A leading Manhattan personal injury lawyer says that understanding one’s auto insurance policy is a must, in case they are involved in an automobile accident.
Online PR News – 17-December-2009 – New York, New York – “As we embark on a new year, it is imperative that all drivers not only give their automobiles an annual check-up, but their car insurance policies as well,” says George W. Ilchert, Esq., a partner at the law firm of Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell and Ryan, LLP (http://www.limrlaw.com), a New York accident law firm known for its experience in personal injury law. “Drivers should understand their coverage, liability, and their auto insurance policy as a whole.”
According to Ilchert, the best way to ensure that a driver’s auto insurance will protect them in the event of a motor vehicle accident is for the policyholder to take the time to talk to their insurance agent or a representative from their insurance company so that they can better understand their policy.
“Having auto insurance coverage is not only the law, but it is essential in the event that a driver is in an accident,” says Ilchert. “Much of the money that is awarded to our clients comes from the defendant’s insurance company.”
Ilchert says that, depending on the nature of an auto accident, victims may be eligible for compensation from the other driver’s insurance company. However, when a person is seriously injured in a car accident, he stresses that it is important for victims to consult an auto accident attorney before talking to an insurance company representative.
“If a person or their loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, they must consult a personal injury lawyer before talking to the insurance company that represents the individual that caused the accident,” says Ilchert. “While there are times when it is in a victim’s best interest to talk to the defendant’s insurance representative, there are other times where it may jeopardize the monetary award that victim is entitled to.”
According to Ilchert, victims of auto accidents that offer statements to a defendant’s insurance company, are examined by an insurance company doctor, or sign a release, may ultimately hurt their case. That is why, he says, it is important to consult a personal injury lawyer first.
“The victim has nothing to lose,” says Ilchert, “because a quality accident attorney will offer a free consultation.”
Established for more than 50 years, Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell & Ryan LLP, a New York Injury Law Firm located at 475 Park Avenue South (32nd Street) New York, NY, 10016, specializes in representing victims of all types of accidents including construction and demolition, falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs, automobiles, trains, and busses, babies with cerebral palsy and other brain damage, general medical malpractice, saws and electrical tools without guards, and slip and fall cases. For more information, call 1-800-679-4227 or visit www.limrlaw.com.
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