There is nothing routine about the simple automobile accident. Each case has to be developed and handled individually. Police reports, photographs of the property damage to the automobile and of the bodily injuries must be obtained. Our investigation staff must examine the accident scene and obtain witness statements.
All of this work must be done at the beginning. We prepare each case as if we are going to trial. The insurance industry knows we are always prepared to go the court room. The industry knows we have doctors on each of our cases who are ready to testify in court. They know when we need an accident reconstruction expert, a vocation rehabilitation consultant or an economist that we will hire them. The insurance carriers do not want to try cases against our firm. By being prepared, we are able to settle a high percentage of our automobile cases without the necessity of a trial.
Besides case development, we help our clients in resolving their property damage claims in the beginning of the case so that they can get their car repaired or replaced. We assist our clients in filing for no-fault benefits to pay their lost earnings and medical bills, workers compensation benefits for on the job accidents and social security disability when applicable so that they have a steady stream of income.
When a client has sustained a severe and permanent injury worth a great deal of money, often the best result can only take place in a courtroom. The insurance industry wants to hold on to large settlement monies as long as possible. Our experienced staff and large resources enables us to fast track cases onto the trial calendar, so that our injured clients receive compensation as soon as possible.
It is important to understand your rights when injured in an automobile accident. New York State has complicated laws regarding who may file a lawsuit when injured in a motor vehicle accident. Therefore, if you are involved in an automobile accident, you should contact our office or an attorney as soon as possible.
In order to obtain large verdicts, it is important that trial attorneys use exhibits. Exhibits are costly and only large and well financed law firms have the ability to pay for and choose the compelling demonstrative evidence. On the right-hand side a few exhibits that would be typically used in a court room to demonstrate someone's injuries that were derived from a automotive accident.