLP® in their Saratoga Springs office as soon as possible so that our team can help you meet those important deadlines.
Much like the important deadlines, No-Fault also has specific guidelines that do not include payment for pain and suffering. The New York State laws built around pain and suffering state that the victim must have sustained a “serious injury,” which is also defined by the insurance law. Below is a list of injuries that fall into the “serious” category, allowing one to collect for pain and suffering:
- 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”);
- 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; and
- 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
At Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, we will review and assess your medical care and ongoing treatment to advise you whether we feel that your injuries qualify as “serious” under the New York State Insurance law.
Furthermore, if a driver that was either not insured or under-insured struck you, or if you were a victim of an unfortunate hit and run, you are still able to make a claim against your own automobile insurance policy to collect benefits. Additional insurance coverage may be feasible through any insurance policy of a vehicle that you or a relative that resides in your household owns if you were injured while in a vehicle that you did not own.
The insurance claiming process after automobile accidents can be extremely tricky at times, and knowing the deadlines, specificities, and legal terminology can help you tremendously. Leave it to the Saratoga Springs car accident lawyers of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® to do what we strive to do, and help you get the money you deserve, while you focus on getting a healthy recovery.
The automobile accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® are here to help you exercise your rights to collect money as a result of your injuries from a car crash. Call us at our local Saratoga Springs, NY office to get a free quote today: (518) 583-1010, or call us toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).
Often times, an accident involving a motorcyclist is the result of another driver failing to see the bike, even if the motorcycle was in their line of view. Since motorcycles have a considerably less amount of protection surrounding them, the injuries are often much more devastating to the motorcyclist.
No-fault insurance generally does not cover the rights of those that were injured while driving a motorcycle, regardless of how serious the resulting injury. This disconnect can mean sky-high medical bills and even lost wages that can go uncompensated without the correct legal advice and guidance.
If you have been hurt in an accident, let our Saratoga Springs motorcycle accident attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® take on your case, and give you the peace of mind you need to recover from the injuries, while still protecting your full rights.
On the upside, New York State Law does not require a motorcyclist who has been injured in an accident to prove that it was a “serious injury” in order to claim the benefits of those who have been “seriously injured” in a car accident. Therefore, regardless of the severity of your condition, New York State allows you to collect on your injuries or lost wages as a result of a motorcycle accident. In the same way that a victim of a hit and run auto accident has the option of making claims against their own policies, so can a motorcyclist who has been a victim of a hit and run, hit by one who is under-insured, or even hit by one who lacks an insurance policy altogether can also file such claims. If you were also injured as a pedestrian or while riding a motorcycle that was not your own, you are able to file a claim against an insurance policy that covers a vehicle of your own, or a relative who resides in your home.
There are multitudes of deadlines; guidelines and legal hoops to jump through in order to be sure your rights are preserved. Our Saratoga motorcycle accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® are familiar with these processes, and can take the burden off of you. Call our Saratoga Springs, NY office to minimize your stress and get a free consultation today: (518) 583-1010, or call us toll-free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).
Commercial Truck Accidents
Automotive accidents involving large tractor trailers are amongst the worst kinds of accidents to experience. If you or a loved one have been injured in a trucking accident and have already been contacted by a representative of the trucking company or their insurance company, it is of the utmost importance that you talk to a truck accident attorney to better understand your rights. There are a number of important laws and regulations put in place by both the federal and state governments in order to protect other drivers on the road as well as the driver of the truck.
These laws control a number of everyday trucking procedures, including, but not limited to:
- Maintenance and vehicle inspection procedures
- Hours of service
- Driver and licensing qualifications
When involved in an accident, the sheer size and weight of a tractor trailer can cause extensive damage and injuries to other automobiles and their passengers. This alone can cause an increased percentage of life-threatening conditions, such as catastrophic injuries, permanent disability or even death. Our dedicated Saratoga Springs truck accident attorneys are here to help you through the legal process while you and your family focus on recovering.
Our truck accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® are experienced in accidents involving numerous types of trucks, for example:
- Tractor trailers – 18 wheelers, semi’s, big rigs, etc.
- Construction vehicles
- Tanker trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Cement trucks
- Other large vehicles carrying oversized loads, etc.
Serious trucking accidents can cause long-term injuries or even lifelong complications. Don’t let just any car accident attorney handle your case- our Saratoga Springs truck accident lawyers are here to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. For your free case consultation, contact Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® at our Saratoga Springs office at (518) 583-1010, or call us toll-free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).