No one can ever say that being a victim of a car accident is easy, but a difficult situation can be made much more difficult if it’s not handled properly afterward. If you’ve been the victim of a car crash, it’s in your best interests to hire representation as soon as you can, so that you know your rights are protected. That’s why you need the services of a Queens County personal injury attorney.
Life after your car crash isn’t going to be easy; it’s already going to be difficult enough to deal with the pain and suffering, loss of income, and extra expenses you may be facing right now. Why make your life even more difficult by having to deal with the insurance company of the offending party by yourself?
There’s another problem with that, which is that these insurance companies know that most victims are inexperienced. Their best interests are to protect themselves and their client (the person responsible for your accident), not to look out for you or to provide fair compensation for what you’re going through. Because of that, they may not offer you any settlement. Many will offer you some small settlement in order to appease you, however; unfortunately, there are victims who decide that that’s all they should expect, and meekly accept it. Regrettably, if you decide to do that, it can also have dire ramifications for your future.
You need to think of yourself, the pain and suffering you’re going through, and the expenses you may face in the future. Because of that, you need an expert who will help you navigate the process effectively, so that you get fair compensation. A Long Island injury attorney can do just that for you.
Your Nassau County personal injury lawyer will deal with the insurance company, so that you can turn your attention to other things. And because you will hire a professional to negotiate for you, the insurance company is much more likely to be reasonable and to settle adequately with you, so that you truly get the money you have coming to you. With that, you can take care of your injuries, any medical expenses. You will receive financial compensation for pain and suffering and loss of income.
Just as importantly, though, your accident attorney will be able to represent you in court if needed. Should it come to that, you’ll have competent legal representation on your side so that you’re much more likely to win a fair award from a judge or jury. It can be difficult enough to go to court in any circumstance, but a difficult process can be made easier if you’ve got a professional, competent representative who has your best interests in mind.
Finally, don’t worry about having to pay your injury attorney during what may be an already difficult time financially. Instead, your attorney will likely offer to take your case on a contingency basis. He or she will try to make sure it’s a valid case that can be won in court, and then will agree to take it for no money up front. If you win your case, your lawyer will take a portion of your settlement or award, usually about a third, as compensation for services rendered, plus any expenses and fees incurred.
For questions about this or any other aspect of the law, feel free to contact me directly or call 516-358-6900.