Being in an auto accident presents many serious challenges, especially choosing the right accident attorney. From car repairs to medical bills and treatment, there is a great deal to consider when you are involved in an auto accident. Nonetheless,choosing the right lawyer to represent you and protect your rights is invariably one of the most important decisions you will make in the days and weeks following your accident. It is important to choose a seasoned attorney who has an excellent track record of overseeing cases that are similar to yours –– whether the accident you were in involved a car, truck, motorcycle or semi-truck or a tractor trailer.
In car accident cases, the law requires a driver to be careful when encountering anyone they meet on the road –– passengers, persons in other vehicles, and pedestrians. Long Island has some of the most dangerous roads in New York State. In fact, an average of 275 people dies each year on the roadway in Long Island. Around sixty percent of these crashes are the result of simple errors and mistakes on the road, like turning in front of a vehicle, ignoring traffic control signals, and drivers that drive while intoxicated. Thousands more are lucky enough not to lose their lives, but are left injured or maimed, sometimes for life, due to an auto accident.
Zimmer & Associates can fight for you to get the compensation that you deserve, including money for:
- Medical bills, both present and future costs
- Lost wages
- Auto repairs
- Pain and suffering
- And other compensation to which you are entitled.
Some car accidents are so minor and straightforward they can be handled without a lawyer. If, however, your car accident case is at all complicated, involves severe or permanent disability, or involves large damages, you should consider hiring a competent personal injury attorney. When choosing the right lawyer to represent you, you should find out if the lawyer charges hourly rates or if he or she works on a contingency basis. Zimmer & Associates auto accident lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay for the lawyer upfront to represent you and to file the paperwork and documents necessary to deal with the at-fault party’s insurance adjusters. We are paid when your case is settled, and usually take a pre-determined percentage of the settlement that you receive for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, call Zimmer & Associates us now at 1-866-270-HURT (4878), or fill out our simple case evaluation form and we will contact you within 24 hours.