Driving the wrong way or on the wrong side of the road led to 1,243 car accidents in the United States in 2018, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III). If you or someone you love was injured in a wrong way accident, a Long Island wrong way accident lawyer might be able to help you fight for your injuries and related expenses to be compensated by the wrong way driver.
You do not have to prepare, build, and file your claim or lawsuit without help. Our client support team might be able to help you obtain and complete insurance forms, read and review medical records, assign a financial value to your case, and negotiate with the at-fault driver or their insurance company.
We may also be able to help prove the cause of your injuries and their financial consequence. We fight hard for our injury clients to get the compensation they need. Contact the personal injury team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today.
Uncover the Negligence That Caused Your Wrong Way Accident
Knowing what caused your wrong way collision can make a difference when building your argument on why the negligent driver should be held financially accountable for the accident. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), common causes of wrong way accidents may include:
- Alcohol impairment
- Age-related impairments
- Drug impairment
A lawyer might be able to identify the cause of your wrong way accident. Your lawyer might also be able to help prove how the other driver’s negligence led to the collision. Because New York is a contributory negligence state, our legal team may also work hard to prove the at-fault driver bears full or more fault for the accident than you do.
Being able to prove the other party’s fault in an accident is crucial because, otherwise, your compensation might get reduced if it is proven you contributed to the accident in some way. According to the New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §1411, if any portion of the accident is assigned to you, your potential compensation package will be decreased according to the percentage of fault attributed to you. We want to fight for the compensation that fairly covers your injuries and associated costs, so we will work hard to fight against any allegations made toward you.
Assign a Value to Your Wrong Way Accident Injuries
Because a wrong way accident might lead to a head-on collision, the damage to your person and property can be significant and costly. If our legal team is able to meet the required legal elements of negligence, you might be entitled to recover the following economic costs of the accident:
- Emergency room care
- Hospital admissions
- Required medications
- Assistive medical devices
- In-home domestic help
- Property repairs
- Property replacement
In addition to these economic damages, we might be able to help you recover various non-economic damages. More challenging to calculate, noneconomic damages might include compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, physical impairment, and physical disability.
Your Case File Is an Important Part of Your Claim
Building your case will involve collecting as much evidence as possible to support your claims. Your case file might contain the evidence that lets us, and the at-fault driver’s representative, validate your right to compensation. Your case file might contain:
- Medical records, which might attest to the extent of your injuries and your required treatment plan
- Medical bills, which might demonstrate the cost of your injuries and future medical expenses
- Repair bills and replacement values, which show the cost of the damage to your car
- Your crash report, which might help identify the cause of the accident and its date for filing purposes
- Witness statements, which might support your version of the cause of the accident
Let our team know if you have additional supporting evidence, such as pictures or videos. We should also know if your injuries prevent you from obtaining the items we request. If possible, we might be able to help obtain some of the evidence we need to build your case.
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Put Our Team to Work Immediately
Known as the statute of limitations, the New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214 generally gives you three years from the date of the wrong way accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. With early intervention, our team may go to work and prepare your case for court. We know the importance of complying with the statutory filing date and work hard to ensure your right to compensation is not put at risk because of time.
Do not let the fear of running out of time jeopardize your right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Contact the personal injury team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today. A Long Island wrong way accident lawyer can keep track of the statutory deadline so that your case gets filed on time.
Let Us Help You with Your Wrong Way Accident Case
Filing a claim for financial compensation can be time-consuming and challenging on your own. A Long Island wrong way accident lawyer on our team might be able to help you have your accident-related expenses be covered by the at-fault driver or their insurance provider.
If you are interested in filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit, our team is here to help. With our assistance, you can focus on getting better while we focus on your personal injury case. Contact the client intake team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today.