Following a serious car accident in Manhattan, do you know what to do next--and how to help protect your finances as much as possible? You may find yourself contending with serious injuries, including high medical bills and the limitations that often go along with those injuries. What should you do next?
If you try to handle your claim on your own, you may find yourself dealing with an insurance company that attempts to limit the compensation you can recover. In a worst-case scenario, you could even find yourself personally liable for the damages you sustained in your accident.
Working with a Manhattan personal injury law firm can help you understand your rights and increase the compensation you may deserve. At Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, we aim to help our clients maximize the compensation they can recover and give them a better idea of what to do next as they proceed with their car accident claims. Contact us today to learn more about how we can alleviate stress in the aftermath of a serious Manhattan car accident.
You should not have to handle your car accident claim on your own--and attempting to do it without the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer could leave you without the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
According to the Consumer Panel Survey of Auto Accident Victims, "Paying for Auto Injuries," settlements for injury victims who had attorneys were 40% higher than settlements for victims who did not hire an attorney to help them with their claim. Those funds can help you pay off your medical expenses, replace some of your lost income in the aftermath of your accident, and even provide you with the money you may need to rebuild your life.
We understand how insurance companies work and the tactics they may use to lowball your settlement, delay your claim, or even deny your claim. Take a look at this claim, for example. The insurance company's immediate offer was just $40,000 for sisters involved in a rear-end collision. With our assistance, however, the trial verdict awarded them $2.8 million in compensation.
Our team of Manhattan car accident lawyers put every resource available toward getting you the outcome you deserve. Take a look at some of the services we can offer and the damages we can recover. Our New York City law firm aims to help our clients:
Whether you suffered injuries in a T-bone accident, a rear-end collision, or a sideswipe accident, you may have immense challenges to contend with. Some car crashes are much more severe than others and may result in more substantial injuries, from broken bones and severe lacerations to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, burns, and amputations.
The more severe your injuries, the more compensation you may have the right to recover. In addition to a typical personal injury lawsuit filed after you suffered a serious injury in a car accident, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one in a serious auto accident.
You may also have grounds to file a child injury claim on behalf of a minor child injured in an accident. We have helped our clients acquire compensation in a variety of personal injury scenarios, including cases where clients suffered only property damage and no physical injuries at all.
Compensation for serious car accident injuries may include:
If you suffered severe injuries, you may have substantial medical costs to go along with them. Your medical bills will often form the vital foundation of your personal injury claim following a serious car accident.
An attorney can help you evaluate the full extent of your injuries and give you a better idea of how much compensation you should expect for your losses, from the immediate cost of emergency medical care to the ongoing cost of treatment, including physical and occupational therapy, following your accident.
Did you have to miss time, especially substantial time, at work in the aftermath of your car accident? As part of your personal injury lawsuit, you can pursue compensation for lost wages, which can help you restore some of that lost income.
Unlike the other categories often reflected by a personal injury claim, compensation for pain and suffering does not necessarily reflect direct financial losses that you can calculate based on the bills you have faced or specific income you have lost. Pain and suffering, instead, are typically based on a percentage of your medical costs and may reflect the physical and emotional losses you faced as a result of your injuries.
No two crashes are the same. Our attorney shave experience in all types of car accidents, including:
We have the knowledge to win challenging cases and a proven record to match. Recently, for example, our attorneys helped obtain a $2.8 million rear-end car accident trial verdict. In another case, we helped recover $2.2 million in a head-on car accident settlement.
Since 1992, our Manhattan car accident lawyers have helped thousands of individuals and families recover damages associated with the losses they sustained in serious car accidents. We receive annual industry recognition and awards for the car accidents and verdicts we help win for our clients.
Disclaimer: While our prior results cannot guarantee future verdicts, our experienced attorneys put our full experience and resources behind every claim to help our clients achieve maximum compensation for their losses.
Do you have questions about your car accident claim or personal injury law in general? We have the answers you need.
New York law provides three years for the victim of an auto accident to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for those injuries.
Ideally, car accident victims should contact a personal injury attorney as soon after the accident as possible, before talking to the liable party's auto insurance company. An attorney can help review the insurance policy and provide a free case evaluation, which may help you learn more about the compensation you should expect--and what you should do if the liable party's insurance adjusters do not offer it.
Determining who bears liability for car accident injuries can involve a complex investigation. A look at the police report can provide an initial assessment of liability, but may not offer all the details. For example, the responding officer might not know that the other driver was talking on his cell phone or speeding, especially without immediate evidence. After a New York car accident, working with a personal injury lawyer can provide more information and evidence that may help you better determine liability.
The time needed to settle personal injury cases may vary dramatically. Your attorney may need time to investigate, and it can take time to negotiate. Learn more about the car accident claim process here, or contact us to learn more about the specific details of your claim.
At Raphaelson & Levine, we start car accident cases with a free consultation, which means no cost or obligation to you. Our attorneys frequently take on clients on a contingent fee basis, which means you don't pay unless you win.
The aftermath of serious motor vehicle accidents in New York State, from Manhattan to Brooklyn to Queens, can leave victims with substantial injuries, high medical bills, and a long struggle ahead. Contact Raphaelson & Levine today for a free consultation that will help you learn more about your rights and prevent you from being taken advantage of as you navigate your claim. We've helped our clients recover more than $700 Million dollars.
Call 212-268-3222 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.