Long Island, New York, is known for its beaches, great food, and horrible traffic. Bay Shore residents who have traveled town roads, the Long Island Expressway, and other major arteries are familiar with that traffic but also with drivers who enjoy speeding, weaving, and engaging in other reckless behaviors.

If you are the victim of a car accident in Bay Shore, connect with a Long Island, NY car accident lawyer from Tucker Lawyers, PC. You can count on a Bay Shore car accident lawyer from our team to handle your case with compassion and skill so you get the compensation you need to restore your health, financial stability, and sense of justice.

Why Choose Tucker Lawyers, PC for a Bay Shore Car Accident Claim?

Just as it has a lot of traffic, Long Island, NY, also has its fair share of law firms – so it is fair to ask why you should partner with Tucker Lawyers, PC. First, we have a track record of getting clients the results they need to move forward. Second, we offer a team of support, not only legal representation, and will help you secure the medical care you need as we pursue your case. Third, we are New Yorkers ourselves. We want the best for our fellow New Yorkers. For these and other reasons, choosing our firm is in your best interests.

Common Car Accident Injuries in Bay Shore, NY

Car accident injuries take many forms and come with a variety of consequences. Whether you suffer a moderate or catastrophic injury, there will be costs to contend with. Common car accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Burns
  • Deep cuts or amputations
  • Nerve or muscle damage, often to the back or neck
  • Spinal cord injuries.

These injuries can leave you out of work temporarily or permanently and require weeks, months, or even a lifetime of care.

Types of Compensation Available after a Bay Shore, NY Car Accident

New York is a no-fault state. This means drivers carry their own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance and are covered by their own policies when in an accident. PIP covers “necessary and reasonable” medical care, lost wages, and other household expenses incurred by the accident, but not noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. To maximize your compensation, you need to have a Bay Shore, NY car accident attorney manage your case.

Insurance companies do their best to pay out as little as possible and will likely try to argue that medical costs you have incurred fall outside their definition of “necessary and reasonable.” Your lawyer will not allow insurance companies to wiggle through loopholes and deny you the coverage you rightfully deserve.

If your injuries qualify as “serious” under New York state’s interpretation, your attorney can file a third-party personal injury claim against the party at fault for the accident. A personal injury settlement can cover both economic and noneconomic damages, meaning you can see compensation for:
All related medical costs

Trust an experienced Bay Shore, NY car accident lawyer from Tucker Lawyers, PC, to navigate New York’s car accident and personal injury laws and get you the settlement you need.

Proving Negligence after a Bay Shore, NY Car Accident

There are four elements of negligence you must prove against the at-fault party in a personal injury claim. The first element, “duty of care,” means you must show the at-fault party had a legal obligation to preserve your safety. Since all other drivers on the road owe others sharing the road a duty of care, this first element is usually covered.

Then, you must prove the at-fault party failed to uphold their duty of care. Distracted or speeding or drunk drivers are examples of vehicle operators who breach their duty.

Next, you must show the breach was the direct cause of your accident – not something else. Finally, you must prove the accident cost you measurable damages.

A Bay Shore, NY car accident attorney from Tucker Lawyers PC has the resources, experience, knowledge, and connections needed to get the evidence to prove negligence and support your settlement demand.

How Much Does an Attorney Cost?

As you watch your bills pile up after an accident, it is understandable for you to be concerned about high attorney fees. When you partner with Tucker Lawyers, PC, you do not have to worry. We work on a contingency basis and offer you a free case review.

We are so confident in our ability to get results that we do not get paid until and unless we secure you a settlement. Your attorney fees will come from that settlement.

Bay Shore, NY Car Accident FAQs

Clients often have similar concerns, and we address some of them here.

  • Should I get medical attention after a car accident?

    Yes. If you do not require medical care and do not think your injuries are serious, you should still get prompt medical attention. Some symptoms take a few hours or a day to appear, even for serious injuries. Delaying treatment can compromise your health and your potential case, giving the at-fault party a way to put blame for your condition on your delayed care.

  • How much will my settlement be?

    It is not possible to give an average settlement as each case is unique. The severity of your injuries and the consequences of those injuries all factor into your settlement demand. You can trust your experienced attorney to account for all of your losses in your demand.

  • When should I contact Tucker Lawyer, PC?

    Contact us as soon as possible after your accident. You have 30 days to file a no-fault claim with your insurance. You have three years to file a personal injury claim. The sooner your attorney has access to your case, the better.

If you still have questions, please contact us at (516) 399-2364, and we will be happy to address your concerns.

Contact a Bay Shore, NY Car Accident Lawyer Today

Our attorneys know what it takes to win a Bay Shore, NY car accident case, and we have the track record to prove it. Now, we are ready to fight for you. When someone else’s reckless behavior or negligence causes you injury, they deserve to be held accountable, and you deserve to be compensated.

Contact us today and start moving toward recovery and justice.

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Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.

John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]

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