If the negligent actions of a motor vehicle driver has caused you serious injuries, there are a number of ways you can strengthen your claim for the financial compensation you deserve. After a motor vehicle accident, there are documents that require filing and deadlines to bring your claim. If you fail to follow these rules or deadlines, you may damage your claim and receive less compensation than you deserve. Also, an experienced lawyer can conduct a full and timely investigation of your accident which will assist in building a strong case while you can concentrate on your recovery. While some injury victims choose to represent themselves, most encounter difficulty recovering from their injuries and fighting their case simultaneously. Every case is unique.
In summary, if you have been seriously injured by the fault of another, a free no-obligation consultation with the experienced car accident attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will answer all of your questions.
What to Do After Your Accident
Even seemingly minor personal injuries after your accident can result in more serious problems in the months and years after the accident. If you are contacted by a representative from the at-fault driver’s insurance company it is important that you act carefully and not rush into agreeing to a settlement before you know the full extent of your injuries and economic losses. After the accident you should:
- Call the police and ensure that a police report is completed
- Obtain the names of any independent witnesses
- Take photographs of the vehicle or vehicles involved
- Get medical attention immediately
- Limit any statements to the at-fault driver’s insurance company about the accident before speaking to a lawyer
In addition to the above, if you require medical attention following your car accident, you will be entitled to special coverage for your medical care, lost wages or out of pocket expenses called No-Fault benefits. In order to obtain these benefits, you will be required to file an application for these No-Fault benefits. There is a time limit for the filing for these benefits and if you fail to file before the deadline, you may not receive the coverage you are entitled to.
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What Will a Car Accident Lawyer Do for You?
In order to obtain financial compensation for all of your losses, New York law requires that you prove that the accident was the result of the fault of another driver AND that you sustained serious injuries as a result of that fault. To prove both of these aspects of your case and obtain maximum financial compensation for you, the car accident lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates may build you case by doing the following:
- Obtain all accident and incident reports
- Interview all witnesses
- Secure all accident photographs and video footage
- Consult an accident reconstruction expert
- Request all EMS, hospital and medical records
- Retain medical experts
- Negotiate your case with the at-fault party or parties
- Prepare your case for trial before a jury if necessary
What Compensation Am I Entitled To?
If you sustain serious injuries in a car accident that is the fault of another driver, the law permits you to demand fair and just monetary compensation for all of your losses. These losses may include money for:
- Pain and suffering for your physical and emotional injuries
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Future lost wages and medical expenses
- Loss of pension benefits
- Out of pocket expenses
What is fair and just compensation for you is dependent upon the unique facts and circumstances of your case. If you chose not to hire a lawyer to represent you, there is a greater chance that you will be offered substantially less compensation than you deserve. Don’t take that chance. Contact the lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates.
Your Time to File a Claim Is Limited
Your time to file a claim for No-Fault benefits and a lawsuit against the at-fault driver is limited. If you fail to file within that deadline you may be forever barred from receiving the benefits and compensation you deserve. Our experienced lawyers have decades of experience and will handle your legal claim so that you can concentrate on your recovery. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation. If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We will accept your case on what is referred to as a contingency. That means we only earn a legal fee unless you obtain a settlement. If we don’t collect a settlement for you, we do not get a fee. There is no risk to you.
If you have any questions or concerns about your car accident, contact the personal injury law firm of Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today for a free personal injury case review at (212) 732-2929.