If you have recently been involved in a car or truck accident, you may be wondering “Why me?” Questioning why bad things happen to good drivers, attentive pedestrians and conscientious travelers generally is a normal part of processing an injurious motor vehicle collision. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers to the question, “Why me?” However, there are resources available that can help you to recover physically, emotionally and financially in the wake of a motor vehicle crash. Working with an experienced Manhattan MVA accident lawyer from Okun, Oddo, & Babat, P.C. will help to ensure that you have access to any compensation you may be entitled to at this time, as a result of insurance coverage and/or holding anyone responsible for your crash accountable for their choices via legal action. You may never fully understand “Why me?” However, our firm can help you to understand why motor vehicle accidents happen generally, what exactly happened that led to your collision and how you can use the justice system to recover any damages you may be entitled to as a result of your suffering.
When Car Accidents Happen
One of the first things that an experienced Manhattan MVA accident lawyer will ask during a risk-free consultation with you is, “What happened?” Car and trucks happen for many common reasons. Understanding what factors led to your collision will help our firm to help you hold negligent parties responsible for your injuries and property damage.
Two of the most common causes of MVA accidents are distraction and drunkenness. As a result, every state in the union has law prohibiting driving while intoxicated past a certain blood alcohol level. In addition, every state has distraction-related laws that prohibit different distracted driving behaviors. However, no two states have distraction-related laws that are exactly the same. If distraction contributed to your crash, a Manhattan MVA accident lawyer will be able to explore how that distraction could impact your case against the other driver involved in your collision. For example, if the other driver was texting while driving, this behavior could be considered illegally negligent. If the other driver was distracted by a bird flying directly into his or her windshield, this is not necessarily a situation the other driver may be held legally accountable for. Other common causes of car accidents involve speeding and other aggressive behaviors, drowsiness, poor road conditions, poor weather conditions and design defects. Each factor could impact your case in various ways that your attorney can explore in turn.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, know that you’re not alone. Our firm has extensive experience advocating on behalf of MVA victims and we can help you as well. Consider scheduling a risk-free consultation with a Manhattan MVA accident lawyer today in order to protect your rights and preserve your legal options. The sooner you act, the sooner we can act on your behalf. Evidence related to your accident may be destroyed or compromised over time, so it is important to connect with a Manhattan MVA accident lawyer as soon as you possibly can in the wake of your accident. You do not have to navigate the aftermath of your collision alone. Allow our firm to answer your questions and help you form a plan of action that is right for you and your family. At Okun, Oddo, & Babat, P.C., we look forward to speaking with you.