What’s the Difference Between Car Accident Verdicts and Settlements?

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What’s the Difference Between Car Accident Verdicts and Settlements?

There is nothing worse than being harmed in a car accident due to no fault of your own. Unfortunately, this is something that happens more often than any of us would like to think. That said, if you’ve been injured in a car accident and are looking to recover compensation, you must speak with a competent Bronx car accident lawyer who can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal. As long as we can prove you were hurt due to another party’s negligence, you should receive compensation via a verdict or settlement. Read on and contact us to learn more about the difference between verdicts and settlements and how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How are car accident verdicts and settlements different from one another?

Essentially, when we first file your personal injury claim, we will gather evidence and work to satisfy the burden of proof. In most cases, when successful, insurance companies will offer a favorable settlement after some negotiation. However, sometimes, insurance companies will continue to lowball injured parties, in which case the individual can choose to take their case to trial (with the help of their attorney) and fight for additional compensation. At the end of the trial, the judge will issue a verdict, which will state whether the individual is entitled to compensation and how much compensation the individual is entitled to. In most cases, personal injury lawsuits settle outside of court.

How long do I have to sue?

In New York State, typically, you will have three years from the date of your car accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you wait longer than three years, you’ll likely lose your right to sue. The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny is here to help you today.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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