Let’s face it. Driving now is more dangerous than ever! It seems that every person out there is staring at their cell phone and not on the road in front of them. Despite the advances we have in vehicle accident prevention such as blind spot indicators, lane detection warnings, etc., accidents are increasing at an alarming rate!
If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident, an insurance company might pressure you into accepting a quick settlement, thereby giving up your right to seek further compensation. Their objective is to give you as little money as possible and to prevent you from speaking to an attorney to find out what you are really entitled to receive. In fact, there is a particularly well known insurance company in New York that is notorious for doing this, going so far as to misrepresent the law to claimants in order to coerce them into accepting a few hundred dollars as compensation!
The law in New York is complicated. Just because you were injured in a motor vehicle accident does not automatically entitle you to a settlement for your pain and suffering….