Ridgewood Car Accident Lawyer
New York City is among the world’s most densely populated urban areas, and anyone driving or walking the city’s streets will recognize this. The sheer number of people and vehicles means that collisions are common, and reckless or negligent drivers are responsible for many accidents. If your serious injuries resulted from a car accident caused by another driver’s actions, you need someone to preserve your rights and hold that driver liable.
A Ridgewood personal injury lawyer at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Over the past two decades, the expertise of our attorneys has resulted in recovering more than $4 billion for clients in verdicts and settlements.
Car accident causes
Car accidents result from various causes, but the most common include:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Improper lane changes
- Not obeying traffic signals and signage
- Failure to yield
Car accident injuries
Car accident injuries run the gamut from minor to permanently disabling. The most serious car accident injuries may include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Multiple fractures
- Internal organ damage
A seriously injured person is generally transported by ambulance to an emergency room after a car accident. However, not all serious injuries are immediately apparent. That is why is it vital to seek prompt medical attention after a car crash, even if you do not think you were hurt. Soft tissue injuries, including whiplash, may not become obvious for 24 or 48 hours after the collision. Sometimes, internal organ damage may not become symptomatic until a few hours after the impact.
Car accident damages
In New York, compensation for a car accident, known as damages, may include:
- Medical bills, present, and future
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
If the person dies from their car accident injuries, the personal representative of the estate may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages may include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses relating to the final injury
- Pain and suffering the deceased had to endure
- Loss of support
After an automobile accident, the insurance company will contact you. Do not make a statement to the insurance adjuster before obtaining legal advice. Never agree to a settlement offer, no matter how generous it may sound, without consulting an attorney. Insurance companies want to pay out as little in claims as possible. What sounds like a reasonable settlement may not prove enough for the client’s needs, and once a settlement agreement is made, there is no ability for re-negotiation. An attorney knows a fair settlement value for the client’s unique injuries and prognosis.
Contact Ridgewood car accident lawyers
If you or a loved one were a car accident victim due to another driver’s negligence, a car accident attorney at Douglas and London could help. Contact us online to arrange a free consultation or call or text us at any time. We will review the circumstances of your case and advise you of your options. Since we work on a contingency basis, there is never a fee unless we win. Hablamos Español.