After you have been injured in a car accident here in New York City, you may be tempted to try to manage your personal injury claim on your own. If your injuries are very minor, it might be doable.
However, in most cases, you will not get as much out of a claim as an attorney who routinely handles personal injury claims arising from auto accidents can. For instance, few non-attorneys have the faintest idea of the true worth of their claims. Often, claimants settle for far less compensation than their claims are actually worth simply because they are unaware of what similar claims typically settle for. They may even accept the first offer without even attempting to negotiate a higher settlement.
That is in fact just what the insurance companies are hoping for. They are never going to extend their best offer to a claimant from the outset. We understand that, which is why we are prepared to negotiate a fair and sufficient settlement for your claim. If that is not forthcoming, we will then file a lawsuit to preserve your rights before your case can proscribe.
We also know all of the tricks that insurance adjusters use to delay paying claims and discourage claimants from filing suit. From passing claims off on different agents who all require time to get up to speed on the claims to low-balling and outright denying legitimate claims, we have seen all the dirty tactics these insurance companies have up their sleeves.
If you were injured in an accident caused by an at-fault driver, contact us for a free and confidential review of your case.