Mineola Car Accident Lawyer
Instead of working, going to school, or caring for your family, you are now struggling to recover from the effects of a serious car accident caused by another driver’s negligence or recklessness. In addition to your pain and loss of mobility and the possible loss of your automobile, you must deal with financial hardship while unable to perform your job.
A Mineola personal injury attorney at Douglas and London protects your rights and can help you obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. When another driver is at fault, our attorneys start gathering evidence to prove your case.
Car accident causes
Bad weather, poor road conditions, and mechanical failure all contribute to car accidents, but many stem from the negligence or recklessness of the at-fault driver. Such causes include:
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield
- Failure to obey stop signs or traffic signals
- Unsafe lane changes
Types of car accidents
Any car accident, even one that appears relatively minor at first, can lead to serious injuries. For example, a low speed rear-end crash often results in whiplash. However, the most severe, and possibly fatal, car accident injuries occur during head-on, T-bone, and rollover crashes.
Report it to the police immediately, even if you think it is just a fender bender. Seek immediate medical attention even if you do not think you are badly hurt—because failure to do so can harm your claim.
Car accident damages
Compensation, or damages, for car accidents may include:
- Medical expenses, present, and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
After a car accident, you will likely hear from the insurance company shortly afterward. Keep in mind that the insurance company’s goal is to settle for as little as possible– that is the insurance business model. Do not make a statement to the insurance company or agree to a settlement before obtaining legal counsel.
A person recovering from injuries, as well as trauma, could inadvertently say something that the insurance adjuster will use to deny the claim or downplay the seriousness of the injuries. What may seem like a reasonable settlement to a layperson may prove far too little to pay for ongoing care and long-term needs. Once a settlement is agreed upon, there is no re-negotiation.
Your attorney knows the fair settlement value for the types of injuries clients suffer and will fight aggressively for you.
Contact our team of Mineola car accident lawyers
If you were seriously hurt in a motor vehicle crash, do not hesitate to contact a dedicated car accident lawyer at Douglas and London. Schedule a free consultation by calling us 24/7 or completing our online contact form. We will review your case and explore your options. The majority of cases are settled, but we will head to trial when necessary. Because we work on a contingency basis, there is never a fee unless we win.