Some car accidents are unavoidable. No matter the precautions taken by both drivers circumstances forced the two drivers into collisions. You are convinced that your accident does not fall into this category. The pain and injury you’ve suffered are the direct result of the other person’s negligence. You have spent time in the hospital and away from work because someone could not bother to pay attention to what they were doing. This is wrong, unfair, and, perhaps most importantly, unjust. You are wondering what to do next. The answer is simple: call a NYC personal injury lawyer.
You are an attentive, safe, and conscientious driver. When you get on the road, your attention is on your vehicle and on the movement of the vehicles around you. Unfortunately, not everyone is so alert and responsible. Some people just don’t get it. They believe they can send text messages and carry one distracting conversations with passengers and still be safe (https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/distracted_driving/index.html); they are willing to take the most extraordinary risks with other people’s lives by making speeding through red lights, changing lanes abruptly, and cutting off other drivers to get ahead.
The actions of one such person has led to your accident. They ought to be made to pay. Hiring a NYC personal injury attorney is the best way to get the justice you deserve.
Lawsuits are not about revenge. They are tools used in a civilized society to settle a legitimate grievance by an injured party. The negligence and recklessness of the other driver has led directly to the suffering you have had to endure. In addition to the physical pain and the emotional trauma, the time spent in hospital will result in medical bills. You may have had to take time off work, which means lost wages and perhaps even the loss of your job. You ought not to bear the financial and material brunt of this alone; the person who caused the accident should be made to pay some compensation. They should not be allowed to carry on with life as though nothing happened, without having to worry about their old car/car leases.
A personal injury lawyer can help you get the justice you seek. It is important to work with an attorney specialized in this area of torts law. You want someone experienced in handling such cases—an attorney with the knowledge, skill, expertise, and record to inspire trust and instill confidence.
You only suspect that the other driver’s negligence caused the accident. The case must still be proven. A personal injury lawyer can gather the right evidence, employ witness testimony, introduce forensic evidence, and link all of these to the relevant bits of law. Building up a sound and sustainable case is the key to success in personal injury suit.
The lawyer you work with must be committed and tenacious in their pursuit of justice. To maximize the amount of money you get they must prove that your injuries are as extensive as you claim. There may be effects of the accidents that do not show up until long after it happened. Indeed, you may develop a chronic condition that was not diagnosed while you were in hospital. Your attorney must be adept enough in the use of medical science to make such a development part of your case ( http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/personal_injury_lawyers_turn_to_neuroscience_to_back_claims_of_chronic_pain).
The suit need not go to trial. In fact, most personal injury law suits are settled out of court, so you should not worry about being put through a long, drawn out judicial process. There are, however, tricks and ploys you must look out for—and that a personal injury attorney can help you avoid. The respondent may get his insurance company to offer you a small sum of money in exchange for withdrawing the suit. Don’t fall for it. The offering is unlikely to even cover the cost of your hospital bills let alone serve as compensation for your other injuries and expenses.
The settlement you agree to must be commensurate with all that you have suffered and endured. The personal injury lawyer you work with will have the best idea of what that amount should be based on cases similar to yours. They will also know how to go into the negotiating room and get the defendant to that dollar amount.
If you have been the victim of a reckless driver, call an attorney to get the justice you deserve.