Car Accidents

Maximizing Compensation For Injuries After A Car Accident

An automobile accident with injuries triggers several major challenges at the same time:

  • A medical event that may include emergency treatment, surgery, hospitalization, therapy, pain management and other follow-up care
  • Rehabilitation, which may require adaptations such as home environment modifications
  • An accident reconstruction investigation
  • Legal analysis to determine negligence and liability

The top priority, of course, is for the injured to recover physically. Access to quality medical care is vital. Cooperation with doctors is important to promote healing and to strengthen a legal case for compensation.

Determining how the crash happened is also essential. An accident reconstruction specialist may be an important part of your team. Studying the crashed vehicle(s), interviewing eyewitnesses, reviewing evidence from cellphone records and surveillance videos, and examining the scene of the accident may help piece together the sequence of events leading up to the accident.

A lawyer on your case from the beginning can help you recover all compensation you are eligible for. An experienced personal injury attorney can bring all facts together to build a compelling claim or lawsuit against one or more negligent parties. This process typically involves insurance companies and may lead to a courtroom. Barry Simon and Keith Gilman offer promising negotiation strategies, and will take your case to trial if necessary.

Where Will Your Auto Accident Compensation Come From?

New York is a no-fault state. This means your own PIP coverage will pay for your medical bills and lost wages, up to a limit. However, no-fault insurance will not cover everything, such as compensation for pain and suffering. If you have suffered a serious injury, no-fault coverage will not be enough for your medical bills. If another driver was at fault and your injury meets the no-fault threshold, you have the right to seek full compensation, including money for pain and suffering, through civil litigation.

Let Us Get Your Claim Started Without Delay

The sooner Simon & Gilman, LLP, is on your side, the more thorough our investigation can be. We are ready to meet with you at our Queens office at your earliest convenience. We can visit your home or hospital if you cannot come to us. Complete our easy online intake form or call 800-672-4029 to schedule a free in-person consultation with an attorney. We speak Spanish. Se habla español.