In addition to the emotional toll that a motor vehicle accident can take, there is the equally distressing issue of how to pay for medical bills. Unlike matters of the mind, however, finances are not solved through mere time, patience, and support from loved ones. Early action must be taken to prevent a fresh injury from worsening over time, but every second spent in a hospital room or a doctor’s office bears with it a price tag. To find out how an insurance company’s coverage can be used to offset medical bills, listen to personal injury attorney Robert Maranto discuss financial recovery for car accident victims in the video below.
In order to recover for personal injuries as a result from a motor vehicle accident, we need to show that the individual was seriously injured under the laws of the State of New York. New York State has provided categories that are used as definitional parameters for serious injury: death, dismemberment, fracture, and significant scarring. Once we consider these categories, we are able to analyze the client’s medical records, and those records give us an indication of the extent of the client’s injuries. Then we take our medical knowledge and apply it to the medical records and the law, allowing us to argue to either an insurance company or a jury that the individual falls within the parameters of the statute. If our client does, we are able to get a recovery.
There are also the elements of economic loss and non-economic loss. If there are injuries that result in a person losing financially, having out-of-pocket expenses or wage benefits that are above no-fault, we can recover even in the event that the individual does not have a serious injury as defined under New York law.
Do you have questions about financial recovery for car accident victims? Contact our dedicated Buffalo car accident injury attorneys today to schedule a free confidential consultation. Our team of skilled auto accident attorneys will fight to get the compensation you deserve. You can also read our free Auto Accident Injury Guide to learn more.