If an aggressive driver injured you or someone you love in Yonkers, you could be entitled to financial compensation for the at-fault driver’s negligence. You do not have to seek compensation on your own. A lawyer who handles aggressive driving accidents from our team can help you hold reckless, aggressive drivers accountable for their actions and your expenses.
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), aggressive driving can include:
- Failing to yield
- Dangerous lane changes
If these or any other form of aggressive driving led to an accident where you were injured and your property was damaged, our client recovery team can fight for your compensation. Our team will listen to the details of your accident and start investigating its cause right away.
Our Personal Injury Team Can Get Started Immediately
Making the time after an accident work for you is an important part of your potential lawsuit. After an aggressive driving accident in New York, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214.
Similarly, if a member of your family was fatally injured in the accident, you generally have two years from the date of their demise to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to New York Estates, Powers & Trust (EPT) §5-4.1.
These and other time restrictions mean your case benefits when you put our team to work fighting sooner rather than later. Early involvement also means we have time to investigate the accident scene and interview witnesses while the details of the collision are fresh.
We Will Document Your Recoverable Damages
While our attorneys build your compensation lawsuit, we collect evidence that proves the cost of your recoverable damages. According to New York Insurance (ISC) §5102, the at-fault driver might be responsible for your economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Health care expenses
- Vehicle damage
- Physical impairment
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of income
- In-home assistance
If a family member passed away in the accident, you might also be entitled to recover the costs of their funeral and burial expenses, loss of society and companionship, and loss of consortium. Our case assessment team will help you define additional damages you might qualify for after losing a loved one.
Proving the Aggressive Driver’s Actions and Liability
We can help you resolve your car accident lawsuit without going to court if both sides can reach a settlement agreement. The at-fault driver and their legal or insurance representative may request proof of the accident’s cause before considering a financial settlement.
With the guidance and direction of an aggressive driving accident lawyer at our firm, you could prove the cause of the accident and its subsequent costs. To do that, we rely on recollections of the accident from you and anyone who was a witness. We also use your car accident report, medical records, photos, and videos to support your version of events and drive settlement negotiations.
Your Car Accident Report Contains Vital Information
After you hire our personal injury attorneys to represent you in your pursuit of financial compensation in Yonkers, we will request information and details to prove your case. The official car accident report may take a few days to become available. It’s important to obtain a copy for our accident investigation team as soon as possible.
Your car accident report will give us contact information for the at-fault driver, their insurance company, and any witnesses. It will also provide details that identify:
- The at-fault driver’s vehicle
- Potential causes and contributing factors
- Traffic violations and citations issued
- Apparent injuries
- Obvious vehicle damage
Your car accident report will also help us comply with the statute of limitations by noting the accident’s date and time. We will also ask for your medical records, interview accident witnesses, and canvass the area for accident footage and relevant debris.
We Will Compile Your Medical Records and Bills
Your car accident report tells an important part of the story of your crash. Your medical records tell another important part. To understand your injuries and the treatment they require, our team will request records and bills related to:
- Emergency care you received
- Your hospital stay
- All follow-up office visits
- Assistive medical devices
- Prescription medications
The medical records and bills from the accident start at the scene and can continue until you are fully recovered. With help from our case assessment team, you can ensure your case is accurately valued. Because medical records can come from several sources, we take extra care to ensure all are accounted for before assigning a final total to your case.
Additional Supportive Evidence
When our team investigates your lawsuit, we leave no stone unturned. In some cases, your car accident report might include photos police take at the accident scene. If possible, we obtain copies of those photos and canvass the area to look for residential and commercial photos and surveillance video footage.
In addition, we also request copies of any smartphone photos and footage you or any witnesses captured. We never stop fighting to prove your right to compensation and will gather and submit all supporting evidence on your behalf.
Let Us Hold the Aggressive Driver Responsible for Your Injuries
If an aggressive driver injured you or someone you love in Yonkers, our lawyers can help you assign liability to the at-fault driver and fight for financial compensation. When you are ready to put the power and support of our firm behind your fight for compensation, contact the team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today.