Howard Beach Car Accident Lawyer

There are things for which you can plan in life, but a serious car accident upends all of them. Instead of working, caring for your family, or simply enjoying the normal pleasures of life, you may find yourself trying to recover from an injury caused by the reckless or negligent behavior of another driver. Now, your plans focus on how you can pay your skyrocketing medical bills along with your regular expenses, while not knowing when or if you can return to work.

A personal injury lawyer at Douglas and London can help you through every stage of the process as you pursue damages for your injuries. While most cases are settled, we will go to trial when necessary. Our skilled attorneys have recovered $4 billion in settlements and verdicts for our personal injury clients.

Car accident injuries

When cars collide head-on at high speeds or a vehicle flips over or “T-bones” another automobile, severe, even fatal, injuries occur. Typical, life-altering injuries after a terrible crash include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Disfigurement
  • Multiple fractures
  • Burns
  • Internal organ damage

Victims of such injuries require long-term hospitalization and rehabilitation, and may never function independently again.

Not all car accident injuries are permanently disabling, but even “minor” accidents can result in soft-tissue injuries leading to impairment. Some of these injuries affecting tendons and muscles, such as whiplash, may not appear immediately after the collision, but symptoms appear days or even weeks later.

A seriously injured car accident victim is usually transported from the scene to the emergency room by first responders. It is critical, however, for anyone involved in a car accident to seek prompt medical attention, even if they do not think they were badly injured. Failure to do so can harm an insurance claim should soft-tissue or other injuries appear in the near future. The insurance company may allege the injuries were not serious or occurred elsewhere.

Car accident damages

In New York, damages for car accident victims may include:

  • Medical expenses, present and future
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

After a car accident, an insurance adjuster will contact the victim. Do not give a statement to the adjuster before obtaining legal advice. Insurance companies are always looking for ways to deny or reduce payment claims and will use an inadvertent remark against you.

Never agree to a settlement amount without consulting an attorney. What may sound like a good settlement as offered by the insurer may not adequately compensate you if you’re looking at a long road to recovery. A qualified attorney knows a fair settlement amount for the type of injuries you sustained and will fight aggressively to protect your interests.

Contact a Howard Beach car accident lawyerIf you or a loved one were injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver’s negligence, a Howard Beach car accident lawyer at Douglas and London stands ready to protect your rights and help you to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries. Schedule a free consultation by calling 24/7 or contact us online. As we work on a contingency basis, there is never a fee unless we win.