Recovering Damages After a Car Crash

Recovering Damages After a Car CrashIf you were seriously injured in an accident, only an experienced New York attorney can help you with recovering damages after a car crash. Don’t fight this battle by yourself—that’s what the insurance companies want. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum to get the help and dedication that you deserve.

Recovering Damages After a Car Crash | No-Fault Insurance

The other day I got a call from a client who was injured in a car accident. It was an intersection collision. He was going through the intersection with the green light and the other vehicle was going through the intersection with the red light. He came to me and I told him that you need to file what’s called a no-fault application with your insurance company. He said to me, “Why do I need to do that? I didn’t cause the accident.” I said to him, “Because your insurance company is going to provide you with what’s called no-fault benefits. The reason why it’s called no-fault, is because it doesn’t matter whose fault it is.”

The vehicle that the injured party is in is going to cover for loss wages and medical expenses. It’s not a complicated process, but it is a process that you want to have your attorney take care of. They’ll submit the application; it’s got to be done within 30 days of the accident. They’ll guide you through that process. By submitting the application, it will ensure that you’re protected relevant to the payment of medical bills and the payment of loss wages; what we call economic loss.

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Recovering Damages After a Car Crash | Lost Wage Reimbursement

Under the no-fault provision of the policy, you can get coverage. First, you need to get disability notes from your doctor stating that you were unable to work. You’ll need to get from your employer what’s called a wage verification document where the employer will show both your attendance or lack of attendance and what your earnings were. Through that process, and through your attorney guiding you through the process, you’ll get your loss wages for the period that you were unable to work.

Did you or a loved one suffer a serious injury in a car crash and have questions about recovering damages? Contact a New York car accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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