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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you need an experienced car accident lawyer to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. Your New York car accident lawyer at Weitz & Luxenberg works on contingency. That means you get a FREE Car Accident Lawyer unless we win your car accident lawsuit. Your car accident lawyer only gets paid if you get paid. Fill out this short form for a FREE LEGAL REVIEW
Car accidents often carry legal consequences in proportion to the severity of the accident. Nearly all common law jurisdictions impose some kind of requirement that parties involved in a collision (even with only stationary property) must stop at the scene, and exchange insurance or identification information or summon the police. Failing to obey this requirement is the crime of hit and run.
Parties involved in an accident may face criminal liability, civil liability, or both. Usually, the state starts a prosecution only if someone is severely injured or killed, or if one of the drivers involved was clearly intoxicated or otherwise impaired at the time the accident occurred. Charges might include driving under the influence of alcohol, assault with a deadly weapon, manslaughter, or murder; penalties range from fines to jail time to prison time to death.
As for civil liability, automobile accident personal injury lawsuits have become the most common type of tort. Because these cases have been litigated often in the developed First World nations, the legal questions usually have been answered in prior judgments. So, the court most usually decide solely the factual questions of who is at fault, and how much they (or their insurer) must pay out in damages to the injured plaintiff.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Fill out this short form for a FREE LEGAL REVIEW within 24 hours.
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