Get Answers To Your Car Accident Questions
If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident, you likely have many questions about how to move forward. It is a good idea to speak with an attorney who will pursue full and fair compensation for you. Brian J. Levy has over 15 years of experience protecting the rights of vehicle accident victims in New York. You will have the benefit of working directly with him because when you hire Brian, you get Brian. You will not be passed off to another attorney.
Below are some commonly asked questions about car accidents. Learn more about how Brian can fight for you in a free consultation by calling our Syosset office at 516-496-1777 or our Bronx office at 718-423-0757 today or email us.
Do I need a Bronx car accident lawyer?
Yes. If you have been injured in a car accident, you should not try to handle the case by yourself. The insurance companies have adjusters and lawyers who will try to devalue your claim. Their job is to protect the insurance company from paying out compensation. They are not looking out for your well-being.
You need an attorney to protect your interests and maximize the compensation you can recover. Brian J. Levy has the experience necessary to fight the insurance company for you. He knows how they operate and is not afraid to stand up to them in negotiations or at trial.
What type of compensation can I expect to receive in my car accident case?
The exact type of compensation you may recover will depend on the specifics of your case. However, in general, people may receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including hospital stays, surgeries, follow-up doctor’s appointments, long-term care, medications and medical equipment
- Lost wages and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to the vehicle
In wrongful death cases, the surviving family members may also receive compensation for funeral and burial expenses.
It is best to work with an experienced car accident attorney to ensure that you don’t miss out on compensation for your past, present and future losses from the accident.
I was hurt in a car accident, but am not sure how serious my injuries are. Should I still see a doctor?
Yes. You should seek medical treatment immediately, even if you do not feel injured. It is possible for accident victims to suffer injuries such as concussions, internal injuries and whiplash and not realize it until later.
You also will want records of your injuries if you are filing a personal injury claim. This can be a crucial piece of evidence in the case.
Is there a deadline to file my auto accident lawsuit?
In New York, the deadline to file a car accident lawsuit is three years from the date of the accident. It is a good idea to contact an experienced Bronx car accident attorney right away, however. The sooner you get started, the sooner we can begin gathering evidence and building your case.
What should I do if I get in a car accident?
- Seek medical treatment, even if you feel okay.
- Keep all records and pictures of the accident and your injuries.
- Get the name and insurance information from the other driver.
- Do not admit fault for the accident.
- Make sure you speak with a Bronx car accident lawyer before you talk to the insurance company.
- Discuss any settlement offers with an attorney before you accept them.
Still Have Questions Or Want To Get Started?
To set up a free case consultation, call our Syosset office at 516-496-1777 or our Bronx office at 718-423-0757 today, email us or complete our brief online form. Your consultation is free. We have offices in the Bronx and Syosset.