If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in which another individual was at fault, it is critical to get legal representation from an experienced personal injury lawyer who will fight for your legal rights.
Head-on collisions, rear endings and rollovers are very common. Car accidents can result in death or cause life-threatening injuries. Medical treatment for these injuries can cost thousands of dollars. These injuries are frightening and emotional. Dealing with insurance companies is the last thing you need when you are recovering from an injury, or trying to assist a loved one with their recovery.
In New York State, not every automobile accident entitles the injured person to sue for civil damages. The New York State No-Fault Statute limits the ability of accident victims to initiate a lawsuit based upon the severity of injuries. If your injuries are severe enough to file a car accident lawsuit, below are some tips to keep in mind.
1. Get your evidence together. Having substantial evidence about your accident, as well as your injuries, will be your best form of support in your car accident case. Get as much documentation as possible, including:
2. Know how much time you have after your accident to file a lawsuit. In New York State there is a three year statute of limitations for filing a legal case. In other words, you have up to three years from the date of your accident to file a car accident lawsuit. Don’t ignore this time limit while your claim is pending with an insurance company.
3. Hire an experienced personal injury attorney who will help you navigate the court system and fight for your legal rights. There are certain documents that need to be written and filed in order to move your car accident lawsuit forward.
If, in a rare case, mediation does not lead to a settlement, the case will go to trial. At the end of the trial, either a judge or a jury will decide whether or not the injured person will receive monetary compensation, and if so, how much they will receive.
The Law Offices of David Carr & Associates can file a car accident claim on your behalf and negotiate with the insurance company to make sure that you receive the maximum monetary compensation possible for your physical injury and emotional suffering.