After the Auto Accident: Why Hire an Attorney?

Driving through the streets of Manhattan can be maddening. Traffic congestion is worsening due to an uptick in tourism, street construction, deliveries, and overall population growth. It is no wonder that Manhattan has the most dense concentration of car accidents than anywhere else in the city. If you’ve been in an auto accident, you need an attorney.

Even though they are extremely common, car collisions are often devastating and even life-altering to those involved. After an auto accident, you have a million things coursing through your head. You may have seen a doctor for injuries, your car has likely been damaged, and on top of the emotional stress of recovering from a traumatic experience you now need to navigate the insurance claim process.

In the swirl of feelings, it can be difficult to know whether hiring a personal injury attorney like Greenberg & Stein is right for you. If you have sustained personal injuries from an accident or sustained property losses, it is imperative to act quickly because New York has a statute of limitations that restricts how long after an accident you can file a claim. The following sections will walk you through how an attorney can help you following a car collision or auto accident.

Personal Injury in an Auto Accident

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Greenberg & Stein can help you in an auto accident.

If you have suffered physical injuries in the course of an auto accident, it is imperative that you receive medical attention sooner than later even if you consider the harm to be minor. Often times people who experience car accidents do not feel the extent of their injuries until later. The doctor’s report is critical if you decide to seek damages later and, if you put off seeking care, it can make it more difficult to verify your injuries.

The coverage in your insurance policy will determine how your medical care is paid. New York is a no-fault state, which means you can seek compensation through your personal injury protection coverage, medical payments coverage (if included in your policy), uninsured motorist coverage (if you have it and were hit by an uninsured motorist), and your health insurance policy.

Sorting through insurance reimbursements often requires insider savvy and can take a lot of time and emotional energy after an accident, particularly if you receive pushback from your insurance company. When you are dealing with physical pain, it is in your best interest to hire a personal injury attorney to make sure you can have your treatments paid for so you can recover and get back to your life.

Auto Accident Property Damage

Getting into an auto accident, particularly a serious one, will often mean major property damage and loss. Your car will require repairs and might even be totaled. It is the responsibility of your car insurance company to determine whether your car is a total loss or if it will pay for repairs. In a no-fault state like New York, you will seek compensation from your own insurance company.

It is not uncommon for the initial insurance claim offer to be insufficient in covering the extent of your property damage. An attorney can help guarantee that you receive the coverage you need to repair or replace your vehicle.

Other Benefits from an Auto Accident Attorney

It is not always clear what benefits you may be entitled to after an auto accident. Insurance companies are very skillful in undercompensating their policyholders; after all, they are businesses acting in their own self interest. Hiring a personal injury attorney will even the playing field, helping ensure you have someone advocating for your best interest.

In addition, an attorney may even help you win a settlement to receive compensation for damages and losses such as:

  • Emotional suffering or distress
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical bills
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Payment for domestic help if you are incapable due to injury
  • Suffering and pain

When you contact the experienced attorneys at Greenberg & Stein, the firm will provide a free, no-obligation evaluation within New York City. The staff will even travel to you if getting to their office is a problem. During this evaluation, you will have the opportunity to speak directly with a personal injury lawyer and get direct, immediate feedback about your case.

It may seem intimidating to call a lawyer for the first time and it is normal to feel overwhelmed by the process. Yet, when you have suffered through a life-changing accident, it is well within your rights to seek compensation for the losses you have ensued. Given the stress and upheaval an auto accident can cause in your life, contacting a personal injury lawyer can help calm your mind and help ensure you receive the help you deserve. Call Greenberg & Stein today 888-411-3966 and find out how you can begin legal counsel for an auto accident personal injury case.