Poughkeepsie Car Accident Law Firm
Protecting the rights of victims injured by negligence
When we get into a car accident, we hope that our incident will end with some property damage and no serious injury to any party. Unfortunately, depending on the size of the vehicles, speed traveled, and the point of impact, car accidents can end in devastation. New York State has some of the busiest roads in America. From city streets to rural highways, New York is populated by some of the nation’s most aggressive drivers. Wherever you travel, you are at risk for an accident. Some car accidents end with injuries, including spinal cord injuries, concussions, shoulder and arm injuries, bone fractures, and worse. If you were injured in a car accident, contact The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC. Our firm is experienced in all motor vehicle accident personal injury cases. We will assess the validity of a personal injury claim and help you make an educated decision about your legal options. If your case is valid, we will fight for the maximum compensation allowed by law. If you need our help, please contact our firm for a consultation.
Personal injury protection (PIP)
Part of almost everyone’s car insurance policy is mandatory coverage called personal injury protection (PIP). It is a form of “no-fault” insurance coverage that helps an injured party directly after a crash. This coverage will help a person with medical bills and a percentage of lost wages that were the result of the accident. You need to apply within 30 days of the accident or the benefits will not be available to you.
Negligence and car accidents
If you need to file a lawsuit for personal injuries, you must prove negligence. This is called the burden of proof and it applies to all personal injury cases. To prevail, you need to prove that your injuries were caused by the fault of another driver or drivers. In some accidents, negligence is clear through the police report. In some cases, it may be a bit more difficult. If you cannot establish negligence, you cannot satisfy the burden and will most likely miss out on monetary damages.
Recovering damages caused by car accidents
Aside from the burden of proof, you must also pass the serious injury threshold. This standard will determine if a person is entitled to recover damages. What constitutes a serious injury is often disputed in court by insurance companies. If you are found to have suffered serious injuries and proved the neglect of one or more drivers, you could recover monetary compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and the impact to one’s quality of life.
Contact a Dutchess County Car Accident Attorney
Car accidents can be devastating. It is important to have the right representation on hand when facing an uncertain future impacted by a serious injury. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be able to recover damages. For nearly a decade, The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC has been a legal resource for clients injured by negligence. If you need our help, please contact us for a consultation.