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Auto Accidents

Automobile accidents account for the greatest percentage of personal injury claims in the United States. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone in our country is involved in an auto accident every 10 seconds. If you drive or travel in an automobile, odds are that you will be involved in at least one accident. Many of these auto accidents result in significant vehicle damage and serious injury. Protect yourself by wearing a seat belt, observing the rules of the road, and purchasing sufficient auto insurance including liability, uninsured, and underinsured motorists coverage. Liability insurance will protect you in the event you cause an accident. Uninsured and underinsured coverage will help protect you in the event someone else causes an accident and injures you.

Serious auto and other motor vehicle accidents require the guidance of an experienced injury lawyer. Our automobile accident attorneys have decades of practice and a track record of proven results handling auto and motor vehicle accident cases in New York and Pennsylvania. Insurance companies do not always treat injured victims fairly. They try to settle a claim without giving the victim fair compensation. We help level the playing field to help you get the compensation you deserve. We are well-versed in all aspects of insurance law and know how to properly protect an injured client's interests whether it is through litigation with the responsible party or insurance company, arbitration of underinsured or uninsured claims, or investigation of excess liability policies.

Our office handles all types of automobile accidents on behalf of individuals injured as a result of another driver's negligence or reckless conduct. In addition to driver error cases, we handle claims involving faulty road design, ongoing hazardous roadway construction work, defective seat belts and airbags, and other related auto design defect cases.

We understand that an auto accident can be physically and emotionally draining, financially stressful, and sometimes complex with all of the insurance issues that have to be attended to at the outset of a claim. We can help guide you through the process of collecting no-fault wage and medical benefits, prescriptions for your ongoing health care, as well as compensation for your pain and suffering. Our lawyers can assist you with any personal property damage claim, car rental, towing, and repair issues. We will notify all relevant insurance carriers so you don't have to deal with them directly. Our office will advise you how best to complete accident and no-fault forms and reports. We will protect your claim. To learn more about New York State auto insurance and no-fault benefits click here.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto or other motor vehicle accident, you can count on the experienced caring representation of attorney Steve Proudfoot and the Proudfoot Law Firm. Contact us today for a FREE consultation to get the legal help you need and to protect your interests in your auto accident case.