With the guidance of a Brooklyn car accident lawyer, you can file a claim for compensation against the driver and owner of the vehicle that collided with your car. The injuries you sustain in a car accident can leave you unable to return to work for a short time or change your life forever.
We know each car accident has its own physical and financial impact. Pursue compensation for the full value of the injuries of your car accident and related expenses. Call (212) 732-2929 today to speak to a member of the Dansker & Aspromonte Associates team about your accident and its repercussions.
The True Cost of a Brooklyn Car Accident
When you or a family member are involved in a car accident in Brooklyn, its effects can be overwhelming. The injuries could be debilitating and devastating and the financial impact can also have steep and far-reaching implications. If you can identify the vehicle or at-fault driver, you can make a claim against the driver, the owner, and their insurance company to pay for your injuries and cover your expenses.
The damages and expenses you incur when you endure personal injuries in a car accident might include:
- Pain, suffering and permanent disabilities and injuries
- Medical bills that start at the scene of the accident and continue until your doctor declares you fully recovered
- The cost of physical rehabilitation in a specialized rehab center, or in your home, when your injuries prevent you from caring for yourself
- The wages you lose if your injuries prevent you from returning to your job to financially support yourself and your family for any length of time
Because each car accident is different, you may have other expenses and financial losses that might be covered. A Brooklyn car accident lawyer can help assess all the injuries and expenses of the collision and avoid your accepting a settlement that does not fully cover the physical and financial costs of the accident.
Call to speak to one of our team members who will review your case and find out how you can have these damages and expenses including the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle covered by the at-fault driver. You can reach the intake team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates by calling (212) 732-2929.
Identifying the At-Fault Driver After a Car Accident
In the immediate aftermath of a Brooklyn car accident, your very first priority is seeking medical attention for yourself and any passengers in your car.
In the confusion of emergency medical care, police officers, and witnesses, you might not be able to immediately obtain the information you need to identify the at-fault driver and their insurance company. That makes the accident report an important part of the compensation claims process because it will contain helpful information like:
- Drivers identification
- Vehicle registrations
- Apparent vehicle damage
- Accident location
- Insurance information
According to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, an accident report is mandatory in the state of New York if anyone is injured or if there is more than $1,000 in property damage. If you are not able to obtain a copy your Brooklyn car accident lawyer can do so as soon as it is ready.
Do Not Delay Starting Your Compensation Claim
Filing a claim for financial compensation after a car accident in Brooklyn can be time-consuming and complex. It can mean identifying the at-fault driver, tallying your medical bills, proving your lost income, and getting estimates to repair or completely replace your damaged car. All those things can take time—time you might need to spend focusing on restoring your health or tending to a loved one who was injured in the accident.
While you focus on your physical recovery, a Brooklyn car accident lawyer can start building your case for compensation. You should act quickly to get your claim started for two important reasons:
- The sooner you act, the sooner your Brooklyn car accident lawyers can get started
- The law in New York generally limits your time to file a lawsuit for compensation in motor vehicle accident cases against private entities to three years. In many cases the time could be much shorter and in cases against a municipal entity such as the City of New York a claim must be filed within 90 days.
Do not let time run out on your ability to obtain compensation from the driver who caused your accident. Call to speak with a member of our team who can help get the claims process started, while you concentrate on restoring your health and getting your life back on track.
Documentation That Supports Your Compensation Claim
After a car accident, your lawyer can help you build a comprehensive case for compensation. You may be able to gather important information on your own and share it with your lawyer, such as:
- Accident reports
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Repair estimates
- Photos of the accident scene
- Photos of both vehicles
- Witness statements
A Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyer Is Your Advocate
If your injuries left you injured with short or long-term financial difficulties, you can explore your options for financial recovery. The driver who caused the accident should be responsible for paying for your injuries and for your medical expenses and property damage.
An experienced Brooklyn car accident lawyer can either negotiate a financial settlement that fairly compensates you for accident-related injuries, expenses and losses or take your case to trial to get them for you. Speak to a member of our intake team. Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929 today.