Bensonhurst Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents happen anytime, anywhere. Perhaps you were on your daily commute or some other routine excursion when a reckless or negligent driver hit your vehicle. Now you are recuperating from your injuries, concerned about medical bills and other mounting expenses while you are out of work due to the crash. Your car may have been totaled or require thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs. You are feeling stressed and desperate – but help is available.
A Bensonhurst car accident lawyer at Douglas and London protects your rights and fights to hold those responsible for your injuries liable. Our dedicated lawyers have secured $4 billion and counting in settlements and verdicts for our personal injury clients.
What to do after a car accident
Always notify the police immediately after a car accident, even if you do not think anyone was hurt in the crash. If possible, use your smartphone to photograph or video every aspect of the accident scene, including the road conditions, any tire marks, or other evidence relating to the collision. Get the name, address, contact information, driver’s license number, and insurance information of the other driver, and also get the contact information of any witnesses and other occupants of the vehicles involved.
Do not forget to take photos of your own injuries and write down or record your memory of the accident as soon as possible.
Seek medical attention at once, even if you do not think your injuries are serious. Failure to seek prompt medical care can harm your claim, as the insurance company may allege your injuries were not serious, or even that they occurred elsewhere.
You will likely hear from the other driver’s insurance company within days of the accident. Do not give the insurance adjuster any details of the accident, and do not agree to any settlement until obtaining legal advice. Insurance companies want to pay as little as possible for claims, and any statement you make, even inadvertently, may be used against you. Let your lawyer handle all negotiations with the insurer.
Statute of limitations
In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit for a car accident is three years from the date of the collision. However, if the accident involved a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus, public school bus, or another vehicle owned by a government agency, the window of time for filing a claim is very short – just 90 days from the accident date.
Do not wait too long to seek legal counsel. Collecting evidence and investigating the accident should begin immediately, and waiting to hire a lawyer can mean that critical evidence disappears.
Car accident damages
If you were hurt by a negligent driver in Bensonhurst, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses, current and future
- Lost wages
- Loss of income if you can no longer work
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Contact Bensonhurst Car Accident Lawyers
If you were injured in a car accident caused by another driver, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Douglas and London. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. Our dedicated attorneys can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. There is never a fee unless we win. Hablamos Espanol.