If you were injured in a car accident in Long Beach, the at-fault driver might bear financial responsibility for your medical bills and related costs. You don’t have to deal with the complex process of seeking financial recovery on your own. When you are ready to seek compensation, our team can provide you with legal support through each step involved in the financial recovery process.
One of our car accident lawyers can help you negotiate a settlement with the at-fault driver or their insurance company. If necessary, we may also help you fight for recovery from your own insurer, as well as in court. Our team can get your compensation case started today, beginning with a complimentary, no-obligation case assessment.
Our Firm Handles Car Accident Paperwork and Evidence Collection
The days and weeks after a car accident can involve an incredible array of legal paperwork, insurance forms, and evidence to complete your case file. Our team can help you deal with it by completing the necessary forms and collecting:
- Employment records to prove your lost wages
- Medical records that prove your injuries and pain and suffering
- Vehicle repair estimates and replacement values
- Injury, property damage, and accident scene photos and videos
Let a team member know if you need help obtaining any of the items we request. In addition, provide us with any unrequested paperwork you believe is relevant to proving the cause and cost of your lawsuit.
Car Accident Report
Your car accident report is a key document in your pursuit of financial recovery from a negligent driver. For example, it tells our team the time, date, and location of the collision. It can also provide us with contact details for the at-fault driver, their insurer, and anyone who witnessed the accident.
It may also help establish the at-fault driver’s negligence by noting:
- Each vehicle’s direction of travel
- Points of impact on each vehicle
- Diagrams of the accident scene
- Notes from the investigating officer
Certain factors might make the aftermath of a car accident more difficult to navigate on your own, like when a collision involved a commercial or municipal vehicle or even more than two drivers. When that happens, our team can help provide clarity and guidance. We will compile and organize the evidence and fight by your side for compensation.
Like your car accident report, your medical records can help tell the story of your collision and its aftermath. By requesting copies of your medical bills, our team can use them to prove the degree of your injuries and the cost of your damages. For example, we can use these documents to prove the recoverable costs of your:
- Emergency room
- Hospital admission
- X-rays, scans, and tests
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Medications and assistive devices
Your specific injuries may demand additional costs. Our team will carefully examine your medical records to ensure we account for each related expense. We may also consult with medical experts, who could provide testimony regarding the impact of your injuries and any future damages you may suffer.
We Deal with Insurance Companies
No-fault insurance policies are mandatory in Long Beach and throughout New York, according to the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS). In other words, you may need to deal with your own insurance company in addition to the at-fault driver’s representatives, depending on the circumstances of your case.
When you seek compensation from an insurance company—your own or the at-fault driver’s—you may face information requests, claims forms, and settlement negotiations. Our team is ready to help by dealing with the insurance companies for you. We advise you not to make any statements to the insurance companies that might be misconstrued. Insurers may use your statements against you in an effort to minimize your settlement or dismiss your claim altogether.
When a car accident lawyer from our firm represents you, they will protect you against these situations and negotiate hard on your behalf. When necessary, we can take your case to court. Our team can even support you if you find yourself in a situation where the driver who struck your car was uninsured, underinsured, or fled the scene without accepting responsibility for their actions.
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Your Window to File a Car Accident Lawsuit is Limited
If it becomes necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit in your case, we will not hesitate to do so. In fact, there is a deadline we must keep in mind to preserve your right to sue. New York State determines the amount of time you have to seek compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Your potential filing deadlines include the following:
- According to CVP §214, if you were injured in the accident, the window to submit a personal injury lawsuit is generally limited to three years.
- According to EPT §5-4.1, if a loved one was fatally injured in the accident, the window to submit a wrongful death lawsuit is generally limited to two years.
In addition to complying with the statute of limitations, involving our team early also means we have more time to build your case. The sooner you involve our team, the more time we will have to conduct interviews while memories are still fresh and investigate the accident scene for time-sensitive evidence.
Find Out How Our Attorneys Can Help You Recover After an Accident
You should not have to face financial hardship in the aftermath of a car accident in Long Beach. If a negligent party injured you, a car accident attorney from our firm may help you seek compensation from them.
You can learn more about this process and discuss your case with one of our representatives today. Contact the personal injury team at Morelli Law Firm by calling