A failure to yield accident can be a terrifying experience that may leave you with injuries, missed paychecks, and an uncertain financial future. However, if you can prove the responsible party’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for these damages in settlement negotiations or a personal injury lawsuit.
You do not have to face this process alone. A White Plains failure to yield accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to represent you against the responsible party. While you focus on your recovery, we can pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
The first step is to call Morelli Law Firm to schedule a free, no-obligation case review with a member of our team. Call us today at (212) 751-9800.
Evidence in a Personal Injury Case
If another car entered your path and caused your accident, it may be obvious enough to you that they are at-fault, but recovering damages in a personal injury case may mean producing evidence to prove the other driver’s fault to an insurance company or judge.
A wide range of evidence may be able to help you demonstrate the responsible party’s liability, such as:
- Photos, videos, or police reports from the accident
- Witness statements
- Applicable New York traffic laws
- Security or traffic camera footage
- Your medical records
- Statements from accident reconstruction experts
- And more
You should also be aware that negligence laws may have an effect on the amount of compensation you may be able to recover. According to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §1411, New York has a contributory negligence law. This means if you are found to be partly to blame for your injuries in your failure to yield accident, the compensation you may be able to obtain may be diminished by the percentage of your fault in the accident.
Accordingly, if a judge decides that you were 25% at fault for an accident and that your damages were worth $200,000, your payout may be reduced by 25% to $150,000.
In failure to yield accident cases, the responsible party’s insurance company may try to reduce their client’s liability by claiming that you were partially at fault for the accident as well. In order to defend yourself against this accusation, you may need to produce evidence showing the full extent of the other driver’s liability.
A White Plains failure to yield accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to gather all evidence in your case when we represent you. For a free case review with a member of our team, call us today at (212) 751-9800.
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Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim
It is impossible to estimate what compensation may be available to you in a failure to yield accident case without a direct consultation, as the value of damages varies dramatically on a case-to-case basis.
In general, personal injury accident victims may be able to recover the following damages:
- Medical expenses such as hospital bills, doctor bills, therapies, and medications
- Future costs of medical care
- Lost wages for time away from work recovering from your injuries
- Reduced earning capability
- Property damages
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
A White Plains failure to yield accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can also gather evidence to demonstrate the value of your accident-related damages when we represent you.
An Important Deadline in Your Case
If you plan on filing a personal injury claim for the injuries you sustained in a car accident, you should be aware that there is a limited amount of time for you to take legal action. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations.
Under CVP §214, you generally have three years from the time your auto accident occurred to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
How a White Plains Failure to Yield Accident Lawyer Can Help with Your Case
The steps involved with filing a car accident claim can be confusing and overwhelming. A White Plains failure to yield accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm takes on the legal burdens and guides you through the process of seeking compensation when we represent you. These services may include:
- Answering your questions and keeping you informed on your case
- Providing legal advice and a strategy for your case
- Identifying the liable party
- Building a case of their liability and the extent of your damages
- Filing all paperwork, and making sure all deadlines are met
- Managing all communications on your behalf
- Engaging the responsible party’s insurance company in settlement negotiations
- Taking your case to trial if they refuse to make you a fair offer
Schedule Your Case Evaluation with Morelli Law Firm Today
Morelli Law Firm understands the difficulties victims face as they try to recover physically and financially from a major car accident. We believe that if another party’s negligence caused your injuries, they should be held financially accountable.
A White Plains failure to yield accident lawyer Morelli Law Firm may be able to pursue the responsible party in your case for compensation while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800 to schedule a free case review with a member of our team. Because we operate on a contingency-fee-basis, you do not make any advanced payments for us to begin working for you. In this type of arrangement, we only collect attorney fees if and when you recover compensation in a settlement offer or court award.