3 Mistakes To Avoid After Getting Into A Car Accident

Here are three mistakes to avoid after being involved in a car accident. You might have been going home from work or going to work, or maybe you work as Uber or Lyft and you’re at work, and then all of a sudden, you get rear-ended and you would have never guessed it was going to happen to you. So, I want to cover some basic things for you to know at the beginning of the case so you can get full compensation for your accident.

Number 1, wait for the police to arrive and give them a recorded statement. A lot of car accident victims exchange information and they go their separate ways not wanting to wait for the police. It’s a huge mistake. You definitely want something on the record. And we are able to file an MV104, which is a self-filled-out police report, but it doesn’t hold as much credence.

Number 2, a few days after the accident, you’re going to start getting phone calls from insurance companies asking for a recorded statement. Which insurance company is calling you? Is it your own? Is it the car that hit you? Were there multiple cars involved? You want to be very careful with giving a recorded statement. Instead, you should tell the insurance company, “I’m looking for an attorney. I’ll let you know,” you’ll speak with him later.

And the third one is not to post to anything on social media. Insurance companies look through people’s social media because it’s public information. And they’ll use anything against you that you post in relation to the accident. For example, we have clients who claimed they had bilateral shoulder problems, bilateral knee problems, and they would post up videos of themselves on Facebook working out and bench-pressing, maxing out as much as they can. It hurts the value of their case. We advise people don’t do it. Just refrain from being on social media for a while…

If you found this article helpful, or you’ve recently been involved in an accident, click the link here, or call the office, speak to me. I’ll personally help you with your case. I’ll let you know what’s going on.

3 Common Misconceptions When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

I quickly want to discuss a few common misconceptions that car-accident victims have after being involved in an accident. You might have recently been involved in an accident and you might have these concerns as well.

The first one is, “I can’t afford to hire an attorney.” The second one is, “I should wait to hire an attorney.” And the third one is, “I could use my real estate or divorce attorney to handle my personal injury case.” These misconceptions can be dire to a car accident case. So, let’s dive into them.

At the Law Offices of Solomon Aminov, there are no upfront costs for a personal injury case. Fees are only collected at the end when the case settles. And it’s out of that settlement amount that the law office gets their fee. If for any reason the case doesn’t settle, it’s not a penny out of your pocket. Also, insurance companies tend to call car accident victims trying to get a recorded statement, which they will later use against you to diminish the value of your case.

The second misconception is, “I should wait to hire an attorney.” This is such a dangerous misconception to have in mind. And the reason is because there are certain deadlines that need to be met in the beginning of the case.

And the third huge common misconception is, “I could use my real estate or divorce attorney to handle my personal injury case.” Now, a personal injury attorney knows the personal injury procedure, knows how to deal with the insurance companies when it comes to car accidents or trip and falls or slip and falls. A personal injury attorney is skilled to negotiate with the insurance companies in regard to injuries and to get you full compensation – fast.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident and have so many questions that need to be answered, just pick up the phone, give us a call. Or if you like, click the link here, set up an appointment. It’s a free consultation and we’ll answer any questions you have.

What To Do If You Get Into In An Accident In New York City

If you’re reading this right now, it means 1 of 2 things. Either you or someone very close to you has been involved in an accident in New York City. Now, I know how you might be feeling, stressed, overwhelmed, and worried. There’s a lot that’s about to happen. You might be thinking, “How could this have happened to me? What happens if my loved one can’t work? What if I can’t work? Who’s going to pay the hospital bills?” because you know hospital bills are very expensive.

As an attorney, I’m about to give you some tips and tricks on what you should do after an accident. But before we get there, I just want you to know, this isn’t your fault. Accidents happen all the time, and sometimes there’s just no way to prevent them. Especially living in a big place like New York City. I mean, hey, it’s even happened to me. Remember, people get into car accidents all the time. No one’s perfect…

Today, I’m going to share something with you, some good news and some bad news. I’ll start off with the bad news. The bad news is, as soon as you get into an accident, the insurance company is going to do everything they can to not get you compensated. We see it all the time. An accident happens, people get injured, and the insurance company assembles a team right off the bat.

Now, let me give you the good news. The good news is you have nothing to worry about if you’re working with an attorney. An attorney’s office for a personal injury case will charge nothing upfront. They won’t try to screw you over, and you’ll make some money out of this mess.

So, you might be wondering, “What’s the catch?” Well, let me give you an example of what you’re about to go through. In short, what happens is a law office opens up a no-fault claim, opens up a bodily injury claim, collects all of your medical records, submits a demand packet, and if we’re not able to settle, we sue the parties at fault.

Now, if you think that you’re at fault, don’t worry about that. I recommend you speak to an attorney so he makes a conclusive decision of who is really at fault. Because in New York, we have a comparative negligence state, which means we could split fault amongst parties and still have a claim against the other parties.

In a broad sense, that’s really how it works. You really have nothing to worry about if you are communicating with an attorney. A good attorney will take care of everything step by step. Don’t forget, we’re on your side. It’s us against them. So anyway, whether you decide to work with me or a different lawyer, that’s okay. We just wanted to get this message out there for somebody who needs to hear it. Want to learn more? Download our free guide here.

How To Know If You Need a Lawyer for Your Car Crash

Getting a lawyer for a car crash can be a confusing subject if you’ve recently gotten into an accident.  So today I want to bring clarity to the question I often get, “Do I need a lawyer for my car crash?”. To answer your question, in its simplest form, absolutely. The reason is – a lawyer is hired for car crashes or for most personal injury cases to prove two things. The first one is liability, and the second one is damages.

 1. Proving Liability In New York State

Now, when proving liability, what are we really asking? We’re asking, whose fault was the accident? When involved in a car accident, one of the leading things that help determine liability, meaning whose fault was the accident, is the police report.

New York is a comparative negligence state, which means even if the accident is partially your fault, you could still have a claim against the other person. And once that claim is finished, we will minus off your portion of fault. So, as an example, let’s say your case is worth $100,000, and the accident was in a way where you had a stop sign and the other car had a stop sign, and nobody let each other go and they hit each other at the corners.

You could agree that maybe this accident is on its face 50/50 in terms of liability. It’s both parties’ fault halfway through. This means if you have a $100,000 case, and it’s 50%, your fault, we’re going to minus off $50,000. And so, you will be rewarded with $50,000. So, that is how liability is construed in New York State. And every State is different, and the laws need to be looked into and applied.

 2. Proving Damages

Now, in terms of damages, we’re asking the question of how much your case is worth. So, the only way we can prove that a person has damages or some sort of injuries is through medical records. So, what we would do at one point, once you finish treating and completely finished treating – we would request the medical records from all the facilities that you’ve been to and submit a demand packet. That’s how we get the value of your case.

3. Property Damage Claims

Now on the other hand, if you weren’t hurt, which is absolutely possible, then technically, you don’t have a case for personal injuries. But you might still have a property damage claim that you’re having trouble resolving because insurance companies will still put up a fight trying not to pay you out. So, it is recommended to speak to an attorney so he can at least help you out with the property damage claim. 


So there you have it – three reasons why you need a lawyer for your car crash…

  1. Proving Liability
  2. Proving Damages
  3. Propery Damage Claims

If you or a loved one were recently injured in a car accident, then talking to an attorney might be the right option for you. Click here to get my free guide on how to quickly get compensated for any pain or suffering, or feel free to give us a no-cost, zero-obligation consultation call today.

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Falls from scaffolding or structures

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We really don’t know what we don’t know. And in Workers’ Compensation, if you don’t know what’s to come, you could find yourself with the short end of the stick. I recently helped a client on a Workers’ Compensation case. He was an employee at a Deli where his duties included work with a slicer machine. At work one day, he accidentally sliced the tip of his finger off while using the slicer machine. Workers Comp Attorney NYC 10022

My client did not have health insurance and, knowing that emergency room bills needed to be paid, he contacted our office to see if he had any legal rights. After getting in touch with us, we quickly consulted him about his rights to Workers’ Compensation.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

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Auto Accidents: What To Do When the Insurance Agent Calls | Personal Injury Attorneys NYC 10022

Although we don’t pray to experience them, auto accidents do happen. This is why we insure our houses, cars, and even our health. When auto accidents occur, your insurance company is meant to cater to some of the costs of repairs, replacements and even hospital and medical bills. This is your no-fault insurance. No-fault insurance means that your own automobile insurer will pay some or all of your medical bills and lost earnings if you get into a car accident, regardless of who was at fault for the auto accident.

Auto insurance companies advertise this step to be simple and straightforward. However, things play out differently in the heat of the moment.

One of the first things you want to do after an auto accident is to call the police and give a full and accurate statement of what occurred. Request an ambulance for immediate medical attention. You may be suffering from internal injuries yet to be discovered or some medical conditions that are unknown to you.

A few days later, an Insurance Agent will most likely contact you asking for a recorded statement about the accident. You might feel like you want to discuss your accident with someone, and here they are, ready to hear you out, but BEWARE.

It is crucial that at this point you refuse to give a recorded statement. Otherwise, your conversations will be recorded and some of your words may be taken out of context and used against you. As a result, you may not be able to make claims to the expenses and monetary compensation your insurance company should cover.

Don’t say more than what is necessary

When you’re on phone with an agent from the insurance company, only tell them what you saw, where it happened, and the time it happened. Don’t make guesses. Don’t give more information than is necessary. If you’re not sure of what to do, refuse to give a recorded statement and talk to a lawyer immediately.

Don’t agree to a quick settlement.

It is very likely that the auto-insurance company offers you a cash settlement. These settlements are usually end up being lowball offers. Don’t be in a hurry to accept this offer.  You need expert legal services from an attorney to be able to get reasonable settlements from the Insurance Company after an auto accident.

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Solomon Aminov Esq.
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