Upper East Side Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents change everything in the blink of an eye. During this time, you should be focused on your physical recovery, not worrying about the amount of time you’re taking off work or how you’ll pay for your medical bills. Your automotive policy’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP coverage) will pay up to $50,000 for your injuries, but what if the amount goes over? A car accident attorney can help advise you of your rights. If this has happened to you, contact Douglas and London—we’ve recovered over $4 billion in verdicts and settlements.
The Stages of a Car Accident in New York
- The Accident Scene: After an accident, always call 9-1-1. File a police report. Seek medical attention for your injuries, no matter how seemingly small. Take pictures of the accident scene and get eyewitness contact information if you can. Get the other driver’s full name, address, phone number, insurance company, and policy number, driver’s license, and plate numbers, the type/color/model vehicle involved, and the location of the accident.
- Car Accident Lawyer: Next, you’ll want a car accident lawyer as your advocate as soon as possible. A law firm will send out its team of investigators to be sure all evidence is preserved. Attorneys will interview eyewitnesses, subpoena documents, refer you to medical specialists if necessary, and provide expert legal advice. Technically, you have up to three years following a car accident to file a lawsuit, but it is best to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.
- Documentation: You’ll need to keep an organized file with photos, medical bills, police reports, doctor’s visit summaries, lost wages, and eyewitness statements. You’ll need to file a claim with your auto insurance provider. If the accident meets the definition for New York’s “serious injury threshold,” our team of Upper East Side personal injury lawyerswill help you file a car accident lawsuit with the courts as well.
- Litigation: If possible, you may push for an out-of-court settlement that results in faster restitution and lower legal fees. If the settlement offer is too low, your attorney may encourage you to hang in there through a court trial for the promise of a much higher dollar amount in a jury award. A lawsuit can provide financial restitution for all medical expenses, lost wages, car repair costs, and pain and suffering.
Where To Find Upper East Side Car Accident Lawyers
Contact Douglas and London to get in touch with experienced Upper East Side car accident lawyers. Our New York City office is conveniently located. For more than two decades, we have successfully represented thousands of car accident victims in metropolitan New York City. You needn’t worry about how to afford the best legal representation. We offer free consultations and ask for no money upfront. If we are successful, we ask that you pay the standard legal fee (a third of the recovery). We work on contingency basis, meaning if we do not recover money on your behalf, you owe us nothing. We are standing by—ready to fight for you. Call today.