What You Should Know About Car Accident Compensation Claims, Part 1

Welcome to our three part series on car accident compensation claims. Find out the ways on how to get your auto accident settlement and how to get the best car accident lawyer in New York.

If you’ve recently been in a car accident, then you know how traumatizing it can be. Your mind is spinning with so many thoughts, and you’re not exactly sure about what you need to be doing. Hopefully you’ve been following along with this blog, so you have some idea about the steps you should be taking, but you’re still interested in more information about your claim. How much money should you expect to get for your car accident? Will you have to pay a lawyer to even get your claim started? Let’s go over some information so that you have a better idea about what you can expect.

Payment for Your Car Accident Lawyer

In most cases, car accident lawyers charge contingency fees. That means that they only get paid if you get a settlement. The fact that your lawyer accepts to take on your case means that he believes that you have a good chance of getting a settlement. Once your money is awarded, he will collect his fee from it, which will be around 30%. This is what we call the no win no fee claims.

Your Medical Bills

Your medical bills might take up a significant portion of your car accident settlement, depending on how serious your accident was. You should keep all of your bills organized and give copies of them to your lawyer. He may ask to see the originals, but you should make sure you keep at least a copy of everything for your own records. Once he has them all, he will submit them to your insurance company.

There’s a lot more that goes into creating your car accident settlement claim. Please check back for the second post in this series for more information.

If you are residing in New York and you need a help in finding lawyer who can assist you with your case, please contact us at (516) 582-4367 or visit caraccidentcases.com. Our well-seasoned NY car accident lawyer can also provide you an initial consultation for free.

Other related articles you might want to read:

  1. What You Should Know About Car Accident Compensation Claims
  2. How Attorneys Negotiate Car Accident Settlements
  3. Determining who is at Fault after a Car Accident
  4. 3 Essential Questions to Ask Your Car Accident Attorney
  5. What if You Were a Passenger in a Car Accident?