Have you been seriously hurt in an accident because someone else acted carelessly? We are so sorry that you have had to go through this. Having injuries from a car accident can really interrupt your life. Our Queens car injury lawyers can help you get justice from this event. Keep reading to learn more about how we can help you, then set up a free consultation with us so we can get started on defending your case.
Determining the Liable Party
The first thing that our car injury lawyers do is find out through investigation who the liable party in the car accident is. Sometimes this is a straightforward portion of the claim process. If you were in an accident with one other driver who was clearly in the wrong, it will be easy to determine who the liable driver is.
In other cases, there are multiple cars involved and there could be a shared fault. That means that you could be personally, partially responsible for the accident. However, when it is clear that the other driver(s) were primarily responsible for the accident, they will be named the liable party. This is who will be responsible for the damages that you are claiming.
Car Accident Damages
When you are involved in an accident and get hurt, you are likely to have a lot of damages. According to NYS, there is an average of over 12,000 car accident hospitalizations per year. There are two types of damages that we seek compensation for. They are called economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include all of the money damages that you have suffered because of your involvement in the accident. The money damages that you might have after being hurt in a car accident are things like medical bills, lost income from missing work, disability, travel expenses, material damage to your vehicle, etc. We will calculate everything that you have lost and will continue to lose due to your injuries and fight to get you full economic damages.
Non-economic damages include all of the ways your life has been impacted by this accident. Your non-economic damages are things like pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of quality of life, etc. If you have been negatively impacted by this accident, and you likely were, we fight to get you compensation to reflect all of that suffering.
Getting the Compensation That You Deserve
Our car injury lawyers are tasked with fighting to get you full compensation, but what exactly does that mean?
The compensation comes from the liable party’s insurance company. It will be in the form of financial compensation. Through negotiation with the insurance company, your lawyer will go back and forth with them until they get an offer that is fair.
Sometimes you will get a settlement offer right away. More often than not, this first offer is going to be far less than what you deserve to get for your damages. We strongly advise that you do not take this first offer.
If the insurance company is not providing us with an offer that is going to fully cover all of your damages, we can continue to fight them and possibly even take them to court. You are entitled to full and fair compensation. When you do not receive that, we hold their feet to the flames to get you the results that you deserve.
Call Our Queens Car Injury Lawyers Today
If you want full and fair compensation after being hurt in a car accident, please call our office right away to set up a free consultation. You deserve justice. We know how to get that for you. Call us today and we would be happy to set you up with a consultation so that we can get started defending your rights.