Car Accidents

Were you or a loved-one the victim of a car accident?

Contact The Barillari Law Firm to discuss your case with, Bill Barillari, a trusted attorney who will fight for justice on your behalf. Many car accidents are caused by the negligence of a driver and can result in debilitating injuries or even death. Dealing with a car accident is difficult; don’t try to do it alone.

Some of the most common causes of accidents are texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, road rage, falling asleep at the wheel or speeding. In any of these cases when injury or death occurs due to driver negligence or failure to use reasonable care while driving, an action may be brought against the responsible party to recover damages due to medical expenses, emotional trauma, disabilities and lost wages. You may be entitled to compensation.

Since 2000, the number of car accidents in the U.S. has steadily decreased with no extreme spikes upward. However, vehicular accidents are still one of the leading causes of accident-related injuries and deaths in the United States.

Representing Car Accident Victims

If you have been the victim of an accident, you should have received a police report. Any names, phone numbers and license plate information of witnesses should be gathered and can be used as evidence to support your case. Write down any statements the other driver said that indicate admittance of fault.  If you are injured seek medical attention immediately.

In order to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, the person must satisfy at least one of the eight definitions of serious injury as outlined by Section §5102(d) of the New York State Insurance Law.

  1. Personal injury which results in death;
  2. Dismemberment; significant disfigurement;
  3. Fracture;
  4. Loss of a fetus;
  5. Permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system;
  6. Permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member;
  7. Significant limitation of use of a body function or system;
  8. A medically determined injury or impairment of a non-permanent nature which prevents the injured person from performing substantially all of the material acts which constitute such person’s usual and customary daily activities for not less than ninety days during the one hundred eighty days immediately following the occurrence of the injury or impairment.