Always insist on filing a police report and insist on exchanging information such as the name, address, phone number, insurance company, policy number, driver license number and license plate number for the driver and the owner of each vehicle. If the driver’s name is different from the name of the insured, establish what the relationship is and take down the name and address for each individual. Also make a written description of each car, including year, make, model and color and the exact location of the collision.
Do Not Sign Any Documents After Any Car Accident. NEVER sign any documentation at the time accident or at any other time without consulting with a lawyer who specializes in Auto Accident Cases. Our firm specializes in Auto Accident Cases and an initial consultation is always free and without any obligation. Call Now 212 LAW 8000.
A single picture is worth thousand words. If possible take pictures of the scene of the accident, street signs, traffic lights, traffic signs, intersection, all vehicles involved in the car accident. Use your cell phone camera to take lots of pictures of the other cars involved in the accident and scene of the accident. However always be mindful of safety of your self and others. Accidents scene is a dangerous place, first priority should always be safety.
At the scene of accident or at the hospital, an ambulance chaser or a runner may approach and solicit you to a doctor and or a Lawyer. Don’t Deal With Ambulance Chasers or Runners! Ambulance chasers or runners are committing a crime by approaching accident victims. In some cases hospital staffs are also in on the scam and they may release your contact information to an ambulance chasers or runners. These individuals may call accident victims to be, DO NOT FALL FOR THEIR SCAMS.
Ambulance Chasing / Running is illegal in the State of New York. Dealing with ambulance chasers or runners will definitely put your case in jeopardy. Accepting money from them upfront to go to a specific doctor or a lawyer is considered a crime and may disqualify your entire claim and case. Ambulance chasers or runners steer the accident victims to the highest paying bidder; this will 100% jeopardize you legal rights and medical treatment. It’s routine for all insurance companies to ask the accident victims if they have had any dealings with ambulance chasers/ runners. Insurance carrier can deny your entire case.
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First of all, NEVER Give a Statement to The Other Car’s Insurance Company, its always advisable to speak to an attorney before reporting a claim to your the insurance company. Insurance companies often attempt to take a recorded statement within 24 hours of an accident. The insurance companies are well aware that the full extent of your injuries may not be known within 24 hours. Insurance companies that ask for such statements know that important legal issues are involved.
Insurance companies have lawyers to protect their rights and so should you. You should politely advise the insurance company adjuster that you have retained an attorney and have them contact your lawyer.
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• Name of the driver(s) of the other vehicle(s) Address(es) Telephone number(s)
• Driver’s license number(s)
• License Plate Numbers of all Vehicles
• Name(s) of insurance company and policy number(s)
• Names of passengers, including their addresses & phone numbers
• Names of witnesses, including their addresses & phone numbers
• Names of the owner of the other vehicle(s),
• If not the driver, including address, phone number,
• Insurance company and policy number of the other vehicle (s)
• Brief description of the accident
• Copy of the police report (if possible)
The Investigation & Litigation Of Auto Accidents and their resulting injuries are very complex and costly. Most personal injury law firms only want to handle easy cases, they want to have clear liability and slam dunk case, however at Choudhry & Franzoni. PLLC Law Firm, no case is too big or too small, we will investigate the facts fight hard for your rights. Please call for a free consultation 212 LAW 8000.
The No-Fault Application (NF-2) has to be filed with the host car’s insurance company for the coverage of all medical bills within 30 days of the date of the accident. Once again this is regardless of who’s at fault, all auto accident victims have to fill this form out and send it to the insurance company of the car they were sitting in at the time of accident.
Our Qualified Car Accident Attorneys will file all required documents with the insurance carriers and we will fight hard to get you the most compensation for your injuries. Once a Car Accident Claim is opened, you will be able to treat with a physician of your choice, as long as they accept no-fault benefits.
As an auto accident victim it’s your right to choose any physician of your choice to seek medical treatment. After an accident, people are in a state of shock and may not realize the extent of their injuries. Often what appears to be a minor injury can prove to be deadly. Not all injuries caused by car accidents are immediately apparent; especially head, neck, low back, shoulder, knee and ankle injuries may not become noticeable or disabling until days, weeks or months later.
Sometimes people think the injury is minor and will get better, only to find it gets progressively worse. It’s important to seek medical attention right away to make sure you’re examined for any possible injuries.
In Car Accident Cases the insurance companies often use delay in seeking medical care against you. If you delay seeing a doctor for days or weeks, the insurance company will use it as proof that you really were not that seriously injured or that your injuries occurred somehow or somewhere else. Copies of your medical reports serve as documentation that your injuries are causally related to the accident.
Eventually, the insurance company of the car you were sitting in at the time of the accident will notify you of an appointment to see one of their doctors for an IME (Independent Medical Examination).
The insurance company of the host car (the car that you were in at the time of the accident) will send you to their own doctor to determine your medical condition; often these doctors terminate your benefits within two to four weeks of the accident date.
Attending an IME (Independent Medical Examination) is very important. If you fail to attend this examination, your entire medical claim will be denied. In that case you will end up paying for the medical bills out of your own pocket.
If you cannot attend the scheduled IME, we can reschedule it for you. The law allows you reschedule the IME for a time that’s convenient for you. If you miss your schedule appointment for the IME please notify our office immediately so we can reschedule it for you.
Most law firms charge upwards of 33% to recover money for the physical damage to your vehicle. At our law firm, we believe in customer service and satisfaction and do not charge any fee to get you paid the damages done to your vehicle. There are two options when it comes to the payment of physical damage to the car.
This option only applies if you have full coverage, meaning your car is fully insured for comprehensive and collision coverage, then you can make a claim against your own insurance company, regardless of who is at fault.
The insurance company of the vehicle that is actually at fault will pay using this option for physical damage to your car.
In either scenario, we serve our clients and their best interest, making sure that they get compensated for physical damage done to their cars.
Rental cars can also be covered with the same two options listed above. Most insurance companies have a set limit on how much they will pay for a daily rental. Since it depends on the insurance company and your insurance coverage, it’s always a good idea to find out ahead of time of the exact rental amount allowed.
If you have been injured in a Hit & Run Car Accident you can still receive medical treatment as well recover monies for you injuries. Medical bills are always paid by the insurance company of the vehicle you were either driving or a passenger in at the time of accident, this is regardless of which vehicle is at fault. When it comes to recovering monies for your pain and suffering, in a hit & run cases, it is also covered by the vehicle you were in at the time of accident.
If you were injured in a Car Accident and the car that you were in was uninsured at the time of accident then your medical bills will be paid my MVAIC, its stands of Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation. To Find out more information, to protect your rights and for a free legal consultation call our law firm immediately at 212-529-8000.
All victims of Car Accidents have the right to the best legal representation possible. At Choudhry & Franzoni, PLLC we have the strengths, both financial and in terms of manpower to fight hard for our clients. We refuse to accept low ball offers from insurance companies. We fight hard for our clients and recover the maximum compensation. We are not afraid to take cases to trial.
Hiring a right Car Accident Attorney to represent you is a very important decision. Unfortunately most law firms that deal with Car Accidents Cases don’t have the strength and money to spend on litigating a case. They often settle with the insurance carriers by accepting their low ball offers. When choosing a Car Accident Attorney you should evaluate the strength of the firm, don’t be fooled by fancy commercials and long-winded slogans. Make the right Choice when it comes to hiring a right car accident attorney.
Car Accident lawyers work on a contingency basis, standard industry fee is 1/3 (33%) of the total amount recovered. However some law firms have sliding scale retainers, and have hidden fees built in. They may charge you for filling a No-Fault Application or may charge higher percentage in fee if your case settles for a certain number. At Choudhry & Franzoni, PLLC, our contingency fee for Car Accident Cases is a Flat 1/3 (33%) of your total recovery. We DO NOT have any hidden fees or sliding scale retainers.
If you are not satisfied with your attorney you have a right to fire him/her and move your case to a different lawyer. You can change your attorney without paying any additional fee. Both the old attorney and new attorney will be compensated from the same fee. If you are dissatisfied with your current attorney’s performance, Please Call Us For A Free Consultation For Your Car Accident Case. 212-LAW-8000
You should never sign any paperwork or a release form given to you by any insurance company following a car accident without first consulting an attorney that specializes in auto accident cases. The Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that people represented by a lawyer received Three and Half Times More Money than people who settled a case without a lawyer. Do Not Gamble With Your Legal Rights. Call Our Law Firm For A Free Consultation. We Are Here To Help. Call Now 212 529 8000.
Even after paying attorneys’ fees, clients received more than double the amount of money they otherwise would have gotten. It has been reported that insurance company wants you to sign papers and settle your case before you hire a lawyer.
Many auto accident victims have signed away their rights to file a claim before understanding the full nature and extent of their injuries or their true value of their claim. The insurance companies have lawyers and know the true value of your case, working hard on their side so should you.
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Your immigration status has no bearing on your right to get compensation for your injuries from any Car Accident. Many people feel that since they are either visiting or have overstayed their visa, they may not be entitled to file a claim for their injuries resulting from a Car Accident, THIS IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE. The fact is that anyone injured in any type of A Car Accident has the right to recover damages regardless of their immigration status.