Nassau County Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents are traumatic in every sense of the word. Life does not prepare you for any of it. The shock of the collision is traumatic and can weigh on you. The medical expenses may worry you. The injuries you sustained have very likely changed how you live and work. Maybe you cannot work, and that promotes even more stress.
It is only natural, as the victim of a car accident injury, that you would feel overwhelmed and need help. The place to begin is with a Nassau County car accident lawyer who knows all the nuances of this type of legal case and has applied it successfully toward the benefit of prior clients. There are many reasons to hire a car accident lawyer.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at 516-271-1480 for a free consultation about your case, your rights for compensation, and how we will go about getting it for you.
Common Causes of Car Crashes Caused by Another Motorist
The causes of car crashes in Nassau County are as varied as the people who live and work in the five boroughs, on Long Island or Westchester..
The personal injury legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. has worked on every type of motor vehicle accident case. More specifically, we have successfully prosecuted many types of car accident cases that resulted in injury to our clients. These include, but are not limited to car accidents caused by:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Fatigued driving
- Aggressive driving/road rage
- Illegal lane changes
- Illegal turns
- Failure to yield
- Disregarding traffic signals
Since 1991, Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. has fought for the rights of New Yorkers who have experienced any kind of car accident whether it occurred in Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Westchester, or Staten Island.
Common Causes of Car Crashes Caused by Variables Other Than Another Motorist
Sometimes the cause of the car accident is not another driver, but rather a roadway hazard, a defective car part, or some other external variable.
We have seen our share of those accidents too, and we have successfully prosecuted such cases on behalf of injured clients as well.
Examples of these causes include the following:
- Improper maintenance
- Insufficient signage
- Obstructions or debris
- Insufficient traffic control
- Temporary road markings
- Automotive component defects
How We Will Manage Your Nassau County Car Accident Case
Our Nassau County car accident lawyers will relieve you of the many obligations, burdens and critical deadlines associated with the effective prosecution of a Nassau County car accident case.
We manage our cases in a systematic way to ensure you benefit from the most effective representation.
We Identify Fault and Prove Liability for Your Nassau County Car Accident
By thoroughly investigating the accident, our legal team identifies the individual(s) who caused your accident. To prove liability, we demonstrate that:
- The at-fault party was obligated to act reasonably, to prevent subjecting you to unreasonable harm.
- The at-fault party failed to act reasonably due to carelessness, recklessness, or negligence, subjecting you to harm.
- The at-fault party’s actions caused your car accident and the resulting injuries, making the at-fault party liable for your damages.
We Document Fault and Liability
We will use the following as evidence in your car accident case:
- Witness statements
- Surveillance videos
- Police reports
- Expert opinions
We Document the Damages You Incurred as a Result of the Accident
The following are just some examples of damages we will fight to recover for you.
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of past and potential future earnings
- Diminished quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of services
We Determine the Value of Your Case
By using information you provide as well as other details we find in our investigations, will we be able to derive the value of your damages. Each car accident case is a different and unique undertaking. Contact us immediately; we will get to work protecting and fighting for your right to recover the maximum amount possible.
We Fight for You
- We send documents supporting the extent of damages to the offending driver’s insurer.
- We work to negotiate the terms of the best possible settlement.
- When indicated, if the insurer does not agree to a settlement, we file a lawsuit in a civil court.
- We prosecute your claim or lawsuit aggressively, ever-mindful of our mission to win the best possible result for you.
Types of Damages We Will Fight to Be Awarded to You
The recoverable damages in your case depend on the facts such as the type and extent of your injuries, the impact on your income, and other factors.
The types of damages most commonly associated with car accident lawsuits include:
- Compensation for medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Impaired potential for future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
- Loss of companionship/loss of consortium
The Time to Start Your Case is Now
New York has a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time you have to file a claim following your car accident as well as other time restrictions that apply to car accident injury claims. Retaining our firm ensures that the applicable deadlines will be met to protect your rights.
Another benefit of starting to build your case sooner rather than later relates to evidence. The more quality evidence we are able to gather the better. By getting an early start on collecting evidence, we may have a greater ability to locate witnesses who have a clear recollection of the events of the accident, as well find video footage of the accident
In sum, the sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible for you.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P Will Be Your Car Accident Lawyer
Call our legal team for a free consultation regarding your car accident case. You will find that our Nassau County car accident lawyers offer effective, personalized, and compassionate legal services, and we have been doing so since 1991. Call us today at 516-932-0400.