Long Island car accident settlements – examples

Long Island car accident settlements – examples

Looking at examples of car accident settlements on Long Island can give you an idea of what you may be able to expect from your own claim.

Examples of Long Island car accident settlements that our firm has negotiated include:

  • $2.5 million for a teenager who suffered serious injuries in a multi-vehicle collision
  • $1 million for a victim who suffered a crash-related inner-ear injury
  • $900,000 for a collision victim who lost hearing because of her injuries

These examples are just some of the positive recoveries we have obtained for our clients. We have negotiated additional settlements and have won several substantial verdicts following trials.

Not every case is a million-dollar case.  We evaluate all levels of injury and treat every case with the same level of care and attention to detail.

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What do these settlement examples mean for your case?

Examples of prior settlements for Long Island car accident cases do not guarantee the same outcome for your case.  However, these figures are important because they:

  • Show you possible outcomes for cases like yours
  • Are a tangible record of our firm’s results

We will need to review your case specifically to determine fair compensation for you.

What are possible outcomes for your car collision case?

The outcome of your settlement may depend on:

  • The facts of your crash and the parties involved
  • The strength of evidence in your favor
  • The share of liability for the collision
  • The extent and severity of your injuries

The potential outcomes of your case are a settlement or a judgment. Settlements are more common, as the American Bar Association (ABA) explains. We have also won verdicts after going to trial. The following factors may determine whether we settle or proceed to trial.

The evidence supporting your case

Strong evidence may compel the defendant(s) in your case to settle. They may fear going to trial and losing an even greater sum than they would in a settlement. We will collect all available evidence of the defendants’ wrongdoing, including:

  • Witness statements
  • Video footage of the collision
  • A police report
  • A collision reconstruction
  • Expert testimony

We will present such evidence during settlement negotiations. Documentation of your losses may also encourage the defendant(s) to settle. We will present:

  • Photographs of injuries and vehicle damage
  • Bills for medical care, vehicle repair, and other economic losses
  • Proof of lost income
  • Doctors’ assessments of your injuries
  • Counselors’ assessments of your psychological trauma

This documentation could be compelling. It may lead to a settlement or support your case during a trial.

The approach of the insurance company

One or more insurance companies could determine our approach to your case. If they act in good faith, then we may be able to settle with them. If they deny fault, refuse to provide fair compensation, or act in other unjust ways, then we may have to file a lawsuit.

The settlement offers that you receive

Settlements ultimately boil down to money. If our negotiations produce a fair settlement, then we can settle. If you do not receive a fair offer, then we can take your case to trial.

Will insurance cover your losses?

New York drivers are required to have no-fault insurance, per the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS). This means that you have insurance coverage to cover basic economic losses no matter who is at fault for your crash.

We understand how no-fault insurance works and how to complete such claims. We can assist you in filing your no-fault application if needed.

Does no-fault cover pain and suffering?

No-fault does not cover damages beyond basic economic loss.  In order to pursue an award for pain and suffering, we must pursue a third-party claim against the at-fault driver.

We may be able to negotiate a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance before filing a lawsuit. Or, we may secure a settlement after filing your lawsuit but before going to trial. In certain cases, we go to trial and secure a judgment of awards.

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Why hire our firm to seek a financial recovery?

Hiring our team can:

  • Result in a judgment or settlement
  • Prevent you from dealing with insurance companies and attorneys
  • Protect you from stress-related health problems
  • Entitle you to our legal expertise and experience

There is no upfront cost to hiring our team. We receive a percentage of your settlement or judgment. If we do not secure awards, however, you pay us nothing.

We will seek damages for you

We will pursue coverage of:

  • Medical costs
  • Vehicular damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income
  • Your other losses

Our approach will determine which awards you are eligible for. We will speak with you about our strategy and reasoning for following that strategy.

Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P.

Contact our firm right away. CVP §214 generally limits your period to bring a personal injury lawsuit to three years. There are exceptions that can significantly shorten this time, so call us no matter your circumstances. However, acting quickly could reduce the risk of your case deadline expiring.

Our consultations come with no obligations or costs. Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today for your free case review. We also serve Spanish-speaking clients.

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