NYC Car Accident Lawyers
Serving New York and Long Island
Being involved in a car accident is terrible, and there are so many things you don’t know about the process being unfamiliar with the law. If you are involved in an accident caused by someone else, you might have rights you didn’t even realize you had. You might be the victim of negligence, and you could be entitled to damages from this accident. If the other driver was negligent and caused your accident, he or she is now liable for the injuries, the financial strain, and the pain and suffering you incurred since your accident.
When you’re involved in a car accident, many things can happen. You could walk away without any injuries and later realize you suffered from internal injuries you were not aware of. Now you have expensive medical bills piling up in your name, and your injuries are far worse because they went so long without treatment. The insurance company for the other driver might push you to sign paperwork releasing your medical records. They might ask that you take the money they’re offering now before you have a chance to find out how serious your injuries are, and you might end up in a negative situation because you aren’t sure what to do.
- Call the police immediately following an accident and file an accident report
- Seek medical attention within hours of being involved in an accident
- Call an attorney to ask about your options
You are not required to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver, but you can if you suffer from injuries that put you in a tough financial situation.
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Future medical needs
- Pain and suffering
You might have issues with your back that require you see the doctor regularly, and now you’re responsible for paying those medical bills. Your back injury might prevent you from returning to work in the same capacity, and now you’re forced to take a pay cut because you can’t go back to work.
An attorney can help you with your situation by allowing you to ask questions and seek legal help. For example, you might not realize you are not required to sign any medical release for the other insurance company. All you need to do is provide them with the medical records from the accident. You also don’t have to accept their settlement offer when it comes in. If they offer to pay you money, you can fight back and tell them it’s not enough. You might not know how severe your injuries are yet, and you need time to figure this out so you know how much you need.
You are not responsible for living life filled with financial stress and upset when someone else was negligent. Their negligence caused this problem in your life, and they are responsible for ensuring you have the resources to pay your medical bills, to make up for being out of work during your recovery, and to ensure you needn’t worry about money in the future. You have rights, and you should call an attorney to find out what those are. The attorneys are Raiser & Kenniff are here to answer your questions.
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