After a car accident in Long Beach, our personal injury team will help you build a solid case for financial compensation against the at-fault driver. To establish the neglect that entitles you to compensation, we will work hard to prove the at-fault driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached their responsibility to provide it, caused your injuries, and caused your financial damages.
When you are ready to seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver in a Long Beach accident, a head-on collisions lawyer from our firm will help you negotiate a favorable settlement with their insurance company. If a settlement agreement cannot be reached, we can represent you in court and keep fighting for the financial recovery you deserve.
Explore Your Options for Financial Compensation
The number, degree, and severity of your injuries affect the cost of your post-accident health care and the value of your car accident lawsuit. New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) guidelines classify car accident injuries as follows:
- “K” injuries are the most severe and include immediate and subsequent fatalities.
- “A” injuries are major and include head injuries, broken bones, and deep gashes.
- “B” injuries include readily visible wounds, head injuries, slashes, and cuts.
- “C” injuries include minor injuries, temporary loss of consciousness, and anxiety.
After the accident, you could recover the cost of your medical care beyond what is covered under the no-fault insurance of the car you were in, once we prove the at-fault driver’s fault and liability. When you choose our firm to represent you, our team gets to work on doing so right away along with establishing the value of your economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages after a head-on collision are proven using the bills, receipts, and estimates our team members will compile. After establishing the at-fault party’s liability, you could collect the following types of economic damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future income losses
- Property damage or destruction
We help you by documenting these damages and ensuring each one is accounted for before assigning a final value to your lawsuit or engaging in any settlement talks. We also help you by calculating your non-economic damages.
Because a car accident might leave you with lasting mental and emotional trauma, non-economic damages are an important part of your claim and lawsuit. Accordingly, you could recover the following types of non-economic damages:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma
Our case assessment team uses medical records, written prognosis, and personal statements to prove the extent of your intangible expenses. We will obtain copies of any bills related to psychiatric care or emotional counseling related to the trauma of the accident. Similarly, we will rely on any bills related to treatment that helps you cope with your changed physical condition and abilities.
How Our Team Supports Your Right to Compensation
When another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, the time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit is limited. According to New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules (CVP) §214. The time you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit is similarly limited after the death of a loved one, according to New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1.
In addition to complying with the statute of limitations and avoiding the penalties of an expired filing deadline, we will also:
- Inform you as your case progresses
- Identify all relevant liable parties
- Handle all communication on your behalf
- Investigate and collect relevant evidence
- Accurately assess the value for your case
- Fight to win the best possible case results for you
While you cope with your injuries or with the unexpected and tragic loss of a loved one, our head-on collisions lawyer will help you build a solid lawsuit. We work hard to gather supporting evidence, build your case file, and deal with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
We Assemble Supportive Evidence
Building a strong evidence file takes time and attention to detail. It might also involve collecting an array of paperwork from a wide variety of sources. While the following list is not exhaustive, it includes many of the items we will include in your case file:
- Injury photos
- Medical records
- Prognosis report
- Car accident report
- Employment earnings history
- Accident scene photos
In addition to amassing evidence, we will locate witnesses and canvass the accident scene for residential and commercial surveillance video. We also consult, as may be called for by the unique circumstances of your case, expert witnesses, including medical experts, vocational training specialists, life care planners, and economists. The sooner our team gets to work, the more time we have to build the most compelling case possible for you.
Let Us Handle the Insurance Company for You
Our team is committed to helping you receive the compensation you deserve. We handle the at-fault driver’s insurance company for you so you are able to focus on getting better. If necessary, we also handle your own insurance provider by taking care of:
- Claim forms
- Information requests
- Evidence presentation
- Settlement negotiations
We are thoroughly familiar with local personal injury and insurance laws, which helps us ensure your case proceeds fairly and in a timely fashion. Our responsive client support means you do not have to wade through the financial recovery process on your own.
Get Legal Support for Your Case Today
Were you or someone you love injured in a head-on collision in Long Beach? We are passionate advocates for our clients and will help you seek compensation from the driver who caused the accident. Our team also assists injured parties in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada and will meet you wherever you are on Long Island or in the New York metropolitan area.
If you are ready to prepare and file a lawsuit, our team of head-on collisions lawyers will fight for your financial recovery. Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. by calling (516) 932-0400 for your free review of your car accident case today.