When you have suffered an injury in an accident that was caused by another party, it is likely going to be within your best interests to ask a New York, New York personal injury lawyer about your ability to recover monetary compensation. Speaking with an attorney will not commit you to taking any specific course of action, but it will help you to make an informed decision about how to proceed.
Regardless of whether you choose to take legal action, time is of the essence when it comes to speaking with an attorney in the wake of an accident. You can feel confident in knowing that if the potential negligent party reported the accident to their insurance company, insurance adjusters are looking into the case. The longer you wait to seek out your own legal advice, the more the adjusters can get ahead. It is partially for this reason that if you have been injured in an accident, it is advisable to schedule a free consultation with Okun, Oddo & Babat, P.C. today.
A Law Firm That is Resilient, Determined, and Dedicated
There are many personal injury lawyers in New York, but not all focus on personal injury law. Before you enter into a client-attorney relationship with a New York, NY personal injury lawyer, it is recommended that you make sure you have chosen the right advocate. Yes, you can change your lawyer down the road, but this is not easy. To avoid this hassle, take time to review personal injury law firms that are up to par with your expectations and have a solid reputation.
What You Should Look For in a Good Lawyer
- Your lawyer should be knowledgeable
- The firm should understand local, state, and federal laws and procedures
- A good personal injury lawyer will know how insurance companies work
- He or she may be ready for rogue moves on the part of the defense
- Maximum damages will ideally be the number one goal
When you contact our office, you can feel the peace of mind in knowing that every New York, NY personal injury lawyer employed by our firm possesses these qualities and more. Our track record is impressive and something that insurance companies are well aware of. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for clients; let us help you.
Don’t Let a Serious Injury Keep You Down
We know that a serious injury, such as head trauma, a broken spine, or disfigurement, can be devastating. These accidents may be more upsetting when they were caused because of another person’s negligence. You may be saddled with large medical costs and unable to pay them due to your inability to work. Leisure activities you once enjoyed might not be possible, or you may be unable to perform basic tasks without the assistance of another person. Compensation for your medical care, future treatment, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and more may be available. Every case is different, so it is important to consult with an experienced attorney before committing to any specific expectations about your case.
If you were involved in any of the following, please consult a New York, NY personal injury lawyer for further guidance today:
- Car accident
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Bicycle accident
- Rideshare accident
- Scooter accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Animal attack
- Construction accident
- Public transportation accident
- Slip and fall
- Swimming pool accident
- Premise liability accident
- Food poisoning
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injury
- Daycare accident
- Exposure to a hazardous material
- + Other
The above list is not exhaustive. Our experience spans across thousands of different cases, each with their own mitigating factors, details, and complications. Let us help you make an informed decision about your legal situation today.
Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement and Medical Bills
If you were injured as a result of someone else’s actions, you probably have a lot of questions. One of your first questions is probably about how you will pay for your medical bills. You have the option to file a personal injury lawsuit, which may force the responsible party to compensate you fully for all financial and non-financial losses. If you do this, do you have to use the amount you got from the lawsuit to pay your medical bills? This is the question this guide will explore.
Handling Your Medical Bills
The first thing you need to understand is that a personal injury lawsuit will likely last months or possibly more than a year to conclude. You will not be able to receive any money from the lawsuit right away unless the other party settles immediately. You cannot rely on the lawsuit to cover your medical bills. This means you have two primary options:
- Paying out of pocket
For many people, paying large medical bills out of pocket simply is not an option. Of course, if it is an option for you, then the matter becomes quite simple. You will pay the medical bill yourself, and then be fully compensated for it when you win the lawsuit. Keep in mind, however, that if you do not win your lawsuit, you will not regain what you spent on your medical bills and it is too late to go through your insurance policy.
Paying With Insurance
Let’s examine the option of paying your medical bills with your insurance policy. You will pay very little or none of your medical bill yourself. Then, when you win your lawsuit, the amount you are paid will be used to reimburse your insurance provider. After all, if you kept the settlement yourself, it would be like both your insurance provider and the defendant both paying you, which would not be fair.
However, there is another aspect to consider. In personal injury lawsuits, you are usually compensated both for financial and non-financial losses. This means that you will receive an amount equal to your medical bills, but you will also receive an amount meant to cover any pain and suffering or other losses. You will only have to reimburse the insurance company for the amount they spent, and will be able to keep the rest for yourself.
If it looks like you will need to file a personal injury lawsuit, you should get in touch with an attorney from Okun, Oddo, & Babat, P.C. as soon as possible.