Everyone knows that a car crash is a devastating accident that can turn your entire life upside down. More than that, it can turn the life of your family upside down too. You’ve probably heard stories of personal injury claimants who weren’t even able to recover half of what their case is worth. Unfortunately, they are still struggling financially many years after the accident. Most of the time, that’s because they hired the wrong lawyer in the first place.
Our Buffalo car accident attorneys understand the struggle you’re going through, and we have helped countless residents recover the full compensation they deserve. Any good lawyer will tell you that there are three things you can do to increase your car accident case value. Following these steps will make sure your future is secure, and you can go back to enjoying life again.
1) Collect as Much Evidence as Possible
If you are physically able to do so, collecting evidence at the crash scene will be hugely beneficial to the success of your personal injury case. Why? Because personal injury cases in New York are based on negligence. You need to prove that the other party was responsible for your accident. Taking pictures of the crash and collecting witness statements will make sure an insurance company has no choice but to give you a high settlement offer.
2) Receive All the Medical Treatment that Is Required of You
The severity of car crashes can vary dramatically. Maybe you have several broken bones. Maybe you only have a few bumps and bruises. Whatever the case may be, it is highly important to receive medical treatment right away, and to follow up with all treatment that is required of you. The insurance company of the at-fault party will no doubt try to pin blame on you. One way they do this is by looking for gaps in your medical treatment after the accident. If you fail to see a doctor, it will make it seem like your injuries aren’t very serious. As a result, your compensation reward will be drastically reduced.
3) Hire the Right Lawyer
Hiring the right lawyer for your case is something that can’t be stressed enough. But how do you go about doing this? First, you need to do your research. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You’ll be looking for an attorney with a high success rate who has handled several cases just like yours. You need an attorney who you can trust, and an attorney that will always be there for you when you need it most.
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At Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, we always put our clients first. We stress the value of building relationships, and we want nothing more than to see you get your life back on track after a devastating car accident.
Don’t worry about cost either. Before you decide to let us handle your case, we offer a free consultation so that you can meet with our attorneys one-on-one to outline the entire process. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling our office today. We look forward to hearing from you.