Car Accident Questions
Answers from Our New York Personal Injury Lawyers
After an accident, we know that you may have a number of questions. Let
Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. handle your legal issues while you focus
on healing. With over 46 years of professional experience, our attorneys
have handled thousands of cases and know the laws and how best to represent
you in court.
Below you will find a number of answers to frequently asked questions.
If you would like to speak to us about your own situation,
contact our New York and Long Island car accident attorneys for a
free case consultation.
How can I file a claim for compensation?
It is always important that you gather as much information as possible,
as soon as possible. This means taking pictures of the scene of the accident,
any damage to your vehicle or other personal property, and thoroughly
documenting your injuries. It is also important that you get the other
driver’s information and have it handy when you speak to your insurance
company. Agencies, however, are not in the business of paying you as much
as you may deserve. For this reason, it is important to have a skilled
lawyer on your side.
How long will it take before I receive compensation?
This depends on a number of circumstances. Most insurance companies settle
or reject claims within 60 days, but depending on how complicated the
case, it may take longer or shorter. However, if you believe your insurance
company is taking an unreasonable amount of time, you should not hesitate
to speak with a lawyer.
Should I accept the insurance company’s offer?
If you believe the insurance company is offering you a settlement that
is lower than you deserve based on your injuries and the damage to your
vehicle, it is not in your best interest to accept. This happens often,
because insurance companies are a for-profit business and they do not
want to lose money. An experienced New York car accident attorney can
help evaluate your case and fight for the full amount that you may deserve.
What compensation can I be entitled to?
Depending on the extent of your injuries and the damage to your property,
you may be able to file a claim for damages to compensate you for lost
wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage, and permanent
disability. Further, if you have lost a loved one, you may be entitled
to punitive damages and funeral expenses.