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The Department of Motor Vehicles for the state of New York reports that there are approximately 300,000 automobile incidents per year. This means that there is approximately one car accident every two minutes.

Fortunately, most car accidents do not result in fatalities. However, you will probably experience damages from an automobile incident at some point in your life These damages can leave victims physically, financially, and emotionally devastated.

Long Island Car Accident Law

Recovering from catastrophe is difficult enough without having to navigate the process of seeking financial compensation. What’s more, determining the type of damages you may be compensated for can be confusing and stressful. If you or a loved one have undergone the traumatizing hardship of a car accident, you need an attorney to assist you in collecting payment. 

Don’t miss out on money owed to you! Seek the guidance of the knowledgeable attorneys at Carner & DeVita by calling us today at (631) 543-7070.

Carner & DeVita has been protecting the rights and assets of car accident victims in Long Island since 1957.  New York is one of the states that have enacted a “no-fault” law when determining damages and appropriate remedies for said damages.

According to New York’s no-fault insurance law, victims of car accidents will receive compensation for their medical bills and lost wages from their own insurance provider. Regardless of which driver caused the accident, persons carrying the basic insurance coverage may receive up to $50,000.00 to cover medical bills that result from injury or money lost after missing time from work.

Medical Damages 

The typical cost of an emergency room visit for an insured individual in Long Island can total several thousand dollars. These costs can increase exponentially for those without health insurance. This is not to mention medical bills that may result from medical specialists or recurring visits following serious injuries.

Medical bills and related out of pocket expenses can easily be the most costly and debilitating portion of car accident damages. Fortunately, experienced attorneys like Carner & DeVita can recover most or all of your healthcare costs following an accident. 

However, healthcare costs may far exceed this limitation. In these instances, it becomes necessary for an attorney to file a claim of negligence on your behalf against the driver at fault. This negligence claim may result in additional monies to cover the remaining costs not compensated by your car insurance policy.

This particular claim requires one to prove that the other driver failed to act in a manner that demonstrated “reasonable care” while operating his or her vehicle. Claims of negligence can be fairly easy to demonstrate when the other driver was under the influence or committing a traffic offense during the accident.

But in some instances, proving reckless driving can be extremely difficult. Successful attorneys like Carner & DeVita have the experience to prove negligent driving and other factors of fault – even in the most complex cases. If you feel overwhelmed by handling your car accident case, please call Carner & DeVita today at (631) 543-7070.

Lost Wages

When you are injured in a car accident you may be unable to work. When you miss time at your job because of a reckless driver, you are entitled to wages lost. There are generally two types of lost wage damages. Income compensation and potential earning capacity can be considered separately when determining the monetary value of your time away from the job.

Income compensation is usually what people think of when they consider lost wages. This damage is typically determined by the amount of money your employer would have paid you during the time you missed because of the car accident. However, what most people do not know is that victims of car accidents can receive more than just their hourly rate of pay. This can include tips or commissions, bonuses, or other incentives that you routinely accrue while on the job. 

If your injury is more severe or considered a lifelong disability, you may be entitled to more than just lost wage compensation. Potential earning capacity refers to money you could have made throughout your life had you not been injured or disabled.

Countless factors are considered when attempting to estimate an individual’s potential earning capacity. This process also includes proving the amount of money you feel your future labor was worth before your accident. Qualified attorneys like Carner & DeVita have the ability to not only calculate your potential earning capacity but successfully prove the damages owed to your loved ones.

Property Damage

The most obvious damages from a car accident are property damages. The loss of a vehicle can result in many problems. When your vehicle is involved in an accident, you may need assistance in replacing or repairing broken parts. When a vehicle has been damaged beyond repair, it is considered a total loss.

In this instance, it is important to have skilled attorneys on your side like Carner & DeVita. They can help claim the total of the amount your car was worth. Without a competent attorney, you may not receive enough money to replace your vehicle, let alone additional financial losses.

Get the Help You Deserve from an Experienced Long Island Car Accident Lawyer

Many don’t know they might have the legal right to compensation for other valuables that are lost or damaged at the time of the accident. These may include items on your person or inside of your car, like expensive glasses, child restraint seats, or electronic devices. Attorneys Carner & DeVita will assist you in determining your loss of property and seeking the proper damages to recover what is rightfully owed to you.

Start your claim process today online or by calling us at (631) 543-7070. Our consultation process is always free, and there is never any obligation to hire us.