Transportation Accidents

Auto Accidents; Bus, Train and Plane Accidents; Motorcycle/Bike Accidents; SUV Rollover Accidents; and Tructing Accidents in New York

Auto Accidents in New York

Driving is as much a part of most people’s lives as eating and sleeping. With so much time on the road, car accidents seem inevitable. But whileManhattan-Street some crashes prove minor, many result in serious injuries or fatalities. In many cases, an auto accident is the result of driver distraction or recklessness. From cell phones to speeding to substance abuse, certain behaviors put people at risk.

It is critical for car accident victims to contact a lawyer immediately. Such auto accidents not only involve personal injury law, but insurance law as well. In New York, all drivers are required to carry auto liability coverage, personal injury protection (PIP), and uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage. With PIP coverage, in the event of an accident, regardless who is at fault, this insurance will pay for the cost of your injuries. All drivers must be aware, if you are injured in a car accident, PIP will prevent drivers from suing another person for damages – except in the case of serious personal injury or the result of wrongful death from the accident. In order to receive the compensation you deserve if you have been injured in a car accident, our Auto Accident Attorneys can assist you with getting the needed medical care and getting all of the important information filed with the insurance company to establish No-Fault Medical benefits.

If you have been injured in a car accident in New York City or Manhattan, the Auto Accident Attorneys at SAFTLER & BACHER, PLLC can help you get the personal injury settlement you need and deserve. Please contact our auto accident attorneys today.

Bus, Train and Plane Accidents in New York

Many residents of New York rely on the transportation system to get around the city. The lives of riders are often in the hands of bus drivers, train operators, and pilots. Conductors of these transit systems can be held liable for even the smallest amount of negligence. They hold a large responsibility to New York State and to travelers. The drivers of buses and trains in New York must abide by laws meant for safety, including laws that prohibit speeding and consuming alcohol before or while driving. In addition, the companies that maintain public transportation vehicles and buses, specifically the Metropolitan Transportation Association, are liable for the safety of their vehicles. Just like the Railroad companies are to maintain the safety of the passengers. They are responsible for ensuring that their trains and tracks are not substandard, as well as ensuring that railroad platforms are safe for people boarding the train so that slip and fall accidents do not occur.

Aviation law deals with plane accidents, which may be caused by pilot error, plane malfunction, or security breach. Similar to conductors and operators of other public transportation devices, airlines are responsible for ensuring the personal safety of their customers. This also extends to manufacturers of airplanes and other similar transportation devices, who are liable for damages caused by the airplanes or parts that they make.

If you have been injured in a bus, train, or plane accident in New York, we may be able to help you receive a personal injury settlement. Please contact our attorneys today.

Motorcycle / Bike Accidents in New York

New York is a busy City, and many people use forms of transportation other than cars. New York Motorcyclists and Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to injury during accidents, especially when an automobile or truck is also involved. Speeding, alcohol or drug use, and disobeying traffic laws on the part of either a rider or the driver of the vehicle nearby greatly increases the likelihood of a serious accident. It is important for all riders to obey all traffic laws, such as the Vehicle and Traffic Law, as well as be constantly aware of their surroundings. In most cases, these accidents involve another vehicle, in others, they involve stationary objects. When a motorcycle or bicycle accident occurs, the results can be devastating.

Motorcyclists and bicyclists are extremely susceptible to injuries in accidents because they have no outside protection from other vehicles, no seatbelts, and sometimes no helmets to protect their heads. Riders who do wear helmets have a better chance of survival, as well as avoiding a serious traumatic brain injury. Victims are often left with serious injuries or permanent disabilities and some do not survive. For the victims and their families, high medical bills causing additional suffering, often compound the emotional strain.

In the unfortunate case of motorcycle or bicycle accidents, it is imperative to seek legal expertise to assist you. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle or bicycle accident in Manhattan or New York City, auto accident attorneys Lawrence Saftler and James Bacher can help. Please contact SAFTLER & BACHER, PLLC to find a lawyer today.

SUV Rollover Accidents

Auto accidents in New York are often the result of inattentive or unsafe drivers, but SUV rollover accidents sometimes reveal a separate source of danger. New York SUV rollover lawyer, Lawrence Saftler and James Bacher, attorneys at law, have experience with this type of accident and can win clients compensation for their pain and suffering. SUV’s, with their larger weight and proportions, do provide more utility for their owners than passenger cars, but they can also be more unstable. SUV and SUV component manufacturers must be aware of this higher tendency for rollovers and have a responsibility to make their SUV’s reasonably safe to drive. If this responsibility is overlooked, an SUV rollover accident may ultimately be a case of product liability and you should seek a qualified attorney to file your claim.

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration now provides rollover ratings as part of its new Car Assessment Program. Consumers can look into the ratings prior to purchasing their SUV. The best way to avoid SUV rollovers is to take safety precautions while driving, such as wearing your seatbelt and making safe turns. Unfortunately, even with a driver taking all safety precautions, rollovers still occur.

If you live in Manhattan or the New York City area and have been involved in a SUV rollover, contact lawyers Lawrence B. Saftler and James W. Bacher in New York today.

Trucking Accidents in New York

New York is considered a large metropolitan area. With millions of cars on the road, and many of them being large trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds, trucking accidents are inevitable. Trucking accidents can occur for many reasons, just like normal car accidents. Causes for trucking accidents include: driver fatigue, when the truck driver makes wide turns while another vehicle cuts into the truckers inside lane, brake failure, blind spots, substance abuse, and more. Manhattan auto accident lawyers Lawrence Saftler and James Bacher can help victims of trucking accidents determine whether they have a valid claim.

Truck drivers cannot maneuver the same as smaller vehicles, which causes a large problem prior to and during an actual auto accident. The driver of a large truck has more blind spots as well, making it difficult to see vehicles, pedestrians, and other objects on the road. If a trucking accident does occur, it may be difficult for the trucks to stay upright, ultimately causing a larger hazard. It is the truck driver’s responsibility to take all necessary safety precautions while driving so all those around are not endangered.

In the case of a trucking accident, many people can be endangered. Victims of auto accidents involving trucks should report the accident to their insurance company immediately, make all necessary police reports, seek medical attention, and legal assistance if needed. The attorneys at SAFTLER & BACHER, PLLC have dedicated much of their expertise to victims of trucking accidents. People who have been injured in a trucking accident who think that they may have a potential case should contact our Manhattan auto accident attorneys today.