Have you been in a car accident, but are struggling with all the related legal issues? This is normal for many people after car accidents. Fortunately, you do not need to face the parties responsible for your injuries alone.
A New York car accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to represent you. We may be able to handle all the legal matters of your case and fight for compensation on your behalf.
If your case succeeds, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
To get started, call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800 today for a free consultation on your case.
Working With a New York Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents usually leave victims with a negative experience, and some of the effects can last for months or even years after the accident. In the case of severe physical injury, you may find it challenging to pursue compensation for the losses incurred.
A lawyer may be able to relieve the immediate burden of the legal work in your case. When you hire a New York car accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm, they may be able to:
- Answer your legal questions and give you legal advice
- Discuss possible outcomes in your case
- Manage your legal paperwork and deadlines
- Communicate with all parties on your behalf
- Identify the liable party
- Gather evidence of their liability
- Put a valuation on your injuries with evidence
- Negotiate for a settlement offer with the responsible party’s insurance company
- Take your case to trial if they are not willing to make you a fair settlement offer
When you allow a lawyer from Morelli Law Firm to take these tasks off of your shoulders, you can concentrate your time and energy on recovering from your injuries.
Liability in a Car Accident Case
In order to recover compensation in a car accident case, you may need to prove that another driver’s negligence caused your accident.
There are many ways that a driver can be negligent on the road, including:
- Distracted driving, including texting, eating, grooming, or adjusting the settings of their car
- Drunk or intoxicated driving
- Road rage or aggressive driving
- Drowsy driving
- Not adjusting to inclement weather
- Driving an unsafe vehicle
- Violating a traffic law
- And more
Many times, driver negligence can be established with proof that they violated a basic traffic law, such as failure to yield, committing an illegal lane change, or running a red light or stop sign.
In some cases, a car accident can happen due to a negligent mechanic or parts manufacturer that causes a vehicle to malfunction and create an accident.
A New York car accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can investigate your case for liability. We are not intimidated by complex cases or multiparty liability. If someone’s negligence on the road caused you to be injured, we believe they should be held accountable.
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Compensation in a Car Accident Case
Every case is different, so there is no way of knowing exactly what compensation may be available in your case without a direct consultation.
In general, the following damages may be available in a car accident lawsuit:
- Ambulance services and ER treatment
- Costs of medical care, including surgery, therapy, and medication
- The estimated future costs of all medical care
- Lost wages if you miss work
- Reduced earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- And more
If you lost a loved one in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Morelli Law Firm may be able to represent you in this type of action as well. To learn more, call our firm at (212) 751-9800.
What to Do After Your Car Accident
We recommend the following steps after your accident:
Seek Medical Care
We recommend you seek immediate medical care after your accident. Even if you feel okay, internal injuries may be hidden, and subtle symptoms could get worse. A doctor can fully evaluate you and begin treatment. They can also create a link in your medical record between the accident and your injuries that may be used in your case.
Make sure to keep and preserve any evidence that you have from the accident, including photos, video, witness contact information, your police report, and your medical records. These documents may all be useful in your case.
Be Cautious Communicating About Your Case
We recommend using caution when communicating about your case with insurance companies. They may be able to use your statements to reduce or deny your claim. Likewise, be cautious speaking about your accident or injuries on social media, as insurance companies or lawyers may be able to obtain your comments on social media to use against you in your case.
Legal Deadlines in Your Case
If you are considering legal action in your New York car accident case, do not wait too long. According to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules Section 214, a three-year statute of limitations may apply to your personal injury case.
In some cases, such as in lawsuits against a municipality or county agency, you may have deadlines to comply with in a much shorter time frame, as detailed in GMU Section 50-E.
We can discuss what deadlines pertain to your case when you call Morelli Law Firm for a free consultation.
Call Morelli Law Firm Today
If you have been involved in a car accident in New York, you are not alone. A New York car accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to represent you.
For a free consultation on your case and your legal options, call us at (212) 751-9800.