If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, you may already be dealing with both your insurance company and the company utilized by the other driver. If the accident was clearly the fault of the other driver’s then you typically have little to worry about. However, if there is some question as to the fault of the accident, or if the other insurance company is simply trying to say that it was your fault and you believe that it clearly wasn’t, then you’ll definitely want to consult with a NYC personal injury lawyer.
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Even in cases where the other insurance company has offered you a settlement, it is still wise to speak with a NYC personal injury attorney, because NY auto insurance companies are notorious for trying to offer low settlements in the hopes that you won’t try to receive higher compensation through legal means. But when you are the victim in a car accident, you have legal rights, and the right to be fairly compensated. Insurance companies, however, may try to deny your claim just so they can save money. Most of the time they attempt to do this shortly after the accident when you are still dealing with the trauma and maybe not thinking about legal representation.
Personal injury attorneys in NYC know all too well the games auto insurance companies and claims adjuster play, and they can help you prove fault on the part of the other driver, and ensure that you get the fair and just compensation you deserve for any damages, both physical and mental, as well as lost wages and other monetary losses resulting from the accident.