When you need a Car Accident Lawyer, call the Stern and Stern Law Firm Car accidents are a primary focus of our practice. Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in Freeport and across Long Island. When it comes to choosing a personal injury attorney to represent you, you want to work with an experienced accident attorney. Experience is vital when dealing with auto accidents.
Following a car accident, you might be dealing with serious injuries, lost wages, and medical bills. Hiring an attorney with experience in dealing with motor vehicle accidents will allow you to focus on recovering from your injuries. The Car Accident Attorneys at the Stern and Stern Law Firm will fight the insurance companies and get you the compensation you deserve.
Our office is on Merrick Road in the heart of the Village of Freeport, and we have been representing car accident victims for more than 25 years.
Work with an Accident Attorney with Experience
When it comes to choosing high-quality personal injury representation, experience is a crucial factor. The laws that govern car accidents are incredibly complex. Having worked on countless car accident cases, we will walk out through the process of the case from beginning to end. We will investigate the details of your case and gather the evidence that we need to confront the insurance companies and get the compensation you deserve.
As Personal Injury Attorneys, our firm works on a contingency fee basis. This means there is no risk to you. We only get paid after receiving money from a settlement offer or verdict with a cash award.
New York is a “No-Fault” State
New York’s No-Fault Insurance Law addresses the concern of drivers about who will pay medical bills. No-fault laws were design to ensure that insurance companies would cover the expenses of injuries, damage, and even funeral costs, regardless of who is at fault.
No-fault insurance laws allow for no less than $50,000 coverage. Your no-Fault insurance covers medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages.
Your car accident claim must be filed within 30 days of the accident to take advantage of the No-fault insurance. At Stern and Stern, we have extensive experience working with no-fault insurance, and we will protect your no-fault benefits.
Negligence is a Primary Factor in Car Accident Cases.
Negligence is a legal term meaning a failure to act with the level of care that someone with ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. Negligence can involve a person’s actions, but can also include a person’s inaction if there is a duty to act.
New York laws regarding personal injury and car accidents include the concept of comparative negligence. Even if the insurance company placed a portion of the negligence on the injured person, you could still bring a case against another person who was at fault.
Types of Damages Available
Car accidents can cause devastating and life-altering injuries. Filing a personal injury claim is your legal remedy for getting the compensation you deserve and require to pay your medical bills and provide for your family. With severe injuries, it could be weeks or months before you may be able to return to work, if ever. A car accident claim can provide compensation for economic losses such as:
Lost Earning Potential
Depending on the severity and type of injuries, other non-economic damages may also be available, including:
Pain and Suffering
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
If you are married, Loss of Consortium.
With Car Accidents, Negligence Comes in Many Forms
Car accidents make up a significant portion of personal injury cases in Freeport, and, in fact, all across the United States. When there are severe injuries involved, there was behavior or action that led to the accident and injury. Some of the more common reasons for car accidents include:
Drunk Driving or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
Disobeying or not heeding traffic laws
Distracted Driving, such as texting or talking on the phone, even with a hands-free device. Dealing with kids or a pet, or reaching for something on the floor are actions that lead to Distracted Driving.
Driving without a license
Not adjusting your speed or level of care in rain or other inclement weather.
Driving while tired
As a driver, you have a duty to the other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians around you. When you drive, you have an expectation that others will follow the rules of the road. A reckless driver neglects their duty to those around them, and their actions become unpredictable. When a driver is unpredictable, the chances of a severe accident increase significantly.
Contact the Law Offices of Stern and Stern
If you were injured in a car accident, call the car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Stern and Stern. We have the experience you need to represent your interests during one of your most challenging times. Our experience with car accidents is unsurpassed. Our commitment to the people of New York has been absolute for more than 25 years. Call our office today for a free consultation at 516-634-0345.
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