Accidents by their nature are sudden and very upsetting to all people involved. When you have been injured, and are dealing with the shock of the crash, especially when the accident was someone else’s fault, you need support, not headaches with insurance companies.
Sometimes, insurance companies in New York and elsewhere may want to close a claim before you are fully recovered. They may have you submit to an independent medical examiner hired by the insurance company. This doctor generally will find that you are recovered enough to close the claim. This is especially the case when you have suffered soft tissue injuries, which are the kind of injuries that are not as apparent say, as a broken bone.
Attorneys who protect the rights of the injured can be of service in situations like these. They can at the very least explain your rights in a free initial consultation and give you a broad overview understanding of the insurance claims process and the personal injury legal process.
You have many rights, including the right to be compensated for the cost of your medical treatment, for any pain and suffering relating to your injuries, and for the cost of rehabilitative treatment and the cost of retrofitting your home if you have suffered permanently disabling injuries.
Insurance companies regularly use tactics that can be intimidating. Add to that the fact that most people don’t want to be a “bother,” even people who have been injured through no fault of their own, and you have insurance companies sometimes taking advantage of the injured.
Interestingly, most personal injury claims never even go to trial. Most claims are settled out of court by negotiation, in what is considered an informal early settlement.
Contact The Pryor Law Firm
The Pryor Law Firm maintains offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Nassau County. Visit our website at: Find out more about our firm by visiting: car-accidents
Among our case results are:
- $1.6 million recovered after trial for a six year-old struck by a van as he was leaving a youth group function without any adult supervision. The case settled after the jury returned a liability verdict against the driver and the youth organization who failed to supervise him,
- $250,000 arbitration recovery for a NY man whose back injuries got worse after he suffered in a rear-end collision crash.*
We handle personal injury cases exclusively on a contingency fee basis (meaning you pay no fee unless we recover compensation for you), and we can visit you or your loved one at home or at a hospital if travel is too difficult. To contact us for confidential advice following a serious injury or fatal accident, submit our online contact form or call 212-222-8444 in Manhattan, 718-773-1700 in Brooklyn or 516-741-8100 in Nassau County.
Firm founder Kenneth A. Pryor is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Pryor is an experienced trial lawyer who teaches trial skills as an adjunct law school professor. Our firm can provide the knowledgeable and experienced legal representation you need.
* Disclaimer: The above case results are samples of some of the verdicts and settlements that were obtained through the efforts of Kenneth A. Pryor during his career as lead counsel or co-counsel and the results were dependent on the specific facts of each individual case. Prior results are no guarantee of a similar outcome or future success. Each case is unique and the final outcome of negotiations or trial is never guaranteed. In some cases, the verdicts may have been reduced by a court or settled by the parties for a lesser amount.