If you are injured in an automobile accident it is important to have an experienced lawyer by your side right away. Insurance adjusters will often try to convince you to settle your claim before you obtain representation, even if you are still treating for your injuries. You should not communicate with the insurance company of the other driver. Your also need a lawyer to immediately investigate the facts – talk to witnesses, take pictures and do all that needs to be done to establish liability.
It is also important to have an attorney to help you navigate obtaining no-fault benefits, which includes payment of your medical bills, lost wages and necessary expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
At the Law Offices of Lee Greenstein we have a vast amount of experiencing in representing clients who have been injured in an automobile accident. Your case will be negotiated to obtain the best settlement possible. If the insurance company will not agree to pay you fair value for your injuries, then we are prepared to take your case to a jury.
An automobile accident can be a traumatic event – getting hurt, having to repair or replace your vehicle, missing work, dealing with bills. We will provide you with the information you need, and let you focus on taking care of your health, and getting your life back to normal as fast as possible.
Injuries do not always reveal themselves right away. Knee, back and neck injuries often take a day or two or more to result in significant pain, when the adrenaline and anxiety of the event fade. Certain injuries - like RSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries - often go undiagnosed, or even mis-diagnosed. If you have been in a motor vehcile accident you should consult with counsel to insure that your right to make a claim is protected.
Auto Accident Testimonials
Dear Mr. Greenstein:
I am writing you this letter to thank you for your services and friendship. It’s always nice to know that I can count on you to give me good advice or information if I need it. In this letter I would like to express my gratitude for everything you’ve done for me in the best way I know, by words that come directly from my heart. When you took my case, not only did I get the best attorney, I gained a friendship.
There are not too many lawyers that take the time out and really deal with their clients, but you have done a remarkable job. I just wish there were more lawyers like you. I just wanted to let you know that your work is appreciated.
“Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a horrible condition that not many people know about it. Lee truly fights for your rights and believes in you. After being involved in a car accident that caused a serious permanent injury, Lee turned my tragic experience into peace of mind for the present and future. I highly recommend Lee Greenstein to anyone.”
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If a trial is necessary who will try my case?
Lee Greenstein is an experienced trial attorney and is ready, willing and able to take a case to the jury when the insurance company is unwilling to offer fair compensation. Your case will not be handed off to a different attorney.
Do most cases settle or result in a trial?
The vast majority of cases are resolved with a settlement rather than a trial. Clients always prefer a satisfactory monetary settlement that avoids the anxiety and risk of a trial. The length of a case is often dictated by the course of treatment and recovery, and litigation is often a necessary tool to leverage the best possible result.
When can I make a claim against the vehicle?
You can make a claim against the other vehicle or vehicles in a car accident if (1) they are all, or partially, responsible for causing the accident, AND (2) you have suffered a “serious injury” as that is defined in the New York Insurance Law.
What is a “serious injury?”
A “serous injury” is defined as follows in Insurance Law 5102:
A personal injury which results in (1) death; (2) dismemberment; (3) significant disfigurement; (4) a fracture; (5) loss of a fetus; (6) permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system; (7) permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member; (8) significant limitation of use of a body function or system; or (9) a medically determined injury or impairment of a non-permanent nature which prevents the injured person from performing substantially all of the material acts which constitute such person’s usual and customary daily activities for not less than ninety days during the one hundred eighty days immediately following the occurrence of the injury or impairment.
Who pays lost wages and medical expenses after a car accident?
Your auto insurance company provides “no-fault” benefits resulting from a car accident. Your company is obligated to pay reasonable and necessary medical expenses and lost wages that result do to injuries from a car accident. These benefits are yours regardless of fault for the accident. The completed no-fault application must be provided to the insurance company within 30 days of the accident or your no-fault benefits may be lost.
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