New York Car Accident Attorneys

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If you have been injured in a car accident, you already have enough things to worry about. Aside from recovering from your injuries, worrying about medical bills, and potentially being unable to work for a prolonged period of time, you may also be dealing with an insurance company that is pressuring you into accepting a settlement that is not in your best interests.

You do not need to do this alone. Our attorneys understand the pressure you are under and will work to manage your case so that you do not need to. Our legal team will manage every aspect of your personal injury case and property damage claim so you can concentrate on what’s most important ─ your health.

Our New York car accident lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation of your crash, collect extensive information about your injuries, and demand maximum compensation from the at-fault parties. This could include compensation for medical bills, damage to your vehicle or personal property, lost income due to an inability to work, pain and suffering, and other potential avenues for financial relief.

That could include:

  • Payment for your current medical bills
  • Estimated costs of future medical treatments you may need
  • Compensation for lost wages
  • Payment for any reduction in wages you may experience in the future due to your injury
  • Money to repair or replace your vehicle
  • Compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured
  • Punitive damages, which can be awarded as punishment in extreme cases

For example, the injuries from a car accident may not be immediately apparent.  Many people get into car accidents and feel perfectly fine right afterward, only to begin feeling pain days afterwards. Insurance companies will try to brush off such claims as being unrelated to the accident, so they do not need to compensate you for them. Keeping good records of the pain and injury you suffer, as well as having experienced legal counsel available, can make sure you receive the full compensation you deserve.

Car accidents can be caused by a variety of different factors, including:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Speeding
  • Running a red light
  • Road conditions
  • Mechanical failure

When you need an experienced and dedicated lawyer for a car accident, you can trust the team at Zlotolow & Associates to fight for the full compensation that you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today, and let our skilled NYC personal injury attorneys provide the smart legal advice and aggressive representation you need.

In addition to helping clients with their car accident cases in New York City, we also service The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, and Suffolk.

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Should You Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

New York City Accident AttorneysOne of the most common questions people ask our team is: “Do I need a lawyer after a car accident?” The answer is: It depends.

If you suffered any type of injury in an accident, you should at least schedule a free consultation to discuss your options. Our NYC accident lawyers will give you an honest assessment of what we think your claim is worth and discuss all your options, no matter what type of car accident you were in.

The reason we suggest seeking legal advice for a car accident injury is that you may not realize how much that injury could really cost you. For example:

  • Maybe you feel fine right after the crash, but a couple days later, your neck is sore.
  • Your doctor recommends medication and ice at first. It seems like no big deal.
  • As the weeks go by, your pain gets worse.
  • The pain begins to interfere with your ability to do your job.
  • Your doctor recommends a few months of physical therapy.
  • Months later, your doctor says you need surgery.
  • Surgery puts you out of work for a couple months.
  • Even after surgery, you still have lingering pain and are unable to enjoy the activities you once did.

The insurance company will try to get you to accept a car accident settlement immediately, before you totally understand how your injury will affect you. Never agree to anything with the insurance company before talking to our experienced New York car crash attorneys. We will connect you with our team of medical and financial experts, who will evaluate your case and determine how much compensation you will need to recover.

Schedule a free consultation with our dedicated legal team now to discuss what your case is worth.

Tracking Your Injuries from a Car Accident

New York City Car AccidentOne of the best things you can do to help build a case for full and fair compensation is to keep a journal of your crash injuries. At Zlotolow & Associates, our accident lawyers in NYC work with clients from the very beginning to set up a journal and document the effects of the wreck. As you start your journal, some of the details you should make note of include:

  • A description of the crash, including who was involved, when and where it happened, and any details you remember
  • A diagram of the crash scene to show how the vehicles were moving when the crash happened
  • A description of your injuries and how you felt right after the crash
  • Pictures of your injuries
  • A summary of each medical appointment, including the date, the name of the person who treated you, and what was said
  • Any medications you are prescribed and the side effects
  • Any symptoms you experience in between doctor’s appointments
  • How you are feeling about your injury and how it is affecting your life

You can share this journal with your doctor so he or she will have additional details that may help guide your treatment. Our New York City car accident attorneys can also use your journal to track how your injury is affecting you, in turn building a strong case for compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my case take?

The amount of time it takes to resolve your case will depend on multiple factors. First, it is important that you take the time you need to heal. Once you reach maximum medical improvement, we will be able to estimate the extent of your damages. Second, you are the one who decides when you want to settle or go to court. Our attorneys will present you with every settlement offer and explain whether we feel you are owed more. We will negotiate aggressively and be prepared to take your claim before a judge and jury, if necessary. But a lawsuit does take time, and it is ultimately your decision on how you want to proceed.

What will my lawyer handle for me?

Our full-service personal injury law firm will handle all aspects of your claim, including communicating with the insurance company, filing your property damage claim, and keeping track of your medical records. We will also launch our own investigation into the cause of your accident to identify every possible source of compensation. And we will bring in medical experts and financial professionals to help evaluate your claim and determine what full and fair compensation should be.

What will I have to do for my personal injury case?

You need to stay focused on your health. Make sure you follow your doctor’s orders and make it to all your appointments. Start a journal to document how your injury is affecting your everyday life, both physically and emotionally. And protect your privacy by taking a break from social media and not talking about your case.

Talk to Our NYC Car Accident Lawyers Now

If you or a loved one have suffered harm because a negligent or reckless driver, you need to speak with the dedicated New York car accident attorneys at Zlotolow & Associates. In addition to helping clients with their personal injury cases in New York City, we also service The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, and Suffolk. With more than two decades of experience, our lawyers have helped countless individuals and families obtain the full compensation they deserved after serious accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a car accident, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Zlotolow & Associates by calling us toll-free at (866) 800 – 0092, or visit our contact page for a free consultation.

Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Zlotolow & Associates now to discuss your car accident claim. Our firm will not charge you anything to get started on your case, and we will only collect legal fees if and when we recover compensation for you.

Call or fill out our online form to learn how our team can make a difference in your case.

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