Nothing can change the course of your life like a serious or catastrophic injury can. A bad injury can leave you in need of extended medical care, unable to work, and dealing with emotional trauma and an endless stream of bills and expenses.
Adding insult to the injury, the sense of injustice can seem overwhelming when someone else caused the accident that led to your injury. You didn’t cause your injury, so why are you the one paying for the cost of your recovery?
The short answer is that you shouldn’t be. By working with a Mineola personal injury lawyer from Siler & Ingber, LLP, you can recover the compensation you need and deserve from the party who was at fault.
New York law recognizes a number of situations in which you could be injured and qualify for financial compensation. With few exceptions, as long as someone else was responsible, you might have grounds to pursue an injury claim.
These are just a few of the accident scenarios in which our injury attorneys have successfully helped victims recover the full cost of their damages and losses:
There is no second place in litigation. These are the words that our personal injury lawyers live by. You either recover all the compensation you’re owed or you wind up having to pay out of pocket for losses you weren’t responsible for. We’ll make certain that you get maximum compensation.
To begin with, you need to be compensated for all of the financial losses caused by your injury and accident. Medical bills, lost income, home modifications, transportation and therapy expenses—they all need to be included.
Likewise, your attorney will also ensure that you are fairly compensated for your non-economic damages. These could include any losses you’ve experienced to your quality of life, such as pain and suffering, emotional trauma, lost companionship, and permanent disfigurement.
While less-serious auto accidents can often be fully compensated through New York’s no-fault insurance system, the losses and injuries caused by more serious car accidents can often only be resolved by moving onto a personal injury claim.
Holding an at-fault driver or other parties responsible is rarely easy, however. You can expect their insurance company or attorney to fight you tooth and nail, doing everything possible to pay you as little as possible.
A Mineola car accident lawyer from Siler & Ingber, LLP can prevent this from happening to you. We know that there is no second place in litigation, and we’re never satisfied with a settlement that covers anything less than the full cost of a wreck and the injuries it caused.
Whether you’re filing a no-fault claim with your own insurer or pursuing an injury claim against the other driver, the insurance company is not going to be looking out for your best interests. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been dutifully paying your premiums for or how long your recovery is going to take, these companies only care about one thing: their own bottom line.
By working with a car crash attorney from our firm, you won’t have to worry about getting short-changed by the insurer. Because all the communications and negotiations will go through our firm, you won’t be at risk for falling for any of their usual traps, such as offering lowball settlements or making a statement that can be used against you later.
Insurance companies count on car accident victims not knowing the fair value of their claim. After all, most people don’t know what things like emotional trauma or physical pain equate to in dollars, and it’s easy to underestimate just how long the collision and your injuries will impact your life for.
Your Mineola auto accident lawyer will work with you and your doctors to determine the full extent of the crash’s impact on your health, finances, and future. The settlement you obtain will need to cover all of your current and future economic and non-economic damages:
After experiencing the devastation caused by a semi-truck accident, picking up the pieces and getting your life back on track can seem nearly impossible. These crashes nearly always cause serious injuries, and getting the compensation you need to pay for your recovery can be an arduous and difficult road to travel.
You don’t have to take on the trucking company and their insurer alone, however. Working with a Mineola truck accident lawyer from Siler & Ingber, LLP can simplify the process, as well as greatly increase the odds that you’ll recover the maximum compensation you’re entitled to.
Who’s Responsible After an 18-Wheeler Wreck?
While establishing negligence and proving fault is nearly always complicated in auto wrecks, this is even truer when commercial and industrial vehicles such as tractor-trailers and dump trucks are involved. These trucks are owned and operated by companies rather than private individuals—and that means multiple parties are going to be involved in running and maintaining them.
From mechanics to truck drivers, any of these people or companies could have been responsible for causing the truck collision—and you’ll need to name all the responsible parties in your personal injury claim in order to recover the maximum compensation possible.
Listed below are just a few of the parties that will need to be considered for fault during your truck accident attorney’s investigation:
Get Fully Compensated for Your Truck Crash
Once all the negligent parties have been identified, it will then be necessary to fully assess the value of your truck crash claim. This process is more complicated than it might sound, as your future losses will need to be considered in addition to your current damages, as well as your non-economic losses.
The trucking company’s insurer is likely counting on you being unaware of these factors. They love to provide lowball settlements that only cover current and obvious damages, as this saves them a great deal of money in the long run.
By working with one of our experienced 18-wheeler accident attorneys, you’ll rest easy knowing that your compensation accounts for all of your injuries, damages, and losses:
If you’ve recently been badly injured in a motorcycle crash, you’ve probably already begun experiencing the unfortunate way that bikers are treated after an accident. Sadly, motorcyclists are frequently mischaracterized as reckless and dangerous, and insurance companies and opposing attorneys are quick to latch onto these stereotypes.
You don’t have to put up with this kind of treatment, however. A Mineola motorcycle accident lawyer from Siler & Ingber, LLP can ensure that you are treated fairly after your accident, and that you recover the full compensation you are owed by the responsible parties.
Insurers Often Play Games with Injured Bikers’ Rights
Having someone play games with the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and other crash-related expenses is the last thing you need. After a motorcycle crash, you need to be able to focus on one thing and one thing only: making a full recovery so that you can get back to living your life.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys can step in and put a stop to these games. There is no second place in litigation, and if the insurer can convince a jury that you’re just another reckless biker responsible for his or her own accident, it could cost you big in terms of compensation.
Our lawyers will fully investigate the motorcycle crash scene and everything that led up to what happened. It’s important that you recover the full cost of your damages, from medical bills to bike repairs to lost income to pain and suffering—and we’ll make certain that you don’t get short-changed by the insurer.
Proving What Caused the Motorcycle Wreck
Getting the full cost of your motorcycle accident in compensation will require developing a case that proves your version of events and disproves whatever angle the insurer is trying to take. Our lawyers have investigated hundreds of crash scenes, and we know precisely what to look for when collecting the necessary evidence.
It might even turn out that multiple parties were responsible for the collision, in which case, our firm will help you identify them all so that you can name them in your personal injury claim. These are just a few of the potential crash causes that will need to be considered:
At Siler & Ingber, LLP, we won’t settle for anything less than the most compensation for our clients. If you would like to discuss your case with an experienced Mineola personal injury lawyer and explore your options in detail, just complete the contact form below or give us a call at 1-516-294-2666.