Levittown Uninsured Motorist Accident Lawyer
If an uninsured motorist caused your Levittown, New York, car accident, you still have options for recovering compensation based on the injuries and damages you suffered.
If you qualify, a Levittown uninsured motorist lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will represent you throughout this process and seek money to compensate you for your losses.
Let Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. review your case and identify your options for pursuing a payout. Call (516) 932-0400 now for a free review of your Long Island car accident case. We also take on these cases based on contingency. You will not pay a retainer or any other out-of-pocket fees for our services. We recover our fee from the settlement or award we secure in your case. You will never have to pay a legal fee unless and until we win money for you.
New York Car Insurance Laws and Uninsured Motorist Accidents
New York has a no-fault car accident law that ensures motorists involved in most accidents have a place to turn to pay for their medical care and a portion of their lost wages. This is your personal injury protection (PIP) no-fault policy. However, when injuries are more serious, this policy will not adequately compensate you for your injuries and losses.
Unfortunately, sometimes the person who caused your accident does not have the mandatory liability coverage required. According to the New York State Department of Financial Services, you should have an uninsured motorist policy for this situation. This is required under the state’s mandatory coverage rules. This policy should cover you, others in your household, and anyone in your vehicle at the time of the accident, up to policy limits.
The bodily injury policy limits should be similar to your own auto liability policy, often:
- $25,000 for injuries of one victim/$50,000 total for injuries to all victims.
- $50,000 for wrongful death/$100,000 for multiple fatal injuries.
Many people are unaware of this uninsured coverage in their policy. Even though the minimum coverage amounts are set forth above, it is simple and often relatively inexpensive to purchase an increase of this coverage, to provide greater protection for yourself and family members if any of you are seriously injured by a reckless, uninsured driver.
Your uninsured motorist policy gives you one option following a car accident caused by an uninsured motorist or hit-and-run driver. In some cases, it is possible to hold the at-fault driver accountable if they have assets to compensate you. This may require taking the case to a Nassau County civil court or another area court.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400 to learn more about how we will take action in your case if we determine you can recover compensation in addition to your PIP coverage.
Our Team Will Fight to Compensate You for Your Injuries and Losses
We have team members ready to discuss your Levittown traffic accident case with you now. In addition to staff who work with clients in English, we also have multilingual staff who will answer questions or review your case in the language you are most comfortable with, including Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada.
As passionate advocates for the injured, our team will fight to protect your rights and build a case for compensation based on your Levittown car accident injuries and losses. If we represent you in your case, a Levittown uninsured motorist lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will do the following for you:
- Keep you updated on what is happening and what to expect.
- Identifying all potentially liable parties.
- Communicate with all involved parties for you.
- Gather evidence that supports your claim or suit.
- Determining a fair value based on the facts of your case.
Determining a value for these cases often requires calling in expert witnesses who will testify about your prognosis, limitations and impairments, current and future care needs, and the related expenses. This includes:
- Medical experts
- Lifecare planners
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
With a clear understanding of the value of your case and your current and future expenses, we will be able to put forward the most compelling case to recover damages that fairly compensate you for your injuries and losses. This is key to securing justice and a fair payout.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our team members meet with accident victims on Long Island, as well as in other areas of the New York metropolitan area. We will come to you if you cannot travel to meet with us. Call (516) 932-0400 today to learn more.
Recovering Damages Based on The Facts of Your Levittown Car Accident Case
Our team will take your case to the insurance company—either your own uninsured motorist carrier or the at-fault driver’s carrier, if possible—and present them with the evidence we gathered to support your case. Alternatively, we will present this case in court before a judge and jury if we file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
We will seek the following types of damages when we demand a fair settlement based on your insurance claim or take your car accident case to court:
- Medical care, prescription medication, and other treatment-related expenses.
- Lost wages, benefits, and reduced ability to earn a living.
- Property damages.
- Miscellaneous accident-related expenses.
- Wrongful death damages for surviving family members.
In some cases, such as fault-based claims, it is possible to recover damages for such losses as your pain and suffering and other intangible damages.
If we need to file a lawsuit in your case, New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214 limits how long we have to do so. Other time restrictions apply to claims and lawsuits as well. It is imperative we act quickly so we can protect your rights and go to work building a strong case on your behalf. Contact us today to get started with a case evaluation at no cost to you.
Speak to a Member of Our Long Island Car Accident Team Today
A Levittown uninsured motorist lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will pursue a payout on your behalf if you need to file a claim based on your uninsured motorist coverage or take the at-fault motorist to court to seek damages. A member of the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team will discuss your case with you today on the phone or at a convenient location on Long Island.
Call (516) 932-0400 now to reach a member of our car accident team for your complimentary consultation.