When you get injured in a car crash and decide to sue another driver, you have an uphill battle ahead of you. Building a case on your own can be tough and insurance companies do not easily part with their money. This is why you should talk to a New York car accident lawyer from our firm. The assistance of an experienced attorney can be invaluable for accident victims who are pursuing compensation.
When Should I Contact a Car Accident Lawyer?
In New York, your own insurance coverage can help you pay for some of your expenses from an accident. However, if you get seriously injured you may find that your own coverage is not enough. That is when you should seriously consider suing another driver. When you do this you can recover not only economic damages, like payments for medical bills and lost wages, but also non-economic damages, like compensation for pain and suffering.
If you believe that another driver caused the crash through their own negligence, then you should talk to a car accident lawyer from our firm. Proving someone else’s negligence can be tough, but we will do everything that we can to help you build a strong case against them.
What Can a Car Accident Lawyer Do to Help Me?
Your car accident lawyer will do a few things to help you make a convincing claim. They can:
- Gather evidence
- Speak to witnesses
- Negotiate with insurers on your behalf
- Defend you from any accusations of fault or wrongdoing
- Use expert witnesses, like accident reconstruction specialists or medical professionals, to make your case stronger
- Keep track of your expenses and losses from the accident
A lawyer does all of this because it makes it easier to figure out what would be a fair compensation offer and how you can fight for it.
How Long Do I Have to Sue for Damages?
New York gives you three years to sue for damages after an accident. After that, it does not matter how strong your case is. It’s likely to get thrown out of court.
We also advise acting quickly and not waiting until the last minute to file suit. The sooner you take action, the easier it can be for your car accident lawyer to build a case. Let’s say there were witnesses to your crash. The sooner you act, the sooner your lawyer can interview them. You don’t have to worry about their memories getting fuzzy and you don’t have to worry about losing their contact information.
Talk to Our Legal Team Today
When you get hurt in an accident, you do not need to try to make things right all by yourself. Contact Zlotolow & Associates to schedule a free consultation. We can take a closer look at your case and help you weigh your legal options.