February 3, 2015
Do I Need A Lawyer? Five Reasons Why You Do After a NY Car Accident
By Jonathan Damashek
After you have been injured in a car accident, there are several reasons why one of your first actions should be to contact a New York car accident lawyer. Your ability to get all of the medical treatment you need to recover, as well as to get full compensation for all damages, will in large part depend on the skills employed in negotiating a settlement. Read the five top reasons for hiring a lawyer if you or a loved one has been injured by the actions of a negligent driver:
1. You Need To Get The Maximum Possible Compensation.
[su_column size=”3/5″]Insurance companies are heavily involved in keeping settlements low. If you work with the insurance company directly, you put yourself at risk. Do you know the actual value of your claim, and how this number is calculated? A skilled New York car accident attorney will carefully evaluate every loss you have experienced, and aggressively negotiate the terms of the settlement for you.[/su_column]
2. The Insurance Company Isn’t on Your Side.
[su_column size=”3/5″]The insurance company of the at-fault driver is not YOUR insurance company. In most cases, the insurer represents the negligent driver. To protect your right to full compensation for all damages, you need a legal professional working with you so that are not at risk of signing a settlement that is far lower than you could get with the help of an attorney who has experience in valuing claims. In some cases, the value of the settlement can be three times or more what may be offered to you if you try to work out a settlement on your own.[/su_column]
3. You Need a Legal Professional to Value the Damages.
[su_column size=”3/5″]When you work directly with the insurance company, it is likely you may speak with several representatives, and each one may give you different information, or even conflicting information. You may be told you are not eligible for certain types of compensation, and it is almost a “given” that you will offered far less than you could get with the help of a car accident lawyer. The valuation of your damages is a critical point in the final settlement, and should be undertaken by a legal professional who knows the law and has access to medical experts and other resources to provide information to support your claim.[/su_column]
4. You Deserve Top Quality Medical Care.
[su_column size=”3/5″]After an injury, there can be a long period of time needed to recover, or in some cases, a full recovery will be impossible. The types of treatments you receive and the quality of the medical care you get are critical to your recovery and your future health. Having the funds available to get the most advanced treatment and rehabilitation is essential. A skilled New York personal injury lawyer will help you to negotiate the highest possible amount in compensation.[/su_column]
5. Your Lawyer Does the Work While You Recover Your Health.
Your lawyer will take care of all the legal issues while you focus on recovering your health. There are many issues to resolve, including addressing the property damage to your vehicle; negotiating a fair level of compensation for you; ensuring that you get compensation for all of your medical costs; coordinating all the benefits you are due from the insurance company of the negligent party, as well as your own insurance policies; engaging in a full investigation into the accident with the help of independent investigators when necessary; valuing non-economic damages such as pain and suffering; managing issues about your medical records for you; ensuring you get fair compensation if the injuries caused you permanent damage; consulting with financial experts and others in valuing your claim; and other critical issues.
If the insurance company does not make a fair offer within a reasonable period of time, your lawyer can file a lawsuit to seek justice through the civil court system. This puts pressure on the insurance company, and often leads to a fair settlement offer prior to trial.
Don’t take any chances if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident. Get legal help to manage the entire process, and to protect your right to the compensation you deserve. Ensure that you are protected by a highly skilled New York car accident attorney. Your final settlement or a jury award will be the result of the hard work and dedication of your legal representation.
Contingency Fees – What Does It Mean?
At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., all cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means you will have no need to spend money to get our team working for you. We are paid when we are successful in recovering compensation for you. We are motivated, confident, and have recovered more $250 million in damages for our clients in12 years in practice. You can get the highest quality legal representation without worrying about the cost.
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