Six Steps to Receive Compensation with Sobo & Sobo
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We have trained legal professionals available 24/7. In your first call we’ll get your contact information and hear your story. Plus, we’ll make an appointment that works for you so you can speak, in person, to a lawyer.
Free Initial Consultation
Discuss your case face to face with an accident lawyer. There’s no charge or obligation. Your Sobo & Sobo attorney will explain the next best steps to build a successful case for you.
You and your lawyer will organize your ongoing healthcare so you can continue to heal. Along the way, you’ll get updated medical records documenting your condition, care and treatment.
Your lawyer will help you collect all the paperwork you need for a successful case — one that maximizes your settlement in the least amount of time.
Litigation & Negotiation
Your lawyer will handle everything else. We prepare your case for trial and negotiate to achieve the best possible settlement without going to court. But even if there is a trial, you relax and we do the work.
You collect your settlement for medical care, damages, lost wages and pain & suffering. All your medical bills are paid off. Only then does Sobo & Sobo get paid.
Tell Us Your Story
Accidents can be complicated and loaded with pitfalls because both healthcare and the law are tricky. Your initial, person-to-person consultation with a Sobo lawyer will clear some things up, right away. It’s free and you have no obligation after sitting down with us. We’ll help.
In this first chat and soon thereafter, we’ll:
- Explain your rights
- Find follow-up medical care and testing
- Arrange emergency financing if available
- Discuss your special circumstances
- Walk you through the legal process, step by step
- Plan and prepare to pursue your case
The victims of accidents are entitled to compensation for their losses. The amount of money paid to victims varies based on the severity of damages, injury and other losses suffered. Your Sobo & Sobo lawyer will explain:
- Medical Expenses: Getting them Paid
- Lost Wages: What You are Owed
- Property Damage: Fixing or Replacing Your Vehicle
- Pain & Suffering: Discomfort, Anxiety and More
We represent clients on a contingent basis. That means we do not collect any money until your case is won and money damages are paid. We receive a portion of those damage payments only after they are finalized. So, you are never “out of pocket” any money to us.
Why Choose Sobo & Sobo?
The Sobo & Sobo law firm specializes in injury litigation. We’ve represented many, many victims of rear-end accidents just like yours.
- We’ve been serving clients for over 50 years.
- We have offices throughout the Hudson Valley, plus in the Bronx and Manhattan.
- Our staff includes hundreds of legal professionals ready to help.
Choose the law firm that focuses on helping the injured get justice.
We will use our skill, knowledge and genuine concern to win for you.
Who is at Fault in a Failure-to-Yield Accident?
New York State laws regarding the failure to yield the right of way are varied, and can be somewhat confusing. In fact, many drivers receive failure to yield traffic tickets without knowing what they did wrong.
Here is a simplified review of New York state laws regarding the failure to yield, according to New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law Code (NY VTL):
- The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection must yield the right of way to a vehicle which has entered the same intersection from a different highway
- When two vehicles enter an intersection at the same time, the vehicle on the left must always yield to the vehicle on the right
- A vehicle intending to turn left must always yield the right of way to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction in an intersection, or any vehicle so close as to constitute a hazard
- You need to make a complete stop before every stop sign, every time.
- If you approach a yield sign, slow down or make a complete stop if necessary to allow any pedestrian or vehicle to pass you
- A vehicle that is about to enter a roadway from any place other than a different roadway must yield the right of way to all vehicles approaching on the roadway to be entered or crossed
- Emergency vehicles always have the right of way, no matter the circumstances. Slow down or pull over to yield to them.
- Vehicles already driving in a traffic circle always have the right of way. Vehicles approaching a traffic circle must slow down and stop if necessary to yield the right of way to all drivers and pedestrians within the circle.
*Click here to read through Article 26 of NY Vehicle and Traffic Laws, which outlines every state law involving yielding the right of way.
Clearly, determining fault in a right of way matter is sometimes difficult. Most often, the driver who failed to yield (for any reason) is responsible for all damages resulting from a crash. If you or someone you know was involved in an accident caused by another driver who refused to yield the right of way to you, it is recommended that you hire a personal injury lawyer immediately.
The right car accident lawyer will help you build a successful lawsuit by collecting supportive evidence of the accident, minimizing your legal responsibility for the accident, and maximizing your settlement to help cover all relevant damages.
National Failure-to-Yield Accident Statistics
- Failure to stay in the proper lane, and to yield the right of way is sited as the third most common cause of traffic accidents in the US
- About 7,500 (or 15%) of all drivers in fatal crashes each year fail to yield the right of way, and/or keep in the proper lane
- Roughly 4,000 people in the US die each year in failure to yield accidents
Failure to Yield Lawsuits: What to Do Before You File
Failure-to-yield accidents can be deadly, and/or result in serious short and long-term consequences for all drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Filing a lawsuit against the driver responsible for the accident can help you recover lost wages missed due to your injuries, along with any related medical expenses, and other damages.
There are certain steps you can take as soon as possible after your accident to maximize your chances of building a successful case, before you file a lawsuit:
- Do NOT let another driver’s insurance company take a recorded statement regarding the accident. This is typically asked by insurance companies so that statements made before consulting with an attorney can be used as evidence that may discredit any recounting of the accident later
- Collect a copy of the police report
- Try to get a recording or hand-written account from any witness of the accident willing to give you a statement
- Most intersections are equipped with security cameras to catch people who illegally disregard traffic signals. This can be valuable evidence for your case. A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you collect this evidence.
- Keep a detailed record of all medical records relating to your injury, as well as a list of lost working hours and wages that are directly related to any injury.
It is recommended that you enlist the help of a personal injury attorney with years of experience representing those involved in failure-to-yield accidents. The right lawyer can help you collect all the evidence, paperwork and testimonials you’ll need to build your case, and maximize your settlement.
Filing a Failure-to-Yield Lawsuit
If you or someone you know has been in a failure-to-yield accident and are seeking compensation for any resulting pain and suffering, call 855-468-7626 for a free consultation with an expert car accident attorney today.
The accident attorneys at Sobo & Sobo have over 50 years of experience helping clients across New York’s Hudson Valley and the Bronx win the compensation they deserve for their losses and improving their quality of life.
When you file a claim with Sobo & Sobo, you don’t pay unless we win the case. When we do win, our attorneys are paid through a percentage of your settlement, meaning you never have to pay out of pocket.