What every client should know after they have been in an accident.
1. Proving who caused the accident, or who is at fault for the accident is the first obstacle an accident victim must conquer. You must be able to prove that someone other than yourself has caused the accident. In New York, as long as you can show that the defendant's conduct was a substantial factor that contributed to the happening of the accident, you can recover money damages for your pain and suffering.
Often times this can be accomplished through contacting an attorney quickly, so that the attorney can hire an investigator or other experts to make time sensitive pictures and obtain witness statements.
2. Proving your damages or injuries is the next step. Sometimes it is difficult for the client to get the medical attention that is necessary to evaluate their injuries. Our attorneys can help assist you in receiving excellent medical care from a specialist. It is important to go to a doctor who is familiar with injuries sustained in different accidents such as automobile accidents, defective products, slip and falls and toxic torts. These doctors can provide you with the medical care necessary to help speed up your recovery.
3. The attorney now has two options, to either settle or try your case. Here at Sinel & Associates, PLLC, we have tried hundreds of cases. We have experienced trial attorneys who not only get results in the courtroom, but truly love doing it.
Not every case will go to trial, nor should every case. At Sinel & Associates, PLLC, we evaluate each claim and decide a reasonable number as a goal. This number is based on our years of experience settling cases, the extent of the injuries, the parties involved, the venue the lawsuit will be brought in, along with many other factors. We strive to recover as much money as is possible given the circumstances. We are not happy unless and until we have gotten every possible dollar. We work hard to keep our clients happy and that is obvious once you look at our million dollar jury verdicts hanging on the walls of our office.
For more information, call us now at 212.465.1000.