It’s so infuriating! You proceed normally through an intersection with a green light, minding your own business – then suddenly you are smacked in the side by a lunatic that went screaming through a light!  Adding insult to injury, the police arrive and he tells them that YOU had the red light. The police calmly take down both versions of the accident and report what you both tell them. That’s when you need a Brooklyn Traffic Accident Attorney | Truck Accident Attorney NYC at your side to prove what happened. At Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we’ve been helping injured people prove how accidents happen for more than 60 years.  Let us help you, too.

Immediate Action Can Help

If you’re in an intersection accident, and it’s not your fault, take pictures of the entire scene, including the damage to both cars. Check for skid marks or other evidence of how the accident happened. See if there are any witnesses that you could interview on video. When you speak to the other driver, record it, he might admit he caused the accident, then change his mind when the police arrive. This is helpful whether it is a pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, truck accident, etc.

Your Property Damage

When there are two versions of an accident and no witnesses, the other car’s insurance company is not going to pay out 100% of the damage to your car.  If you have collision insurance (full coverage,) the fastest way to get your car fixed is to go through your own insurance company.  If you don’t have collision insurance, you will have to pay to have your car fixed and your insurance company will collect money back from the other car’s insurance company.  If you are injured, the worst thing to do is accept 50% liability with the other insurance company because it will impact your injury claim.  That’s why you will need a Brooklyn Traffic Accident Attorney to help you.

Truck Accidents

Whether you are a truck driver or you are involved in an accident with a truck, it can get complicated.  A truck driver on duty will need to make a claim for Worker’s Compensation for medical bills, lost earnings and out of pocket expenses.  If the driver was driving the truck, but not on duty, it would be wise to file with both no-fault and Worker’s Compensation as it might take some time to sort out, and the filing deadlines are short.

Trucks often travel from State to State and even to other countries such as Canada and Mexico, so it can be tricky to track down the proper parties.  The truck must have commercial insurance and it may be challenging to track down the ownership and possible subsidiaries.  This is when you need an experienced Truck Accident Lawyer NYC to handle your case and get you the compensation you deserve. Wittenstein & Wittenstein has been handling truck accident cases for over 60 years, so people call us when they need a Truck Accident Lawyer NYC.

Hiring an Experienced Brooklyn Traffic Accident Attorney or Truck Accident Lawyer NYC is the Smartest Thing You Can Do!

There’s no reason to struggle on your own to prove how an accident happened or to track down the ownership and control of a commercial vehicle.  These types of problems are easily handled by experienced experts who work for you on contingency and get paid only when they collect money for you. Wittenstein & Wittenstein is one of the most prestigious and trustworthy law firm in New York City.  Let us help you in your time of need.


About the Author:

Alyce Wittenstein is a world class attorney, blogger and filmmaker. She began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

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