If you have been injured in a car accident in or around the Staten Island area, a car accident attorney at Sullivan Papain Block Mcgrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C., can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Our attorneys understand that New York’s car accident laws are complicated, and insurance companies can make the recovery process even more difficult, but we can help.
Available compensation for your car accident injuries and damages depends on what type of insurance coverage you have, the severity of your injuries, and who was at fault for the accident. In some cases, you may only have a no-fault insurance claim, which has limited recovery options. Under a no-fault claim, you may be entitled to compensation for economic damages, including lost wages, medical bills, and other injury-related out of pocket costs.
If you have a bodily injury claim, you may be entitled to more compensation. In addition to the above-mentioned economic expenses, under a bodily injury claim, you may also be eligible to collect expenses related to pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and mental anguish.
When car accidents result in fatal injuries caused by someone else’s fault, we represent surviving family members in claims against responsible parties. Wrongful death claims are intended to compensate families who have sustained losses such as loss of inheritance, loss of support, and funeral and burial expenses.
Survival actions are brought to compensate the deceased’s estate for losses that he or she suffered before death. Even if the decedent only survived for a short time after the accident, he or she may still have suffered losses. Recovery under survival actions may include pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses.
Our attorneys will aggressively represent your interests in your car accident claim. Unfortunately, working with insurance companies isn’t easy, and plaintiffs usually have to fight for a fair settlement. Our attorneys are experienced negotiators, and they know how to handle insurance companies and adjusters.
Attorneys will begin preparing your case for trial from day one. Nothing encourages insurance companies to raise their settlement offers more than knowing that the plaintiff has a persistent attorney who is ready to go to trial. Most of our cases do end up settling, but the process can take time.
Contact our car accident attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C., to schedule a free consultation. We know that after you have suffered injuries in a car accident, a legal battle is the last thing you want to go through, but we can help. We will file the appropriate paperwork, help you get the medical treatment you need, and negotiate with insurance companies to help you secure the financial compensation you deserve for all of your injuries and damages.