Accidents happen all the time in Albany. In fact, state statistics show that Albany experienced 454 accidents in 2020. These resulted in 243 nonfatal injuries, 207 instances of property damage, and four fatalities. Put differently, about 20 people are injured in Albany car accidents each year.
If you’ve been involved in a wreck, you need expert legal advice. Contact Attorney Lance D. Youd today to find out more about how to bring a claim for compensation.
Covering Bills & Expenses
Car accidents are expensive. Victims may suffer devastating injuries which can leave them recovering for a long time. Some require surgery, rehab, and prescription drugs to improve their stages of recovery. There are some instances where, it is impossible to work, therefore putting a strain and stress on the family finances.
A car accident settlement should cover:
- Vehicle damage
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and similar intangible losses
How to Obtain a Settlement
Most car wrecks are caused by negligent drivers. These drivers fail to use reasonable care when behind the wheel, usually because they aren’t paying attention or are driving recklessly. They may fail to consider the consequences of hurting not only themselves but innocent victims as well. Common examples of negligence include:
- Texting and driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Failure to follow traffic rules
- Driving while fatigued
- Careless vehicle maintenance
- Driving while impaired
To receive compensation, we gather as much evidence as we can find. Remember, no insurance adjuster was at the accident scene. We need to “recreate” the accident to establish who was at fault. Evidence gathering can include speaking to witnesses, reviewing police reports, and looking at photographs of the cars involved in the wreck.
We also need to fully document your injuries, pain, and medical care. We recommend keeping all bills and paperwork related to medical treatment. Gather paystubs or proof of self-employment income to show how much income you have lost.
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