Syracuse Car Accident Lawyers

Were you hurt in a car crash? Catalano Law represents car accidents victims in Syracuse and throughout New York.

Motor vehicle traffic crashes are the leading cause of injury-related death for New York State residents

Syracuse sees many car wrecks in and around its suburbs and roadways. Central New Yorkers know that frequent snow, ice, and slush present additional risk during the winter months. The sad reality is that drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bikers are hurt and killed every day. The emotional and financial impact can be catastrophic for victims and their families.

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Statistics are just statistics until you become one of them. What should you do? Who do you talk to? Who can you trust? The questions can be overwhelming. Let an experienced car accident attorney help.

The insurance company will have adjusters, investigators, and lawyers working to make sure you get as little money as possible for your personal injury claim. Having an experienced auto accident lawyer on your side will level the playing field. Catalano Law will help you deal with insurance companies, fill out paperwork, and prepare for a successful settlement that will help cover some or all of your injury-related costs.

Determining whether you have an injury case against the at-fault driver

You might be wondering whether you have a car accident case that could result in compensation. In general, if your crash was caused by another driver, and you’ve suffered serious injuries, you deserve compensation for the damages you’re now experiencing and will experience in the weeks, months, and years to come.

However, just because you deserve compensation doesn’t always mean you get it. Insurance companies might deny your claim or offer you far less than you deserve. We can help you decide whether further legal action is necessary to get the payment you’re entitled to by law.

An initial case evaluation is completely FREE with no strings attached. You are not required to hire Catalano Law. We’ll review your case, explain your legal options, and recommended next steps. What you decide to do after that is completely up to you.

There is no risk in seeking answers. Reach out to our Syracuse car accident lawyers now to get started.

The damages you could be owed after a car accident

When your injuries were caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to pursue compensation for all the damages you face because of the crash. That includes all:

  • Medical expenses: ambulatory care, hospitalization, emergency department treatment, physical therapy, ongoing care, medications, etc.
  • Lost income: both the past and future income you’ll lose because of time missed at work and reduced work capacity.
  • Pain and suffering: the mental and physical suffering you’ve endured because of the crash and the injuries you’ve suffered.

Calculating the true cost of the injuries you’ve endured can be complicated, but it’s important to truly understand all the ways your injury will affect your life. Our Syracuse car accident attorneys can help you determine a fair amount, and we can fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.

You pay our Syracuse car accident lawyers nothing unless we win

When clients hire our Syracuse car accident attorneys, they often don’t have money to pay extensive legal bills. At Catalano Law, we receive no fee or expenses unless a settlement or financial recovery is obtained for your car accident injury. There are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm.

What should I do immediately after a car accident?

As soon as an accident occurs, time is of the essence. In many cases, there is only a brief period (the first 24 – 48 hours) to effectively gather evidence and witness statements. Depending on the circumstances, an investigator may need to examine the scene, and an accident reconstructionist may be needed to determine the cause of the accident based on witness interviews and photographs of the scene.

If you’re injured in a car accident, your priority is to seek the appropriate medical attention, whether that requires an ambulance ride, a trip to the emergency room, or an appointment with your doctor. But having the right information can make or break your car accident injury claim.

This is a great time to use your cell phone to take photos of important documents, damage to your vehicle, and photos of the accident scene, if you’re able to do so.

In the days and weeks that follow your crash…

You can maximize the chances of getting the compensation you deserve by keeping a few crucial steps in mind.

  • Make sure to get medical treatment and follow the doctor’s orders.
  • Don’t return to work until you’re able.
  • Keep documents and copies of bills related to all the costs you face.

All of these steps help ensure you get maximum compensation for the damages you’re experiencing. At any point during the process, contacting an experienced car accident lawyer can help take the pressure off of you and place it on the insurance company.