Your Car Accident Attorney in New York and Pennsylvania
Car and Truck Accidents
(MVA – Motor Vehicle Accidents)
Syracuse Attorneys for Car and Truck Accident InjuriesDownload the Stanley Law Accident App HERE
Before an accident
“Always, always make sure you have underinsured motorist coverage or uninsured motorist coverage. It doesn’t cost that much more annually on your insurance premium. Chances are if you’re in a car crash with another driver, they’ll be under insured. Which means you won’t ultimately have enough money in most cases to cover even your medical expenses for the treatment you may need,” says Joe Stanley. “Our motto always is an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Be smart with your insurance because you never know what’s just around the corner.”
Our car accident attorneys in Syracuse, NY, and surrounding areas recommend equipping your vehicle with a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher and warning light, hazard triangle or two flares. Complete your personal information portion of the Stanley Law Accident App. Then, should an accident occur, and you’re able, you can follow your checklist in the Accident App to ensure you take all the right steps to protect yourself.
When an accident happens.
If you’re in a car accident, the first thing to do is call 911, and seek medical attention immediately if necessary. Place flares or warning lights to alert traffic, then check on all potentially injured parties and stabilize to the best of your ability until help arrives.
If you’re able to, follow your Accident App checklist to ensure you leave no stone unturned on the scene with witnesses, authorities, photographs, and detailed information that may be tough to either remember or retrieve later on. It’s recommended by an automobile accident attorney, if you have one on your cell phone, to use your VOICE RECORDER to record all comments made by involved parties and witnesses. Provide your insurance and driver’s license information to the other drivers. DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE ACCIDENT – avoid any statements without consulting your accident attorney first.
If you’re seriously injured in an automobile accident, it’s advised you speak with a lawyer. Many of the personal injury cases that the team at Stanley Law handles, and wins, stem from motor vehicle accidents. It’s what we do.
If you are asked to sign any documents you don't understand, talk to a personal injury lawyer. Having representation is the best way to make sure your rights are protected, especially if the accident is very serious and you may be at least partially at fault.
Determining legal responsibility for an accident or injury (often called "liability") can be complicated, but often rests on whether someone was careless or "negligent." It's easy enough to say that the person or business that caused an accident must pay for your injuries, but before you get to that point, you must determine who was legally at fault.
Most accidents happen because someone was careless. The basic rule is: If one person involved in an accident was less careful than another, the less careful one must pay for at least a portion of the damages suffered by the more careful one.
Are you in it to win it?
We'll give you the straight goods about what it takes to win and whether you have a case. If we agree to take your case, it’s because we believe you can and DESERVE to win. But it takes grit and tenacity, on both our parts. In the end, we promise to leave no stone unturned. Until the win, you can count on your car accident attorney. Syracuse, NY, clients, and those near Binghamton, Rochester and Watertown, New York, as well as Montrose, Pennsylvania, are encouraged to stick it out and do what it takes to see their case through. Fast cash isn’t the best answer. You need enough cash to last. That’s where our expertise, our research, and the Stanley System for dealing with the insurance companies kicks in.
If you’re seriously injured in a car crash, we’re in it to win it. Are you?