I recently received a question from a man injured in a car accident while he was on the job. I thought I would share the question and answer as other readers may have similar questions.
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A Brand Manager was driving home from work in Westchester when an SUV crashed into her car from behind. The impact caused whiplash symptoms and left her with terrible headaches and occipital neuralgia. The woman was unsure what to do and waited a full year before contacting an attorney. She retained the Schlitt Law Firm to help her with No Fault coverage and to pursue compensation from the other driver’s insurance company. We developed the case and carefully documented the woman’s injuries. Ten days after sending a Settlement Proposal to the other driver’s insurance company, we reached a settlement for good value making our client very happy.
Long Island Personal Injury Lawyer Announces Settlement in a Hit in the Rear Car Crash on Sunrise Highway
A Long Island woman was driving on Sunrise Highway when another car crashed into her from behind. Even though she wore a seat belt, the force of the crash flung her forward causing her to bang her head on the steering wheel. The car accident left the woman with substantial soft-tissue injuries. She was familiar with personal injury law and knew the challenges created when seeking compensation for soft-tissue injuries. The woman retained the Schlitt Law Firm to help her with No Fault coverage and to pursue compensation from the other driver’s insurance company. We have now settled the case for good value, putting money in the woman’s pocket and avoiding the need for a lengthy and expensive trial process.
Our client, a driver for a laboratory company, was waiting at a traffic light when another driver fell asleep, crossed over a double yellow line and struck his car head-on. The man retained Carol L. Schlitt of the Schlitt Law Firm to represent him in an effort to win compensation for his injuries. When the insurance company for the other driver held firm at a settlement offer that our client and we considered too low, we filed a lawsuit. Confronted with the lawsuit, the insurance company agreed to settle for more than two and a half times their previous “best and final offer.” Our client responded by saying, “Thank you for the amazing work you have done on my behalf. I am satisfied and will recommend you highly to all my friends and family.”
If you or a loved one has been injured in car accident or motor vehicle accident in New York, there are certain steps that you must take and certain steps that we recommend you take. We prepared this helpful guide.
My car was hit by a drunk driver who fled the scene of the accident. He was caught later after his car stalled out. That driver was arrested for hit and run and for DWI. My girlfriend and I were both hurt and we both went to the hospital. The insurance company totaled my car. What are my rights? Can I sue the other driver? Can we get money for this case?
If you have been in a car accident, you may need to obtain a copy of the police report. How you obtain that police report (or accident report) will vary depending on where the accident occurred. Since we represent many car accident victims on Long Island, we thought it might be helpful to share information on how to obtain a police accident report form the various police departments on Long Island.
An Albanian immigrant had finished work for the day and was riding home as a passenger in a van. At the same time, a man driving Ford Van collided with a construction company truck and then stuck the van in which our client rode. Our client suffered significant injuries to his back and neck. The Ford van had limited insurance coverage which was not enough to pay the compensation our client deserved and the construction company denied liability. The case went to trial with Carol L. Schlitt representing the plaintiff. She demonstrated how both the driver of the Ford van and the construction company bore liability and the jury awarded our client $800,000 in damages.
New York Personal Injury Lawyer Garners $975,000 Settlement for Passenger in a Car Accident in the Bronx
Our client was a passenger in a car travelling east on Randall Avenue in the Bronx. When the driver made a left turn on Zerega, the car crashed into a dumpster left in the street. Our client suffered a fracture of his both fibulas, his left ankle and his left humerus, each of which required surgery. The driver of the car admitted liability for his role in the accident, though the dumpster owner denied all responsibility. At trial, Attorney Carol L. Schlitt proved the liability of both the driver and the dumpster owner and then forced a settlement for $975,000.
A New York City man crossing Third Avenue at 73rd Street was struck by a car and badly injured. The injured man retained our law firm to represent him in an effort to collect compensation from the man who hit him and to protect his rights. We investigated the case and overcame the objections of the defendant to force an early settlement for the full insurance policy of $100,000. We settled the case in less than six months.