The long-term damage for many people after a serious car accident is often the financial consequences of medical bills and lost income due to injuries that keep crash victims from returning to work. Dealing with insurance companies can add frustration to accident victims’ worries, as adjustors offer low-ball settlements or nothing at all.
You don’t have to fight insurers on your own. The aggressive Bronx car accident attorneys of Zlotolow & Associates have more than 20 years of experience successfully pursuing full and fair compensation for car crash victims. Our team handles all the paperwork required of a personal injury and property damage claim. We also investigate the crash, document your injuries, and track all costs to you so we can demand maximum compensation from all parties at fault.
You should concentrate on your physical and emotional health after a car accident. Let us look out for your financial health. Schedule a free legal consultation today to learn about your options for pursuing compensation after an accident. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so we won’t charge you legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.
What Can Our Bronx Car Accident Lawyers Do for You?
A car insurance adjustor who handles your accident claim is working for the insurance company, not for you. The adjuster’s job is to process the claim for as little expense as possible, and as quickly as possible. Your true cost and losses, particularly any down the road if you have complications from your injuries, are not a concern if the insurance company can avoid them.
Our Bronx personal injury lawyers at Zlotolow & Associates work for your interests when we take up your car accident claim. We cannot turn back the clock on a crash or your injuries, but we can work to try to protect you from dealing with a lasting financial impact on you and your family.
We’ll start with a free, no-obligation review of your accident and injuries. We’ll explain your legal options and give you an honest assessment of the potential for obtaining compensation through a claim. Typically, we work with seriously injured victims of motor vehicle accidents that have been caused by negligent drivers. We seek compensation for our clients through insurance held by the at-fault driver and/or any third parties that may be held liable (legally responsible) for the accident.
Depending on the circumstances of your claim, we may seek compensation that:
- Pays your medical bills, including projected costs of future medical care you may require
- Replaces lost wages and other income lost from your inability to work, including making up for future reductions in income caused by a disabling injury
- Pays for repairing or replacing your vehicle
- Accounts for your pain and suffering
- Punishes an egregiously reckless driver or third party that demonstrated wanton or malicious conduct
When appropriate, we work with consultants who develop life care plans for our badly injured or disabled clients. These documents detail current and future medical and personal care needs and their associated costs for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury.
In the meantime, we investigate the causes of car accidents and the parties involved to identify who should be held liable to you. Our Bronx car accident lawyers are aggressive negotiators and trial attorneys. We negotiate with insurance companies from a position of strength and are able to settle many cases satisfactorily outside of court. However, we never recommend settling for less than a client truly deserves. And when insurers will not do what’s right, we do not hesitate to take the fight to court.
Don’t Wait to Hire a Bronx Car Accident Attorney
At Zlotolow & Associates, our accident lawyers can provide valuable assistance to you from the very start of your recovery from a serious car accident. You may have already heard from an insurance adjustor bent on closing out your claim. He or she may have made a settlement offer. You can be sure it is based primarily on past payouts for accidents and injuries like yours and has little to do with what has happened to you.
We urge you not to sign or agree to anything offered by an insurance company representative in the first days and weeks after a serious car accident. You need full understanding of your injuries and long-term prognosis before you can begin to assess an insurance settlement offer. Even then, an offer you receive is unlikely to include all of the compensation you deserve.
It is also important to understand deadlines imposed by New York’s statute of limitations on personal injury claims. In general, a car accident lawsuit must be filed within three years of the crash. Three years seems like plenty of time, but personal injury claims are complex and often time-consuming. You must keep in mind:
- Time necessary to conduct a complete investigation to substantiate the facts and identify all parties responsible for your accident
- The need to gather evidence promptly, before it is destroyed or otherwise lost
- Time required for you to receive medical care and achieve maximum recovery, so we may calculate and demand payment for all of your costs and losses
- Time needed to have expert consultants analyze your records and prepare reports that will strengthen your case
- Delay tactics used by insurance companies in negotiations to push against statute of limitations deadlines
Remember, our work for you begins with a free, no-obligation consultation. If you have yet to deal with insurers, we can handle all paperwork required to initiate a claim. We can also see to the disposition of your wrecked vehicle, if you have been unable to. If you are not receiving medical care you need, we can refer you to professionals we know and trust.
Contact Our Bronx Car Accident Lawyers Now
Don’t give insurance companies a chance to take advantage of you if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Contact a Bronx car accident lawyer at Zlotolow & Associates now to discuss how we will seek full compensation in your car accident claim.
Call or fill out our online form to learn how our team can make a positive difference in your financial future.