Offices in: Manhattan • Bergen County, New Jersey
When you have been injured in a car accident, you’re probably trying to figure out what needs to happen next. We can help. It’s a lot to handle on your own. This is where an experienced New Jersey and New York car accident lawyer can help you navigate the process. At The Law Offices of Scott Gilman, we work diligently on your behalf so that you don’t have to worry about the insurance adjusters, the growing medical bills, or time off of work. You work on feeling better. We’ll fix everything else.
We are on your side throughout the entire personal injury process and will make sure that you achieve the best possible outcome for your injuries. We aim to maximize your compensation so you can heal without worry.
Call our New York personal injury lawyers today at (800) 599-5950 for legal guidance.
Our car accident attorneys are dedicated. Unlike many law firms, we answer our own phones and you will always be able to speak with a lawyer at our firm who is knowledgeable about your case. We won’t make you jump through hoops to understand what’s going on. We know that this is likely your first experience dealing with the auto accident injury process, and we want to make this as simple and straightforward as possible.
You should also know that we do not get paid unless you win. This means that you don’t owe us a cent unless your case settles or goes to verdict in trial. We know that the last thing you need to worry about is how to pay for an experienced car accident attorney when you are juggling medical bills, car repairs, time off work, and much more.
At The Law Offices of Scott Gilman, we are 100 percent committed to helping our clients. We also believe that our credentials and commendations from third-party organizations point to our success and build trust in our work.
You’re a good driver who follows the rules, and it can be frustrating when other people don’t. Most of the time, your frustration is just about the annoyance of a delay because someone cut you off and you got stuck at a red light as a result. But sometimes when other drivers fail to follow the rules or to behave reasonably in traffic, they can cause collisions and you might find yourself the victim of a car crash.
The Tri-State’s streets and highways are crowded and busy, making car crashes an inevitable fact of life around here. A car wreck can have a profound effect on your life. You may suffer significant injuries that leave you unable to work while you recover, or even permanently. If you were seriously hurt, you may have to have expensive surgeries or other treatments for your injuries. You may have been psychologically traumatized by the crash and are afraid to get behind the wheel of a car again, and that may be harming your ability to live your normal daily life. You’re probably getting numerous medical bills, while your household bills may be falling behind because you can’t work the way you did before.
If your auto accident was caused by someone else’s negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior, there may be help for you. Applicable law may allow you to be compensated for your injuries and damages arising from the crash, depending upon your individual circumstances.
When you make a claim for damages, it’s your responsibility to prove that you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Car accidents can be complicated, and it may be the case that the accident was caused by some combination of the other driver’s actions and your own. Even if you were partly negligent, New York law does not prevent you from making a claim and New Jersey law allows the claim as long as your own negligence didn’t contribute more than 50 percent of the fault for the car crash.
If your claim is successful, you may be able to get reimbursement for your current and future medical costs and lost wages resulting from the accident. You also may be compensated financially for your pain and suffering, disability or disfigurement, and loss of normal life.
When you hire The Law Offices of Scott Gilman, we will help investigate the crash and compile the evidence, testimony, accident reports, medical bills, photographs, and other documents that support your claim. We negotiate with the responsible party’s insurance company to get you a settlement. If you don’t have a New York personal injury lawyer, chances are the insurance company will offer much less than your claim is actually worth. That’s why it’s always a good idea to at least talk to an experienced and knowledgeable attorney before you agree to any settlement.
To set up a free case consultation with our New York car accident lawyer, contact us online.
It is important that you call the police and give them your statement while at the scene of the accident. A police officer can then document the scene and make his or her report.
Make sure you get the other party’s information, including phone number, name, license number, license plate number, and more. Photographing the damage will also strengthen your claim.
Call your insurance company as soon as possible to give your statement. Remember, to never admit fault, just stick to the facts and pass on any information about the other party.
Your doctor will need to thoroughly document all your injuries and treatments, including any worsening symptoms. Take pictures, keep records, and be honest.
A New York personal injury attorney from The Law Offices of Scott Gilman can help you file a solid claim to get the compensation you need to recover.