If you live or work in the city of Manhattan, you know how horrific the traffic can be. Just driving to and from work can be risky, due to the number of cars on the roadways. You probably do everything you can to ensure that you follow the traffic rules. You go the speed limit, stop at all red lights, and make sure you have a clear distance between you and the car in front. However, it’s not always you that you need to worry about. Oftentimes, it is the other driver that causes the problem. If you have been in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a claim.
An Accident Doesn’t Always Mean You Have A Claim
Many people think that just because they had an accident that they can file a lawsuit. Actually, the accident must be the fault of the other driver, and there must be injuries. Now, just because the other party was at fault doesn’t mean they acted in a negligent manner either. To have a claim, you must show proof that you are suffering from great pain and suffering. The court will need to see irrefutable proof of your medical problems.
How We Decide If You Have A Claim
When it comes to categorizing your injuries, there are many ways that we can do that. First, you may have suffered mental anguish due to the wreck. You may have PTSD and keep reliving the events over and over again. You may be unable to get behind the wheel of a car for some time. You may have physical injuries that are keeping you from working or living your life. The accident could have resulted in a death of a loved one, in which, you would file a wrongful death claim. There are many different elements to consider when dealing with the compensation package, it just depends on the accident and the level of your suffering.
The Art of Negotiations
Many cases are settled out of court. After reviewing the accident details, our legal team will put together a demand letter. This letter goes to the responsible party’s insurance company. They may counter with another amount, or if the figures are too far apart, they will deny the claim altogether. Trials are very costly and time-consuming. If the is any way to settle this claim without going to court, we strive to get it done through negotiations. If neither party can reach a settlement agreement, we will proceed to file a suit in court.
Filing A Case
When negotiations fail, the case is filed in court and we begin the reconstructive phase. We will talk with witnesses, recreate the scene, and get expert witnesses on our side. We must go to court armed with knowledge to help you win. Since we do our work on a contingency basis, you don’t pay us unless we are successful. It is impossible to say how long a trial will take or the timelines on when you will get your money. Even if you win, the other party can appeal the court’s decision and drag the process out longer. We always try to settle if at all possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you need a legal team on your side. You need to know that your interests are being protected and that someone is fighting on your behalf. Call us today for a consultation. The laws in New York limit how long you have to file a claim, so you need to act quickly. Driving in Manhattan is risky, but if and when you are involved in a car accident, you need legal help.
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