Will My Car Accident Lawyer Deal with the Insurance Companies for Me?
When you are in a car accident, one of the most stressful things is dealing with the car insurance companies. They can be tricky to deal with. Everything and anything you say to them can be held against you. However, your car accident lawyer can deal with the insurance companies for you.
The car insurance companies will work to pay as little money as possible. They could try to get you to admit fault or settle for less than you deserve. A car accident lawyer will have experience in dealing with insurance companies. They can fight to get you what you deserve.
Communicating with Insurance Companies
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Communicating with insurance companies can be a very difficult process. However, you do not have to communicate with them yourself. A car accident lawyer can discuss your car accident with them to get you fair compensation and reduce your stress.
New York is a no-fault state. Particular insurance is required in order to register your vehicle and obtain license plates, according to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). All drivers in New York must have Personal Injury Protection (PIP), liability, and uninsured motorist protection. A car accident lawyer can help make sure the other driver had all of these policies—and how these plans could affect you.
Because insurance companies can be challenging to negotiate with, gathering adequate evidence is extremely important. Proof of the car accident and the circumstances surrounding the car accident can help prove your claim. Evidence is not always the easiest to gather, especially if the car accident happened some time ago.
As stated in Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214, you have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. A car accident lawyer can take the hassle of gathering this evidence off your hands.
They can gather evidence such as:
- Eyewitness statements
- Surveillance footage
- Medical documentation
- Statements from your mechanic
- Pictures of the damage
With evidence supporting your lawsuit, your case can get settled (or a judge could order a summary judgment in your favor). This will get you the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, damages to your vehicle, and pain and suffering.
Negotiating Fair Compensation
If you were in a car accident at the fault of someone else, you should not have to bear the financial burden. The costs of a car accident can add up quickly. You could have to repair your vehicle, pay for medical expenses, or make up for time missed at work.
Damage to Your Vehicle
Vehicles can be vital to maintaining your daily activities. Repairs to your vehicle could be necessary after an accident. You might even have to replace your vehicle entirely. Your car accident lawyer can help determine what is necessary and what compensation would cover the cost.
Medical bills could add up quickly if you were injured in the car accident. Even minor injuries can cost a significant amount, especially if you do not have insurance. A lawyer can help determine what medical expenses you have, now and in the future.
Pain and Suffering
Your pain and suffering due to the car accident should not go unaccounted for. A car accident is a potentially terrifying experience that can disrupt your daily life. Your accident may have caused you unnecessary stress for which you deserve compensation.
Loss of Wages
A car accident can result in a loss of wages. This could be due to missing time at work or losing your job because of your injuries or lack of a vehicle.
Call Our Firm for a Free Consultation Today So That We Can Help You
A car accident lawyer can deal with insurance companies for you. You should not have to deal with the stress of a car accident, and the annoying insurance companies that some after one. You can get a free consultation to see how a car accident lawyer can help you with insurance companies, however.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, can help you navigate the process of securing fair compensation. We can gather the evidence necessary to make this process as smooth as possible. Let us deal with the insurance companies so you do not have to.
Receive your free consultation today to see what compensation could be available to you. We can review your claim and get started, at no cost to you. We do not receive payment unless you do. Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, now at (516) 358-6900 to get started.