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Protecting your rights after a motor vehicle accident

Following a motor vehicle accident, it is not uncommon for insurance companies to attempt to get a statement from everyone involved in the incident. Unfortunately, in far too many instances, insurance companies later use these statements to try and avoid providing payment to individuals who suffered injuries in the accident. To learn more about what you can do to protect your legal rights in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, click here.

SUM policies can help cover gaps in insurance coverage

While New York motorists are required by law to carry at least $25,000 in liability insurance coverage, the sad reality is that the full costs of injuries sustained in car accidents often far exceed this amount. If a driver only has the required minimum amount of liability insurance and causes an accident, those injured in the accident may wonder how they can receive compensation for injuries that are in excess of $25,000. Fortunately, individuals have the option to carry Supplemental Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist coverage that can help make up the difference between the costs of an accident and the insurance coverage of the responsible driver. Learn more about this important type of coverage by clicking here.

No-Fault Coverage for Car Accidents

In far too many cases, individuals who are injured in car accidents fail to report injuries, or seek necessary medical treatment, because they fear that they will have to cover these expenses out-of-pocket. Fortunately, New York has a system in place to help motor vehicle accident victims secure financial compensation for medical bills and other losses in the form of No-Fault Coverage. Learn more about this important protection for accident victims by clicking here.

Seven-vehicle pileup kills two

Two people were killed on Interstate 280 in East Orange, New Jersey at around 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27.  A dump truck slammed into a Honda sedan which exploded as it came into contact with five other vehicles.

Emergency response personnel, police officers, and firefighters responded to the scene of the accident. The driver of the truck and others in secondary vehicles only suffered minor injuries. However, both occupants of the Honda could not be rescued from the flames in time.

Prelimary investigations are considering whether a mechanical malfunction in the dump truck, owned by Direct Waste Services, contributed to the incident. A toxicology report is also pending.

Three other lives were claimed on New Jersey highways that day.

On-the-Job Car Accidents for Police Officers

Police officers in New York City are exposed to a number of hazards every day as a part of their job, including the risk of being involved in a car accident while on duty. While workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough to provide the full compensation that injured officers need, there are other legal options available to help injured police officers secure financial compensation and justice. Learn more by clicking here.

Accidents with Uninsured or Underinsured Motorists

Accidents with uninsured motorists can place injury victims in a particularly difficult situation, with fewer ways available to recover the compensation they need. Fortunately, there are elements of New York state law that help drivers who are hurt by an uninsured motorist pursue the financial compensation they need. To learn more, click here.

Two-vehicle Queens accident results in one death

An early morning car accident on Monday, April 14 resulted in the death of one person involved. The accident occurred around 4 a.m. along the Belt Parkway in Queens.

Police investigators mentioned that an unidentified 28-year-old female driver of a white Infinity slammed into a Mercedes Benz, causing the Infinity to flip. The 29-year-old male passenger in the Infinity sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, understand the devastation that fatal car accidents cause. We extend out condolences to those affected by this car accident.


Steuben County crash results in one injury

On Tuesday, March 18 Titus Miller, 28, was injured after his buggy was hit by an intoxicated motorist in Jasper.

According to police, Miller was heading southwest on County Route 123 when his buggy was struck by Michael Whritenour, 71. The accident occurred shortly before 8 p.m.

New York State Police responded to the accident shortly after it occurred. Miller was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Doctors reported that his condition has improved considerably since the accident.

Whritenour is facing charges of driving while intoxicated. His arraignment is scheduled for April 21.

The attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, advocate for accident victims in New York. If you have been injured because of someone else’s recklessness, you could be eligible to receive compensation to cover all related expenses. Call our offices at (212) 779-0057 to speak with an attorney about your options.

School bus flips in Brooklyn after colliding with a taxi

On Monday, March 10 a school bus in Brooklyn flipped after being struck by a taxi.

The New York Police Department reported that 9 people, including 6 students, sustained injuries from the collision. The accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. near the intersection of Halsey Street and Marcy Avenue.

Fortunately, passengers of the school bus only sustained minor injuries. The driver of the taxi is reportedly in critical condition however.

If you have been injured in a car accident because of another driver’s carelessness, you shouldn’t be responsible for expenses related to your injuries. The skilled attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, help injury victims in New York City collect compensation and justice after such accidents. To speak with a member of our legal team, call (212) 779-0057.

NYS trooper dies in three-car accident in Thruway

The New York State Police reported that a serious car accident occurred on Monday, December 16 at around 8:25 p.m. on the eastbound part of Interstate 90 in Amsterdam, New York.

According to Superintendent Joseph D’Amico, three cars were involved in the accident, including that of New York State Trooper David Cunniff, who died in the crash after being critically injured. He was taken to Albany Medical Center for his life-threatening head wounds after the accident. He later died there.

The second vehicle was operated by 57-year-old Stone Creek resident Eric Heller, who was brought to the same hospital as Cunniff for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the police, Cunniff was inside his parked vehicle while it was behind a vehicle that he had pulled over near Exit 27 when a tractor trailer driven by 65-year-old Gary Blakley hit both cars, partially throwing Cunniff from his car and trapping Heller inside his.

Our team at Hach & Rose, LLP, sends our heartfelt condolences to those affected by this tragedy.

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