Car Accidents in New York City
Working with insurance companies on your claim can be intimidating. Insurance agents and adjustors are experienced and know that the more quickly they act, the more likely they are to enable their company to pay out the least possible amount to settle your claim. This is their objective. They have their company's best interest at heart. At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we have your best interest at heart. Do not sign anything or agree to a settlement that you do not feel is fair. Instead, contact our office and speak to a New York City personal injury lawyer about the potential of your case.
Our firm is comprised of attorneys who have had success at the largest and most profitable law firms in New York. With over 75 years of combined experience, we formed our smaller firm with one goal in mind, that goal being to provide you with the personal, caring service you deserve. This personal service is not common in large firms, and we are committed to being responsive to our clients throughout the process. Not only do we strive for excellence in representing you legally, we are also committed to helping our clients through the stresses associated with experiencing a traumatic accident. While most car accident insurance claims are settled, if necessary we are prepared to pursue your case at trial. We are determined to get you the highest possible cash award.
Helping You Handle Insurance Companies
There are things you can do when involved in an accident to help with your insurance claim. The first and most obvious step after being involved in a collision is to ensure that you are okay. If you have no serious injuries that do not require immediate medical attention, the following steps can help you with your claim:
- Collect and record as many details about the accident as possible;
- Take pictures of the accident scene and damages; get the contact information for any witnesses;
- Gather as much information as possible about the other driver's insurance policy;
- Keep a written record on ANY conversations with insurance adjustors and agents; and
- Save receipts for any expenses, including medical, incurred as a result of the accident
Every day, thousands of people are involved in car accidents. Even when fortunate enough to have escaped serious injury, dealing with insurance companies can be a heavy burden. We might be able to take some of that burden from your shoulders.