Car accidents are common in the Bronx and across the state of New York, resulting in more than 1,000 fatalities and 11,000 serious injuries each year. Most car accidents result in no injuries or minor injuries, but if you are one of the unlucky people who have suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you must understand the significant impact those injuries can have on your day to day life. Unfortunately, car accident injuries often result in extraordinary medical bills and lost wages causing financial stress for injury victims and their families.
Personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. represent clients who have suffered car accident injuries. We know that a car accident can change a life in an instant, and we help our clients with their financial recoveries so that they can focus on their physical healing and family time.
Whether you are dealing with your own insurance company or someone else’s, if you have been injured in a car accident, you are likely to be involved in settlement negotiations. Insurance companies want to protect their bottom line, which means that even when liability and accident injuries are evident, they still work to pay as little as possible for their injury claims.
Insurance companies are notorious for holding out with unreasonable settlement offers, but experienced attorneys know how insurance adjusters operate, and they will not back down to unfair settlement negotiation terms. When you have an experienced legal advocate fighting for your recovery, you are more likely to secure a full and fair settlement than if you were negotiating on your own.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by another person’s fault, you may have a wrongful death claim for the losses you have suffered. We know that nothing will bring back your family member, but wrongful death recoveries will help with financial security for you and your family.
Additionally, if your loved one experienced any economic losses, pain and suffering, or other emotional trauma caused by the accident before he or she died, the estate may have a claim for additional recovery. Under survival actions, estate representatives may step in to make a compensation claim for the losses suffered by the decedent.
There are strict filing deadlines for car accident claims, and they vary depending on what type of claim you are making. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident so that you do not miss filing deadlines and your right to collect compensation. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Sullivan Papain Block Mcgrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C., to schedule a consultation for a free case evaluation.