Holding Drivers Accountable For Negligent Behavior
The infrastructure of New York City and the five boroughs has evolved in a patchwork manner over decades. It hasn’t always been with pedestrian safety in mind. Making streets safer has been a priority for the mayor, but even as deaths among motorists have dipped, fatal pedestrian accidents are increasing. After a pedestrian accident and injury, medical bills may soar. It may be impossible to work during recovery. It may be difficult to see a path forward. How do you hold a negligent driver accountable?
As a personal injury attorney in Staten Island, I have been helping clients in similar situations for more than 40 years. Call Michael J. Gaffney Law Firm at 347-286-1937 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
Uncovering The Cause Of A Knockdown
Similar to all types of auto accidents, a thorough and often independent investigation is crucial. I review police reports, gather statements from witnesses, and research possible sidewalk design issues or vehicle defects to piece together the facts. A texting driver or a manufacturer that puts a defective vehicle on the market might have been responsible. Then, I provide practical legal advice and a candid assessment of the probability of success. Each case is unique. When settlement is in a client’s best interest, I handle all phases of negotiations. When a favorable agreement cannot be reached, I am not afraid to go to court.
I represent injured clients in both New York and New Jersey state and federal courts, as well as through arbitration and appeals. I will fight until the end to ensure that a client has the needed resources to move forward.
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