Long Island Car Accident Lawyers
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Although cars are safer than ever, more than 2 million U.S. residents are
injured in car accidents each year. While some of these are truly unavoidable
accidents, many more are the result of someone acting negligently behind
the wheel. After a serious car accident, it can be a struggle to recover
from physical injuries, let alone the financial impact of medical bills
and property damage.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, call
Gruenberg Kelly Della today. Our experienced Long Island car accident attorneys have successfully
recovered more than $100 million on behalf of our clients, and will work
tirelessly on your behalf when you retain our firm.
Don’t let a car accident cost you more than it already has.
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Why Retain Gruenberg Kelly Della?
After suffering a serious car accident injury, the process of filing a
claim can seem overwhelming. Unfortunately, insurance companies will all-too-often
become your adversary during this process and will do everything in their
power to mitigate the value of your claim. It is for this reason, and
many more, than it is crucial to retain quality counsel from a skilled
car accident attorney in Long Island.
Clients trust their injury claims to our firm for many reasons, including:
- Our personalized legal solutions are designed to achieve the best results
on your behalf.
- Our attorneys have more than five decades of collective experience.
- We have recovered more than $100 million for our clients.
- You don’t pay a cent unless we win.
- We offer free initial case consultations.
At Gruenberg Kelly Della, our Long Island attorneys believe that our clients
are deserving of quality representation, regardless of their financial
situation. As our client, you pay nothing until we recover for you. We
understand the overwhelming stress associated with these types of legal
matters - at our firm, you can trust you don’t have to take the
first step alone.
We believe that you should not have to pay the price for another person’s
Call (888) 305-6372
to begin pursuing justice.
Reliable Advocacy for All Types of Car Accident Cases
Our team provides premier-quality advocacy for a variety of car accident
Causes of Car Accidents
Accidents on the road are an unfortunate reality for drivers that can lead
to financial hardship, injury, and even loss of life. Some of these accidents
are caused by factors that are largely of our control, such as weather
and failing vehicles. However, when the irresponsibility of a driver causes
a collision, that negligence deserves to be answered for.
Safe and law-abiding drivers have the obligation to exercise vigilance
and best practices behind the wheel to ensure the well-being of others
on the road. When they fail to do this, others are put at considerable
and sometimes even life-threatening risk.
Common negligence found in car accident claims includes:
- Impaired driving (fatigue, intoxication, etc.)
- Distracted driving (texting, phone calls, etc.)
- Failing to signal a turn or lane change
- Failing to follow traffic signs and lights
- Following too closely behind other drivers (tailgating)
- Reckless driving
If you believe one of these actions—or any other negligent driver
action—contributed to the accident that hurt you, then we are ready
to hear from you. Our Long Island car accident attorneys are prepared
to everything we can to demonstrate how the reckless actions of those
responsible call for the
compensation needed to put your injury behind you.
5 Steps to Take After a Car Accident
Car accidents, even simple fender benders, are stressful and scary. After
a car crash, you may be dazed and confused, with no idea how to proceed.
Knowing what to do before an accident happens can help you be prepared
and organized in case of a wreck. That is why our firm offers the following tips to
help you know how to safely and effectively handle a car accident situation.
After a car crash, you should:
Seek medical attention.If you are injured, stay where you are, call 911 or have someone else call
911, and wait for first responders to arrive. Even if you think you are
uninjured, you still should make an appointment to see a doctor right
away to treat any underlying soft tissue injuries.
Get to safety. If the vehicles are blocking traffic and you are uninjured, it is a good
idea to move the vehicles to a safe location. You can push them to the
side of the road or into a parking lot to prevent another accident.
Exchange insurance information. After an accident, you should give the other party your insurance provider’s
information, and write down theirs. You should exchange the insurance
company's name, policy number, and contact information.
Take pictures. Pictures and videos of the damage are essential if you want to pursue a
settlement. You should take pictures of the license plates of all cars
involved, as well as any vehicle damage and injuries. This can support
your claim later on.
Get the contact information of witnesses. It is also important to write down the name and contact information of
any witnesses. This can be helpful if the insurance company or your lawyer
wants to get in touch with them to get more information about the crash.
At Gruenberg Kelly Della, we believe in holding negligent drivers accountable
for their actions. If you or a loved one were injured in a car crash,
our team can handle the legal aspects of your case as you seek justice.
Our Long Island car accident lawyers have a detailed knowledge of federal
and state traffic laws and can personally walk you through the process.
Guiding You Through Your Accident Claim
Auto accidents are the leading cause of injury in the United States. As
such, it is imperative to choose a law firm that has a sound understanding
of personal injury law, as well as, an excellent record handling these
types of cases. At Gruenberg Kelly Della, our team of Long Island car
accident attorneys has both of those crucial elements. We are determined
to provide you with the counsel and support you need as you navigate your
complex accident claim.
When you work with our firm, you can rest assured knowing we will:
- Carefully investigate and review the details of your accident
- Ensure you see the proper medical professionals for your injuries
- Craft a strong and compelling claim on your behalf
- Bring in expert witnesses when necessary
- Tactfully negotiate with insurance companies or aggressively litigate in court
With our team of highly trained attorneys on your side, the legal burden
is completely off your shoulders. If you have been involved in a car accident, please
contact our Long Island car accident attorneys immediately to pursue the justice that you deserve. Gruenberg Kelly Della
works to ensure that the responsible parties are held liable through our
strong understanding of the law and a compassionate approach to each client's
Proving Car Accident Liability
In a car accident injury claim, just as with most other types of personal
injury cases, your auto accident lawyer will need to prove that the other
party was acting negligent and that their negligence actually caused your
injuries. This essentially boils down to answering one basic question
– was the other driver behaving in the same way that a normal, ordinarily
prudent person would act in the same situation?
Some examples of behavior that could be considered negligent:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving a poorly maintained vehicle
- Texting while driving
- Driving while fatigued
As with most accident claims, negligence is a big element in your case
that we will work tirelessly to prove. Drivers are expected to follow
basic rules of the road, which are designed to ensure the safety of those
we share the road with. If the other driver involved in the accident is
found in violation of these fundamental regulations, he or she may be
held liable for the harm you’ve suffered.
Although this concept seems straightforward, answering this question logically
is very different than proving it in court. There are many other instances
where another driver’s negligence isn’t as obvious as running
a red light. It is at this point in the process that a car accident attorney
in Long Island really begins to earn their keep, as they will need to
build a strong case to successfully recover compensation.
What Damages Can You Recover After an Accident?
Victims of car accidents are often left worried over the recoverable damages
that can help relieve them of the financial burden their injuries have
caused. Some are easily calculated, while others are more difficult to
quantify. If you've been injured in a motor vehicle accident, then
you may be eligible to recover compensation for the following damages:
In the weeks and months following a car accident, you will likely undergo
a number of procedures and treatments which will add to the cost of medical expenses.
Medical expenses can include:
- Ambulance fees
- In-home services
- Medical accessories (this can include crutches or wheelchairs)
- Medical consultations
While some minor injuries require minimal attention, more debilitating and
catastrophic injuries will require extensive long-term medical care.
Pain and Suffering
Damages that cover pain and suffering are more difficult to calculate since
they cannot be quantified. Pain and suffering is simply the legal term
that is used for any emotional or physical distress caused by an accident
and the injuries you sustained. Anxiety attacks, extreme stress, and the
seriousness of the pain felt are all considered when calculating pain
Loss of Wages
Some injuries are so severe that they diminish your ability to return to
your line of work, which can result in a loss of income and wages. In
order to successfully recover loss of wages, you’ll need to prove
that your injuries have depleted your ability to earn income in the future.
The court will look at your age, occupation, skill, experience, and life
expectancy when estimating your loss of wages.
Loss of Companionship
If your injuries have impacted your ability to be affectionate with a spouse,
you may be able to recover damages for loss of companionship. This damage
is unlike others in that it must be claimed by the uninjured spouse, but
it cannot be recovered if you don’t recover any damages for your injuries.
How Long Do You Have to File a Claim?
Car accident lawsuits in New York are subject to a "statute of limitations"
which sets a hard deadline on how long you have to pursue legal action. Under
New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules section 214, an individual injured in a car accident is given
three years from the date of the crash to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible driver. This time limit applies to anyone injured
in a car accident, including drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists,
and pedestrians. Property damage lawsuits related to car accidents are
also subject to the same time limit. If someone died as a result of the
crash, the family or personal representative of the deceased is given
two years from the date of death to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties.
Complying with the statute of limitations is crucial as you can lose your
right to sue if you wait too long to file a claim. For this reason, it
is important to consult with a skilled attorney early on after a collision
to guard your interests and avoid potential pitfalls.
It is important to note that insurance claims are not subject to these
time limits and generally must be filed within a few days of the crash
in order to be eligible for coverage. It is important you consult the
specific wording of your policy to find out exactly how long you have
to file a claim.
Don’t Settle for Less than You Deserve. Call Our Long Island Car
Accident Lawyers Today.
At Gruenberg Kelly Della, our legal team is solely devoted to advocating
for the rights of injury victims. A serious injury from a car accident
can have a life-altering impact, and the high cost of medical bills can
haunt you for years after the crash. When you hire our firm, our Long
Island auto accident lawyers will aggressively pursue fair compensation
on your behalf.
Our experienced legal team can help you pursue fair compensation for
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