Harrison Car Accident Lawyer
Westchester County has long been famed for its prime bedroom communities outside of New York City. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people drive their cars back and forth to the city, and there is plenty of traffic on the local roads as well. All of that traffic means that car accidents are common. When you are struck and seriously injured by a negligent or reckless driver, your world turns upside down.
A personal injury attorney at Douglas and London will work with the insurance companies to ensure you receive a fair settlement. Over the past two decades, our dedicated attorneys have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Negligence and recklessness
The majority of car accidents occur because a driver was negligent—which encompasses many behaviors, including:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
Reckless drivers are those who fail to obey the rules of the road– which may include:
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to obey traffic signals
Other parties may also be liable for a car accident. For example, if a poorly maintained roadway is a contributing cause to a crash, the jurisdiction responsible for maintenance may face some liability. The same holds true if the collision results because of a defect or failure of the vehicle, such as steering loss or brake failure. In this case. the manufacturer or repair shop is potentially liable.
In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit after a motor vehicle accident is usually three years. However, if the accident involves any type of government agency, whether from a collision with a government vehicle or a poorly maintained road, a claim requires filing within six months.
Under any circumstances, obtaining legal advice as soon as possible after a car accident is critical. The sooner an attorney can begin a detailed investigation into the crash, the better.
Contact Harrison car accident lawyers
If you or someone you know were seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash, an experienced car accident lawyer at Douglas and London can protect your rights and help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Arrange a free consultation by calling us 24/7 or completing our online contact form. After reviewing your case, we can help you determine your options going forward. The overwhelming majority of cases are settled, but that does not mean we will not head to trial if the insurance company does not agree to a reasonable offer. There is never a fee unless we win.