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Car accidents can be traumatic, especially for those who sustain injuries caused by a negligent driver. In New York, car accidents lead to over 300 deaths and more than 8,400 emergency room visits every year. As a result, thousands of families are left with an overwhelming burden to carry. In addition to recovering from injuries, victims may also have to grapple with costly medical bills, lost income and other consequences arising from the accident.

Car accident victims often struggle with the aftermath of an accident, and insurance companies do not make it any easier when they try to hinder and delay claims. The car accident lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC are prepared to help car accident victims in Port Chester recover compensation for their injuries.

Common Injuries after a Car Accident in Port Chester

Injuries caused by a car accident can range in severity. Some victims may not even realize they are injured due to the initial shock of an accident and a delay in the onset of pain and symptoms. The following are some common injuries after a car accident:

  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Burns
  • Lacerations and contusions
  • Internal damage
  • Other injuries requiring surgery

Before receiving medical treatment, victims of car accidents may have to undergo MRI testing, X-rays, CT scans, and other diagnostic tests to uncover injuries that cannot be seen from the outside. A victim’s medical expenses can become overwhelmingly high. The car accident lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC will fight for you so that you can recover your rightful compensation.

What to Do after You Have Been in a Car Accident in Port Chester

It can be difficult to know what to do after you have been in a car accident. The most important thing to do is to stay calm and assess the situation. After an accident, there are certain steps you should try to take if you are conscious and able to do so. If your injuries are not life-threatening, take the following steps:

Call 911

Calling 911 is always the first step to take. You may not be the best person to assess the gravity of your injuries or the accident; therefore, it is vital to have the authorities at the scene as soon as possible.

Take Pictures

Document your view of the accident scene, involved vehicles (including license plates and other identifying information, such as truck signs), injuries you may be able to see, and your current location. Pictures will serve as far better evidence of the accident than your memory alone. 

Connect with Witnesses

Speak with anyone who may have witnessed the accident and collect their contact information. This will allow the lawyers to try to obtain a sworn statement from the witnesses shortly after the accident before they start to forget the details of the accident.

Other Driver’s Information

You should take pictures of the other driver’s vehicle (including position, damage, license plate, etc.) and get their contact and insurance information; however, do not contact their insurance company. If the other driver’s insurance company contacts you, you will want your car accident attorney to speak with them.

See a Doctor

Regardless of how you might feel at the time of your accident, seek medical attention immediately. Sometimes, injury symptoms can take days or even weeks to surface. In order to seek damages from the negligent party, you will need to take your medical care and follow-up care seriously.

Contact an Attorney

You should contact a skilled attorney who can help you with your car accident claim (lawsuit). At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we will review the details of your case and explain what your legal options are. You want legal representation from someone who will help you secure the maximum applicable compensation for your injuries.

What Compensation Can I Seek after a Car Accident?

Car accidents can be life-altering for victims and their families. There is no way to plan for an accident, and many victims are left feeling helpless afterward. The attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC are ready to help you. We will pursue compensation on your behalf for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Healthcare/medical expenses (past and future)
  • Damage to property
  • Lost wages or income (past and future)
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Ongoing rehabilitation or physical therapy
  • Funeral costs
  • Disability
  • More 

The circumstances surrounding each victim’s case will vary, and the total amount of compensation depends on numerous factors. Our experienced car accident attorneys will analyze your case. Based on the losses you have suffered in and from the accident, we will determine your entitlement to compensation from the at-fault driver.

What Can I Expect When I Hire a Car Accident Lawyer in Port Chester? 

Insurance companies are challenging to work with, and they are known for delaying and denying insurance claims. Working with a Port Chester car accident attorney may be the only realistic way to recover damages. Our team of attorneys will handle the paperwork, correspond with insurance companies, and file the lawsuit against the at-fault driver, all in pursuit of compensation on your behalf.

The law is complex, and our attorneys will help you through every step of the legal process. We will investigate your accident, examine witness statements and police reports, and fight for the right resolution for your case.

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the skilled and experienced car accident attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC. You deserve justice for your injuries caused by a negligent driver, and we can help.

Contact Our Experienced and Dedicated Port Chester Car Accident Lawyers

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we have more than 65 years of combined experience helping car accident victims in Port Chester. Our goal is to secure fair compensation for our clients. Serving Port Chester and the entire New York area, our team of lawyers provides big firm service with a small firm personalized approach. At our firm, we take personal injury cases very personally, and our reputation speaks for itself.

We offer free consultations and 24/7 availability to accommodate scheduling needs. Contact us today at (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632 or fill out our contact form to speak to a legal representative about your case.

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Pedestrian struck by bus/wrongful death following lengthy conscious pain and suffering

Tragic bus collision involving pedestrian in crosswalk, causing catastrophic injuries which ultimately resulted in pedestrian’s wrongful death two weeks later. Lever & Ecker, PLLC, was able to obtain $12 million in compensation on behalf of the pedestrian’s surviving family. Not only was this settlement (the specific terms of which are confidential) one of the largest personal injury settlements in New York in 2020, we were able to resolve the case at an early stage, allowing the family to obtain a measure of closure and avoid the trauma of reliving the experience in court.