If you or someone you love was involved in a side-impact car accident in Long Beach, a lawyer from our firm can guide you through the compensation process. You may qualify to recover compensation for your physical injuries, property damage, medical bills, and other losses.
When you choose to be represented by a side-impact collisions lawyer at our office, we will work tirelessly to legally compel the at-fault driver to compensate you for your damages. Our team will also help you understand insurance and personal injury laws and how these apply to your case.
In This Article
- Get Financial Compensation After a Long Beach Collision
- Proving the At-Fault Driver’s Negligence and Liability
- Explore Your Recovery Options
Get Financial Compensation After a Long Beach Collision
The driver who caused your side-impact accident might be responsible for its financial consequences. The various types of recoverable damages that we will demand on your behalf include the following:
- Current and future income loss
- Current and future medical care
- Mental and emotional suffering
- In-home medical or domestic support
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Property damage or total property loss
We work with you to carefully assess the value of your lawsuit and ensure it has an accurate value. The value of your lawsuit and the strength of your evidence file will help us drive settlement negotiations on your behalf.
There is a Deadline to File a Lawsuit
You don’t want to wait to reach out for legal help after a car accident in Long Beach. We want to meet with you quickly because the time you have to file a lawsuit is state-mandated and limited to:
- The personal injury statute of limitations as defined by New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules (CVP) §214.
- The wrongful death statute of limitations as defined by New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1.
Start Seeking Compensation Immediately
One of our team members will meet you in Long Beach or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area. When you hire us to represent you, we will conduct our own investigation, interviews, depositions, and discovery sessions.
Complying with the relevant statute of limitations minimizes the risk of losing your right to file a lawsuit for compensation. It will also give our team time to:
- Identify and interview witnesses
- Inspect the accident scene
- Locate any available video footage
The sooner you contact a member of our case assessment team, the more time we have to build a comprehensive case that supports your right to financial compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a side-impact collisions lawyer serving Long Beach, call 516-932-0400
Proving the At-Fault Driver’s Negligence and Liability
A case for compensation is typically proven using the car accident report, witness statements, and physical evidence collected at the scene. Our team collects and organizes documents, photos, and other evidence and uses it to support your right to compensation. We will also:
- Provide case-related updates
- Identify negligence and liability
- Handle all case-related communication
- Gather, assess, and submit evidence
- Assign a financial value to your case
- Fight relentlessly to win the best possible outcome for you
We also help build your case by hiring, as may be called for by the unique circumstances of your case, expert witnesses including economists, medical experts, lifecare planners, and vocational specialists.
We are passionate about advocating for injury victims and their families. Our team members are multilingual and able to assist clients in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.
Car Accident Report
Your car accident report is a key source of information our team will use to prove the accident’s cause and effect. It will help us identify all involved parties and insurance companies, and typically contains other valuable information, including:
- Tickets or traffic violations issued to the at-fault driver
- Diagrams and notes from the investigating officer
- Pre-impact directions of travel and points of impact for all vehicles involved
Your car accident report might also contain police-generated photos of the accident scene and both vehicles. In addition, we make every effort to obtain smartphone photos dash-cam videos from you or anyone who witnessed the accident as well as surveillance video from any nearby building that may have captured the accident.
Medical Records and Bills
In the aftermath of your accident, a side-impact collisions lawyer and other members of our client support team help you establish the cost of the injury portion of your lawsuit in Long Beach. We will do so using records of your:
- Hospital stays
- Ambulance fees
- Emergency room fees
- Therapy and rehabilitation
Every step we take is to move your case toward our goal of assembling a comprehensive case file that leads to the best possible outcome for you.
Your Evidence Could Prompt a Fair Settlement
Settlement negotiations are complex and might involve several rounds of offers and rejections before we reach an agreement. Our team will advise you not to accept a speedy settlement that does not allow enough time to uncover the scope of your financial damages.
In fact, we recommend, as strongly as possible, that you do not speak to the at-fault driver’s insurer. They may try to persuade you to take “quick money,” but may be grossly undervaluing your case.
Think of insurance companies as wolves in sheeps’ clothing. Their goal is to pay you nothing or as little as they can. If they can, “buy you off,” for a small payment in exchange for your release of rights against them forever, they will feel that they achieved a great outcome.
Although you always have the final word in accepting an offer, we work hard to help you measure the feasibility of each offer. When you do accept an offer and sign an agreement, that offer is final. As such, we make sure your case is accurately valued and that all current and future expenses are included in your assessment.
Long Beach Side-Impact Collisions Lawyer Near Me 516-932-0400
Explore Your Recovery Options
If you or someone you love was injured in a side-impact car accident, our team will work to help you prove the at-fault party’s liability—which might entitle you to monetary recovery.
Learn more about your options for compensation from our firm. Call the case review team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. for a free consultation at (516) 932-0400 to get your case started today.