As a New York car accident lawyer we know all to well that auto accidents happen far too often. In addition to dealing with the pain and suffering of injuries sustained in an accident, victims face mounting medical bills, lost wages and property damage to their vehicles.
Auto accidents also commonly affect a victim’s family. By law, spouses are entitled to seek compensation for loss of services of the injured loved one. If a person dies as a result of a car accident, their children may be entitled to seek compensation for the loss of financial and emotional support they would have received from their parent.
Auto Accidents & the Law
There are two aspects to an auto accident case: liability (who is responsible for the accident) and damages (injuries received as a result of the accident). Driver negligence, such as driver inattention, failing to obey a traffic control device, driving at excessive speeds and following too closely, is the most common cause of car accidents. However, auto accidents can also be caused by roadway defects or an improperly designed roadway.
Because insurance companies routinely attempt to take advantage of car accident victims by not providing adequate benefits and compensation, Douglas & London accident attorneys start every auto accident case by securing the timely administration of insurance benefits. We simultaneously begin an investigation of the claim before evidence is lost or memories fade. This includes finding witnesses to the accident, obtaining photographs of the scene and vehicles involved, and identifying the responsible individuals or companies.
Our firm has successfully fought insurance companies, large corporations and municipalities for their negligence in causing injuries to our clients, and we’re known for fighting until we have received the maximum amount possible for our clients.
If you or someone you know has been in an auto accident, please call now. Our knowledgeable staff can provide a complimentary case evaluation, or you can quickly submit an online case evaluation form here.