Six Steps to Receive Compensation with Sobo & Sobo
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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 Stop Sign Accident?
According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), there are two main types of accidents that occur at stop signs:
- Failing to stop at a stop sign, whether consciously or by accident. Most accidents of this type are caused by drivers who consciously decide to ignore a stop sign, and illegally speed through it, colliding with another vehicle that did not expect them to continue into an intersection. According to the NHTSA, these types of accidents are most frequently caused by younger, speeding drivers.
- Failing to yield to another driver that has the legal right of way. These accidents occur at intersections with more than one stop sign, where one driver is required to yield to another who has the legal right of way.
According to the NHTSA, these accidents are most frequently caused by elderly individuals making a left turn at these intersections, causing a collision with another vehicle already moving into that intersection with the legal right of way.
Depending on the specifics of the stop-sign accident, either party may be found responsible for causing the accident. Most often, both parties involved are found at least somewhat responsible, causing both insurance companies to pay for a portion of the damages resulting from the accident.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you in a personal injury lawsuit can help you lower the percentage of responsibility you are held accountable for, and can maximize your chance of receiving a settlement that helps you pay for any related damages, pain and suffering.
More National Stop Sign Accident Statistics
- Collisions at intersections governed by stop signs account for 31% of all traffic accidents in the U.S.
- The majority of accidents at intersections with stop signs are caused by drivers aged 24 and younger, and 55 and older
- Most stop sign accidents occur on roadways and intersections with speed limits of 55 MPH and higher
- Elderly people are most prone to being injured or killed in accidents by making illegal left turns while failing to yield to the right of way of another driver at an intersection
- The most common reason for failing to yield to stop signs by drivers 24 years or younger include obstructed views of the road signs
Stop Sign Lawsuits: What to Do Before You File
Both types of stop-sign accidents are deadly and can result in serious short and long-term consequences for all drivers, passengers and pedestrians involved. Filing a stop-sign accident lawsuit can help you recover lost wages and working hours you may have missed due to your injuries, along with any related medical expenses, or other damages.
However, 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 stop-sign 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 Stop Sign Accident Lawsuit
If you or someone you know has been in a stop sign accident, and are seeking compensation for any resulting pain and suffering, call 855-GOT-SOBO 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.