New York Car Accident Lawyers
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A serious auto accident can be a very traumatic and difficult experience. The Los Angeles and 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 auto 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 and Los Angeles. Our attorneys are experienced in auto accident litigation and the residents of New York have trusted Cellino & Barnes for over 50 years. Why? Because our auto accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to get you the results you deserve.
Our Los Angeles & New York personal injury firm can represent you as an auto 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.
Head On Collisions
We are experienced Los Angeles and New York car accident attorneys 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
Cellino and Barnes attorneys 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
Car Accident Videos
Listen as Steve Barnes explains what is a Catastrophic Injury.
Gregory Pajak discusses a Rear-End Collision case.
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 seatbelt are less effective when speeding is involved.
For the innocent survivors of 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!
Ross Cellino weighs in:
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.