Do I Need a Lawyer for a Long Island Car Accident?

Posted: April 18, 2018

A car accident lawyer represent Long Island victims who have been seriously injured in automobile accidents. Legal representation allows accident victims to seek and receive maximum compensation for their damages. Unless you hire a car accident lawyer to oversee your case, as a Long Island accident victim, you will have to do the following by yourself:

  • Correctly fill out and submit legal forms before the process of determining compensation can begin
  • Evaluating insurance settlement offers (if any) provided by the at-fault driver’s insurance company
  • Investigating your accident (collection and examination of physical evidence) and interviewing witnesses
  • Gathering medical records to prove injuries
  • Negotiating with the defendant’s insurance company
  • Filing a lawsuit (if necessary)
  • Making sure all documentation is filed in a timely manner (failing to adhere to deadlines could cause your case to be tossed)The discovery process of a personal injury case can be time consuming. Discovery involves parties exchanging information relevant to the case. Depositions, interrogatories and requests for admission and productions are a few discovery devices that can be employed by accident lawyers.
  • In some cases where accident victims try to represent themselves in court, the case can be delayed due to missing documentation, inaccurate filings and inability to attend court appointments.
  • Other tasks performed by car accident attorneys include deposing witnesses, developing legal theories, drafting discoveries, motions and pleadings and counseling clients.

Contact William Mattar Today

A consultation with a car accident attorney who is available to represent Long Island victims does not obligate you in any way. If you have been injured in an auto accident, an initial consultation with one of our attorneys is the best way for you to decide if you want to have legal representation during your recovery. For accident victims who cannot leave their home or hospital due to injuries, we can go to you to discuss your case.

Call today. We are here to help you shoulder the burden during this devastating time in your life.

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