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Car crashes can cause serious injuries that lead to a pile of medical bills and a painful recovery. If you believe that someone else is to blame for your car accident injuries, then you should sue to hold them accountable. Our Westchester County car accident attorneys can help you build a case and fight for fair compensation.

What Are Some Likely Car Accident Injuries?

It’s not uncommon for crashes to leave behind injuries that take months to recover from. Some common car accident injuries include:

  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Burns
  • Scrapes and bruises
  • Bruised or broken ribs
  • The loss of a limb
  • Disfigurement

Some of these injuries will require a long recovery time. Others could affect your ability to work or participate in activities that you once loved for years to come or forever. This needs to be factored in when compensation is calculated.

What Can I Do If Car Accident Injuries Prevent Me From Working?

When your injuries prevent you from working, your settlement needs to address that. You can calculate a loss of future earnings by thinking about your current pay rate, what kind of room there is for growth in your field, and how close you are to retirement age. If your injuries mean that you cannot work at all or can only work part-time instead of full-time, that’s going to have a huge impact on your household finances.

How Long Do I Have to Make a Personal Injury Claim?

New York gives accident victims three years to sue for damages. That seems generous, but time can pass by quickly. We recommend hiring a lawyer who can get the legal process started while you focus on your recovery. If you try and file a claim after this time limit runs out, your case is likely to be thrown out no matter how strong of a case you’ve built.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

You are not required to hire a lawyer, but one can do a lot to help you with your case. As mentioned, they can get the legal process started for you while you recover from your injuries. They can also help you calculate fair compensation so that you do not get tempted to take an insurer’s lowball offer. Other than that they can:

  • Defend you from accusations of fault
  • Negotiate with insurers
  • Handle all communications on your behalf
  • Gather evidence that can strengthen your case
  • Talk to experts who can testify on your behalf

We will do anything that we can to help you fight for the best possible outcome.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you were seriously injured in a car crash, you don’t have to fight for justice on your own. Contact Hausman & Pendzick to ask about our free consultations. Now’s the time to learn everything you can about your legal options.