It is generally worth getting a lawyer for a car accident on Long Island. Car crash victims may hire a lawyer to:
- Protect their rights
- Deal with insurance companies
- Deal with liable parties’ attorneys
- Negotiate a settlement
- Find an alternate resolution to their case
Some car collision victims want to avoid insurance claims and lawsuits. They may find these processes stressful, uncomfortable, or otherwise distasteful. These victims may hire a lawyer to handle these processes while they recover from injuries or grief.
What Does a Lawyer do for Car Crash Victims?
Your lawyer will do everything necessary to complete an insurance claim or lawsuit. This may mean:
Investigating Your Car Collision Scene on Long Island
Depending on how soon you hire a lawyer, their team may visit your crash scene. They may take photographs, speak with witnesses, gather physical evidence, and conduct further documentation.
Identifying Your Losses
A lawyer from our firm will ask you about your losses. They may also speak with your doctors, informed experts, and investigators about your damages. From these discussions, they will create a thorough record of recoverable losses.
Seeking Evidence of Your Losses
Proof of damages can be:
- Medical bills
- Invoices for vehicle repairs
- Past earning statements
- Doctors’ assessments
- Mental health professionals’ evaluations
Our team will seek any proof of harm from your collision.
Identifying Liable Parties
Motorists are often responsible for crashes. We will identify why a motorist is liable for your collision. If a motorist is not liable, our team will identify any other parties that could owe you compensation. These might include:
- A vehicle manufacturer
- A government body
- Another defendant
Completing Day-to-Day Case Responsibilities
Car collision cases generally require us to complete paperwork, make phone calls, send emails, and handle other daily responsibilities.
The primary goal of any lawsuit or insurance claim is obtaining fair compensation. Our team will fight for the recovery that you deserve after your car crash. We cannot tell how much money you could get from your car accident settlement until we look at your losses.
What Makes Our Firm Different?
Clients choose our firm for their car collision cases because:
- We proudly serve communities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and we know how to navigate cases in these counties
- We have obtained some of the largest injury recoveries on Long Island and New York State
- We offer aggressive representation
- We remain in close contact with our clients throughout their cases
- We fight for the best possible financial recovery
Our team understands how a car collision can turn your life upside down. Our team will help you arrange medical care and get to your appointments. Your lawyer can also help you with vehicle repairs and other case-related duties.
It is worth hiring a lawyer from our firm for your Long Island car crash case. You can rest and recover while our staff fights for your financial recovery.
Are You Eligible to Bring a Car Crash Lawsuit?
You may be eligible for a car collision lawsuit even if you are partially at fault for your collision. CVP § 1411 allows you to seek compensation even if you bear some responsibility.
If another party is 100% at fault for your crash, they could pay for 100% of your crash-related losses. If the liable party is only 60% at fault for your collision, they may cover 60% of your collision-related losses.
The issue of liability is not this simple in every car collision case, though. A lawyer from our team can explain the share of liability for your collision.
What Are Recoverable Losses in Your Car Crash Lawsuit?
You may recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earning power
- Lost income
- Lost productivity
- Lost bonuses and retirement contributions
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation costs
- Vehicle repairs
- Vehicle replacement
- A wrongful death
Surviving loved ones may receive compensation for funeral expenses, lost financial support, and other damages from a wrongful death.
How Much Compensation Can You Receive for a Car Crash?
There is no clear answer to this question. Every car collision case requires individual review. The nature of your losses will largely determine the value of your case. Your case value may vary based on:
- Your injuries (and their severity)
- The type and duration of your injury symptoms
- Whether your case involves a wrongful death
- The share of liability for your crash
- Other factors specific to your case
Our team will determine your case value after completing our investigation.
How Long Does It Take to Complete a Car Collision Case?
Each case is different. There is no certain time frame for completing your case. Whether we settle your case or go to trial may significantly affect how long your case takes.
Other facts that may dictate your case’s duration are:
- The number of defendants involved in your case
- Whether the defendants’ attorneys negotiate in good faith
- The complexity of your case
We will pursue a settlement as the first course of action. Settling may reduce the duration of your case, as going to trial generally takes longer. Our goal is to get you fair compensation as soon as possible.
How Much Does a Car Crash Lawyer Cost?
Our firm claims a percentage of your settlement or judgment. There are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to hire our firm. Anyone can hire our firm regardless of their current financial status.
How Long do You Have to File a Car Collision Lawsuit?
New York generally allows you to file a personal injury case within three years of your car crash. You generally have two years to file your wrongful death case if you’ve lost a loved one.
These statutes of limitations do not apply to every case. Call our firm even if you suspect that the statute of limitations for your case expired. You may still be eligible to seek compensation.
Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. for Your FREE Case Review
Getting a lawyer should be your priority after your car accident on Long Island. Once you retain us, you can stop worrying about your case. We will draft and file your lawsuit, monitor its progress, and engage in settlement negotiations for you. You will receive regular case updates from us.
Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today for a free case review. You can read our client testimonials to find out what we have done for clients before you. We assist Spanish-speaking clients.