If you could sit down with auto accident lawyers, what would you ask?  Today’s blog post covers the most common questions we get asked.

How much does an attorney charge for a motor vehicle injury case?

Most accident attorneys work on a contingency basis. A contingency means the attorney will not get paid unless you do. Once you to receive a settlement or win a jury verdict, the lawyer will receive a percentage of that amount.

How long do I have to get an attorney after an auto accident?

In New York you have a limit of 3 years from the date of the accident to commence an action. Having said that, you should contact an attorney that specializes in motor vehicle accidents right after your accident. Time is of the essence when dealing with insurance companies, filing paperwork and obtaining the proper records to increase your chances of recovering both physically and financially after a car accident.

What does No Fault mean?

No fault does not mean that no one was at fault in an accident. No fault is medical insurance for individuals who were hurt in a car accident.

How much can I get for “pain and suffering”?

New York is one of the few states that does not set a limit on how much you can recover. That is left to the discretion of a jury.

If it is that easy why do I need a motor vehicle accident attorney?

The truth is, it’s not easy at all. Contacting an attorney to review your case will help you to both understand the process and maximize your chances of recovering financially. You can’t walk into a courtroom expecting to receive $5 million for a paper cut, By the same token, you should not allow an insurance company bully you into taking $5,000 for a brain injury. By working with an experienced, qualified auto accident lawyer, the specifics of your case, your personal needs and losses will be assessed and a fair amount will be determined.