Reasons to Consider Hiring an attorney after a New York Car Accident
Right after an accident, you may be wondering where to turn and what to do next. You may be occupied with recovering from injuries, figuring out how to get to work without a car, and determining how to file a claim with your insurance company. By hiring an experienced New York personal injury attorney to help you handle your car accident case, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your case is in good hands, and that you’re much more likely to make a full recovery of all losses you experienced in the accident. Below are several reasons you should consider hiring an attorney after a car crash.
Insurance Companies are Much More Experienced Negotiators than Individuals
Hopefully, you’ve experienced very few car accidents as a driver. Perhaps you’ve never had to file a claim with your car insurance company before, until the moment when you’re most beholden to them for help in paying your expenses. You’re likely inexperienced at such negotiations. The insurance company, however, handles hundreds of cases just like yours every day. The cold hard truth of it is that they have every interest in paying out as little as possible on your claim, and will fight your attempts to make a greater recovery. Hiring an attorney to handle your insurance claim will show the insurer that you’re not going into these negotiations innocent and unarmed.
Investigating and Filing Claims for Accidents Requires Experience and Knowledge of the Law
Determining exactly what happened in a car accident can make a crucial difference to your eventual recovery. Experienced car accident attorneys will know which experts to hire to investigate the crash, how to find witnesses to the crash, and all relevant, crucial deadlines to meet in filing a claim or lawsuit on your behalf.
If You End Up Needing to File a Lawsuit, You’ll Already Have an Attorney Versed in the Facts of Your Claim
New York follows the no-fault style of insurance coverage. The default rule is that individuals may not sue after a car accident, and an exemption from the rule must be granted before you can bring a lawsuit. However, if you have serious injuries resulting from the car crash, you may be eligible to sue, and you may need to file suit if the insurance payout you’re offered does not cover all your expenses. Hiring an attorney early on in the process will allow that attorney to begin building a case and gathering facts, ready to go to court in the event you end up needing to file a lawsuit.
Having an attorney to support you after a serious car accident can help you rest easy, knowing that someone is looking out for you and your right to full compensation. Contact the experienced Hudson Valley attorneys at Dupée & Monroe for a consultation on your possible car accident claims. Our Goshen lawyers are available to assist with claims throughout the region, including Hyde Park, Ellenville, Middletown, Newburgh, and throughout Orange, Dutchess and Rockland County. Call us today for a consultation, at 845-294-8900.