Long Island Car Accident Attorney
Seeking Compensation in a Car Accident Case
Certainly not every car accident merits hiring an experienced Long Island car accident attorney. However, if you suffer from serious injury and damages are substantial, you definitely want to have a skilled lawyer on your side. Insurance companies deal with serious accidents by bringing in their team of attorneys and investigators. They develop strategies to pay the injured party as little as possible and whenever possible, deny the claim. Be wary of an insurance company that is immediately pushing for a settlement.
Under New York law, if your accident meets the serious injury threshold or if damages are more than $50,000, you can sue the at-fault party. The court will evaluate the cause of the accident and assign each party a percentage of fault if parties contributed to the accident. Even when your actions contributed to the accident, you may still have the right to sue for damages. If your percentage of fault was low and the damages were high, it is vital to speak with an attorney.
Offset the High Costs of Medical Treatment in a Car Accident Case
Your first priority in a car accident should be to seek medical treatment. Your health and wellbeing are very important — both to you and to us. Also, the prospects of recovery are typically better if you get treated right away.
Receiving compensation for damages can help you pay for medical and rehabilitation costs, which are generally high. It can also you help you deal with income loss and caregiving expenses until you recover.
No-fault insurance will cover some of your expenses, but will not cover all expenses in a serious accident case. In addition, your attorney can determine whether damages for pain and suffering apply to your accident.
Why Time Is a Factor
New York law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit for a car accident. The limit is called a statute of limitations. If you are suing a public entity, you have even less time to file. For this reason, you should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.
If your case does not require legal representation, the lawyer will be the first one to tell you. Why? Because car accident attorneys get paid based on contingency. This means they get paid only if they are successful in negotiating a settlement or taking the case to verdict.
Discuss Your Accident with an Experienced Long Island Accident Lawyer
Attorney John Fazzini has been practicing law since 1993, and his primary focus has been on personal injury cases. He has helped numerous clients recover compensation and will work diligently for a favorable outcome. Call (631) 547-8989 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your accident and your rights to recover compensation.
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