What Does an Accident Lawyer Do?

Many people who suffer from car accidents face financial hardship, whether it is due to medical bills, repair or replacement costs for their vehicles, or loss of income while they are out of work. This can be a huge burden for a victim and their family, especially if it was not their fault. An experienced accident lawyer can help alleviate some of this stress by ensuring that victims receive fair compensation for their losses.

A good car accident attorney will gather all relevant evidence, including witness statements, photos of the crash scene, medical records, accident reports, and other documentation. They will also have experts and investigators at their disposal to help build a strong case for their client. This can include accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals, and other specialists.

It is important for a lawyer to be able to gather and organize all of this evidence so that it is presented in the most compelling way possible. It is not unusual for an attorney to actually go back to the scene of a crash to make observations and take photographs themselves. This can be especially helpful in proving liability for the crash.

In addition to gathering all of this evidence, an attorney will also communicate with insurance companies on behalf of their client. This can save a lot of time and hassle for a victim as they do not have to deal with dozens of calls and emails from insurance companies. An attorney will let the insurance company know that they are representing their client and all communication should be directed through them.

The final thing an attorney will do is to put together a comprehensive claim for their client. This will include all of the ways that the accident has affected their client, now and in the future. This may include current and future medical treatment costs, loss of income due to being out of work, and other physical and emotional impacts.

Many people assume that if their injuries are minor, they don’t need an attorney. This is a big mistake. Even if your injuries seem minor in the immediate aftermath of a crash, they may become more serious over time and require surgery or other costly treatments. It is also very common for insurance companies to low-ball and challenge accident victims in order to minimize their payouts.

Having an accident attorney in your corner who is incentivized to get you the maximum settlement possible is essential to your well-being and financial security. The attorneys at Pasternack, Tilker, Ziegler, Walsh, Stanton & Romano are dedicated to providing top-notch representation for clients in New York City and throughout the United States. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation. We never charge a fee unless we recover money for you. We can be reached online or by telephone at (212) 368-6000. For your convenience, we have offices located in Manhattan and White Plains. We speak both English and Spanish.