The chances that you or someone you love will be injured in an automobile accident at some point in your life is extremely high. It is a risk associated with the everyday life that we know.

Most automobile accidents are the fault of one careless driver. Often times the injured party of the other vehicle or the injured passengers of the at-fault vehicle may recover damages for their injuries. We have represented thousands of individuals who have been injured in various types of automobile accidents. Through the retention of our law firm, these clients have recovered significant sums of money for bodily injuries, vehicle damage, pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.

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What To Do When You Have Been In An Automobile Accident

  1. It is very important to go to the hospital or doctor immediately if you need medical treatment.
  2. It is equally important to obtain the police report as soon as possible.
  3. Write down the names and addresses of any witnesses and the names and addresses of all parties involved.
  4. If possible, exchange insurance cards with the driver who struck your vehicle.
  5. Obtain time sensitive photographs of the area where you were injured, any vehicle or instrumentality involved, your body and the bodies of any other injured people.

These tips will enable you to prove the elements of your case with as much specificity as possible. With this information as a tool it will be easier for our experienced and qualified attorneys to assess your case and move quickly.

Accidents Involving Pedestrians

As with automobile accidents, injured pedestrians struck by a vehicle can recover for their injuries by filing a lawsuit against the driver and/or owner of the automobile that struck them.

Why Choose Sinel & Olesen, PLLC?

Sinel & Olesen, PLLC successfully handles automobile accident cases for drivers and pedestrians. We review every page of every police and medical report and our reputable team of medical specialists, experts, and nurses will come to Court to testify on your behalf. 

This dedication and diligence allows us to to achieve superior results for many of our clients.

Call Sinel Law at 212.465.1000 to or book a consultation online to receive a free consultation about the claims that you may have after suffering from an automobile. We will fight to bring you justice.

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My attorney was meticulous, intelligent, and had an exceptional demeanor with the judge and jurors. When the Jury verdict was returned in our favor I hugged my lawyer and cried. It wasn’t just the money that was so satisfying, it was being in the Courtroom with the doctor and their lawyers when the Judge told them the jury found them responsible.

France P.

We were not only pleased with the monetary award, but to see these facilities held accountable, we finally had some closure. I would recommend Sinel & Olesen, PLLC, to any family with a case involving bedsores or medical issues against a nursing home or hospital.

Lisle B.

Elliot Sinel was our trial attorney and our whole family watched the jury trial unfold for two weeks. Watching our lawyer cross exam the defendant doctors and nurses and exposing their neglect in the care for our father gave us all a great sense of satisfaction. The jury awarded us a tremendous sum of money and we all felt vindicated…

Terrence H.

Sinel & Olesen, PLLC, never told me to settle, instead they brought the case to trial and combined, a jury gave us close to a million dollars. I was very impressed by the trial attorney and the medical expert surgeon that my lawyers brought to court to testify.

Suzanne F.

Before the case went to trial, Elliot Sinel convinced the insurance company for the nursing home to pay us a large award. My sisters and I always knew that the medical negligence caused my father to suffer. The settlement gave us a feeling that the facility finally acknowledged their wrongdoing…

Ana B.

Frequently Asked Questions

People frequently develop bed sores when they do not receive adequate medical attention. This injury results in open wounds and irritated skin patches that are caused by friction, unrelieved pressure, or when prolonged pressure is placed on the skin. Although a bed sore can develop almost anywhere, the most common areas of the body prone to develop the wounds include the backside and buttocks as well as bony areas such as heels, ankles, hips and head.

Absolutely. Once a family has made the difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, they have a right to expect that their loved one will not be injured as a result of neglect or abuse. In fact, bedsores are one of the most common preventable, avoidable injuries in nursing homes.

Aside from bed sores, the elderly are also at risk for associated complications like:
• Inadequate wound care leading to infections
• Dehydration, malnutrition, and failure to provide sufficient quantities of food
• Over or improper medication
• Lack of supervision due to their immobility from bedsores, leading to falls
• Poor hygiene

Elderly and immobile patients rely on heath care staff at nursing homes and hospitals to reposition them at least every two hours and provide a level of care that meets required standards in New York. Failure to do this often causes bedsores to develop. In almost every case, bed sores are completely preventable if the health care staff implements the proper precautions and ensures that the resident receives adequate care.