When Do You Need a Lawyer After a Car Crash?

Personal Injury Attorney Serving The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan & New York City Areas


In New York City, car accidents happen every day, and often result in severe injuries. If you have been injured in a car crash, chances are an experienced carwhen to call a car accident lawyer | new york city accident lawyer will be able to help you obtain much better compensation than you could get on your own. Insurance companies will always pay out the least amount of compensation that they can get away with, and many people simply take the first compensation package offered because they don't know the true value of their case.

Reid B. Wissner has years of experience negotiating on behalf of his clients in order to obtain the best car crash injury settlements possible. He knows the tricks that insurance companies use to devalue and even deny your claim, and will fight aggressively for you to obtain the compensation you need and deserve.

Here are some of the things you should consider when thinking about calling a car collision lawyer.

Severe vs. Minor Car Accidents

If you tapped someone's bumper, caused minor to nonexistent damage, and were not injured at all, then you probably don't need to call a lawyer. Minor bumps and bruises that you don't even bother to see a doctor for are probably not worth tangling with an insurance company.

That being said, sometimes seemingly minor injuries can escalate into more serious problems. It is not uncommon for minor pain at the time of the accident to grow into a full fledged case of whiplash, for instance.

We generally recommend visiting a doctor even if you think your injuries are minor, and not agreeing to any insurance settlements until you've consulted both a doctor and a lawyer. The Reid B. Wissner Law Offices offer free, no-obligation consultations, so you can at least discuss your case and decide what to do afterwards on the advice of an experienced lawyer.

Type of Injury Caused By Car Crash

If you are in a car crash and you end up with any of the following types of injury, you should call a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Brain injuries are among the worst type of injury to receive, and can cause irreparable damage and a lifetime of needing medical care. A lawyer can help you negotiate a settlement that will take care of your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
  • Broken or Fractured Bones: Broken bones can be severe and have consequences such as having to miss significant amounts of work, or needing rehabilitation or even surgery.
  • Spinal Cord Injury: Injury to the spinal cord can cause varying degrees of paralysis and loss of fine motor function. Some people deal with the repercussions of a spinal cord injury for the rest of their life.

Other types of injuries from car accidents can include disfiguring burns and pinched nerves causing chronic pain. If you suffer any of these types of injuries, you should call a personal injury attorney to help you obtain the maximum compensation possible.

While you may feel that your injuries are minor enough that you'd rather not call a lawyer, remember that if you accept a settlement offer you waive your right to a lawsuit at a later date.

Schedule Your Free Personal Injury Consultation

If you have been injured in a car accident, don't wait to seek medical care and the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Call the Reid B. Wissner Law Offices at 212-406-9288 for your no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.

We serve clients in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, and other nearby areas of New York City. 

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