If you suffered injuries as a result of a car accident in New York, you’ve likely had to go through some of the following things: You went to the emergency room, your car is at the repair shop and you reported the accident to your insurance agent.
There may be many other complications which don’t always present themselves right away. This can add stress to an already frustrating and painful time. It’s stress that you don’t need to deal with when you have the right support in your corner .
Here are five reasons why you should consider calling an attorney as soon as possible:
Determining fault in chaotic traffic is not always straightforward
Although the rear-most driver in a multi-vehicle accident. is usually presumed to be at fault, as there may be others who may share in the responsibility.
If you’re the first car in a chain of an accident, some or all of the drivers behind you could share a degree of liability. If you’re that rear-most driver, those fingers could point at you even if the accident wasn’t your fault.
Things get even more complicated when the crash is an intersection collision or a side swipe. How to determine who is at fault is not a straightforward process. New York is a comparative negligence state, which means that even though you may be partially at fault for an accident, you may still be able to recover from the other at fault driver
Motor vehicle injury claims are complex cases
Your emergency room staff and doctors could provide you with the best care available. Yet, they may not know how to document evidence for a personal injury attorney.
Injuries like muscle strains and tendon or ligament damage could take days to show up. It also might be years before doctors can measure the true extent of your limitations. Insurance companies love to use circumstances like these to fight your claim.
Multiple defendant lawsuits are intricate and challenging
Injury claims against one or more insurance companies are filled with intricate details, deadlines to be met and evidence that must be proved to succeed.
There are countless variables that all factor in to back up your claims. There will be lots of documentation and endless evidence necessary. Investigators may determine that a manufacturer’s defect contributed to the accident. A faulty repair may have been a cause of the accident.
If this happens, you may have to also deal with a large corporation or insurance company with lawyers.
Insurance companies are in the business of not paying
Insurance companies assure you that they will be there in your time of need. It’s discouraging to find out that they are working to pay you as little as possible and delay those payments as long as possible. If you’ve waited to get medical attention, or have delayed symptoms, they may likely try and deny your claim.
If your injury is severe enough, you can qualify for a claim beyond New York’s no-fault Insurance laws. You could be eligible for big bucks, and that is why insurers will fight you that much harder.
When you’re recovering from injuries from a car wreck, you don’t have time to deal with insurance companies. You won’t have the resources and experience to negotiate the best settlement offer.
That’s where we come in with our experience and resources to help you put your life back together.
Contact Daniella Levi & Associates today. An experienced accident attorney will meet you for a free consultation.