The Devastating Effects Of A Car Accident
Millions of Americans are injured each year as a result of automobile accidents. They are also the leading cause of brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, as well as a leading cause of orthopedic injuries and neurologic injuries in general. Because of the devastating impact injuries of this type can have on a person’s life, car accidents are frequently the subject of personal injury claims and lawsuits.
Dealing With Insurance After An Accident
In addition, motor vehicle accidents involve complex insurance issues which can involve multiple insurance companies. As insurance companies hire experienced adjusters and attorneys to protect their interests, an injured accident victim needs aggressive representation by an experienced attorney to look out for their rights as well.
Both a personal injury lawsuit and the insurance claims which arise can be overwhelming and confusing. Victims of automobile accidents frequently face;
- Lost wages
- Large medical bills
- Out of pocket expenses
They also must confront frequently inaccurate police reports, witnesses and the bureaucracy of obtaining information from governmental authorities concerning the individuals who caused their accidents. It is therefore important to hire a qualified car accident attorney to perform a thorough investigation, obtain all insurance benefits and to ensure that you are adequately compensated.
Injured in a Car Accident?
A claim for injuries sustained in an automobile accident is usually based upon carelessness or negligence. In worse case scenarios, it is based on an intentional or reckless act. The issues that typically arise in a tort claim after an automobile accident, for example, are the following:
- Liability – who is at fault and to what degree
- Damages – injuries or losses that were caused by the accident
- Insurance Coverage – what the insurance company will pay for after an accident
Car Accidents in New York
In New York, strict limitations apply as a result of the “no-fault law” on the types of injuries an automobile accident victim may file suit for. It is important that a car accident attorney be experienced in this area of practice so as to file your claim in conformance with the law so as to obtain the highest level of recovery. An injured car accident victim who has suffered personal injuries may recover for past, present and future economic and non-economic damages. These include pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, wrongful death, emotional distress, disfigurement, lost wages, lost earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, interference with marital or parental relationships, and other types of damages.
Contact an Auto Accident Attorney Today
Have you been seriously injured in an auto accident?
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury which was caused by a car accident, you may wish to contact the attorneys at The Oshman Firm to learn more about your legal rights and options. We will evaluate your case free of charge to determine the best way to pursue your claim while protecting and maximizing your legal interests. Please contact us today for more information.
Please contact us today for more information.