It only takes a split second for a car accident to happen, but the physical, emotional, and financial repercussions can last a lifetime. Our auto accident attorneys have more than 38 years of experience helping injured victims throughout New York recover compensation for damages such as medical bills, wage loss, and pain and suffering. Alexander & Associates, The Heavy Hitters® are dedicated to fighting for our clients’ rights and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.
Cases involving motor vehicle accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim – for good reason. According to the CDC, in 2020 more than 2.1 million people visited an emergency department for injuries sustained in crashes. Common types of accidents include:
Alexander & Associates, The Heavy Hitters® are your local dedicated attorneys who have a proven track record of success recovering maximum compensation for clients. We handle all negotiations with insurers and fight to help you get the maximum compensation you need to protect your health and financial future. Your local defenders are seasoned trial lawyers who know how to litigate cases in the courtroom and get results for our clients.
Injuries sustained in an accident can end up being more severe than they appear at first glance. Traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, internal bleeding, broken or crushed bones, amputation, and other catastrophic injuries may require costly treatment such as surgery, hospital stays, rehabilitation, and nursing care, and can have a devastating impact on a victim’s quality of life.
Injuries like whiplash can also have long-term repercussions such as chronic pain and loss of range of motion, which can affect your ability to perform daily tasks and do things you enjoy. There are many types of injuries that may also impact your ability to earn a living, which can leave you and your family in a precarious financial situation. If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle crash, our attorneys can assess your case and determine whether you have grounds for a wrongful death claim.
It’s important to hire a lawyer who knows how to properly investigate motor vehicle accident claims. Our legal team has worked with more than 10,000 local clients throughout central New York, Rochester, the Southern Tier, and the North Country. We know how to collect relevant evidence to support your claim, gather information from your health care providers, and may seek the input of expert witnesses such as accident reconstructionists and medical professionals. We put all the pieces of the puzzle together to prove negligence, the extent of your injuries, and how they have impacted your life.
Insurance companies employ all sorts of tactics to minimize payouts or deny claims altogether. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, they will most likely offer a minimal amount that may not even cover your medical expenses, let alone damages like lost wages and pain and suffering.
Because New York is a no-fault state, you may file a claim with your own auto insurance company, but even they may not have your best interests in mind. Do not give a statement, sign anything, or accept a settlement offer before speaking to a personal injury attorney from your local dedicated law firm, Alexander & Associates. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and advise you of your options.
It is vital to take certain steps to protect your rights after an accident. Get yourself and your passengers out of harm’s way if possible and call 911. Obtain information from all involved parties, including contact information, insurance information, and driver’s license and plate numbers. Take photos of the scene, your injuries, property damage, and anything else you think may be relevant.
Your health and well-being should be your number one priority, so seek medical attention as soon as possible. Symptoms of injuries may not show up for hours, days, or even weeks. Going to the ER or seeing a physician can help to ensure you receive the treatment you need and help back up any claims you may make with insurers. When speaking with any law enforcement officers on the scene, be honest about what happened but refrain from using statements like “it was my fault”.
Before taking any other action, contact a personal injury attorney. Having an experienced, trustworthy auto accident lawyer evaluate your claim won’t cost anything – we offer free consultations and take cases on contingency. This means you won’t incur any up-front costs or owe attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you.
At Alexander & Associates, we care about our clients and their families. We fight to make things right for injured victims and help them find the compensation they need to recover and move on with their lives after an accident. Contact us online or call 1-800-529-1333 to schedule a free case evaluation. Our auto accident attorneys serve clients in Central New York, Rochester, and the Southern Tier and North Country areas.
Distracted driving is the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents nationwide. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), inattentive driving accounts for 25-50 percent of all motor vehicle accidents in the U.S.