1. Personal injury lawyers throughout the US tell us the types of cases they specialize in.
2. Claimants (like you) submit their case details. The closest attorney, who accepts your claim type, is immediately notified.
3. Your Accident.com lawyer reaches out immediately to discuss your case or schedule a free consultation.
Hiring a lawyer is an important decision if you have large medical bills, lost wages, or were injured due to negligence.
Accident.com connects you to a lawyer that makes sure you get paid everything you are entitled to. Your lawyer files your claim for you and then negotiates the amount of your settlement.
If the insurance company is believed to be acting in bad faith, your lawyer can request a trial and sue for a higher settlement.
Your lawyer will:
1) Request medical records for you.
2) Review police reports and medical charts.
3) Communicate back and forth with your insurance adjuster.
Accident.com lawyers do the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to.
People who hire attorneys statistically receive more money in their injury settlement. Even after paying the lawyer's contingency fee, people still walk away with more money than they probably would have received without an attorney.
You do not have to pay your attorney unless you win. When you win, your lawyer is paid a percentage of your final settlement.
This means the better you do, the better your lawyer does. It’s a win-win.
Bankruptcy, divorce, criminal charges, etc, can all affect your injury case. Your personal injury lawyer is familiar with different areas of law and can work with other attorneys if needed. Your Accident.com lawyer will work with your other lawyer (from other practice areas) to reach a solution in your best interest. A personal injury lawyer can also handle the insurance company's lawyers if your case goes past negotiations.
The first thing to do is call 911 if there are injuries. New York state law requires drivers to exchange information after an accident, but you should limit the details to driver's licenses, registration and insurance carriers/policy numbers. Then document the scene by taking photos and getting witness statements. Finally, you’ll want to contact both your insurance company and New York lawyers for accident cases as soon as possible.
After an accident, rather than pursue the other driver's insurance, residents in New York state will get their compensation from their own car insurance. This means that you can't pursue “pain and suffering” and other intangible damages, even if you have an accident lawyer in Manhattan or elsewhere. Exceptions include people who have been significantly disfigured, have suffered a bone fracture or have been essentially disabled for at least 90 days.
Form MV-104 is required any time there is an accident with more than $1,000 worth of property damage. It must be filled out within 10 days of a car accident. Otherwise, you’ll risk a suspended license. This form is found on the New York state DMV website, but it can be confusing to fill out properly. Enlisting the help of a skilled car accident lawyer in Brooklyn, or in your area, can make the process easier, especially since insurance companies may try to use any mistakes or discrepancies on this form against you.
For the Accident.com founders, that question was: “Why is getting paid by insurance companies such a frustrating experience?" Frustrating is an understatement. Navigating the world of insurance is confusing, stressful and a step backward in time (hello, call centers). Even when they know they are covered, people know insurance companies make more money if they pay you less.
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