What You Need to Know About Motor Vehicle Accidents in NY
If you’ve recently been injured in a car accident due to a driver’s negligence, then you should get in touch with the NYC Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte. We have the knowledge and experience to assist you with this type of case. In the past, we have helped clients obtain hundreds of millions of dollars for automobile accident injuries. We are courteous to our clients, are there when they need us and always keep them informed about their case.
An Overview of Auto Accidents
When people are in an auto accident, it can cause them to lose time, property, health and in some cases, their lives. There are different causes of motor vehicle accidents, such as driving while distracted, manufacturer defects, driver error, dangerous weather conditions and negligence. Whatever the cause of the accident, you can speak with a knowledgeable attorney about your legal options and future. Contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today to have a consultation about your case.
Getting Compensation for Auto Accident Injuries
When a person is injured by a car collision that causes injury and/or damages, it’s possible to seek compensation for them. With the assistance of a personal injury lawyer, you can have your case sorted out for you.
Filing an Insurance Claim
When you’re filing an insurance claim after an auto accident, make sure that you proceed with caution. What you say and do with your claim can have an impact on how much compensation you can receive for your injuries and damages.
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
Some people choose to drive with little to no insurance, which places themselves and others at risk. In the event that the driver injures someone, the insurance they have or don’t have won’t allow them to pay for the injuries and damages caused. The injured person may be covered by their own insurance, if they have uninsured and under-insured motorist protection on their policy.
When you have no-fault insurance, it doesn’t matter who was at fault in a car collision. The driver is able to receive compensation from their insurer either way. The state has to have a no-fault insurance structure for this to be possible. There are certain laws that determine how much, when and how long the injured individual can collect compensation.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents
Q: I have been in a motor vehicle accident. Should I go to a doctor?
A: If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should see a doctor right away. First, you should see a doctor for your own well-being. You may not be able to discern the extent of your injuries yourself; a small ache could be something significant, or it could be nothing at all. Only a doctor can tell you for sure. Second, you should see a doctor because if you decide to bring a legal claim against the at-fault driver or another party, you will need documentation of your injuries and what you did to fix them.
Q: Do I have to go to court if I want to recover monetary damages?
A: Maybe. Your case may settle even before your attorney files a lawsuit; on the other hand, it may go all the way to a trial and a jury verdict. The majority of lawsuits are settled before they get to trial, but what happens in your case depends on the facts, the law and the parties involved.
FAQ About Car Accidents
Q: Should I go to the doctor if I’ve been in a car accident?
A: If you’ve sustained injuries due to a car accident, then it is advised that you seek medical help immediately. Going to the doctor can help ensure that you are alright. The severity of your injuries can also be determined and documented, which can then be used to build your case in a lawsuit. This is going to be needed if you decide to file a legal claim against the at-fault driver or another party. You’ll need evidence of your injuries and what you did/paid to have them fixed.
Q: To recover compensation for damages, do I have to go to court?
A: There is a possibility that you will have to. However, there are some cases that end up being settled outside of court, but it could end up going to a trial and a jury verdict. A lot of the cases today are settled before a trial starts. All cases are different, so going to court will depend on the laws, facts presents and the involved parties.
The Next Step After a Car Accident
When you are involved in a car accident, it’s important that you make important decisions as quickly as possible. To help you take the right steps after you’re in a car accident, it’s recommended that you consult with a personal injury lawyer.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 212-732-2929 to speak with an experienced New York City motor vehicle accident lawyer.