Transportation Accident Attorneys in New York
In a city the size of New York, transportation accidents happen all the time. Some are minor, while others cause significant injuries that require medical attention. Leav & Steinberg LLP has represented victims of transportation accidents since 1999, providing guidance and advice as they navigate the legal system.
New York Transportation Accident Lawyers
If you’ve been involved in a transportation accident of any type, a transportation accident lawyer may be able to help—but it’s important to act quickly. New York operates under a No Fault law, which means that negligent drivers may be held accountable for injuries caused to others within a certain period of time. For motor vehicle-related cases, that is usually 30 days after the incident. Cases of accidents or injuries involving public transportation entities must meet several preconditions within a short period of time before a lawsuit can be filed.
Other types of qualifying transportation incidents include bicycle and skateboard accidents, hit and run cases, drunk driving, pedestrian accidents, and motorcycle collisions. We can also defend you in cases where vehicles were improperly maintained, or where environmental factors contributed to an accident, such as poor lighting or improper placement of signs or rails.
If you or a loved one obtained injuries from a transportation accident, reach out to the attorneys at Leav & Steinberg to ensure that all bases are covered should you pursue legal action. In all cases, it’s important to seek medical attention at an emergency room, urgent care, or trauma care center immediately after the incident to document your injuries.
Do You Have a Case?
You’ll need to contact an attorney to determine if you have a case. Our attorneys can analyze the details of the incident by reviewing your accident report, medical records, photographs from the scene, and other information. Never put off seeking medical attention, sign anything, or give any statements until you have our lawyers advise on the best course of action. Because transportation cases are so time-sensitive, the only way to determine if you have a case is to call an accident attorney who can start reviewing the details of the incident immediately.
Why Choose Leav & Steinberg for Your Transportation Accident Case?
First and foremost, the transportation lawyers at Leav & Steinberg have experience; we’ve been handling transportation cases in New York since 1999. We not only understand the laws and how they apply to your case, but we’re also willing to pursue whatever course of action is best for you—whether that means going to court or settling outside the system. Our attorneys never apply a “one size fits all” model to your situation. We have the resources and know-how to work in your best interest. We also understand the importance of compassion and human connection during this stressful, painful time; that’s why we’re available to you at all times to answer your questions and guide you through this difficult process.
We’ve represented hundreds of clients involved in motor vehicle and other transportation accidents throughout New York for over 20 years, and our track record reflects the effort we put into our clients’ cases. We have successfully recovered compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more for drivers, pedestrians, and other clients injured in motor vehicle and public transportation accidents.
In early 2019, we resolved two matters of interest. One was a $2.3 million settlement for a man who was sideswiped by a truck while driving on the NYS Thruway. He had shoulder injuries and a spinal injury that required surgery. This case was strategically venued in the Southern District of New York and we secured this settlement on the eve of starting the trial. In March 2019, Leav & Steinberg resolved a motor vehicle accident case for a man who had significant prior back problems and treatment right up until the most recent accident. We were able to distinguish the changes to his spine, and while the case was in Nassau County, a very conservative county, we secured a $450,000.00 settlement for him and his family.
Results are not guaranteed and vary by case, but our team is dedicated to working tirelessly for each client.
If you have been involved in a transportation accident, please seek immediate medical attention, then call Leav & Steinberg at 212-766-5222 to request a free consultation.