NY Car Accidents…Why Speed, Time & Distance are Important; Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains
NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
In every car accident case I need to know the driver’s speed, time and distance.
Knowing those three things will help me establish liability, or who was responsible for the accident.
If we are claiming that a careless driver went through a red light and caused significant injury, I need to know:
(1) His speed at a certain point before the impact occurred,
(2) How far away he was when he first saw your car,
(3) How long it took him to travel that distance.
Even if he only knows two out of those three questions, I can actually calculate the remaining third one.
For example, if he only knows his speed and the time it took him to travel a certain distance, then I can figure out exactly how far he traveled in that time.
If on the other hand he doesn’t know his speed but he can estimate how long it took him to travel from one point to another, then we can calculate how fast he was going.
These three factors help establish whether the careless driver followed the rules of the road or was negligent in violating the basic rules of the road designed to keep motorists and pedestrians safe.
Watch the video to learn more…
Here’s a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client: http://www.oginski-law.com/video/cardiac-malpractice-in-ny.cfm
Here’s a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering: http://ow.ly/azKg6
To learn more about how car accident cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website, http://www.oginski-law.com/library/new-york-car-accidents-12-key-deposition-techniques-in-a-car-accident-case.cfm.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at Gerry@Oginski-Law.com. This is what I do every day and I’d be happy to chat with you.
Law Office of Gerald Oginski
25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4
Great Neck, NY 11021