I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Troy, 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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If you have been involved in an automobile accident it is important to know your rights and understand what you are entitled to. Accidents range in severity and type, so fully understanding your situation can be a challenge. Being defensive and alert at the wheel is the best way to avoid accidents and stay injury free. However, accidents do happen and it is helpful to know how to handle these situations before they occur. Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® practices a wide array of accident cases, ranging from cars to motorcycles to commercial trucks and big rigs. Learn more about your rights after being involved in an accident below.
If you have been involved in a car accident and suffered an injury as a result, you may be eligible to collect on lost wages, medical expenses, and damages or losses, covered by the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident. This is also true if you were a pedestrian struck by an automobile. In this case you are entitled to compensation and benefits from the insurance company of the driver that hit you, and potentially from your own insurance company as well.
New York State treats motorcycle accidents different from car and truck accidents. For instance, motorcyclists’ rights are not protected under No-Fault Insurance, even though injuries sustained by motorcyclists tend to be more severe than those of automobile drivers. In other words, you could be held responsible for costly medical bills and may even be denied Workers’ Compensation. This is why it is crucial to understand the differences between car and motorcycle accidents and seek proper legal representation to help prove that you should be compensated for your injuries.
One part of the NYS law that favors motorcycle accident victims is there is no minimum requirement for the severity or cost of an accident for you to be able to collect. If you are involved in a car accident, your injuries must be considered severe for you to be able to collect on them.
Essentially, a motorcyclist is treated as a hit & run victim, or as someone who was hit by an under-insured, or non-insured driver.
Motorcycle accident law can make it difficult to receive compensation in the event of an accident with injuries. Our Troy motorcycle accident attorneys understand the numerous legal hoops you need to jump through. If you have been injured, do not wait until you are in a tough position; let us protect your rights.
Commercial Truck Accidents
Each year, over 3,500 people are killed in accidents involving large trucks. Of these accidents, ninety-seven percent of fatalities were the drivers of the car involved in the wreck with the commercial truck. There are strict laws and regulations in place that the trucking industry must abide by in order to legally be on the roads. Everyday trucking procedures are enforced by both state and federal governments with the aforementioned regulations, which control:
- Driver and licensing qualifications
- Hours of service
- Maintenance and inspection procedures
Our Troy tractor trailer accident lawyers are here to help you through the process of defending your rights as the victim of a truck accident. We will handle the legal responsibilities so you can take time with your family to fully recover. We are dedicated to helping you get the money you deserve.
Our team of tractor trailer attorneys are experienced in defending accidents with trucks including:
- Tractor trailers – 18 wheelers, semis, big rigs, etc.
- Construction vehicles
- Tanker trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Cement trucks
- Other large vehicles carrying oversized loads, etc.
Call Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® before settling with the insurance company, we have a team dedicated to effectively representing you after an automobile accident. No matter what kind of automobile accident you have been involved in, we are available 24/7 to assist you with your case. Call us at 518-273-1010 or reach us toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010) for a case consultation free of charge.