Accidents happen. Unfortunately, injury and death result
Auto accidents, collisions, car crashes-too often a routine trip to the grocery, workplace, or school becomes a life-changing nightmare. The laws, regulations and standards that protect the safety of New Yorkers traveling by car, truck, bus, or motorcycle cannot prevent these tragedies that cause injury or even death. Car wreck, truck accidents, bus accidents, and motorcycle accidents happen every day to everyday people. Recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration car accident statistics show that 43,200 died and 2.68 million were injured on the nation's highways in 2005.
The experienced New York auto accident lawyers of Bader, Yakaitis & Nonnenmacher are dedicated to successfully representing victims of unsafe vehicles and drivers. Our compassionate, comprehensive brand of legal service lessens the trauma that stems from the accident -the trauma of medical expenses, wage loss and insurance claim woes. With knowledge gained through years of experience as auto accident lawyers in New York, our law firm helps clients hold automotive and tire manufacturers, as well as other drivers accountable for the personal injury or wrongful death they have caused via:
- Defective brake systems
- Defective vehicle steering device
- Defective tires
- Defective restraint systems
- Sudden accelerations
- Air bag failure
- Post-crash fires
According to NHTSA, vehicle rollovers account for a larger number of fatalities than other types of crashes. In 2002, approximately 33 percent of all vehicle accident deaths were due to rollovers; totaling more than 10,000 deaths. Nearly 85 percent of those fatalities resulted from single-vehicle crashes. The design of sport utility vehicles (SUVs), pickups and vans make them more susceptible to rollover during a crash. The increased momentum and weight distribution of SUVs, in particular, lead to rollover. Instability, tire blowout and collapsed roofs also plague this vehicle that is popular among American families.
At Bader, Yakaitis and Nonnenmacher, we continue to earn our reputation as top auto accident attorneys through our compassionate approach, relentless efforts and dedication of resources to win victims the compensation they deserve. Recently, one of our car accident lawyers, Paul Yakaitis, obtained a $1.7 million verdict for a corrections officer who sustained neck and back injuries in a car accident with a utility company vehicle. Paul also successfully represented the passenger of an SUV involved in a multiple-car accident, obtaining a $2.6 million verdict to compensate her for head and back injuries.
These and other clients benefit from our knowledge of the federal and state laws that establish the liability of people who cause catastrophic injury or death.
There were 1,259 motorcycle accidents in New York City in 2005. In that year, nationwide, the number of motorcyclists killed rose 13 percent from the previous year.
Motorcyclists who are not killed in the crash are often left with catastrophic or severe injuries including spinal cord damage, disfigurement, broken bones and friction burns. The experienced motorcycle crash attorneys of Bader, Yakaitis & Nonnenmacher represent the injured and the families of deceased motorcyclists. We can guide you through this emotional time and work to ease the financial burdens that result from a motorcycle accident.
Dangerous or careless over-the-road truck drivers cause accidents. In 2005, 442,000 crashes nationwide involved large trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds. In these crashes, 114,000 were injured and 5,212 people lost their lives. Innocent occupants of the other vehicle involved in the crash made up 76 percent of the dead. Common causes of trucking catastrophes include:
- Fatigued or sleepy driver
- Drugs or alcohol impairment
- Inexperienced driver
- Inadequate training
- Speeding, dangerous or reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Poorly maintained truck brake
- Oversized trucks
- Overloaded trucks
- Unsafe safety systems
- Lack of under-ride protection
Victims of auto, motorcycle, truck or bus accidents need the services of a lawyer that is a true auto accident lawyer. Contact Bader, Yakaitis, & Nonnenmacher for consultation with a New York auto accident attorney who cares. We can provide confidential, straightforward information about the legal options available to you.
New York boasts many beautiful waterways -including the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island Sound and the Hudson River-used for ferries, commercial cruises, and private boating activities. A tranquil trip on the water can turn deadly through capsizing, collision with another vessel, fixed object or floating object, fires, explosions, grounding, swamping or sinking. Boating accidents can result in drowning, broken bones, serious burn, spine injuries, and other serious injuries. For victims of boating accidents, Bader, Yakaitis and Nonnenmacher takes on the port authority, inexperienced or inattentive boater, intoxicated operator or the manufacturer of the malfunctioning boat. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation with an experienced New York boating accident lawyer.