Greenpoint Car Accident Lawyer

In New York, there are nearly 137,000 emergency room visits stemming from a car accident every year. If you were injured in a car crash through no fault of your own, a personal injury lawyer from Douglas & London could assist in obtaining financial compensation from the negligent driver. In most of our cases, we reach a negotiated settlement where the driver or their insurance company pays your damages.

However, settlements are not always possible. When that is the case, we are always ready to take your case to trial. To learn more about moving forward with your claim, contact the Douglas and London team of Greenpoint car accident lawyers.

Typical injuries following a crash

An accident does not have to occur at high speed for it to result in devastating injuries. In fact, a low-speed crash could still lead to life-threatening injuries, for example, brain trauma. No matter the specifics, a car accident attorney from our firm could help you recover compensation necessary to rebuild your life. Here are some of the most common injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputation
  • Whiplash
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Eye injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Tendon damage
  • Ligament damage

Negotiating a settlement in your case

Settlements can occur at varying points in the life of a claim. The first opportunity to settle typically occurs after a demand letter is sent. The demand letter is a formal, written request from your attorney to the defendant or their legal counsel. This letter outlines the damages you have suffered due to the crash and requests compensation in exchange for a promise not to file a lawsuit. Cases commonly settle at this early stage, but when they do not, a lawsuit is the obvious next step.

Once a lawsuit is filed, a settlement is usually still on the table. Another common point where settlements are reached is the end of the discovery phase. Discovery involves the exchange of evidence between the two parties. Once the defendant sees how much evidence your lawyer is prepared to introduce at trial, they may become motivated to settle. Cases that do not settle at this point could still be resolved up until the eve of trial.

Call our Greenpoint car accident lawyers

You likely have a lot of questions following your accident. The good news is that Douglas & London have the answers you need. To discuss your case in detail, schedule your free consultation with our firm as soon as possible.