Bedford-Stuyvesant Car Accident Lawyer
New York City driving is not for the faint of heart. The sheer number of vehicles and constant congestion means that car accidents will happen fairly frequently. While the majority of such accidents are fender benders, there are often serious collisions resulting in severe or permanent injuries, as well as deaths. If you were seriously hurt in a crash because of the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, help is available.
The Bedford-Stuyvesant car accident lawyers at Douglas and London stand ready and able to protect your rights and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. Trust in our past history of success: Over the past two decades, our attorneys have recovered $18 billion in settlements and verdicts for their clients.
What to do following a car crash in Bed-Stuy
When someone is badly harmed in a car crash, there is often little they can do in the direct aftermath of the accident. If possible, take videos and photos of the accident scene, and include not only the condition of the vehicles involved but road conditions and related evidence, such as tire marks. Get the insurance and contact information of the driver, along with witness contact information. Even if you initially think the accident is a fender bender, always call the police to report it.
Seeking immediate medical treatment right after the accident is vital, even if you do not think you are seriously hurt. Adrenalin levels are high after an accident, so many people do not realize until later that they are injured. Some types of injuries, such as whiplash and other back or soft tissue injuries, do not appear right away but may become apparent within a few days of the incident.
Not going to the emergency room or the doctor soon after the accident may cause the insurance company to allege that your injuries are less serious, or even that they happened due to some other event.
Avoid the temptation to post details regarding the accident on social media. Remember that anything you post could potentially be used against your case by an insurance adjuster.
Get in touch with a car accident attorney before giving a statement to the insurance company. Insurers want to pay as little as possible in claims – that is how they make money. Any statement you make, no matter how innocuous, could be used against you by the insurance company, resulting in lower compensation or even no payment at all.
A car accident lawyer knows a fair settlement value for each client’s particular injuries. In New York, car accident damages may include:
- Medical expenses, current and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
Contact Bedford-Stuyvesant car accident lawyers
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a car accident in Brooklyn caused by the actions or inactions of another party, you could benefit immensely from the help of an experienced and dedicated attorney at our firm.
A qualified car accident lawyer at Douglas and London can give you all the information you need to decide what steps to take to recover maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us online or call us 24/7 to schedule a free consultation. While most cases are settled, we will take your case to trial if necessary. Because we work on a contingency basis, there is never a fee unless we win. Hablamos Espanol.