According to a county-by-county study completed by New York State, there were more than 70,000 accidents in New York City, White Plains and the Hudson Valley. The research was broken down by fatal, non-fatal and property damages. Accidents include cars, buses, motorcycles, trucks, taxis and bicycles. Statistically, it’s likely you’ll be involved in one; it’s a discouraging fact. New York roadways are so heavily used that vehicular or pedestrian accidents are bound to happen. When two tons of metal and glass hit your car, or you, the results can be devastating.
When should you contact a car accident lawyer in White Plains?
No matter the degree of damage or injury you or your family should contact a lawyer as soon as you can after an accident. First contact an experienced personal injury law firm and let your lawyer take over. It is important to review your own insurance policy as soon as you can. Believe it or not there are benefits beyond no fault that your own insurance company may be liable for, however, you must send a letter to your insurance company immediately in order to secure that coverage. The no fault application must be submitted within 30 days.
Insurance companies often try to get to you before you hire a lawyer so they can manipulate you or the circumstances. Never give a statement to an insurance company.
Your insurance company is obligated to pay your initial medical expenses and lost wages. However, they will take steps to limit their payout to you.
At The Law Offices of Francis X. Young, we fully understand the various insurance issues you must navigate, including:
- supplemental underinsured coverage
- Additional coverage
- additional coverage
We will fight the insurance company battle on your behalf, so that you can concentrate on healing. We will hire experts to do accident reconstruction analysis, if necessary. And we will meet with a variety of experts (economists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, etc.) to be sure that you receive fair compensation now and in the future.