Canarsie & Flatlands Car Accident Lawyer
Seconds before the impact, you braced yourself for the worst. Now, because of the reckless actions of another driver, you are seriously injured and struggling to recuperate while making ends meet. The person behind the wheel of the other vehicle severely impacted your life, perhaps changing it forever, and you need legal help to ensure that the person is held responsible.
A Canarsie & Flatlands car accident lawyer at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. While most cases are settled, we will go to trial when necessary.
Car Accident Injuries
Car accident injuries vary widely, from those that should heal completely in time to injuries resulting in permanent disability or impairment. Some people suffer catastrophic injuries to the brain, spinal cord, or skull, which means they will never work again, live independently, or care for themselves. Common car accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of vision
- Internal organ damage
What to Do After a Car Accident
Often, a person is too badly injured to do anything after a car accident except wait for medical help. However, if you are able, use your phone to take photos of the scene and collect the contact information of all involved, including the other driver and other passengers in the vehicles involved.
Always seek prompt medical attention after a collision, even if you do not think you were badly hurt. Some injuries, including whiplash, may not appear for a day or two after the crash. If you fail to see a healthcare provider as soon as possible, the insurance company may downplay the severity of your injuries, or even allege you were injured in some other manner. Keep in mind that insurance companies make money by offering to pay as little as possible in claims.
Make sure to follow your doctor’s advice. If told not to work, exercise, drive, or participate in other normal activities for a certain time period, obey your doctor’s orders even if you feel better. Keep careful records of all accident-related expenses.
The other driver’s insurance adjuster is likely to contact you within a few days of the accident. Do not give them a statement without speaking with legal counsel, and never agree to a settlement before consulting a lawyer.
New York Car Accident Damages
In New York, damages, or compensation, for car accident injuries may include money to cover:
- Medical expenses, present and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The amount of damages will depend on various factors, including the type of injury and the individual’s prognosis.
Contact Canarsie & Flatlands Car Accident Lawyers
If you were hurt in a car accident due to the actions or inactions or another driver, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Douglas and London. Call or text us 24/7 to arrange a free consultation or contact us online. We will review your case and advise you of your options. There is no fee unless we win.