After you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it is advisable to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
By taking action now, you can seek compensation to cover the current and long-term costs associated with your accident.
Free consultation: At Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, we represent car crash victims throughout the Dewitt area and central New York state. If you are struggling after being injured in an auto accident, we urge you to fill out our online contact form to learn how we can help.
We operate with professionalism, warmth, and integrity. "At the end of the day, it's about your legacy, what you leave behind and what you do to help people." — Attorney Craig Nichols
Our firm handles car accident cases caused by an example of negligence or recklessness by another party, but some of the more common causes we see include:
Texting and Driving — Accidents caused by drivers who were distracted because of texting while driving: Sending a text message requires the driver to take his or her eyes off the road for several seconds at a time. The results are often catastrophic.
Cellphone-Related Accidents — Many people think they can safely talk on a cellphone while driving, but studies show that this type of distraction is similar to driving under the influence of alcohol.
Excessive Speeding — When driving at high speeds, it is easy to lose control of the car. Additionally, when driving too fast, the driver may not have enough time to brake and avoid a collision.
Reckless Driving — In New York, reckless driving is a crime. This can involve any form of driving that endangers other drivers and/or goes against traffic laws.
Drunk Driving — We all know the dangers of drunk driving. Other forms of impaired driving — driving while under the influence of drugs or prescription drugs — are also dangerous.
We will also work aggressively to help you recover full and fair compensation for the death of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident in upstate New York. We handle wrongful death cases with compassion and empathy toward what your family is going through right now.
We also represent people who are seeking help after a loved one has been killed in a fatal car accident. We can assist in filing a wrongful death claim.
If you have questions about your legal options or just want to talk with a lawyer, please don't hesitate to contact us by calling 315-640-4216.
A truck accident can change multiple lives in an instant. One error by a truck driver can have lasting effects on drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles — as well as family and friends.
At Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, we offer compassionate representation to victims and family members dealing with the aftermath of a semi-truck accident.
Free consultation: To discuss your accident with a Dewitt truck accident lawyer — where you can learn about your options for seeking compensation — please complete our online contact form.
There are certain highways in New York that tend to have more accidents than others. While trucking accidents can occur on any highway, we see many in these areas:
Interstate 90 that crosses through Syracuse
Interstate 81 that runs through Syracuse
Our representation is not limited to the Dewitt area. We also represent victims of 18-wheeler accidents in Rome, Utica, Fort Drum and Watertown, and throughout Jefferson County.
When you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver or trucking company, you may be eligible for significant compensation. Our law firm can explore all of your legal options to ensure that your personal and financial needs are met after an accident. Compensation may be available to cover:
Lost Wages — If you or your loved one was unable to work due to injuries
Medical Bills — Which may be ongoing if you or your loved one suffered a brain injury, spinal cord injury, neck injury or another serious injury
Pain and Suffering — To cover the emotional and physical turmoil you have suffered
Wrongful Death —For family members who are seeking compensation through a wrongful death claim
Winning a wrongful death claim actually requires winning two legal battles. First, the plaintiff (the party bringing the lawsuit) must prove that the negligent party caused the death of their loved one. After proving negligence, the full and fair amount of financial damages must be determined. We have experience helping family members recover the rightful money damages they are entitled to following a fatal truck accident in upstate New York.
Do you have questions you wish to discuss with our attorney? Please feel free to call us at 315-640-4216.