2 Reasons “I Didn’t See You” is Not a New York Car Accident Defense


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11/16/2011
The Pagan Law Firm, P.C.
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Most New York car accidents are, as the phrase implies, accidents. A driver rarely intends to hit another vehicle or cause an injury. Often, a driver will get out of the car at the scene of an accident and say something like, "I didn't even see you!"

"I didn't see you" is not a New York car accident defense.

Specifically, "I didn't see you" is not a defense because:
  • Drivers have a responsibility to act with reasonable care. Drivers are required to act with reasonable care when operating a motor vehicle. That means that they should be aware of other cars around them, drive at appropriate speeds, and avoid distractions that could interfere with their ability to see other drivers or stop in time to avoid collisions.
  • Drivers must be able to see the road. People seeking initial driver's licenses and commercial drivers must pass a DMV vision test before getting a license. Other drivers must self certify that they are able to see the road and wear glasses, or contact lenses, as required to safely see the road.

Contact a New York Accident Attorney if the Other Driver Didn't See You

If you have been hurt in a crash by a driver who admits that he or she didn't see you, then it is important to contact an experienced New York accident lawyer as soon as possible. Your New York car accident attorney will help you pursue the damages to which you may be entitled. Please call us today at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for more information about your rights and potential recovery.



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