When you are injured in a car accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you have a right to be “made whole.” However, just because you have the right to be compensated for your injuries and property damage, it does not mean that you will automatically be made whole. In order to ensure that you obtain the full extent of the compensation that you deserve, you should take certain important steps to protect your case and legal rights.
The Importance of Documentation
Documenting the scene of the accident immediately after it occurred is important. You can document the scene of the car accident by taking the following steps:
- Talk to eye witnesses to the accident
- Call the police
- Take detailed pictures of the scene
- Obtain all pertinent information from the parties involved in the accident
It can take months or even several years for your personal injury claim to come to a resolution, especially if you have suffered serious injuries. In addition, it takes time for your case to move through the Court.
The bottom line is that dealing with insurance adjusters requires patience. If you want to obtain the maximum settlement that you deserve, it is essential that you remain patient. When an adjuster becomes suspicious that the claimant is anxious or eager to settle his or her claim, the adjuster may believe that the claimant will take any offer, regardless of how low it is. As such, it is in your best interest to remain patient and not give the insurance adjuster any excuse to lowball your claim and corner you into accepting a settlement that you do not deserve.
Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney
Hiring the right personal injury attorney to handle your claim is key in protecting your legal rights and obtaining the full compensation that you deserve. It is not uncommon for some insurance adjusters to deliberately delay and/or block payment of personal injury claims. However, when a reputable and experienced attorney is involved, the adjuster is less likely to play such delay tactic games.
Call a New York Car Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information or to consult with one of our experienced New York car accident attorneys, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.