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Protect Your Rights After A Motor Vehicle Accident in Albany, NY

Motor vehicle accidents can include cars, motorcycles, trucks, vans, buses, ATVs and other vehicles. No matter how attentive you are on the road, other drivers create dangerous situations resulting in serious injury or death. Wearing your seatbelt is a wise decision since they still reduce or eliminate injuries. Yet, your health or the health of a loved one may still become permanently compromised. If you are injured in a car accident, the motor vehicle accident lawyers at Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, in Albany, know the specific steps that must be taken to protect your rights. Contact us today at 518-785-4900

Motor vehicle accidents take shape in many forms. Some of the cases we handle include:

After the dust settles after a car accident, you may still be left with damage to your car, physical injuries, an inability to work as well as emotional pain and suffering. Having a personal injury attorney handle your claim for you can get you compensation for all of these damages—far beyond what you could receive by settling directly with the insurance company. It can also save you considerable time and stress—and allow you to focus your energy on healing.

At Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC we want to help. We understand injuries from car accidents can include whiplash, spinal cord injuries and others. Our skilled attorneys will fight for you as we handle the legal and insurance details while you focus on healing. Call us today at 518-785-4900 for a free consultation.

Albany Attorneys Who Will Fight For You After A Car Accident

Serious injury can result from a car accident while driving, as a passenger or from being struck while riding a bicycle. At Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, we understand the hardship that results from the complete disruption in the lives of individuals and families after a serious car accident.

We have decades of experience handling claims for car accident victims in Albany, New York involving serious personal injury and death. Sometimes the cause of the accident is obvious, but other times, experts in accident reconstruction, biomechanics and/or highway design must be consulted to determine who should bear legal responsibility for the accident.

Sorting out your rights regarding property damage, no-fault benefits and the right to full compensation for physical injury and pain and suffering can be confusing. We also know that dealing with insurance companies, whether your own or that insuring the other driver, can be burdensome and lead you to wonder who is on your side.

The experienced Albany, New York car accident lawyers at Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, have the resources to obtain full compensation for you in these types of cases. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing you with one-on-one attention and counsel. Contact us today for a free consultation at 518-785-4900 or through our online form.

Know Your Options After A Car Accident

It is an unfortunate reality that in a highly populated state like New York there will be thousands of car accidents each year. And, even more unfortunate is the reality that many of these car accidents lead to injuries, ranging from minor to severe, with some leading to fatalities. Anyone who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in New York needs to know the available options and the basics about a potential personal injury lawsuit.

For starters, anyone considering a personal injury lawsuit should be familiar with the concept of “negligence.” In essence, when a party is negligent, it means that party did not conform to expected behavior. For example, all drivers on the roads in New York are expected to operate motor vehicles in a reasonable manner, conforming to the required driving laws. Any deviations from this expectation could be considered negligence, possibly resulting in a car accident.

But, there are also drivers who cause accidents by being “reckless,” which is a step above negligence. A reckless driver may knowingly speed way beyond the posted speed limit, swerve in and out of traffic or even drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

When it comes to car accidents in New York, injured victims may face weeks, months or even years of necessary medical treatment and physical therapy in an effort to “get their lives back.” Those efforts, of course, can cost thousands of dollars. A personal injury lawsuit may help a victim recover much needed financial compensation.

What Are No-Fault Benefits?

Anyone hurt because of someone else’s driving (even cyclists and people on foot) are entitled to benefits for their loss. Motorcycles, mopeds and ATVs are excluded from this. No-fault benefits can include hospital costs, lost wages, household care, and prescriptions.

No-fault payments are covered via the company that insured the car you were in (or if you were on foot or bicycle, the one that hit you). The insurance company insuring the vehicle you were in is responsible for paying all properly submitted claims resulting from the accident.

The insurance company providing no-fault benefits does not provide compensation for pain and suffering. The attorneys at Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany, PLLC, will analyze your injuries caused by a car or other motor vehicle to determine if you have a claim for pain and suffering.

The most important thing for you to know about obtaining no-fault benefits is that the application must be filed with the appropriate insurance company no later than 30 days from the date of the accident. The application process will be one of the first matters we will discuss with you. The second most important thing for you to know is that we are here to answer all of your questions and ensure sure that your rights under New York state law are protected.

Get Legal Advice On Your Car Accident Case Today

At Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, near Albany, our experienced motor vehicle accident lawyers will provide you with individual attention and counsel to help you through a difficult time so that you can deal with your injuries and get better. Call 518-785-4900, or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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