We Fight for What’s Right
Since 1982, the attorneys at Greene Reid & Pomeroy have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients with notable multi-million-dollar settlements.
While every case is unique and prior outcomes are not a guarantee of future success, we are proud of the justice we’ve secured on behalf of our clients.
Let Us Deal with Insurance Companies
As an injured driver, passenger, or pedestrian, you’ve suffered enough. You don’t need the extra burden of fighting for compensation. Negotiating alone or waiting until the insurance company makes an offer for your New York auto accident claim can be frustrating and costly. An uninformed decision can cost you money.
Our skilled New York accident lawyers deal with insurance adjustors on your behalf and look out for your best interests, whether that means your case gets settled outside of court or inside a courtroom.
What to Do After a Car Accident
We understand that being in any accident is a scary situation. After that initial fear, please make sure you and everyone else are alright. Otherwise, your first priority is to call emergency services. Once you’re sure everyone is safe, it’s a good idea to think about what to do next. To help your potential auto accident case, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Greene Reid & Pomeroy recommend the following steps as you prepare for your free consultation.
The New York auto accident report, medical records and bills, photographs of the accident scene and your vehicle, names and contact information of witnesses, photographs of your injuries, and receipts of other expenses you have because of the accident and/or injuries can be used by your New York auto accident attorney as he or she works on your case. These items serve as proof of the accident and what you have suffered.
Be sure to adhere to your doctor’s recommendations for medication, therapy, and overall care in regard to your injuries and any pre-existing conditions, and make it a point to attend all medical appointments. By doing these things, you will show that you have actively taken every possible step to recover. This will prevent representatives of the other party from placing blame on you for lack of medical care or compliance with care.
Insurance adjusters may seem friendly and concerned about your well-being, but the bottom line is that they are looking out for the best interest of their employers — insurance companies. By signing a release or statement about your accident or injuries without the consent of your New York car accident lawyer, you may be signing away your rights and, consequently, diminishing your claim.
New York’s “No-Fault” System
New York has what is known as a “no-fault” system, which is intended to speed up the payment of life expenses such as medical expenses, wages, prescriptions, household bills, and mileage reimbursement caused by accidents. Instead of waiting for the outcome of lawsuits to determine who is at fault, insurance companies are required to pay up to $50,000 toward the losses mentioned previously regardless of who caused the auto accident. In order to secure your no-fault benefits, you must complete and return a no-fault application within 30 days from the date of the accident.
No-fault does not cover vehicle damage and does not extend past $50,000 unless you have additional coverage known as APIP or OBEL. A lawsuit can still be brought for additional coverage or for damages such as pain and suffering.
Greene Reid & Pomeroy is one of the few firms who fight for their clients’ No-Fault benefits at no extra charge. Our attorneys have handled thousands of no-fault cases for our clients and we’ve seen insurance companies become more and more adversarial to their own insureds. Call us today for the help you’ll need!
There’s never a fee until we recover.