If an elderly driver in Yonkers caused an accident and you were injured, you have the right to file a lawsuit for financial compensation to cover the cost of treating your injuries. Your lawsuit can also include compensation for your injury-related expenses. Our case review team can help you compile evidence and prove the validity of your lawsuit.
When you are ready to seek the compensation that you are entitled to due to negligence, our team of injury lawyers can help you identify the at-fault party, establish their financial liability, prove the cost of your injuries, and negotiate with the driver or their insurance company. Our attorneys are on your side, and our goal is fighting for a fair settlement on your behalf.
Assess Your Range of Recoverable Damages
Assigning a financial value to your recoverable expenses and losses can be challenging. In the aftermath of a car accident, you do not have to navigate the physical or financial healing process on your own. While you focus on healing from the injuries you sustained, a lawyer from our firm can focus on your financial recovery from the elderly driver who caused your accident in Yonkers.
According to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214, you generally have three years from the accident date to file a personal injury lawsuit. When you contact us right away, we can ensure your lawsuit is filed in time to avoid putting your ability to receive compensation at risk.
The economic damages you recoup after a car accident are usually the easiest to calculate. They typically include bills, estimates, and receipts that make it easy to assess their value. According to New York Insurance (ISC) §5102, the economic damages you could qualify to recover include:
- Emergency, follow-up, and ongoing medical care
- Short-term and long-term loss of wages and income
- Vehicle repair and replacements expenses
- In-home household and medical expenses
Medical bills alone can make up a significant portion of these damages. Because your medical care might involve multiple physicians, referrals, and facilities, your records can be difficult to compile. Our team can help you gather all relevant documentation to establish your economic damages.
Non-economic damages that stem from a car accident can be difficult to estimate. These damages are based on several variables your lawyer can explain and acquaint you with. They include:
- Physical impairment
- Physical disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Emotional trauma
You do not have to struggle to assign a value to these intangible damages. Our case evaluation team members will help you assess their value based on the severity of your injuries, recovery time, and other factors related to the trauma of the collision.
Recent Settlements for Car Accident Victims
If you were injured because of another driver’s negligence or carelessness, we believe you deserve compensation. We never stop going to bat for injured clients. Recently, we fought hard to negotiate:
- A $5.4 million settlement for a delivery driver injured in a car accident
- A $2.65 million damage award for a young boy injured in a car accident
Our goal when we represent clients is to fight for a fair outcome that speaks to the negligence that led to the accident, the degree of the resulting injuries, and the future impact of the accident.
Risks Associated with Elderly Drivers
As people age, they often experience declines in their visual acuity and ability to recall details and reason. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, more than 45 million licensed drivers are aged 65 and older. Additionally, National Institute on Aging (NIA) research cites the following age-related risks often associated with elderly drivers:
- Hearing loss
- Inflexible joints
- Decreased reflexes
- Effects of medication
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident involving an elderly driver, our car accident lawyers can help you prove their financial liability. We can also help you prove your lawsuit’s monetary value and ensure your potential compensation package is accurate.
We Can Help You Prove Fault and Assign Liability
Most car accident lawsuits are resolved out of court, according to American Bar Association (ABA) data. Their research indicates negotiating a settlement usually happens after evidence is presented to establish who caused the accident.
When we represent you, we work hard to thoroughly investigate the cause of the collision, the accident scene, and the driving history of the at-fault driver. We also work to uncover every expense you qualify to recover and negotiate a favorable financial settlement.
Bring Us a Copy of Your Car Accident Report
When you file a police report after a car accident in New York, it objectively captures details of the accident. It prevents any distortion of facts and lets representatives for both drivers understand the sequence of events that led to the collision. Your collision report could tell us the following:
- The identity of each driver
- Each driver’s insurance company
- Traffic violations and tickets that law enforcement issued
- Vehicle damage and impact areas
Your car accident report will also describe the accident from the investigating officer’s point of view, indicate injury severity, note any fatalities, and may even include police-generated photos that help our investigation. When we delve into the cause of the accident, we use every piece of evidence to prove your right to receive financial compensation.
Our Team Can Help You Recover
Are you ready to pursue financial damages from an elderly driver who caused your or your loved one’s collision? We can help you prove the negligence that entitles you to compensation.
Do not wait to put the power of our personal injury lawyers who fight for elderly driver accident victims in Yonkers to work for you. Contact the client intake team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today.