Bronx, New York
The Bronx is a diverse borough of New York City, as well as the name of the county itself. The county’s population as of a count in 2022 was 1,490,164. There are 552,470 housing units in the borough. A major freeway, the Cross Bronx Expressway, designated as a portion of I-95, serves the borough. The freeway includes parts of U.S. Route 1 and I-295. Certain intersections are the site of more collisions. It begins at the Alexander Hamilton Bridge over the Harlem River. In July 2022, there were three accidents at 3rd Avenue and E. 149 Street with 6 people involved, and two with injuries. In the same month, there were 10 collisions on Bruckner Blvd. and E. 138th St, with 21 people involved. If you sustained injuries in an accident caused by someone else, you should call the trustworthy Bronx personal injury lawyers of the Law Office of Mark A. Siesel. We have more than 35 years of experience, including experience on the side of insurers, which we now utilize to figure out defense strategies and how to overcome them.Bronx Personal Injury
Reasons for Bronx motor vehicle accidents have included driver inattention, improper lane usage, traffic control disregarded, failure to yield right of way, improper turns, alcohol-fueled collisions, and following too closely. Our firm handles all of these different kinds of accidents, whether they occur at an intersection or on the highway. We may be able to recover damages if we are able to show it is more likely than not: (1) the defendant owed you a duty to use care, (2) breach of this duty, (3) causation, and (4) actual damages.
In motor vehicle accidents, a defendant may have breached the duty to use reasonable care, which is owed to everyone else on the road, by speeding, tailgating, drunk driving, distracted driving or failing to obey traffic signs and signals. We will need to be able to show a causal connection between behavior that fell below the standard of care and the injuries sustained in the accident.
In many cases, insurers and their lawyers vigorously challenge plaintiffs’ claims and may retain biomechanical engineers to question whether a particular low-speed collision could have resulted in serious injuries. This occurs even when people suffered serious injuries, particular with accidents that are perceived as minor, such as a rear end collision with little damage to the rear of the vehicle. We also handle catastrophic injury cases involving multi-car collisions and injuries that change our clients’ lives drastically and permanently.Premises Liability in the Bronx
Our attorneys also represent clients who were injured on property owned by others throughout Bronx County because the property owner failed to warn or repair a dangerous property condition. It is crucial to hire counsel that understands how to build a case by showing that a defendant knew or should have known that the condition of the property in connection with which you were injured was dangerous. It can be difficult to show actual notice. In some cases, we’re able to show notice by proving that the dangerous condition in question had existed long enough that a reasonable property owner would have repaired it or issued warnings to visitors.
Dangerous property conditions can include slippery substances on the floor, broken handrails, rotting beams, broken steps, balcony defects, trip and fall hazards, and uneven surfaces.
Our attorneys also handle premises liability cases against municipalities. The time period within which we would need to provide notice is very narrow. We need to file the notice of claim for a trip and fall or other property accident within 90 days of the accident.Call a Trustworthy Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Lawsuit
Choosing legal representation is an important decision. The amount of damages you recover, particularly noneconomic damages, may depend on this choice. Once you become our client, we will keep you apprised of the status of your case until it is resolved. We seek best results for the injured. Please contact Mark A. Siesel at (914) 428-7386 or complete our online form for a free initial consultation and dedicated legal representation.