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Mr. Albert has been litigating car accident cases for the entirety of his 20 year career.  These cases come in many shapes and sizes – from the standard collision involving two motor vehicles, to motorcycle accidents, to pedestrian knockdowns and many others.  Mr. Albert has extensive experience in handling all kinds of motor vehicle accident cases and the results that he has achieved in these cases speaks for itself.

Among the more recent car accident recoveries obtained by our Long Island car accident law firm are:

$1.646M – pedestrian knockdown;

$1.5M – auto accident;

$1.35M – pedestrian knockdown, wrongful death;

$1.2M – motorcycle accident;

$950K – motor vehicle accident;

$675k – auto accident;

$537k – pedestrian knockdown;

$450k – bicycle accident;

Of Mr. Albert’s ongoing motor vehicle accident cases, a number have been covered extensively by the press.  For example, Mr. Albert is representing the family of a grandmother and her 3 year old grandson who were struck by a vehicle while waiting to cross a Staten Island roadway on the way to school.  The grandmother was tragically killed in the accident and the little boy suffered catastrophic brain injuries as a result of the impact.  The case is currently pending in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

Mr. Albert is also representing the families of two 26 year old Newark men who were tragically killed when a tractor trailer struck their vehicle on a roadway in Bellevue, New Jersey.  The tractor trailer overturned on top of their car, which subsequently caught fire.  Both men were trapped in the vehicle and tragically lost their lives.  The case is currently pending in Superior Court, Essex County, New Jersey.

When you work with Mr. Albert, you will have a Long Island car accident lawyer on your side with the skills and experience to battle the high powered legal teams employed by the insurance companies. This can be very important in securing the best possible recovery, whether by way of a settlement or verdict.

But you will also benefit from the advantages associated with a small law firm. Marc S. Albert established his own firm in order to provide his clients with the highly personalized representation they deserve. He will personally handle every aspect of your car accident case, and will always be there for you if you have any questions or concerns. Mr. Albert, Long Island car accident lawyer, is committed to helping you through this difficult time, enabling you and your family to concentrate on your recovery.

A Complex Area of Law

The laws governing car accident claims in NYC are highly complex, and you will need to work with a skilled and experienced car accident attorney who can help you navigate these laws. Mr. Albert has handled hundreds of car accident cases during his career, and he has a strong understanding of the laws that apply to your case.

Mr. Albert also works closely with a team of experts in order to bolster your case and provide you with the greatest chance of success. His team of investigators and accident reconstruction experts will analyze your case and provide the expert testimony needed to deliver the results you deserve.

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NO-FAULT LAW

New York’s No Fault Insurance Law was put in place in order to address some rightful concerns that any person who has been injured in a car accident has: who is going to pay my medical bills? Who is going to pay for my lost wages if I am unable to work? Pursuant to New York’s No Fault law, every insurance policy is required to have a minimum of $50,000 in No Fault coverage for the payment of medical bills, rehabilitation costs and lost wages regardless of who is at fault for the accident.

However, it is extremely important to make sure that the correct insurance company is identified and put on notice of your No Fault claim and that a claim is filed on your behalf in a timely manner. The failure to do so could jeopardize your rightful No Fault benefits. As such, it is important that you seek the advice of an experienced attorney who is fully familiar with New York’s No Fault regulations and will ensure that your No Fault benefits are protected. Mr. Albert, car accident lawyer, has handled countless car accident cases and has vast experience in all aspects of the No Fault law, allowing him to guide you through this process step by step.

Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our Long Island car accident lawyer. Marc Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens,Manhattan, and Long Island.

QUESTIONS ABOUT CAR ACCIDENTS

What information should I obtain from the other driver after a car accident?

While you are still at the scene of the car accident, make sure to obtain the following information:

  • The names and contact information of any other drivers involved in the car accident;
  • The driver’s license number, license plate number, vehicle registration, and insurance information for any other drivers involved;
  • The names and contact information of any witnesses to the car accident;
  • Photos of all damage to the vehicles, as well as photos of the accident scene (skid marks, positioning of vehicles, etc.).

For more information, please read our What to Do after a Car Accident page.

Should I call the Police?

Yes. It is always a good idea to call the police immediately following a car accident. Any New York car accident lawyer you hire would recommend the same. This will provide evidence that the car accident occurred and allow a police officer to be dispatched to the scene. Once at the accident scene, the police officer will interview all parties involved and fill out an accident report indicating who was at fault (if this can easily be determined). This accident report can greatly increase the chances of success in your car accident claim. Also, if your car accident was caused by a drunk driver, by reason of driver inattention or because of cellular phone use, the police officer can make a note of this fact in the report, which will be helpful if, and when, you hire an NYC car accident attorney.

It is important to answer all of the police officer’s questions truthfully, but do not admit fault, even if you believe you may have caused the car accident.

I’m not sure if I’ve been hurt after the car accident. Do I still need to see a doctor?

It is always a good idea to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a car accident if you believe that you may have been injured. Some common car accident injuries such as whiplash, back injuries, or brain injuries, may take several days or even weeks to develop significant symptoms. By visiting your doctor immediately, you can ensure that you receive the treatment you need before your injuries get worse.

Seeking medical attention right away also gives you documented proof of your car accident injuries. The longer you wait, the easier it will be for the insurance company to argue that your injuries were not caused by the car accident, or that your delay in seeking treatment contributed to the severity of your injuries. Ultimately, waiting too long to see a doctor can hurt your chances of receiving fair compensation for your damages.

Should I call my insurance company?

Most insurance companies will require you to report any car accidents in a timely manner. As with talking to the police, you should always be truthful when talking to your insurance company. Failure to do so can potentially void your coverage. However, it is advisable to speak with an experienced car accident attorney before providing your insurance company with any oral or written statements in connection with the accident.

While you are required to inform your insurance company of the car accident, you do not have to talk with the other driver’s insurance company. It is best to avoid contact with the other driver’s insurance company until you have spoken with a lawyer.

Why should I choose Marc Albert as my car accident lawyer?

Throughout his career, New York car accident lawyer Marc Albert has consistently delivered exceptional legal representation to his clients, earning many of them multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. He spent almost a decade running the personal injury and medical malpractice divisions of Seeger Weiss, a prominent New York City mass tort and personal injury law firm, before establishing his own firm. Mr. Albert provides you with the big firm experience you need along with the highly personalized service you deserve.

Mr. Albert’s track record of success speaks for itself. To learn more, please read our Verdicts and Settlements page.

Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation or for more answers to your questions about car accidents. Marc Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island.

WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

No one ever plans on getting into a car accident. But in a matter of moments, your routine drive to work or around town can become a life changing event. After a car accident, it is common to feel a rush of adrenaline or experience some degree of shock, making the incident highly stressful. These situations often make it difficult to think clearly. Unfortunately, there are some important issues you must address immediately after a car accident. Will you know what to do?

It is a good idea to print out the following information and keep it in your glove compartment. Knowing exactly what to do after a car accident can make an extremely tense situation easier to handle.

IMPORTANT STEPS WHILE YOU ARE AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE

The first thing you should always do after a car accident is check to see if anyone in your vehicle has been seriously injured. If so, call 911 and request medical attention immediately. Do not attempt to move someone who is unconscious or complains of back or neck pain. It is best to leave this to medical professionals so that you do not make the injury worse.

Always take down the following information from the other driver:

  • Driver’s name, address and phone number
  • Driver’s license number and license plate number
  • Insurance information

If there are witnesses at the scene, you should take down their names and contact information as well. Do not guess at the cause of the car accident or admit fault where you are unsure of all of the factors that led to the accident.

You should also take pictures of any damage to the vehicles as well as pictures of the accident scene in general. Photos of skid marks or of the positioning of the two vehicles after the accident can help strengthen your case. A cell phone camera will work fine.

CALL THE POLICE

It is always a good idea to call the police and request that an officer be dispatched to the scene. When the officer arrives, he will interview all parties involved along with any witnesses, examine the accident scene, and fill out an accident report. Having a police report that indicates the other driver was at fault can greatly improve your case.

Always be truthful when responding to the police officer’s questions, but do not admit fault if you are not certain as to the cause of the accident. An admission of fault on the police report can potentially jeopardize your ability to recover damages in a car accident claim.

CALL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY

You are legally required to call your insurance company to report the accident in a timely manner. Always be honest about what happened during the car accident, and let your insurance company know if you have suffered any injuries. If you are not truthful with your insurance company, they can potentially disclaim coverage.

While you must be honest, it is best not to admit fault or sign any statements without consulting an experienced car accident lawyer first.

SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION

You should always seek medical attention after a car accident, even if you are not sure that you’ve been seriously hurt. Often, car accident injuries can take days or weeks before symptoms manifest. Visiting your doctor will ensure you receive the treatment you need before your injuries get worse.

Seeking medical attention right away also serves to document your injuries. If you wait several weeks to see a doctor, the insurance company may claim your injuries were not caused by the car accident in an attempt to reduce your compensation.

CONSULT AN EXPERIENCED CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

If there were no serious injuries sustained as part of your car accident, then you most likely can deal with the insurance company yourself to receive reimbursement for the damage to your vehicle. But if you were injured during the car accident, you should consult an experienced car accident lawyer at once. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the easier it will be for your lawyer to build your case while evidence is fresh and witnesses remember the incident. Your lawyer can also deal directly with the insurance company so that you can focus all of your energy on recovering from your injuries.

Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. Marc Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island.

CELL PHONE RELATED CAR ACCIDENTS

Cell phones have become an integral part of our lives. While this technology has dramatically improved our ability to communicate with others, it has also made our roads more dangerous. Cell phone use is one of the primary causes of distracted driving, and several studies have found that talking or texting while driving significantly increases your chances of a car accident.

If you have been injured in a cell phone related car accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. The best way to find out if you have a valid claim is to discuss your case with Marc Albert, an NYC car accident attorney, in person. Please call 855-252-3788 today to schedule a free consultation at one of our New York City area offices.

DANGERS ASSOCIATED WITH CELL PHONE USAGE WHILE DRIVING

Cell phone use while driving impacts a driver’s ability to safely operate their vehicle in a variety of ways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • Drivers talking on cell phones are 18% slower to react to brake lights in front of them
  • Drivers talking on cell phones take 17% longer to return to their original speed after braking
  • Texting takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds, long enough to travel the length of a football field at highway speeds
  • Texting while driving results in a 400% increase in the amount of time spent with eyes off the road
  • Approximately 18% of fatal distracted driving-related car accidents involved the use of a cell phone

CELL PHONE LAWS IN NEW YORK

In order to address these dangers, New York State has enacted strict laws regarding cell phone use while driving. It is illegal to use a hand-held cell phone while driving, and drivers must use a hands-free device when talking on the phone. Exceptions to this law include dialing 911 or calling medical, fire, or police personnel regarding an emergency.

In addition, drivers are not permitted to send text messages or emails while driving under any circumstances. Drivers who violate these laws may receive a traffic violation and must pay a fine.

MARC ALBERT CAN HELP

Marc Albert has more than 20 years of experience fighting for the rights of car accident victims. As an NYC car accident lawyer has handled many cell phone related car accident cases, and he understands the complex issues involved in proving fault in these cases.

Throughout his career, Mr. Albert has developed a strong track record of success, earning lucrativeverdicts and settlements for many of his clients. This experience will give you the edge you need when seeking to maximize your compensation.

For more information on cell phone related car accidents, please contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Alberttoday to schedule your free car accident consultation. Mr. Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island.

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