Upstate NY Car Accident Lawyer
A car accident can be a very traumatic experience resulting in serious injuries and medical expenses. Upstate New York personal injury attorney Andrew DeLuca is here to help you. There are many complexities that need to be considered in the aftermath of a car, truck or motorcycle accident. Regardless of the severity of the accident from minor fender-benders to catastrophic crashes, Mr. DeLuca is an experienced car accident attorney that is here to help you understand your rights and options.
Attorney Andrew DeLuca can pursue compensation for the long term while your friends and family focus on supporting the injured person after any type of accident including the following:
- Auto Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Boat & Jet Ski Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Uber & Lyft Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
What to Do After a Car Crash in New York
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, there are a few steps that you should take to protect yourself:
Don’t admit fault. It’s natural to want to apologize, but it can be amount to admitting fault. Resist the impulse, even if you are just sorry that someone got hurt.
Don’t sign any paperwork unless it’s from your insurance or the police officer on the scene. The other driver’s insurance may give you an offer – don’t accept it until it has been reviewed by an attorney.
Retain the services of a New York personal injury attorney. The Law Office of Andrew DeLuca will fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
What Evidence Is Collected for a New York Car Accident Claim?
Saratoga personal injury attorney Andrew DeLuca has handled many car accident claims in his years of practicing law. To build a case that gets you the maximum financial settlement that you deserve, we will have to prove that you were the victim and that the other party was at fault. Here are some pieces of evidence we will utilize to fight for your settlement.
- Witness testimony
- Photos of the scene
- Police reports
- Insurance company reports
- Medical bills
- Video evidence
- Accident reconstruction
Is New York is a No-Fault State? Can I Still Pursue Legal Action?
New York is a no-fault state. However, it’s important to note that this doesn’t mean that a driver can’t be held responsible for their actions. It rather refers to insurance policies. When drivers are involved in an accident, each person’s insurance company will pay for the damage meaning your insurance policy will cover your medical expenses up to the limits of the policy.
In the case that a victim has met the seriously injured threshold, New York State law allows the injured victim to file a complaint against the at-fault driver. Legal action can be pursued if they suffered broken bones, limb damage, traumatic brain injury, traumatic spine injury and death.
Insurance often cover a portion of a car accident victim’s medical bills. That being said, other costs related to recovery are often more than what insurance covers. Insurance companies main goal is to maximum profit and will try keep as much money as possible. We will scrutinize every aspect of your situation to secure the proper settlement amount for you. Andrew DeLuca will battle the insurance companies for you.
Victims of car accidents may be entitled to compensation for:
Lost future earnings of a victim who died because of injuries sustained in the accident
Long-term care and rehabilitation services
Pain and suffering resulting from the accident
In cases where the at fault party acted in a particularly reckless way, punitive damages may also be available.
There are never guarantees in any case, but speaking with a car accident lawyer is helpful in figuring out what type of compensation you may be owed.
Why Hire a Car Accident Injury Lawyer in Saratoga County, New York?
1. There are deadlines and extensive paperwork that is necessary to bring a claim. Andrew DeLuca will provide peace of mind by taking care of all the paperwork and red tape you may otherwise not be able to deal with due to serious injury or stress. This will help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
2. Insurance companies are in business to make as much money as possible and want to settle your case for the least amount of money possible.
3. Attorney Andrew DeLuca will aggressively fight to maximize the financial settlement that you deserve to recover from your accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a New York auto accident call Attorney Andrew DeLuca now at (518) 245-9109
The Law Office of Andrew DeLuca serves Saratoga Springs, Albany, Latham, Troy, Schenectady, Glens Falls, Montgomery County, Fulton County and the surrounding Upstate New York area.