New York Work-Related Car Accidents Lawyer

New York is the fourth most populated state in the United States. This is due in part to housing the largest city in the country. New York City is a massive metropolitan area. As a result, people are constantly on the move and many drive for work. New York City transit workers, cab drivers, city police, and even firefighters and EMTs are at constant risk for transportation-related accidents and injuries.

Various occupations drive for work. As a result, they increase their likelihood of being involved in a car accident. Types of work-related car accidents include:

  • Taxi crash
  • MTA city bus crash
  • Police cruiser collision
  • Firetruck crash
  • Ambulance crash
  • Limo crash
  • Rideshare crash
  • Delivery truck crash

In these cases, particularly if you are a member of a government transportation agency or unions like the TWU, NYTWA, and the Teamsters, you may want to reach out to a qualified motor vehicle accident attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and that you can seek the maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.

Rideshare Drivers

Spearheaded by services like Uber and Lyft, the explosive growth of the rideshare industry has led many people to make a career change and drive for Uber, Lyft, Grubhub, Doordash, and other services. This is a relatively new area for personal injury and work-related litigation. While some services like Uber offer significant liability insurance for their drivers and riders, there are still some kinks to work out. Drivers seeking compensation for injuries that happen while they are driving may struggle to file a claim.

Since these services are not regulated like conventional cabs or public transportation, drivers often feel that if they are in an accident they are at the mercy of their own private insurance. This is not always the case. If you have been in a ridesharing accident for a company you drive for, you should strongly consider contacting a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case specifics.

Causes Of New York Work-Related Car Accidents

 

Year after year, car accidents top the list as the most common type of accident in the United States. The vast majority of these accidents are caused by negligence in some form or another. This can be negligence by action or inaction. For example, negligence by inaction would be failing to check a blind spot before changing lanes. Negligence by action would be speeding or driving while distracted.

Types Of Auto Accidents Common In New York

Rear-End Collision

These are often the result of a driver being unaware of slowed or stopped traffic ahead.

Broadside

Broadside accidents can happen when a driver fails to obey a traffic control device and proceeds through an intersection when oncoming traffic has the right of way. This results in the negligent driver hitting the victim perpendicularly on either side.

Sideswipe

Sideswipe accidents typically result from drivers failing to check their blind spot before merging, drunk or fatigued drivers not keeping their vehicle in their lane, or distractions keeping the drivers’ attention from focusing on the road.

What Kinds Of Damages Can Victims Seek

If you are involved in a work-related car accident, there are several damages that you may be able to seek compensation for. You may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills (both present and future) and for any time loss of wages you experienced due to the accident. In addition to these areas, you may be able to seek compensation for your pain and suffering as well.

If you have been injured while operating a vehicle for work, you may want to contact a New York workers’ compensation lawyer. They can discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and the specifics of your injuries, and they may be able to represent you in a claim

What To Do Immediately After A Work-Related Car Accident

If you have just been injured while operating any type of vehicle for your job, you may wonder how to proceed. There are a few things you can do right after an accident that can help protect and strengthen your claim. You should:

  • Immediately notify the police and emergency services for possible medical transport. The police can make the official accident report, that establishes your accident as a fact. This may be important for establishing a paper trail in your case later on.
  • Notify your employer as required by company policy. They likely require their own reporting of the incident. If the incident occurred in a company vehicle or on company time, they may require a drug test or a visit with a company-approved medical professional.
  • Document the accident scene thoroughly with your smartphone. Show all angles, damage, and vehicle positions. If at all possible, document your surroundings and the weather as well. It is also important to show any obvious injuries or damaged personal property.
  • Get a medical evaluation immediately, even if you do not notice any injuries. If you are injured in any way, you may need a medical professional to establish this in your medical records.

How Working With a Lawyer Can Help

Workers’ compensation claims are notoriously difficult to file successfully. Fighting the insurance company alone and coming out with a fair settlement can be difficult without legal experience. Insurance companies report millions in savings every quarter to their investors. Sadly, some companies achieve this feat by taking advantage of workers who do not have legal representation.

Working with a qualified workers’ compensation attorney gives you an incredibly powerful ally in your fight for adequate compensation. Not only are can they be your own expert negotiator during your dealings with the insurer, but they can and will represent you in the courtroom if needed.

Why Shulman & Hill?

Discussing your case with the legal team at Shulman & Hill can ensure that you know what your options are for pursuing compensation for your injuries and damages. Reach out today to talk about the specifics of your claim. You can also schedule a free consultation.

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