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If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important that you speak with an experienced Rochester personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Whether the accident was caused by a negligent driver or a defective car part, your injury lawyer can inform you of your rights, explore your options with you, and help you pursue a claim to help you cope with your losses. To get started, just call the Rochester car accident lawyer at King Law. The attorney can work with you to create a strong claim aimed at maximizing your settlement.

"...King Law came in, and they took care of me. After that, all I had to do was really just rehab my knee and my back. And now I'm back to being fully functional."

- Juan, Car Accident Client

Some injuries may not show up immediately, so it is important that you see a doctor immediately. Many victims are often left dealing with mounting debt from missing work, ongoing medical treatment, and more. You should not have to pay for the negligence of another. Allow the firm to seek compensation on your behalf. Victims injured in car accidents are eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, diminished earning capacity, rehabilitation expenses, and pain and suffering.

Some of our firm's recent recoveries include:

  • $112,500 Settlement - Car Accident
    After being struck by another vehicle while stopped at a red light, client sustained neck injuries that required surgery.
  • $105,000 Settlement - Car Accident
    Client sustained back and knee injuries after being struck by a texting driver.
  • $100,000 Settlement - Head-on Collision
    Client's leg broke after a vehicle cross the center line and hit his vehicle head-on.

Your consultation with the firm is provided free of charge. Call (585) 286-5124.

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What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

Immediately after a car, seek medical treatment. Having medical records and a full body examination can actually help to maximize the value of your claim. Many injuries are also not immediately visible, so getting regular checkups to monitor the progress of your injuries is also crucial for your health and your claim.

After a car accident, you should also:

  • Keep clear documentation of your injuries, including medical records, photographs, and other evidence of your injuries
  • Preserve any physical evidence, such as parts of damaged car
  • Collect contact information from witnesses who may be at the scene of the accident.
  • Call an attorney to help you file a claim.

What Factors Affect My Recovery Value?

In any car accident claim, the extent of actual damages will set the initial recovery value. This means fixes or medical attention with values that can be written down in dollars and cents. The more damage and harm done to you and your vehicle, the greater your recovery value. The total potential of your claim can also increase due to punitive damages – monetary penalty often associated with criminal driving behavior, such as DUI – and nominal damages – financial rewards granted in response to your own emotional trauma experienced. The actual compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your accident.

Car accidents can cause severe injuries, and in extreme cases, result in fatalities. Common injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Back injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Disfigurement

Liability also plays a major role in how much you can hope to be compensated. The less liable you are for your car accident, the more you should be able to collect from insurance companies or the other driver. Determining liability is a multi-step process that involves any insurance providers individually investigating the details of the collision to try to pinpoint who was doing what at the time of the crash. This can be a challenge in apparently simple cases, such as rear-end accidents, as well as in complex, multi-car pileups.

A driver’s liability for a car accident may increase if they were doing any of the following:

The Importance of Taking Pictures for Your Car Accident Claim

Photos from a car accident scene can show proof of the cause of the collision, what contributing factors are involved in the crash and the full extent of damages which victims suffered. These pictures can show property and vehicle damage, injuries, and details which can help your claim.

Since memory can be considered unreliable at times, having photographic proof can help remind you of the details which you may have forgotten. During negotiations with insurance providers, your car accident pictures can be used as evidence to substantiate your injuries and the fault of the other party.

In the end, car accident photos can help you develop a successful claim and recover the financial compensation you deserve.

The following are helpful tips on taking car accident photos:

  • Take as many photos as you can. If space and storage permits on your smartphone, take as many pictures as possible. While it may appear to be a little excessive, you never know what you may uncover when reviewing the pictures later. Capture photos of all vehicles involved, the people at the scene, the skid marks on the street, the weather conditions, the street signs and traffic lights.
  • Take pictures from different angles. Do not just take multiple photos of various things. Instead, take as many photos as you can of the same thing from different angles.
  • Take pictures of your injuries and document the recovery process. Photos can provide proof of the full extent of your injuries. Documenting the recovery process can demonstrate how serious your injuries are and how it prevents you from returning to work or living a normal life.
  • Take photos immediately after your accident. Take pictures as soon as possible. However, it may be difficult to do if you are severely injured. This could mean asking a friend, family member, or your lawyer to take pictures of your injuries and then return to the scene at a later time.

My Insurance is Denying My Car Accident Claim

In many car accidents, your greatest opposition is not the person who struck you but actually your own car insurance provider. In order to keep their own profits high, an insurance adjuster may attempt to give you a small payment under New York car insurance laws, an amount which may be less than you could recover with the help of an accident lawyer. You should not accept any initial settlement offer from any insurance company without first allowing a car accident attorney to review your claim. It could be possible that there are damages you have not considered or calculated, and which require a much larger settlement amount to cover.

If you suspect that your insurance provider is using insurance bad faith tactics, be sure to also let your lawyer know, as this can also be addressed in a personal injury lawsuit. Other insurance problems you may need to address include recovering compensation from a driver who is underinsured or uninsured. Because auto insurance in New York follows a no fault policy, you will always be eligible to recover compensation for an accident. The question we can help you answer is whether the amount offered is sufficient for your needs.

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At King Law, the Rochester car accident attorney is available 24/7 to help clients during this difficult time. The attorney can walk you through the claims process and protect your rights along the way. If an insurance company is refusing to settle your claim in a fair manner, the firm will not hesitate to litigate on your behalf.

The firm's lead attorney is a former prosecutor and seasoned trial attorney who has proven himself time and again in jury trials. He has been featured in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 peer-reviewed Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists (less then 2.5% of attorneys in the state) for his impressive experience and accomplishments.

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