NY Automobile Accident Lawsuit
Following are some frequently asked questions and answers about New York car accident lawsuits:
Q: Do I need a lawyer? While you are not required to have a lawyer, handling a car accident lawsuit on your own can be difficult and time-consuming. Additionally, a NY car accident lawyer can help you negotiate with the insurance companies. You should hire a competent and qualified attorney to assist you with your claim.
Q: When should I contact my attorney? Filing a car accident lawsuit in New York can sometimes be complex. You should contact a lawyer as quickly as possible. The sooner you speak to a lawyer, the sooner you can file your claim, receive the just compensation you deserve, and move on with your life.
Q: Do I have to file immediately? You should file your auto accident lawsuit in New York immediately after the car accident. The statute of limitations in New York for a personal injury claim is three years from the time of the accident. If you fail to file within this time period, your ability to make a claim expires.
Q: Should I accept an offer from the insurance company? The insurance companies are not on your side. They will use every tactic to coerce you into accepting the lowest possible settlement. Their goal is resolve the issue as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
Q: What should I bring to my first meeting with my attorney? With sufficient information, your lawyer can help you create a strong case for your New York auto accident lawsuit. Make sure you bring medical reports, bills, receipts, etc. If you or anyone else took photographs of the accident, bring them to your lawyer as well. If there were any witnesses you should also bring their contact information and any statements they may have made.
Q: What type of compensation will I receive from a car accident lawsuit in New York? Reimbursement varies on a case to case basis. However, you may receive the following compensation:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
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