Accidents on roads injure thousands of people every day. Whether you are driving a car, or are a passenger, pedestrian, bicycle/motorcycle rider, you are dependent on the actions of every other driver around you. Far too often, innocent drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists are seriously injured in an accident involving the negligent operation of a car, automobile, truck, private or city bus, taxi or coach, subway or train.
All too often, the drivers and operators of these types of vehicles make mistakes that have an immediate impact on your health and well being. Their negligence results in money lost from work, days or weeks lost from school and an overall decrease in your quality of life. Many accidents also result in significant physical injuries such as broken bones, fractures, permanent scars, burns, spinal injuries, neck and back injuries, herniated disks, paralysis, and psychological damages or even wrongful death.
Fortunately, whenever vehicles of any kind are involved in an accident, your medical bills, lost earnings, property damage and personal injuries are often covered by insurance. This is true even when the vehicles themselves have no insurance at all or are operated by unidentified “hit and run” drivers! Since vehicle accidents are very common, there maybe means for a greater recovery even when the vehicle itself has very low insurance or no known insurance coverage at all. In these types of situations, special filing rules apply that are best handled by experienced personal injury attorneys like Ross, Legan, Rosenberg, Zelen & Flaks, LLP.
For example, in accidents involving unidentified “hit and run” vehicles, Police Reports must be filed within 24 hours and notarized Uninsurance Claim Forms must be filed within 30 days of the accident occurrence. Additional notarized claim forms must be filed within 90 days whenever City and most other government owned vehicles are involved in an accident. In most other accidents, even where the operators and insurers are known, medical and lost wage “No Fault” Insurance Claim Forms must also be filed within 30 days of the accident. Furthermore, special notarized Underinsurance Claim Forms often must be filed with the proper insurer “as soon as reasonably practicable.” The courts also have deadlines that need to be adhered to in order to avoid an accident case being dismissed. These rules and regulations can be quite confusing to someone not familiar with them particularly after being involved in an accident
With so much to do in putting your life together again after an accident, and so much at stake in meeting all these filing deadlines, you truly can benefit from a free and immediate telephone or personal consultation with experienced personal injury accident attorneys. Many times, innocent accident victims hurt their case by speaking to the insurance company before contacting an experienced accident attorney. At Ross, Legan, Rosenberg, Zelen & Flaks, LLP we are very familiar with both the legal and the insurance issues involved in your case. Our law firm is well aware of the deadlines and filing requirements.
The personal injury accident attorneys at Ross, Legan, Rosenberg, Zelen & Flaks, LLP have many, many, years of “hands on” experience in insurance and legal claims involving vehicular accidents of all kinds and every mode of transportation. We have handled cases involving cars, trucks, buses, trains, railroads, cruise ships, boats, and airplanes. We have been highly successful in representing injured drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bike and motorcycle operators. If you were involved in a car accident or a pedestrian knocked down by a car, or if you had any other kind of accident involving a motor vehicle of any kind, please call our toll free number at 1-(888) 878-3342 today.