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Car accidents may lead to medical costs, lost wages

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2016 | Car Accidents

Following a New York vehicle accident in which you are an injured victim, your focus can quickly turn from your medical recovery to being worried about insurance claims. You may also be worried about being denied medical care or losing wages due to having to miss work, a common concern in cases of car accidents. An attorney can help you with the particular legal circumstances your car accident case involves.

An attorney can assist in navigating a personal injury claim whether your accident involved a passenger vehicle, a commercial vehicle or a motorcycle. An attorney can also help those involved in pedestrian accidents or accidents involving boats, ATVs or snowmobiles. Relying on legal counsel is expedient since insurance claims paperwork can be especially complex. Many insurance companies require accident victims to file written claims within very short periods of time, adhering to strict deadlines.

A trial lawyer will also approach your case with a willingness to invest the resources and time necessary to advocate for your interests in court. This approach is particularly beneficial if your case needs to be made in front of a jury. This is because you will be in a much stronger position to get a fair settlement — one that compensates you in full for your losses.

Monetary compensation from a personal injury claim that is fought successfully may help to cover your short-term medical care costs as well as your long-term rehab costs. It may also help to cover you financially during the many weeks or months that you are not able to return to work. Financial restitution, based upon a showing of negligence, may also help to address pain and suffering and emotional distress caused by injury car accidents in New York.


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