After you are involved in a collision in which the other driver was at fault, you may be wondering if it is worth getting a lawyer for a car accident? For the majority of people, checking with a lawyer who offers a free consultation to see if you have a potential case after you suffered injuries in the collision is a good idea.
A personal injury attorney will have the ability to consider the facts in your individual case and determine whether you are eligible to receive compensation for losses including your medical bills, wages and pain and suffering related to the injuries you sustained in the collision.
How an Attorney Can Help Your Case
Throughout New York state, motor vehicle collisions occur far too frequently, and they unfortunately often result in injuries requiring an attorney’s help.
According to the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), Suffolk County sees many serious collisions. In 2014, collisions resulted in 126 deaths. More than 12,400 people sought emergency care after crashes, and nearly 1,000 people required a hospital stay.
In Nassau County, 75 deaths occurred in 2014 because of motor vehicle collisions, according to the NYS DOH. More than 10,000 people required emergency care, and almost 1,000 had a hospital stay after the collision.
Advice from an Attorney
Clearly, car collisions on Long Island result in thousands of injuries each year. An attorney can help navigate your recovery following a collision in a variety of ways, including:
- Proving fault: the attorney will study the facts in the case, looking for evidence that the other driver was at fault, meaning you are eligible to receive compensation.
- Showing your injuries: the attorney will work with the doctors treating you to show the extent of your injuries and to determine the amount of compensation you deserve.
- Showing lost wages: your attorney will use the facts to show that you were unable to work while recovering from your injuries, meaning you deserve compensation for lost wages.
- Long term effects: your attorney may argue that your injuries require expensive ongoing care, resulting in a reduction in your quality of life going forward.
Car Collisions that Do Not Require Lawyers
Some types of collisions between motor vehicles will not require the help of an attorney. If no injuries occurred in the collision, for example, hiring a personal injury attorney is not going to help your case. You and your insurance company likely can take care of the property damage claims without the help of an attorney.
Collisions with Minor Injuries
Additionally, a collision in which you suffered only minor injuries may not not need the help of an attorney.
If you are unsure about the nature of your injuries, though, as mentioned earlier, contacting an attorney for a free consultation may be worth it for your peace of mind. What you believe is a minor injury could develop into something far more life-changing and serious. A personal injury lawyer can help you figure out whether you are facing long term consequences.
Collisions that Are Your Fault
If it is clear after the collision that you were the driver at fault, you should contact your insurance company immediately so representation can be provided to you.
However, if you do not have insurance, you may need your own attorney to represent your interests.
Liability is not always clear cut in every accident, and there are many situations where there may be some liability on your part, as well as the other vehicle. In that situation, if you have suffered injuries, call Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP to determine if we can assist you to recover for your injuries.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
After a collision in which you suffered an injury, it is natural to ask yourself if it is worth getting a lawyer for a car accident. Suffering injuries in a car crash can create anxiety for you and your family, wondering if you will need extensive medical care or whether you can return to work soon.
One of the best reasons to hire the team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. after a collision is because we do not charge an upfront fee to obtain our services. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means our fees come from the final recovery in the case.
During a free consultation, we will look at the facts in the case and give you an honest opinion on whether we believe you have the ability to recover damages related to your injuries. You are under no obligation to hire us after the consultation, but if you do, we will begin working immediately. Call us at (631) 451-7900 today. Our team can assist clients in Spanish.