Auto Accident Lawyer
A serious auto accident can be a very traumatic and difficult experience. The New York personal injury attorneys at Cellino and Barnes are here to help you. Regardless of whether the accident was a fender-bender or a catastrophic collision, our car accident attorneys are here to help you and provide answers and direction 24/7.
How we will fight for you
Cellino & Barnes is an experienced personal injury firm in New York. Our attorneys are experienced in auto accident litigation and the residents of New York have trusted Cellino & Barnes for over 60 years. Why? Because our auto accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to get you the results you deserve.
Our New York personal injury firm can represent you as a car accident attorney with a combination of courtroom skills and work ethic, leading to the results that our clients deserve. Cellino and Barnes is a highly accomplished personal injury firm, with over 100 verdicts and settlements that exceed $1,000,000. Our success has allowed us to attract and retain some of the most accomplished and competent trial lawyers in this field of law.
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Head On Collisions
We are experienced New York motor vehicle accident lawyers and have seen first hand the devastation a head-on collision can have on an injury victim and his/her family.
According to the U.S Census Bureau, head-on collisions are among the most dangerous and deadly of all motor vehicle accidents. The injuries that result from these accidents can often result in lasting disability or death for their victims.
How we fight for you
Our car accident lawyers in New York will immediately begin investigating the circumstances surrounding your accident and build a strong foundation for your car accident case.
Reckless driving is when someone drives unsafely, with deliberate disregard for safety and with the full knowledge that their driving may cause an accident. A reckless driver could be found reckless if he or she drives in a threatening or harassing manner out of “road rage” and causes a car accident. Road rage is an assault with one motor vehicle against the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle. Criminal charges will also stem from such behavior. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as a progression of unlawful driving actions such as:
Improper or excessive lane changing
Failing to signal intent
When Faced With an Aggressive Driver:
- Get out of the way
- Avoid gestures
- Do not challenge the aggressive driver
- Avoid eye contact
- Report serious aggressive driving
High Speed Collisions
High-speed collisions played a role in approximately 30% of all fatal crashes in 2004 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In high-speed collisions, a vehicle undergoes such force that its structure cannot possibly protect its passengers from serious injury.
When you speed:
- The distance traveled after seeing an emergency and actually reacting to it increases.
- The distance needed to stop a vehicle is increased.
- The severity of a crash increases as the speed increases.
- An airbag and seat-belt are less effective when speeding is involved.
For the innocent survivors of a high-speed car accident, the physical and emotional recovery process can be horribly painful and unbelievably expensive.
Texting While Driving
Even though we are all aware of the dangers of texting while driving, texting has become one of the most dangerous distractions for our nation’s drivers.
Throughout the country, there have been numerous fatal accidents involving text messaging.
Stop texting while driving today!
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk Driving is a choice. Each one of us is aware of the risk involved when drinking and driving, yet too many people decide to take the chance. Tragically, drunk driving is one of the leading causes of injuries and death on our nation’s roads today. When a driver chooses to break the law and operate a vehicle after drinking, they have just chosen to gamble with someone’s life.
Drunk driving car accidents often result when a driver speeds, drives too slowly, makes an improper turn in front of oncoming traffic, fails to stop at a red light or stop sign, drives on the wrong side of the road or rear-ends another vehicle. In some cases, the supplier of the alcohol may be found negligent as well.
The victim of a drunk driving accident is often left with overwhelming emotional trauma as well as expensive and sometimes debilitating personal injuries. Injuries can range from minor scratches to complete paralysis or death.
Side Impact Collisions
Buffalo New York Lawyer Helping Victims of Side Impact Collisions
Side impact collisions are very serious and common accidents. They are responsible for approximately 8,500 deaths per year.
A side impact collision occurs when the front of an oncoming vehicle strikes the side of your vehicle. This is also known as being t-boned. Most of these incidents occur at intersections as the result of a failure to yield at a stop sign or red light.
The seriousness of side impact collisions depends on several factors, including the speed and weight of the oncoming vehicle, and where that oncoming vehicle collides with yours.
Fatalities due to side impact collisions can be reduced when a vehicle is equipped with side airbags. It is important to understand that children under the age of 12 should not ride in the front seat. The power with which an airbag deploys can cause death to a child, regardless of the severity of the impact.
Asleep at the Wheel
Falling asleep at the wheel is very common. Nearly four percent of deadly crashes nationwide involve sleepy drivers, and hundreds more are injured every year from drivers who have fallen asleep at the wheel.
Any accident involving a fatigued driver is preventable. If you are driving and feel as though you may fall asleep at the wheel, please pull over into a rest area. Although it may be inconvenient, the caution far outweighs the consequences.
Truck drivers are a huge concern for they repeatedly drive while fatigued. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has implemented rules limiting the hours a driver may be on the road. The FMCSA estimates the new rule will save up to 75 lives and prevent as many as 1,326 asleep at the wheel accidents every year.
If a member of your family has been injured or killed because of a vehicle rollover accident, the road conditions or even the vehicle itself could have caused the accident.
To prove a road defect was present or that there was a design or manufacturing defect, you need an experienced car accident attorney.