Flushing Car Accident Lawyer
A car accident could be considered grounds for a personal injury lawsuit if:
- Another driver caused the accident that led to your serious injuries.
- Your no-fault insurance provider is trying to minimize your injuries to avoid paying your bills.
- The site of your accident was the site of many other accidents, but the local government did nothing.
- Your automobile malfunctioned, directly leading to the crash.
The assistance of a car accident attorney is advised as soon as possible following the accident, so you can be sure you receive the best possible medical care, all physical evidence is preserved, the accident scene is adequately investigated, and the insurance company doesn’t try to trick you into waiving your right to sue. This is the time to contact Douglas and London.
Won’t Insurance Pay for Car Accident Injuries?
New York State is a no-fault car accident state, meaning that your auto insurance policy should pay for your medical bills following a collision, regardless of who was at-fault for causing the accident. Depending on your policy, deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses may still apply. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage typically only covers up to $50,000 in medical expenses unless you paid for extra coverage.
Once PIP coverage has been exhausted, you may list your medical insurance provider for secondary coverage. Again, out-of-pocket copays and deductibles apply. There may be new, experimental, or alternative medicine treatments that your insurance company will not cover at all.
If you meet New York’s “serious injury threshold,” you may step outside the no-fault system and contact our team of Flushing personal injury lawyers to help you sue for damages. In New York, a “serious injury” is a medically determined injury that impairs your daily life for at least three out of six months following the accident. The state further defines a “serious injury” as:
- Loss of a fetus
- Permanent loss of body organ, member, function, or system
- Significant limitation of a body organ, member, function, or system
Get A Free Consultation with A Car Accident Lawyer
Our team of Flushing car accident lawyers at Douglas and London has helped thousands of car accident victims secure financial restitution over the past two decades. Our office is conveniently located 33 minutes southeast of Flushing via the FDR Drive. As top area representatives, we won’t stop until you receive maximum value for your settlement. Your first consultation is always free of charge.
What Are Contingency Fees?
You don’t have to worry about how you’ll afford the best car accident lawyer. There is no retainer fee to hire Douglas and London attorneys to investigate your claim. We will pay all the upfront costs associated with preparing the lawsuit. We work based on a contingency fee that says, “If we win, you pay us. If we don’t win, you pay nothing.” The government limits attorney fees to one-third of the total recovery, so it’s in our best interest to get you as much as possible for your claim. Contact us any time, 24/7, to schedule your free appointment.