Mount Vernon Car Accident Lawyer

Because of another driver’s recklessness or negligence, your life has been put on hold. Instead of working, going to school, or caring for your family, you are dealing with the pain from your  injuries and unable to participate in normal activities. Furthermore, if you can’t work, the bills are piling up and you may begin to feel desperate. However, there are steps you can take, and the first one is seeking legal advice.

A New York car accident attorney at Douglas and London protects your rights and can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our dedicated and compassionate attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for car accident victims in settlements and verdicts.

Car accident causes

Some car accidents are caused by defects in the vehicle, such as a blown tire or brake failure. Many car accidents result from driver behavior, including:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes

Car accident injuries

Common car accident injuries may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Whiplash

In addition, some people may suffer catastrophic injuries after a car crash, meaning they will never fully recover and remain physically or neurologically impaired for the rest of their lives. Examples of these include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Amputation
  • Burns

Some auto accident victims will succumb to their injuries. In these cases, surviving family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Why you need prompt legal help

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in New York is three years– so some car accident victims don’t think they need to immediately contact an attorney if they’ve been badly hurt. However, it is critical to start an investigation as soon as possible—evidence may fade, and witnesses may move away. 

Also, an attorney can deal with the insurance company while you are recuperating. If you do not have a lawyer, you could make statements to the adjuster that would inadvertently harm your claim. They are always looking for ways to deny payments and could twist a casual remark, and make it seem as if your injuries were not that serious. Never sign any insurance agreements before obtaining legal counsel.

Moreover, an insurance adjuster knows the vulnerability of a car accident victim and will likely offer a lowball settlement. Your attorney knows the fair amount of a settlement for the type of injuries incurred and your ongoing needs. A lawyer will show the insurance company how the other party was negligent or reckless, including which traffic laws were violated.

Contact Our Team of Mount Vernon Car Accident Lawyers

If you or a family member were seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision because of the actions of another driver, contact a car accident lawyer at Douglas and London for help. Schedule a free consultation by calling or texting 24/7 or filling out our online form. After reviewing your case, will we advise you of your options going forward. We work on a contingency basis, so there is no fee unless we win. While the majority of cases are settled, we will take a case to court when necessary.