Getting in a car accident is bad enough. Knowing someone else was at fault and having to fight for that to be recognized is frustrating, stressful, and feels unfair. If another party’s actions caused you to suffer injuries in a car accident, you deserve compensation for your economic and non-economic damages, such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
A Levittown personal injury lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will help you in the fight to have your injuries recognized. We provide free initial consultations to all prospective clients who were injured in a car accident.
- The Benefits of Working With a Levittown Car Accident Lawyer
- We Handle All Types of Levittown Car Accident Cases
- Establishing Fault and Liability for Car Accident Damages
- Determining a Value for Your Levittown Car Accident Case
- The Role of Expert Witnesses in a Car Accident Case
- Free Case Review for Levittown Car Accident Victims
The Benefits of Working With a Levittown Car Accident Lawyer
When you choose a car accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., you will benefit from our background and our dedication to recovering every dollar you deserve for your injuries and other damages.
We will protect your legal rights and provide customized legal services that include:
Providing Updates About Your Case
Our legal team communicates with you regularly throughout the legal process, keeping you informed regarding case developments, deadlines, settlement offers, and other important information. We answer your questions and provide updates regarding significant developments in your case. While we handle the bulk of the work, we remain mindful that it is your case and we keep you informed about every significant step in the process.
Proving Fault and Liability
You might not know who caused your collision or what they did. We investigate your case to identify the party or parties that caused your car accident. Furthermore, we document your case with information and evidence that establishes liability on the at-fault party for all your recoverable damages.
Communicating With All Parties
The Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. car accident lawyers handle all aspects of your case, including everyday issues like emails, phone calls, and meetings. We communicate with all parties on your behalf, including insurance companies, other attorneys, and anyone else involved in your case.
Investigating and Documenting Your Case
As we fight for optimal results for you, we investigate and document all aspects of your car accident, from obtaining police reports to poring over photographic and video evidence. This allows us to build the strongest, most persuasive case on your behalf.
Determining the Value of Your Car Accident Damages
We identify and document all damages you suffered to establish the value of your case. This helps ensure that we recover maximum compensation for your injuries.
When you choose Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. to represent you in a car accident case, you gain an entire law firm that is ready to work for you. We handle every detail. This allows you to focus on your recovery and get your life back to normal.
Working on a Contingency-Fee Basis
When you hire our firm, we charge you nothing upfront or out-of-pocket. Our accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only take a fee from you after we win or settle your case.
This means we will hold the at-fault driver and liable parties accountable without charging hefty upfront legal fees. Instead, we are only paid a percentage of your final settlement. You can choose a fee arrangement that ensures you will never have an out-of-pocket cost and that you will never pay any cost whatsoever unless and until the successful conclusion of your case.
We know you’re under financial stress after an auto accident. Our team respects you and your current circumstances and we want to do everything we can to reduce the financial burdens associated with your situation as we pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit on your behalf.
Keep an Eye on the Deadlines in Your Case
You have a limited time to pursue legal action after a car accident. New York’s statute of limitations for car accidents and other critical time restrictions apply to your case. Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will make sure that action is taken in a timely manner to protect your rights.
The sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible for you. Don’t delay in getting started on your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Car Accident lawyer serving Levittown, call 516-932-0400
We Handle All Types of Levittown Car Accident Cases
The Levittown car accident lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. assist victims of car accidents of all types, including multi-vehicle accidents caused by:
- Drunk drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Reckless drivers
- Aggressive drivers/road rage
- Excessive speed
- Failure to yield
- Illegal/unsafe lane changes
- Illegal turns
- Following too closely
- Fatigued driving
While some are overtly illegal actions, these are all forms of negligence that cause a driver to be held responsible.
Tracing the negligent action in multi-vehicle collisions can be especially tricky; in the chaos of such an accident, it is often impossible for you to remember all the details. Our investigators delve into the factors that contributed to the accident to untangle the original form of negligence.
Single-Car Accidents Are Often Caused by Negligence
If you suspect your accident was caused by someone else, despite only involving one vehicle, we will investigate possible liable parties. Sometimes single-vehicle accidents cause injuries to the driver, passenger(s), pedestrian(s), or bicyclist(s) as a result of the negligence of another party. In such cases, the accident might have been caused by:
- Poorly marked roads
- Road construction
- Poor roadway maintenance
- Insufficient roadway lighting
- Poorly designed or positioned traffic control devices
- Roadway obstruction or debris
- Obstructed views
- Defects in the design or manufacture of the host vehicle
This could mean holding construction companies, automobile manufacturers, private property owners, or even government entities liable for injuries. These types of car accident cases often require a different approach than ones involving other drivers, but we have successfully handled such cases and we are up to the challenge.
Our legal team will investigate your accident, determine the parties who caused or contributed to it, and establish liability. We will identify all economic and noneconomic damages to calculate the value of your case. We will protect your legal rights and fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
Throughout the legal process, our team will be there to assist you. As compassionate advocates for the injured, the personal injury lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will work tirelessly to achieve an appropriate outcome in your case.
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Establishing Fault and Liability for Car Accident Damages
When you select Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. to handle your Levittown car accident case, we will undertake a thorough investigation of the accident. We will gather evidence to establish the following:
- Duty of care: The at-fault party had an obligation to act reasonably and protect others from harm.
- Breach of duty: The at-fault party behaved negligently and caused or contributed to your accident.
- Causation: The at-fault party’s negligence caused you to suffer injuries.
- Damages: You suffered damages such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
These are the elements of negligence. In personal injury cases, the injured party (you) must prove that the other party behaved in a reckless, careless manner that indicates negligent conduct, causing your injuries. We compile a “preponderance of evidence” (i.e., the legal standard we must meet to support your claim, essentially that your claims are “more likely than not”,) to emphasize the connection between the other party’s terrible choices and tragic misconduct and your losses.
We Back Up Your Case With Evidence
Evidence doesn’t just provide the foundation for bringing a claim against the negligent party. A well-supported case also allows us to recover financial compensation for your damages by providing proof of exactly what you suffered.
We will document your case using information that could include:
- Accident report
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Surveillance video
- Eyewitness statements
- Accident reconstruction
- Medical records
- Income records
- Expert opinions or testimony
Some specific forms of negligence will prompt us to utilize specific forms of evidence. For example, if texting while driving was involved in your car accident, phone, text, email, or social media records provide timestamps of the driver’s phone activity.
Likewise, blood tests play a role in impaired driving cases. Even if the driver wasn’t above the legal limit, blood alcohol content (BAC) results still point to impairment. Then Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that even 0.02 percent BAC makes it harder for drivers to multitask or track moving objects. Evidence like this is one of several building blocks we use to form your case.
Once we establish fault and liability, our team determines the value of your case based on your damages.
Determining a Value for Your Levittown Car Accident Case
The Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. legal team will identify all economic and non-economic damages you sustained in your car accident. Economic damages are ones directly tied to a bill or loss, such as missed paychecks or the cost of an X-ray. Non-economic damages compensate you for the emotional and psychological fallout of a car accident.
You might have grounds to pursue compensation for the following types of damages:
- Emergency transport
- Emergency medical treatment
- Physician and surgeon services
- Hospitalization and surgical facilities
- Medical testing and imaging
- Medications and assistive devices
- Accessibility modifications (home and car)
- Psychological counseling
- Physical therapy
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Lost income and benefits
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Diminished earning capacity
If you sustained permanent injuries or if you were disabled or disfigured, you have the right to compensation for those losses. We will also include in your claim the projected cost of any future medical treatment or care that you need and the projected value of future income and benefits losses.
That being said, we urge you not to downplay the pain and suffering you are experiencing merely because someone else might characterize what you are dealing with as “minor” injuries. Your pain, physical or psychological, is valid. We will fight to have it recognized.
Wrongful Death Claims in Levittown
If your loved one died from injuries they sustained in a car accident, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will be honored to assist you with a wrongful death claim.
Some of the damages you could recover through a wrongful death case include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Financial support your loved one would have contributed to your family
- Your loved one’s conscious pain and suffering
- Your loved one’s medical expenses
You and your family deserve justice from the party who caused your loved one’s fatal motor vehicle accident. Our team is proud to offer legal representation throughout your wrongful death case.
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The Role of Expert Witnesses in a Car Accident Case
In addition to medical records and earnings statements, we might use expert witness opinions to support your claim’s value. Expert witnesses include:
- Medical experts: To support your prognosis and the cost of future treatment needs
- Lifecare experts: To identify any future in-home or residential care needs
- Vocational experts: To identify job limitations and retraining needs
- Economic experts: To support the value of future income loss
Expert testimony also helps battle against attempts by the other party to delegitimize your experience. For instance, a psychologist or therapist could provide evidence of your diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A pain specialist could testify to the toll chronic pain has taken on your life. These authorities make it harder for the other side to minimize your suffering with the goal of having it dismissed as unimportant.
Free Case Review for Levittown Car Accident Victims
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. our personal injury attorneys tailor our legal services to meet your needs and obtain the results you deserve. Our multilingual team will assist you in languages that include English, Spanish, Greek, Tamil, Kannada, or Bengali.
Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and case evaluation.