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New York Auto Accident Lawyer

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Unfortunately, people are critically injured in a wide range of auto accidents every single day here in New York State. That said, if you are someone who has been hurt due to no fault of your own, the time to act is now. Contact a seasoned New York auto accident lawyer from Zlotolow & Associates today to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated personal injury law firm so we can get started working on your case.

Auto Accident Lawyer | Fighting for Clients throughout NYS

Whether you live in Long Island or anywhere in the five boroughs, you can have confidence in your decision to reach out to a Long Island personal injury lawyer from Zlotolow & Associates to fight for your rightful compensation. Auto accidents are far more than a legal matter, and you deserve a legal advocate who understands this and who can do the legwork on your behalf while you focus on what matters most: healing.

Auto Accident Cases We Handle

The unfortunate reality is that auto accidents can happen just about any time and at any place. Zlotolow & Associates proudly handles the gamut of auto accident claims on behalf of our wrongfully injured clients, including the following:

Common Causes of Auto Accidents

Unfortunately, we see auto accidents happen every single day here in NYS. In most cases, these accidents are entirely preventable, as they are a result of driver negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence that we see are as follows:

  • Texting while driving
  • Eating while driving
  • Applying makeup while driving, or partaking in any other form of distracted driving
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving while drowsy or fatigued
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Failing to stop at stop signs or ignoring traffic lights
  • Otherwise disobeying the rules and regulations of the road.

These are just some of the most common types of driver negligence. If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident of any kind and the other driver is to blame, there is a strong chance you’ll qualify for compensation. To get compensated, however, you must gather and present sufficient evidence to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. Some useful forms of evidence can include:

  • Pictures of damage to vehicles
  • A police report
  • Witness testimony
  • Surveillance footage of the accident
  • Medical documentation/bills
  • Your injury journal (more on that below)

Keeping an Injury Journal: How to Help Yourself After an Accident

After any type of car accident, one of the most valuable steps you can take is to keep an “injury journal.” Your journal helps keep all your important notes in one place. It also serves as a log of the days and weeks following your accident.

  • Start by creating a section for information about the accident:
  • Include the date, time, and location of the crash.
  • Briefly describe the type of automobile accident, such as a rear-end crash, a front-end crash, or a sideswipe.
  • Write down what you remember about the weather: Was it sunny? Rainy?
  • Note what you remember about the condition of the road, particularly details like whether the road was slippery and the condition of the pavement.
  • If you can, include photographs and draw a diagram to show where vehicles were during the crash and what direction they were traveling.
  • Next, include a section for your medical information:
  • Write down how you felt at the crash site.
  • If you received emergency care or you’ve had other follow-up appointments since the automobile accident, write down the date and time, who you saw, and what they recommended.
  • Making similar notes after every future appointment you have is a habit that can help you keep track of your doctor’s recommendations, follow your treatment plan, and stay more involved in your medical care.
  • Make notes about how your symptoms have changed or improved between the accident date and today.

Finally, use your journal to document how your injury is affecting your everyday life:

  • What tasks does your injury prevent you from doing, and what are you doing to ensure those tasks get done instead? For example, have you had to hire a babysitter or a lawn service?
  • Did you have to take time off work, and what did your employer say?
  • How has your injury prevented you from taking part in activities you once enjoyed?

Bring your journal to your doctor’s appointments and to appointments with your lawyer. Your doctor may gain insight into your health based on your notes, and your lawyer can use the information as part of a strong case for the compensation you need now and as you heal.

We Demand Full Compensation On Behalf of Our Clients

At Zlotolow & Associates, we believe that innocent crash victims should not be left with financial debt related to their accidents. That’s why our dedicated New York auto accident lawyers work tirelessly to document all the damages you have suffered and demand maximum compensation in your claim.

Depending on the extent of your injuries, we may pursue payment for your:

  • Past and current medical bills related to the accident
  • Projected medical costs, such as anticipated procedures, ongoing medical needs, assistive devices, in-home nursing care or assistance, etc.
  • Lost wages/income during convalescence
  • Projected income loss, including the value of fringe benefits, anticipated raises, promotions, and/or other career advancements unrealized due to disability
  • Vehicle repair or replacement costs
  • Pain and suffering damages

Our New York City auto accident lawyers are aggressive negotiators and skilled trial attorneys. Because we investigate cases thoroughly, we can negotiate with insurance companies from a position of strength, and we will not back down from a fight.

Contact an Auto Accident Lawyer Today

Although we cannot change what has happened up to now, we can help you exercise your rights to pursue full relief and a stable financial future as provided by New York personal injury law. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation, and learn what our team can do for you.

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