I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Schenectady, 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.
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Unfortunately in this day and age, it is almost inevitable that you or someone you know will be a victim of a car accident. Suffering an injury and enduring the trauma of a motor vehicle accident can be stressful enough, let alone trying to understand all the legal steps necessary to make sure your rights are preserved. The car accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® of Schenectady, NY are committed to ensuring aggressive representation for all of our clients involved in auto/car accidents, and is available to provide answers to your questions. We want to make sure your rights are protected through the end.
Often times, New Yorkers don’t realize that regardless of who was at fault in the automobile accident, if you were injured, you are automatically entitled to recover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other incidentals from the insurance company that is covering the vehicle in which you were riding in at the time of the accident. Furthermore, if you were not riding in a vehicle at the time of the auto accident, but you were instead a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle, the car that caused your injury would also be responsible for paying these same benefits. This has been termed No-Fault insurance coverage, which has very important timelines that must be adhered to in order for your rights to be preserved. Contact the Schenectady, NY legal team at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP so that we can help you meet these important deadlines and relieve unnecessary stress.
While No-Fault insurance does protect those who have been injured in an auto accident, it is important to know that it does not reimburse you money for your pain and suffering. Here in New York, in order to recover for pain and suffering after you have been injured in an auto accident, you must have sustained a “serious injury” as defined by the Insurance law. The following list of injuries satisfy the “serious injury” threshold requirement:
- 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.
We at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP will monitor your medical care and treatment to advise you as to whether, in our opinion, your injuries qualify as “serious” under the New York State Insurance Law.
Additionally, if you are the victim of a hit and run, or if a driver that was either uninsured or under-insured struck you, the law allows you to make a claim against your own automobile policy. Furthermore, if you were injured while a pedestrian or an occupant of a vehicle that you did not own, you may be entitled to additional insurance coverage under any insurance policy applicable to a vehicle that you own, or that of a vehicle owned by a resident relative of your household.
Like so many elements of the legal process, determining possible insurance coverage is essential to maximizing your personal injury recovery, and any false step in the process can cost you. Let our expert car accident attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP in Schenectady, New York research those complex insurance coverage aspects of your case for you, so that we can ensure that you get the compensation you deserve, and you can focus on getting better.
To protect your right to make a claim for injuries that occurred as a result of an automobile accident, call the local Schenectady Heavy Hitters office of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP at (518) 862-1200, or call toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).
Motorcycle accidents are oftentimes the fault of another driver because they fail to see the motorcycle, even when their view is not obstructed. Given the lack of protection that a motorcycle provides compared to that of a car, the injuries that a motorcyclist can receive from the impact of the crash can be much more devastating. No-Fault insurance coverage does not often protect the rights of those injured in motorcycle accidents, despite the fact that the injuries associated with motorcycle accidents are often very serious. This combination can mean huge medical bills and lost time from work that may go uncompensated without the proper legal protection.
Let the legal team of motorcycle accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP in Schenectady, NY protect your rights and make sure that these claims are enforced against the person responsible for your injuries.
However, did you know that unlike victims of a car accident, New York State law does not require injured motorcyclists to prove a “serious injury” in order to bring a claim against the responsible party? The lack of this requirement can mean reimbursement of medical expenses and lost wages, as well as being compensated for your pain and suffering, regardless of the severity of your injury.
Additionally, are you aware that if you are the victim of a hit and run, or if a defendant that was either uninsured or under-insured struck you, the law allows you to make a claim against your own motorcycle policy? Furthermore, if you were injured while a pedestrian or occupant of a motorcycle not owned by you, you may be entitled to additional insurance coverage under any insurance policy applicable to a motor vehicle that you own, or that of a motor vehicle owned by a resident (relative) of your household. Like so many elements of the legal process, determining this coverage is essential to maximizing your personal injury recovery, and a false slip in the process can cost you money. The expert Schenectady motorcycle accident attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP will research those complex insurance coverage aspects of your case to ensure that you are getting the most money you deserve as a result of your motorcycle accident.
To protect your right to make a claim for motorcycle injuries that occurred as a result of an accident, call the motorcycle lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters in Schenectady at (518) 862-1200, or call us toll free at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).
Commercial Truck Accidents
Tractor trailer accidents are amongst the worst kinds of accidents to be involved in. It is extremely important that you talk to a truck accident attorney before you talk to any representative from the trucking company, and especially before you sign or agree to any kind of settlement or agreement.
There are very important and stringent laws and regulations enforced by both the federal and state governments which control a variety of everyday trucking procedures the driver must comply with.
These procedures include, but are not limited to:
- Maintenance and inspection procedures
- Hours of service
- Driver and licensing qualifications
Tractor trailer accidents are often much more severe than other automotive accidents because of the size and weight of the truck combined with their ability to damage much smaller vehicles. These accidents can result in a number of life-threatening conditions, for example, catastrophic injuries, permanent disability, and even death. Our dedicated Schenectady tractor trailer lawyers are here to help get you the compensation you and your family rightfully deserve while allowing you to focus on recovering.
Our truck accident lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® are experienced in accidents involving numerous types of trucks that include:
- 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.
Don’t let a complicated legal process hinder your ability to make a full recovery or restrict your family from receiving the compensation they deserve. Our Schenectady truck accident attorneys are here to assist you during your recovery. We have access to experts who will help effectively represent your case against a trucking company and their insurance company.
Our devoted team of tractor trailer lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® in Schenectady want to provide you with a free case consultation. Simply call our Schenectady office today at (518) 862-1200 or toll-free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).