According to the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, texting while driving is the most frequently reported form of distracted driving. Of the overall number of car accidents reported in the state, nearly 80 percent are attributed to the at-fault driver taking his eyes off the road immediately before the collision.
Their research goes on to note the dangers of being distracted for even two short seconds. In fact, driver distractions may double or triple the risk of being involved in an accident. If you or someone you love was injured or a loved one died in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you may have the basis of a personal injury lawsuit.
A New Rochelle texting while driving accident lawyer might be able to help you explore your options for financial compensation. When you are ready to learn more about your rights and responsibilities after a car accident, contact Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today.
Put Our Team to Work on Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Immediately
When you are ready to start building a case for financial compensation, our personal injury team is ready to fight by your side. To help prove the required legal elements of negligence, our client support team can:
- Listen to your recall of the details of the accident
- Obtain and glean details from your crash report
- Compile all relevant health care records and bills
- Assign an accurate monetary value to your lawsuit
- Build an effective case file that supports your lawsuit
We can also help by negotiating for a financial settlement on your behalf. In doing so, we calculate the damages the law allows you to recover, assign a value to your lawsuit, and negotiate with the insurance companies for you.
Recoup the Financial Damages Caused by a Car Accident
A car accident might lead to significant financial damages stemming from your injuries and property damage. Your inability to work immediately after the accident and during your treatments may add to the financial burden of the accident.
If you are able to establish the at-fault driver’s liability, you might be able to recoup your financial expenses and losses. In accordance with New York Insurance (ISC) §5102, the financial expenses and losses you might be entitled to may include:
- Health care expenses
- Wage and income loss
- Property damage or loss
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Lasting physical damage
Our team is committed to your financial recovery and holding the at-fault driver accountable for his negligent actions. We may request specific documents from you to prove the financial impact of the accident and help you build a solid lawsuit.
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Compile Additional Supporting Documents
In addition to your crash report and emergency medical records, we may ask for documents that help indicate the financial damages caused by the accident. Some of the items we may request include:
- Health care records and bills
- Injury and accident scene photos
- Employment and salary records
- Vehicle repair and replacement receipts
- Witness observations and statements
These items might help our team establish the cost of current and expected financial damages related to the accident. Our team may be able to help compile these and other forms of evidence into a case file that supports your potential right to financial recovery.
Comply with New York’s Statute of Limitations
Generally, New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214 allows you to file a personal injury lawsuit up to three years from the date of the accident. There may be some factors that change the statute of limitations. If any of these factors apply to your compensation lawsuit, our team will ensure you are aware of them.
A New Rochelle texting while driving accident lawyer may be able to help you pursue the at-fault driver by ensuring your personal injury lawsuit is filed on time. Our team can also guide you through the settlement negotiation process to ensure you have the opportunity to resolve your personal injury lawsuit outside of court.
Do not delay filing your lawsuit. Doing so might mean you will not be able to pursue compensation at all. Start building your lawsuit and preparing it for filing by calling Morelli Law Firm (212) 751-9800 today.
How Settlement Negotiations Work
When we help you resolve your lawsuit with a settlement agreement, our goal is to ensure your lawsuit is not undervalued or underpaid. We also strive to make sure you understand the negotiation process. During settlement talks, our team may:
- Help you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each offer you receive
- Understand the finality of the release forms you sign after agreeing to an offer
- Ensure your lawsuit is accurately valued prior to starting the negotiation process
Like most lawsuits, yours is more likely to end when you accept a settlement offer than by going to court. If you cannot reach a mutually acceptable agreement, our team can represent you in court while you continue the fight for financial compensation.
Pursue the Financial Compensation You Deserve
If you or a loved one was injured because the other driver in your accident was texting, you might have the basis of a personal injury lawsuit. Our case review team may help you prove negligence, assign fault, and determine the financial value of a compensation lawsuit.
Find out how hard a New Rochelle texting while driving accident lawyer will fight to help you pursue the financial compensation you may be entitled to receive. Reach out to Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today. The first consultation is free, and we will not charge you anything unless and until you win compensation.