27 Aug 2021

By Boris Tadchiev

In Personal Injury

Being hurt in a car accident caused by another party’s negligence can be a physically, mentally, and financially traumatic event. You may struggle to pay expensive medical bills if your injuries prevent you from working for a period of time. You may be entitled to seek compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance to cover your medical bills and losses. An experienced Queens personal injury lawyer can help you understand your options and guide you through the legal process.

At The Tadchiev Law Firm, P.C., we are dedicated to helping people who have been seriously injured in car accidents. We understand how to investigate car accident cases and build a strong injury claim on your behalf. Our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys have helped numerous car accident victims in Queens seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and other losses. Call now for a free initial consultation.

Why Should You Get a Personal Injury Attorney?

Here are nine reasons to hire a personal injury attorney after a car accident in Queens:

1. Seek Medical Treatment First, Then Guidance

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, your first concern should be seeking medical treatment for your injuries. If you do not require emergency medical treatment at the scene, you should still make an appointment with a doctor for a medical evaluation. Some injuries such as closed head injuries may not be immediately obvious but may be diagnosed by a trained medical professional. People who are injured in auto collisions in New York initially file a claim against their own Personal Injury Protection insurance for medical costs and certain other expenses. If you have serious injuries, your medical bills may exceed the limits of your no-fault insurance. You may file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance. Knowing the right steps to take can seem overwhelming if you are struggling to recover. Once you have begun medical treatment, you should have a knowledgeable injury attorney review the accident and your options.

2. Provide legal advice and a personalized approach

A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can answer the questions you have about your car accident claim and explain your options for moving forward. New York laws surrounding personal injury claims can be complicated. Our car accident lawyers at The Tadchiev Law Group, P.C. thoroughly understand the law and have a lot of experience handling car accident injury claims. As you recover from your injuries, you should be able to rely on the attorney to deal with the insurance companies and paperwork on your behalf and provide legal advice that is specific to your case.

3. Build and investigate your case

Car accident claims require supporting evidence, such as medical records, police accident reports, photographs, video, and statements from witnesses who saw the crash. Collecting evidence is difficult for an injured person recovering from a car accident. A personal injury lawyer knows the types of evidence needed to build a strong claim and can handle the evidence collection and other important tasks so that you can focus on your health and recover.

4. File a claim and expedite it

If you try to handle your car accident claim on your own, you risk making mistakes that could slow down or undermine your case. An experienced personal injury lawyer knows how to file a claim and how to expedite the process, when possible. An attorney will determine when it is appropriate to move to the next step of the claims process. Hiring an attorney from the start will help ensure that you have the most effective car accident claim process possible.

5. Review your insurance policies

An experienced car accident lawyer has extensive experience reviewing auto insurance policies and dealing with insurance companies. A lawyer will work to identify the insurance policies that apply to your case and determine the amounts of insurance coverage available to pay your claim.

6. Negotiate with the insurance company

Most personal injury claims result in settlements with the insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not on your side. They are for-profit companies that are focused foremost on their bottom line. Insurance adjusters will try to convince you to accept the lowest possible settlement offer. An attorney at The Tadchiev Law Firm, P.C., will determine the fair value of your car accident case and will use their skills and experience to negotiate for the maximum compensation available.

7. Handle settlement talks and offers

Insurance claims can be difficult and stressful to navigate. A personal injury lawyer can handle all settlement talks with the insurance company on your behalf, while you focus on your recovery. When the insurance company sees that you have an experienced attorney representing you, then the insurer will be more likely to make a settlement offer that covers your losses, rather than risk going to court.

8. Represent you in court

It’s challenging to fight a legal battle in court against insurance companies. An experienced trial lawyer will be prepared to present your case in court if the insurer refuses to offer a fair settlement. It’s critical that you hire an attorney who has litigation experience and will be ready to go to court if necessary.

9. Advocacy

You can count on a good personal injury lawyer to advocate for your rights. Experienced personal injury attorneys are skilled negotiators who know what steps to take to seek the maximum compensation available. They will prepare your case for trial, so they have the leverage to negotiate effectively with the at-fault party’s insurance company. They also have the litigation experience to advocate for you in front of a judge or jury, when needed. From the outset, an attorney will do everything they can to understand your needs and maximize your recovery.

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a car accident in Queens, contact the experienced car accident attorneys at The Tadchiev Law Firm, P.C. We are proud to serve as aggressive and compassionate advocates for car accident victims in Queens. We are committed to delivering the personalized attention your car accident case deserves. Contact us now for a free and confidential consultation.