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Long Island Car Accident Lawyer
It’s no secret to Long Island residents that the area is prone to car accidents, especially in times of high traffic and poor weather. As one of the most common causes of personal injuries, car accidents in Long Island account for a significant number of claims within the state of New York.
Whether you commute to work through the island every day or simply visit during the summer, you are at risk each and every time you drive. Paying careful attention to the road and practicing defensive driving can help, but sometimes an accident is unavoidable when someone else is the cause.
When you find yourself injured as a result of a car accident, consulting a qualified Long Island car accident lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP will enable you to seek the financial compensation you are owed by the responsible party.
New York State No-Fault Auto Insurance
As New York is a no-fault state for motor vehicle insurance, we’ll first need to file a claim with your own car insurance policy. However, it’s not at all uncommon for the compensation provided by no-fault insurance to fail to cover all of an accident’s damages.
When this happens, you might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking additional compensation from whoever caused your accident.
When you weren’t at fault, you shouldn’t be expected to cover the expenses, and a Long Island car accident lawyer from our office will make certain you have the opportunity to take advantage of every legal option available to you.
Car Wrecks and Injuries Go Hand-in-Hand
Even a minor fender bender can result in a serious injury. You may not even realize that you’re injured at first; it could take several weeks or months for symptoms to manifest. In other cases, the injuries are glaringly—and painfully—obvious.
A Long Island car accident lawyer from our firm will be able to help you assess your injury and how it is likely to impact your life:
- Burn injuries sometimes occur in car accidents and can result in permanent disfigurement and decreased mobility.
- Spine injuries frequently result in permanent loss of mobility and decreased quality of life.
- Broken bones typically heal well, but the intervening time can be painful and cost you in lost wages and income.
- Brain injuries are difficult to fully diagnose and can result in decreased mental capabilities and severely reduced quality of life and personal relations.
- Neck injuries and whiplash can leave you unable to move your head, preventing you from working or driving.
What Types of Damages Qualify for Compensation?
After a car accident, you can seek compensation for a number of harms, injuries, and losses. We must demonstrate to the court that your damages were, in fact, directly caused by the crash and that they didn’t exist prior to it. Damages can be either financial or personal, and your Long Island car accident lawyer will help you assess their full value.
Lost time at work, lost physical capabilities, damage to your marriage, and financial losses are the most common types of damages, closely followed by damage to property and permanent disfigurement or disability. Also quite common is pain and suffering, which can refer to either emotional or physical stress directly caused by the accident.
A Long Island car accident lawyer from our firm can help you break down your needs and identify which are the most likely to be recognized by the court.
Identifying the At-Fault Party
At the heart of building a strong case is identifying precisely who caused the crash and how. Your Long Island car accident lawyer will handle these investigations on your behalf and will begin by examining all of the evidence regarding the accident itself.
Below are some of the most common causes of car accidents we encounter:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Distracted driving, particularly due to cell phone use
- Speeding and other forms of reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Dangerous road conditions
- Road construction
A Long Island Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
The aftermath of a car accident is bound to be a confusing and stressful time. Not knowing how to proceed is normal, and a Long Island car accident lawyer can make all the difference by making sense of a difficult situation.
Don’t try to manage the process alone. The insurance companies want you to settle quickly and for as little as possible. Don’t be a victim twice. Let Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, help you get the compensation you deserve. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call us toll-free at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or complete the contact form below.