Can You Settle a Car Accident Case Without a Lawyer?
While you have the right to represent yourself and to settle a car accident without a lawyer, you run the risk of settling for substantially less than what you deserve and are entitled to receive. If you have major medical expenses and severe injuries, you are advised to retain an experienced personal injury law firm.
Car accidents can leave you with unpaid medical bills, lost earnings, and ongoing pain from your injuries. In an effort to pursue compensation for these damages as quickly as possible, you might be tempted to forgo hiring a lawyer.
However, if you are not able to secure fair compensation for your case on your own, you may have to pay future damages out of pocket or suffer from chronic physical injuries without being adequately compensated.
We Can Pursue the Full Value of Your Case
If you were seriously injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you want to seek fair compensation for your losses. After all, you may be facing major medical bills, the prospect of future medical treatments, and lost income after an extended time away from work.
This is another reason why you may want to work with our team. If you were to represent yourself, consider whether or not you know what is a fair settlement in your case – and if you know how to prove that case value. We will fight to include all available damages in your case.
We Will Assess Your Economic and Non-Economic Damages
There are several kinds of compensation that you may be entitled to, per the American Bar Association (ABA). However, in personal injury and wrongful death cases, most damages fall under two categories. The two types are economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages cover whatever monetary losses you sustained from the accident or your injuries. They may include:
- Lost wages for when you could not work due to your injuries
- Future loss of income or pension benefits
- Unpaid medical costs for treatment, medicines, surgeries, and any other medical care
- Any other out-of-pocket expenses you incurred
Non-economic damages cover the physical or mental harm you experienced as a result of your accident or injuries. They may include:
- Pain and suffering, which includes physical pain and emotional anguish
- Reduced quality of life, if your injuries interfere with your ability to socialize and engage in your favorite activities
When you retain our services, we will take care of investigating and building a strong case for you so that you can focus on getting better. We will not resolve your claim until we have a clear picture of the full extent of your injuries, financial damages, and the effect of those injuries in the future.
Without an attorney, it could be difficult to make this evaluation.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one in a car accident, you could have the right to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. You could seek damages for:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical expenses required by your loved one
- Lost income to your family
- Loss of spousal and parental economic support and emotional guidance
- And more
Representing your own case in these kinds of situations can prove especially challenging. You don’t have to deal with any of those tasks. We can do all of them for you.
For a free legal consultation, call (646) 692-0204
We Can Handle the Most Complicated Aspects of Your Case
While some car accident settlements can be more straightforward than others, you may face complications with any case. An insurer could deny your claim or refuse to offer a fair settlement. Proving that someone is responsible for paying you – referred to as proving liability – can also be difficult in many cases.
We can handle all of these complexities for you.
When an Insurance Company Challenges Your Claim
You may run into a situation where an insurance company does not want to pay you what you may deserve. They may say that:
- You were to blame and caused the accident in whole or in part.
- Your injuries aren’t as severe as you claim.
- You made your own injuries worse by failing to properly or timely seek treatment.
We will gather the evidence necessary to show who caused your accident, how severely you were injured, and what amount you deserve.
Proving Liability and Multi-Party Liability
If someone hit your car, you may think that this person should simply be the one to pay for your injuries and losses. However, the following parties could also be responsible for paying you:
- Trucking companies
- Rideshare companies
- Cargo loading companies
- Construction crews
- Pedestrians or bicyclists
- City or state government entities
- Vehicle makers or parts manufacturers
- And other parties
We will be sure to identify the appropriate liable party or parties in your case.
A Lawyer Can Deal with the At-Fault Party for You
After your accident, you may be contacted by the at-fault party’s insurance company seeking a quick resolution. Be careful when discussing your claim without legal representation. You may think you are accepting a reasonable resolution without knowing the full extent or actual value of your damages.
Therefore, it’s best to let a car accident lawyer in NYC review your case first. Consult with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates before you accept a settlement offer, so we can explain your options and help you secure fair compensation for your injuries.
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Advice to Follow if You were Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident
After being injured in a motor vehicle accident, you will need to focus on your medical treatment and recovery. Besides your physical injuries, you may be dealing with questions about how you are going to resume your daily routine, pay your bills, and return to work.
If you were seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, the steps you take afterward can have a significant impact on the strength of your claim. Follow this advice if possible:
- Call the police
- Request that a police or incident report be completed
- Obtain the names and contact information of all witnesses
- Receive medical attention immediately
- Follow all medical instructions
- Do not give any statements to the at-fault party’s representatives
- Take photographs of the scene of the accident and vehicles’ damage
- Do not post any photographs or statements about the accident on social media
- Contact a lawyer’s team as soon as possible
With the Dansker & Aspromonte Associates team by your side, we can fight for your rights.
In order to receive all of the benefits and financial compensation that you are entitled to following a motor vehicle accident, you must ensure that your case is filed by the deadline. If you fail to file your lawsuit on time, you may be forever barred from receiving the benefits and compensation you deserve.
Don’t delay in starting your case. If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only receive a legal fee if you receive compensation.
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If you were injured in a car accident due to someone else’s fault, you might be wondering how you will proceed. You don’t have to wait any longer to make a decision about your case.
To learn more about your rights following a motor vehicle accident, contact the lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for a free legal consultation. Our attorneys are standing by to hear from you. Contact us at (646) 692-0204 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form. Since 1988, we have been fighting for injury victims just like you.
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