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The Orlow Firm has helped car accident victims in New York City seek justice and compensation for their injuries since 1981. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in the state of New York, contact The Orlow Firm today to discuss your options and find out how a New York City car accident lawyer can help you.
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Our experienced New York car accident lawyers can help you navigate the process of getting maximum compensation for your car accident injuries. The car insurance companies try to get you to agree to the smallest amount of compensation possible, working with The Orlow Firm we will make sure they’re not taking advantage of you.
The Orlow Firm has recovered dozens of six figure settlements for automobile accident injuries. Our experienced car accident attorneys know how to deal with the insurance companies and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
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What are the biggest mistakes you can make after a car accident in New York?
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Do you always need an experienced car accident lawyer after an accident?
If you’ve been involved in an auto accident in New York City it’s never a good idea to try and deal with the insurance company by yourself. It’s in the insurance company’s interest to pay you as little as possible and the adjuster is experienced at their job. If you’re not experienced in handling car accident claims, it’s only natural that you’re at a disadvantage.
The following are just some of the things that a personal injury law firm handles for you when you’re in a car accident in NY:
Calculate the value of the claim
Prepare and file the claim
Organize all supporting documents
Proving and negotiating the damages with the adjuster.
File a car accident lawsuit if the insurance company is being unreasonable.
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How much is the average car accident claim in New York worth?
A The Orlow Firm, it’s our job as your New York car accident lawyer to evaluate, negotiate or litigate on your behalf the full extent of your injuries.
If you’re trying to figure out how much your car accident case is worth, there are some basic calculations you can do to get a ballpark figure. You can start by adding up all of the following:
Medical bills including any future medical bills associated with your injuries.
Any lost wages where you were unable to work due to your injuries.
Any future lost income if you’re unable to return to work due to your injuries.
Any auto repairs or vehicle replacement costs associated with the accident.
Now in addition to the above, especially when there’s a catastrophic injury or death involved in the accident, there’s additional damages which are less clear such as pain and suffering as well as mental anguish. Your auto accident lawyer will be able to help you determine these damages.
Examples of The Orlow Firm’s previous recoveries:
$997,997 for a driver whose taxi was hit head on by a truck. He injured his back which required surgery.
$750,000 for a maintenance worker was a passenger in a work vehicle that was involved in an accident with another truck. He required surgery to his neck and surgery to a pre-existing back injury.
$650,000 for a woman who was a passenger on a bus that was struck by a tractor trailer. She injured her hand and shoulder both of which required surgery.
$650,000 for a passenger on a motorcycle that was struck by a police car. She suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured jaw that required surgery.
$485,000 for a client who was changing the tire on his vehicle when he was struck by another vehicle. His big toe was badly damaged and needed to be amputated.
The best way to find out what you may be entitled to is by contacting The Orlow Firm as soon as possible. We can discuss your options with you during a free case evaluation.
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Can you file a car accident insurance claim without a police report?
Yes, you can still file an insurance claim without a police report. A police report certainly helps a claim, as it serves as a solid witness as to what happened at the scene of the accident. It should also be noted that a police report is required if there are any injuries involved in the accident in New York City.
A police report will include things like the damage to the car, the conditions of the road, etc. However if you were in an auto accident and didn’t think there were injuries so you didn’t call in the police but then later realized the extent of your injuries, you can still file a claim.
Regardless of whether or not you have a police report, you should contact The Orlow Firm for a free case evaluation. An experienced personal injury accident lawyer can properly assess the details of your case and let you know your options.
How do you file an insurance claim for a car accident?
You have 30 days from the date of the accident to claim your No-Fault benefits. You should contact your insurance company, usually by phone, and let them know about the accident. They’ll open up a claim and an adjuster will then contact you to find out more details about the accident.
Typically the adjuster will ask for the following:
A police report
The other owner’s contact information
They’ll take pictures of your car
They’ll ask for you to release your medical records so that they can discuss your injuries with your doctor
They’ll try to determine the damages to your vehicle.
Based on the above factors, the adjuster will then make an offer for settlement. We highly recommend you contact our law firm before accepting any settlement offers. We offer free case evaluations where you can let us know the details of your accident and injuries and let us know what your insurance company is offering as a settlement, we can then offer advice on what you should do.
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Who pays for my medical bills after a car accident?
In the state of New York the No-Fault Law means that the insurance for the car you’re in will cover your medical expenses up to $50,000. If your expenses exceed $50,000 you can then sue the other car’s insurance carrier to cover the additional expenses.
There are many exceptions to this, for example if you were a cyclist or a pedestrian, and you don’t have auto insurance, then you can make a claim on the vehicle that struck you. If the vehicle that struck you was uninsured or it was a hit & run, you can file a claim on a family member of the same household’s plan. If no one in your household has auto insurance, then you can file a claim with MVAIC.
If you’re having trouble determining liability or understanding the complex nature of these laws, contact a personal injury law firm like The Orlow Firm and we can help you navigate this process. We offer free case evaluations where you can speak to experienced lawyers about your case and discuss your options. If you decide to hire us, we work exclusively on a contingency basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, there’s no fee.
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How long does a car accident claim take?
The duration of an auto accident claim varies greatly depending on the complexity of the case. If it’s a No-Fault benefits case and the insurance company is cooperating it can take less than a year. If there are catastrophic injuries or death, it can oftentimes take 2-3 years or more before a settlement is reached. The average settlement is usually within 1-3 years.
At The Orlow Firm, if you need compensation quickly but want to be compensated fairly for your injuries our lawyers will expedite the process by staying on top of the insurance companies and keep the claims process moving forward. We also take care to never appear desperate to the insurance company so that we still get maximum compensation for the case.
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How much does it cost to hire The Orlow Firm?
The Orlow Firm never charges its clients directly. We offer free case evaluations where you can speak directly with a car accident lawyer about your case.
If you decide to hire us, we work on a contingency fee basis meaning our fee is a percentage of the recovery we obtain on your behalf.
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Contact The Orlow Firm Today
If you’ve been in a car accident and need help navigating the complex laws, give us a call today for a free, no obligation consultation where you can speak directly with a lawyer and discuss your options.
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