Chelsea Car Accident Lawyer
Chelsea– like any part of New York City– is inundated with traffic. Cars are a constant in this part of Manhattan, and so are collisions. Personal injuries are, of course, commonplace when this happens. If this has happened to you, we could help you get back on your feet.
By filing an lawsuit against the person responsible for your accident, you could recover damages related to your crash. These damages typically involve your injuries, but they can go far beyond hospital bills. To ensure you recover the compensation you are entitled to, contact a car accident attorney from our firm– at Douglas & London right away.
Stages of a car accident claim
Because car accidents differ dramatically, the claims that follow are also unique. Some of these claims settle in a matter of days, while others go on for months or years before ultimately resulting in a trial. That said– each of these follows a similar process.
When you hire a car accident lawyer, their first step will be to conduct a thorough review of your case. This starts with discussing the accident with you and reviewing documentary evidence like police reports and photos. In some cases, it could require tracking down witnesses or other evidence. Once your attorney has a good idea of the strength of your case and what it is worth, they will typically try to resolve it amicably.
The first effort to settle a claim is known as a demand letter. It sets out a plaintiff’s rationale for seeking damages and offers to permanently withhold filing a lawsuit in exchange for a monetary settlement. These letters often jumpstart negotiations and can lead to a quick resolution in a matter of days.
However, when a settlement seems unlikely, the next step is a lawsuit. During this, both sides will exchange copies of the evidence they intend to use at trial. In many cases, a negotiated settlement will be reached after the at-fault driver’s insurance company sees the evidence against them. While this can happen up until the last minute, some cases are destined to go before a jury.
Compensation in a car crash lawsuit
Whether by settling a case or winning at trial, many types of compensation could be available in your car accident claim, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished earning capacity
Contact our team of Chelsea car accident lawyers
When you work with Douglas & London, you can expect guidance through every step of a claim. While we work to resolve every case favorably, we also understand that trials are, at times, inevitable. That is why our car accident lawyers prepare every case as if it would ultimately result in a jury trial. This approach has allowed us to recover compensation for our clients. To learn how we can help with your claim, schedule a free case evaluation right away.