A delivery van is heavier than a passenger car, especially if the van is fully loaded. Getting into an accident with a delivery van can lead to severe injuries and vehicle damage or destruction for people driving smaller vehicles. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident with a delivery van, you might have the basis of a personal injury compensation claim or lawsuit.
Our team might be able to help you prove:
- The at-fault party’s duty of care and their breach of that duty
- The at-fault party’s negligent action or lack of action that led to your injuries
- The physical and financial cost of your injuries and related expenses
Do you want a delivery van driver and company to be held financially responsible for causing you to sustain injuries in an accident? A Long Island delivery van accident lawyer might be able to help you build a case that shows how they were at fault for the accident and why you might be entitled to receive compensation for your losses. Contact the client intake team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today.
Start Building Your Case with Details from the Crash Report
If a motor vehicle accident results in injuries, fatalities, or $1,000 or more in vehicle damage, the New York Vehicle & Traffic Law §605 requires the involved parties to file a crash report. Once the crash report for the delivery van accident is ready, you may obtain a copy for your personal records and one for our case review team. We might be able to use it to determine:
- The filing deadline, based on date and time details
- Contact information of the involved drivers, their insurance companies, and eyewitnesses (if any)
- Causes and contributing factors for the collision
- Tickets and traffic violations on the at-fault driver’s record (if any)
- Points of impact, damage codes, and diagrams of the accident
Your crash report might also indicate if there were any apparent injuries and/or fatalities present at the accident scene. In New York, your injuries are categorized by degree and severity. We might be able to use the state’s injury-rating system and your medical records to substantiate your injuries and their related expenses.
Have Your Injuries Carefully Evaluated
If you received emergency medical care at the scene of the delivery van accident, that cost might be included in your compensation. If you sought medical attention after the accident, your injuries were likely evaluated and diagnosed before your health care team chose a treatment plan for you.
The New York Department of Motor Vehicles has its own system for categorizing injuries. Our team might use a combination of your medical records, crash report, and state injury characterizations to calculate the current and future costs of your injuries. Their injury severity key is:
- K: Fatal injuries
- A: Severe injuries
- B: Moderate injuries
- C: Slight injuries
The at-fault driver might be responsible for all injury-required health care expenses, medication costs, assistive medical devices, and necessary rehabilitation. Review your total expenses with your legal team so that your health care expenses are not undervalued or underpaid.
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You Might Be Able to Recover These Additional Financial Damages
Estimating what your personal injury case is worth can be a complex process. While adding the tangible costs of medical care and property damage might be relatively simple, it also requires waiting for all injury-related bills to come in.
Calculating the cost of the accident might also require you to estimate future costs you might expect to have in relation to your injuries or accident. Your recoverable damages might include:
- Lost wages
- Vehicle damage
- Total vehicle loss
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
A Long Island delivery van accident lawyer on our team may help you calculate the financial damage of the accident and fight for compensation. Contact the personal injury team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today.
Do Not Wait Too Long to File Your Lawsuit
New York has specific laws in place that dictate when a party should be held responsible for an accident. If a person’s negligence caused an accident, they may be held financially responsible for the victim’s damages.
The state also imposes a specific timeline for bringing personal injury lawsuits to pursue compensation. The New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214 generally imposes a three-year filing deadline for personal injury lawsuits.
Our goal is to make sure your case is filed within the allotted time, and your right to recovery is not jeopardized.
Your Case Might Be Settled Out of Court
If necessary, our team may go to court and fight for financial compensation for you. However, we might be able to help you avoid a lengthy court case by reaching a financial settlement with the at-fault driver or their insurance provider.
Accepting a financial settlement is final. We work hard to make sure your case is accurately valued because you will not be able to request additional compensation after agreeing to a settlement offer. Additionally, we may ask you to avoid a speedy settlement because doing so might mean additional costs have yet to be known.
You are always the final decision-maker in settlement negotiations. Our team can weigh and consider the benefits of each settlement offer you receive and advise you accordingly. We also make sure you understand the importance of valuing your claim correctly before entering settlement negotiations.
Our Team Is on the Side of Injury Clients
As the victim in a collision with a delivery van, you should not be forced to pay the financial consequences of someone else’s negligence. If you were injured or your property was damaged or destroyed, we might be able to help you hold the at-fault party liable for their actions.
To find out how a Long Island delivery van accident lawyer can help you build your case, contact the personal injury team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800.