Determining Car Accident Compensation
If you’ve been injured in a collision, you are probably wondering how we go about determining car accident compensation. New York State has no-fault law. No fault law provides for certain benefits from the car, generally from, speaking from the car that you’re in.
Determining Car Accident Compensation | Insurance
The next stop of the equation is can we get your compensation from the insurance company of the car that injured you. New York State requires from us, as your lawyers, to be able to prove that you have a serious injury as defined under New York law in order to get a recovery for you. The legislature has provided us with categories of serious injury. We need to take all the medical evidence and try to plug you into one of these categories.
Determining Car Accident Compensation | Value
Once we get over that category or get you into a category we can then talk about what is the value of the case. The categories are death and dismemberment, fracture, significant scarring inability to do your normal daily activities for at least 90 days out of 180 days, loss of the fetus and there are two other categories, permanent consequent limitation and significant limitation.
Determining Car Accident Compensation | Medical Evidence
Those categories are a little bit more difficult to get your hands around because they are not specific. So what we do is we take a medical evidence, we look at the medical records and make a determination as to which of the categories apply. Then we argue to the insurance companies as to why you have this serious injury under New York law? After that, we counsel US to what the value of the case is. A value of case is upon severity of injury, length of injury? Is it something that is going to affect you for the rest of your life. We will then talk to the insurance company by maximizing what we get for you based on what we see in the medical records.
If you have any questions about determining car accident compensation, please call our experienced Buffalo car accident lawyers today for a free consultation!