How to Calculate a Yonkers Car Accident Settlement
Yonkers is the fourth-largest city in New York, with beautiful parks, shopping centers, great restaurants, arts, and entertainment. Yonkers is also accessible, with major highways like I-87, Saw Mill River Parkway, Cross County Expressway, and Route 100. Unfortunately, with so many residents, visitors, attractions, and highways, many car accidents take place in Yonkers.
With many of these car accidents, we get questions about how to calculate a Yonkers car accident settlement. While it’s tough to answer that question right away, your lawyer at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help. Read on to learn more about how we determine what your claim is worth when you’re seeking compensation.
Liability for Your Yonkers Car Accident Claim
Remember that every personal injury car accident case is different. How the accident happened is different. The damages are different. Liability and damages are the two biggest factors to consider when calculating a Yonkers car accident settlement for your specific case.
Liability determines who’s at fault for the accident. In some accidents, it’s easier to prove liability. Rear-end collisions, running a red light, or disregarding a stop sign can all make proving liability easier.
With other Yonkers car accidents, it may not be so clear. You may need to prove liability with video footage, dashcam footage, independent witnesses, the location of the vehicles, and points of impact.
Damages for Your Car Accident
There are several types of damages you may claim in a Yonkers car accident case. Your damages can be classified as non-economic and economic damages.
Insurance companies are notorious for taking advantage of accident victims. They offer lowball settlements—far less than what your Yonkers car accident settlement should be. If you suspect your damages aren’t being fairly calculated, your lawyer can help you get answers. But what do these terms mean for you and your case?
Non-economic damages are meant to compensate an accident victim for their injury. These damages cover the intangible costs that can impact your quality of life. Some examples of non-economic damages include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Impairments and disabilities
- Loss of quality of life or enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety
Economic damages are money that you have spent or will spend in the future to recover from your injuries. These costs can add up fast, so it’s important to keep track of these costs. Some examples of economic damages include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits, both past and future
- Out-of-pocket expenses such as transportation to and from medical appointments, housekeeping, homecare, and childcare
- Prescriptions and medications
- Medical supplies and medical equipment
Call a Yonkers Car Accident Attorney
The Yonkers car accident attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP have the tools you need to handle a Yonkers car accident case. We will work hard to get you the car accident settlement you deserve.
Ready for a free consultation? Reach out by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or completing the online contact form below. The call is free. The consultation is free. Our firm is also conveniently located at 944 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701.