Bronx Isuzu Car Accident
Thousands of people are involved in accidents in New York each year, including accidents involving Isuzus. Just like most vehicle accidents, accidents involving Isuzus typically involve negligence. A person would have committed negligence if he or she failed to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury to another person. For example, if a driver speeds, fails to stop at a red light, or drives while intoxicated, that person who have been negligent. Car accidents sometimes involve serious injuries. For example, it is not uncommon for a car accident victim to suffer a traumatic brain injury such as a severe concussion, or a life-altering spinal cord injury that leaves the victim paralyzed. Such injuries are not only physically and emotionally painful they also can cause the victim financial stress since the victim may have to miss a substantial amount of work. Fortunately, New York law gives victims of Isuzu car accidents as well as victims of other types of personal injuries such as medical malpractice the right to seek compensation for their losses. If you are considering contacting a New York Injury Lawyer because you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a car accident, it is critical that you immediately contact an experienced Bronx Isuzu Car Accident Lawyer who will work closely with you to ensure that you receive compensation for your losses through a personal injury or wrongful death claim.What to do after a car accident
If you are a victim of a car accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention if needed. However, it is also important to gather as much information as possible to ensure the best possible outcome of your personal injury claim.
- Contact the police.
- Get the name, contact information, and license information of the other driver.
- Get the other driver's insurance information.
- Get the license plate # of the other car
- Take photos of you cars and any other vehicles involved.
- Take photos of the area around the scene for evidence of road and weather conditions.
- Get contact information from witnesses
- Contact your insurance company to report the accident. However, do not speak to the insurance company of the other driver or of anyone else involved in the accident.
If the negligence of another driver caused the Isuzu car accident that resulted in your injuries, you can pursue a claim against that person for damages. To prevail you must first show that the driver had a duty to you to drive with care. Because New York drivers are expected to drive at a reasonable, prudent speed, to keep the vehicle under control, and to obey all traffic laws in order to not cause harm to others, then all drivers have a duty to other drivers. Furthermore, you must show that the driver's negligence caused your injuries and that you suffered damages. For example, if you sue to recover damages based on a back injury and a head injury, you must show that you sustained the back injury and the head injury in the car accident and that you did not hurt your back and head in a fall two days prior to the accident. Your medical records will provide key evidence as to the injuries that you sustained in the car accident. The negligent driver may have to pay for your emergency room visit, surgery, rehabilitation, visits to the doctor, medication, assistive equipment and future related medical expenses. In addition, the negligent driver may be liable for other economic losses you sustained such as lost wages or loss of earning capacity. The negligent driver may also have to compensate you for damage to your property, such as the damage to your vehicle. A court may also award you non-economic damages such as pain and suffering or punitive damages.Bronx Isuzu Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that you believe was caused by the negligence of another person, it is critical to immediately contact an attorney with experience. Not only will you be faced with physical challenges, you will also face financial challenges due to medical bills and loss of income. Compensation from the person responsible for your condition is essential to help you and your family deal with the financial burden. The staff at Stephen Bilkis and Associates has extensive experience representing clients injured in SUV rollover accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, and other types of accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case.