What’s The Value Of My Case?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re likely facing the spectre of large out of pocket medical expenses, lost earnings and other challenges. It’s important to know that you don’t have to face this crisis alone because an experienced personal injury lawyer knows exactly what to do to help you return to enjoying your life. When you hire the right Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn car accident attorney, you’re usually able to recoup large amounts of money to help you pay off your bills and come back strong. In addition to being the go to car accident attorney in Queens, Wittenstein & Wittenstein is also the top NYC Construction Accident attorney, helping injured workers, guests and bystanders collect what they’re entitled to when they are injured to due negligent and reckless acts by construction companies. Call 718-261-8114 for a free consultation.

How Much Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

There are many factors that go into determining the value of a car accident case, but these are the most important:

  • Percentage of Liability;
  • Extent of Damages and
  • Proof of Causation.

The threshold issue in any car accident case is the percentage of liability. This simply means that there must be a driver that has at least 1% responsibility for accident, but as a practical matter you would need a greater percentage of liability than this to merit making a claim. For example, if you’re sitting at a light and are hit in the rear, the driver that hits you is close to 100% liable. Intersection accidents are not so clear because even if you were hit by a car that went through a stop sign, you can still be partially responsible for the accident. The extent of damages is based on how seriously injured you were which is proven with your medical reports and testimony from you physician. It’s also necessary to prove that your injuries were a result of the car accident and weren’t pre-existing or caused by something that happened later. Many claims are also limited by the amount of applicable insurance, so it’s important to work with a Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island and Brooklyn car accident attorney that knows how to find deep pockets.

How To Determine the Value of Your Construction Accident Case

Most workers that are injured on construction sites are limited to recovering workers compensation when benefits that include medical care and lost earnings because New York law doesn’t allow them to sue their employers. There are exceptions to workers compensation, labor law provisions and third party claims that can enable workers to collect additional sums of money for their pain and suffering. Most construction companies have substantial insurance coverage so it’s usually possible for experienced NYC construction accident lawyers to collect enough money to fully compensate workers when it’s possible to bring a lawsuit. Bystanders that are injured by falling debris or equiptment that’s adjacent to a construction site can sue the responsible parties and claims can also be brought by people delivering supplies, food or other items to the construction site. If you have any questions about your construction accident case, call Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a free consultation at 718-261-8114.

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About the Author:

Alyce Wittenstein is a world class attorney, blogger and filmmaker. She began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

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