Goshen Car Accident Lawyers Serving Rockland and Orange County, NY
Holding careless drivers accountable to the people they hurt
There is no such thing as a simple car accident. Collisions occur in a matter of seconds, often making it difficult for even the parties involved to piece together what happened. Even when fault is clear, injured people may still face stiff resistance from the responsible parties over the nature and extent of their injuries. The attorneys at Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP are here to help injured people in Orange and Rockland counties in New York and all of the Hudson Valley and their families navigate the complexities of car accident litigation and to come through it with the resources they need to care for themselves and their families so they can preserve their quality of life to the greatest extent possible.
Typical issues in car accident cases
Every car accident is different, and the precise issues injured people must overcome always vary. In our experience, however, the typical issues present in personal injury litigation stemming from car accidents usually fall into these categories:
- Negligence — To be liable for compensation, the party that caused the accident must have acted in an unreasonable manner. Attorneys can often prove this by showing violations of the traffic code, although things like driver distraction and fatigue or poor vehicle maintenance can serve the same purpose. In the case of commercial vehicles, the company for which the driver works may also be liable, even in the absence of any negligent conduct on its part, as long as the driver acted negligently and was driving in the course of employment.
- Injuries — In most cases, the amount of compensation an injured person receives from a car or motorcycle accident depends on the severity of the injuries and not on the egregiousness of the conduct that caused the injury. Therefore, proving the extent of a victim’s injuries by providing competent medical evidence and showing the resulting economic losses are crucial.
- Insurance — Unfortunately, the compensation available to car accident victims is often practically limited by the financial constraints of the person or persons that caused the accident. In cases involving at-fault drivers with little or no assets and minimal or no insurance, attorneys must closely examine the case to determine if there are any other potentially liable parties.
In representing injured people throughout the Hudson Valley, we are cognizant of these issues. Our attorneys thoroughly investigate accidents, enlist respected experts in medicine and accident reconstruction, and work closely with our clients to overcome all the issues necessary to get them the compensation they deserve.
Contact us to put a dedicated advocate on your side today
Being seriously injured in a car accident is often a daunting experience, and many people in the Goshen area simply do not know where to turn. By working with an experienced attorney from Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP, you can rest assured that you are receiving experienced counsel regarding the issues and valuation of your case and the steps you need to take to get fair compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 845-294-4080 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We offer evening and weekend consultations by appointment and two convenient, public transit-accessible office locations.