Bronx Audi Car Accident
Each year following traffic accidents in the Bronx, approximately 34 people die, 403 are hospitalized and 5,359 visit an emergency room. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) typically gives high safety ratings to Audi models, but driving an Audi can only help reduce the extent of injuries you may suffer in a car accident when you are driving through the Bronx, but no car can prevent them. When you suffer injuries that are severe enough to visit a doctor or be hospitalized, you would be wise to consult with a Bronx Audi car accident lawyer.
Unfortunately, many suffer very serious injuries in car accidents such as head injuries or paralysis. Injuries that are not nearly this severe can have a huge impact on the victim's life due to medical bills, lost work and pain and suffering. Sometimes, of course, the worst happens, and injuries are so severe they result in the wrongful death of a family member.
You don't have to deal with this on your own, and you shouldn't. A good car accident lawyer from the Bronx can help you to get the compensation you deserve to help you through this difficult and painful time.How to Get Compensation for an Audi Car Accident that Occurred in the Bronx
Vehicular accidents that occur in the Bronx are governed by New York law, the same as any other car accident in the state. If you win your case, you can be compensated for
- Medical expenses (current and future)
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
You and your Audi car accident attorney practicing in the Bronx will need to prove the elements of your case.
- In any personal injury case, you must show that the party who hurt you had a duty of care. Any driver who uses the roads has a duty of care to drive carefully and not in a way that is a hazard to other drivers, pedestrians, cyclists or property.
- You must also show that the other driver breached their duty of care. If they violated traffic laws with the result that you were harmed, you should be able to prove this.
- You must show that you were damaged in some way by the other driver's actions. You will need to produce your medical expenses, expenses to repair (or replace) your car and also proof that you have pain and suffering (if that is the situation).
You also must file your case against the defendant in a timely manner. Like any personal injury case, a car accident case has a state mandated statute of limitations. If you miss the statutory time period for filing, you will be barred from ever going to court to be compensated for your losses.An Example of How You May Be Compensated in a Car Accident Case
Let's say you are driving your Audi down the street in your lane at the legal speed limit in the Bronx when suddenly a car in the oncoming lane tries to pass without leaving enough space or time, and collides into your car. You suffer a back injury and must be taken to the hospital, cannot go to work for a month and your doctor expects you will need ongoing therapy for a year. You also incurred $2,000 in damage to your car.
In order to win full compensation, your Audi car accident lawyer must show that the defendant is 100% responsible for the accident. Under New York state law, if you were, for example, 30% responsible, your compensation will be reduced by 30%, but that is not the circumstance here.
If you lost a month of wages, you will need to supply proof of that as well as receipts or estimates to repair your car.
You must show that your back injury and the damages to your car were due to the accident and not some other cause. The defendant's attorney will want to see your medical records and will look for signs of a previous back injury. You must produce the medical expenses you already paid and the proof for the expectation that you will need another year of therapy.
Finally, you may be able to be compensated for pain and suffering, particularly if your medical expenses are substantial.
So the defendant may be ordered to pay for your doctor and emergency room visits, hospitalization, surgery, therapy, prescription drugs, medical equipment and medical expenses that you have already incurred and that you may be expected to incur in the future. You should also be compensated for damage to your car and lost wages. In this example, there was no expectation of lost future income. In addition to your actual expenses, you may be awarded damages for pain and suffering damages, and possibly even punitive damages.Bronx Audi Car Accident Lawyer
If you are the victim of a car accident involving an Audi, act to be compensated for your losses. People can lose their health, their careers and their lifestyles as a result of a serious accident. You deserve help with your medical bills and other financial burdens that are a result of such a disaster. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates are experienced in handling personal injury cases stemming from auto, truck, motorcycle, boat, and construction accidents. Contact us in the Bronx at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We also serve individuals hurt in car accidents in the following locations: New York, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.