Car accidents happen every day. And although we all know we could be in a car crash anytime we go out on the road, it can be difficult to prepare for one. The physical, emotional, and financial burden of a car wreck is a lot for a person to bear, especially if the accident was not their fault. If you were in a collision that was not your fault, you could be living this nightmare right now.
If you were involved in a rear-end collision that was not your fault, you might be wondering what options you have for compensation. Between medical bills, car repair, and the inconvenience of finding new transportation, you could already be out thousands of dollars. Let the team at Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. and an Oakdale rear-end collisions lawyer from our staff help you. All it takes is a phone call to (631) 600-0000 to speak with a member of our team. The consultation is free, and we can help guide you through your case.
You Can Pursue Compensation for Your Injuries
Every state has a time limit on personal injury lawsuits. In New York, that limit is three years after the accident, according to the Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214(4). If you wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit, you have two years as stated in Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1. That two-year deadline begins when the victim dies. There are sometimes exceptions to these statutes. You can discuss the particulars of your case with an attorney to find out how you may be affected.
It is important that you do not delay the process if you hope to get compensation. Missing the statute of limitations could mean that your case is dismissed immediately by the court. If that happens, you could be out of options. If you wish to work with a lawyer, call us today. The sooner you get in touch with our team, the sooner we can begin.
Many Damages Can Be Included
You may be wondering what you can recover in a lawsuit. If the driver who was at fault has insurance, you could receive some money from their policy. You may also receive something from your own insurance policy. Insurance, however, cannot make up for all the expenses that come after a car accident. A lawsuit can help you make up the difference between the real costs of your accident and what insurance will pay you.
Your lawsuit can include both economic and non-economic damages. That means you can pursue awards for damages with a real dollar value and those that do not have an easily assigned value. Some of the damages you can pursue include:
● Medical bills, including emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgery, and physician appointments
● Further treatment for your injuries, including physical therapy, medication, medical equipment, and specialist appointments
● Modifications to your home to make life easier after your injury
● Lost wages for the time you have missed at work
● Diminished earning capacity for the money you may not be able to earn because of the extent of your injuries
● Property damage to repair or replace your vehicle and any other property damaged in the accident
● Pain and suffering, inconvenience, humiliation, anxiety, and other emotional tolls
● Funeral and burial costs if you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit
● Loss of companionship or consortium if you are losing some aspects of your social relationships because of your injuries or if you lost a loved one in the accident
This is not an exhaustive list of the damages you could pursue with a lawsuit. An Oakdale rear-end collisions lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. can help determine what you may be able to recover. Remember, you have three years from the time of your accident to file a lawsuit.
The consultation with our team is free. You will not owe us anything upfront. We will only get paid if we win your case. Call our team today at (631) 600-0000 to begin the process. You and your family can pursue compensation for your accident and injuries.
Accidents in New York
New Yorkers suffer car accidents every day. Thousands are injured each year, requiring hospitalization, and hundreds more die. It is a serious problem and one that can sometimes be prevented. Sometimes accidents are caused by negligence on the part of one of the drivers. In order to file a successful lawsuit and get compensation from the other driver, you will need to be able to prove that they were negligent. This is a task that our team can help with. This can mean that the person who caused the accident was driving while distracted, driving too close behind the car ahead of them, or disregarding the law.
Rear-end accidents are common, and they can cause many types of injury, even death. Whiplash is a common rear-end accident injury. Even this seemingly minor injury can cause debilitating headaches, numbness, dizziness, and enough pain to disrupt life, according to the Mayo Clinic. Any injury caused by a car accident can lead to thousands in bills, and you should not have to bear the burden if the accident was not your fault.
Let Us Help You
When you are facing recovery from a car accident, a lawsuit may seem daunting and overwhelming. That is where we can assist. An Oakdale rear-end collisions lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. can offer advice and help with the legal work of your case. You have three years from the time of your accident to file a lawsuit, so start today.
With a successful lawsuit, you could recover damages for costs that your insurance policy does not cover, including pain and suffering, inconvenience, anxiety, and more. You can also recover the costs of medical bills, property damages, and other things over and above what insurance covers. Call us today at (631) 600-0000 to see what we can do for you.