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Why an Experienced Car Accident Attorney is Necessary After a Crash
Auto accidents can be life changing events for many individuals who suffer long-term injuries. They can also be complicated legal issues as well when there are multiple vehicles involved. Each driver will hopefully also have insurance protection, which means that each driver will have a personal insurance company legal team that is trying to protect the interests of the insurance company bottom line and their client. Many insurance companies thoroughly investigate all auto accident claims looking for any technicality that they could use as a defense in a legal filing. And, the investigation intensifies if the insurance adjuster thinks the claimant will not retain a lawyer. This potential for a strongly defended personal injury claim exists in practically every injury situation. That is why having your own Staten Island car accident lawyer representing your case is vital.

Negotiating an Equitable Settlement
One of the most complicated and frustrating elements of dealing with an insurance company adjuster personally is arriving at a settlement. Many times insurance companies will be reluctant to agree to begin insurance coverage if they think they can settle a case quickly for a lower amount if the claimant does not retain an attorney. Your Staten Island car accident lawyer is a trained professional negotiator as well, and can contest any typical “bad faith” bargaining tactic by the insurance adjuster. Insurance adjusters commonly attempt to use comparative negligence as a defense, which essentially is an assessment of the injured plaintiff’s contribution to the accident causation. This is not necessarily a problem for injured passengers, but injured drivers could have difficulty negotiating a settlement when the insurance adjuster is over-estimating the driver’s personal negligence.

Establishing Your Legal Claim
Regardless of whether you were driving or just a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash, the process is essentially the same. Your Staten Island car accident lawyer must present documentation that you were injured in the crash and the injury was the result of the negligence of the respondent. In some cases, there could be multiple negligent actors as well, such as when being involved in a wreck with a commercial vehicle making both the driver and shipping company potentially liable. The initial proceeding establishes standing to sue for personal injury damages.

Gross Negligence and Punitive Damages
Typical injury claims that can be calculated in terms of discreet dollars are termed as compensatory damages, including non-economic damages for pain and suffering due to the injury. However, when an insurance company bargains in bad faith as determined by the court or the driver intentionally causes the accident, the opportunity for punitive damages could be available. Punitive damages can only be awarded by a jury, which means that receiving an equitable and maximum damage award will require taking the injury claim to a full jury trial. Of course, taking a case to a jury trial always requires an experienced and aggressive Staten Island car accident lawyer who can demonstrate gross negligence on the part of the driver, and potentially prove “bad faith” regarding insurance company unwillingness to negotiate fairly and timely.

Claim Value
The novice injured accident victim often does not realize the true value of their injury claim because of certain factors with each accident. Serious car crashes could result in catastrophic injury coverage as well as product liability claims. Vehicles components malfunction regularly on the highways, but it always takes an in-depth investigation to reveal product liability. Product manufacturers are held to strict liability when their products do not operate properly and your lawyer will not need to prove direct negligence by the manufacturer.

Anyone in the Staten Island area who has been involved in an auto accident should contact us for a full free case evaluation. It is never a good decision to handle your accident injury claim personally, and we will be able to conduct a full investigation for your damage recovery potential.

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