A large number of Long Island personal injury law firms place a particular focus on auto accident cases. There are many reasons for this fact, but the chief reason is that there are just far too many tragic auto accident cases to be taken on by any law firm. They’re one of the most common kinds of accidents, with a large number of clients seeking out legal advice on how to proceed forward.
Insurance companies make it horrifically difficult for the victims of auto accidents to get the kind of compensation they deserve. They often offer to settle for an insultingly low amount of money given the grave consequences of so many accidents. When there are many people affected by a particular kind of accident case, it’s only natural that law firms are going to take on these cases with more force than other cases.
Taking on Auto Cases
When lawyers agree to work on an auto accident case, they’re doing so because they want to see justice in this case. Yes, there is money involved for all parties, but the heart of the auto accident case is that innocent people either lost their lives or lost their quality of life due to someone else’s negligence. This happens to millions of people on a yearly basis. They’re trying to get from point A to point B and a negligent driver crosses path with unfortunate victims and then causes havoc not just in that tragic moment but in some cases for someone’s entire life. These moments profoundly change the people who are involved in the accident. Lawyers see these tragedies unfold on a daily basis and far too often. It is something that any law firm has a large record of: Car accidents are common. They happen often and they happen with horrific consequences, loss of life, or loss of quality of life, and people are often so shellshocked after the accident to deal with it properly. Insurance companies rush in to settle for less and helpless victims often give into this temptation.
Lawyers want to take on auto accident cases so often because it’s a tragedy all the way around when someone who was owed a lifetime of medical bills paid settles for a couple thousand dollars and then suffers the burden of the accident for the rest of their life without enough resources. No lawyer wants to see this happen. It’s injustice and lawyers have pledged to spend the rest of their life seeking justice for people who were done wrong.
Making Sense of Auto Cases
In so many instances, auto accidents transform the lives of their victims in mere seconds. Someone is texting while driving, crosses over a double-yellow line, and ends the life of a family. In a single instance, all of life for that family’s loved ones change. They naturally want to seek justice but don’t even know how to begin calculating what even one of those precious lives was worth. How can you repay someone for taking away the life of someone they loved? While the answer is no amount of monetary damage paid is enough, it is common sense that you want the responsible person to pay as much as humanly possible for what they have done, and only lawyers can make sure that the offending party is held responsible for the horrible tragedy they have caused. It’s unfair for victims to pay for funeral expenses when it was the negligent driver who is responsible for this and more.
As lawyers, we take our auto cases very seriously, and we focus on them because there is simply so many of them to focus on. However much we wish we could wake up tomorrow in a world where everyone followed the rules of the road, we’re well aware that there will always be a terrible flood of auto cases go through our firm each year. We’re going to be handling all of these cases and we proudly defend those who’s lives were altered because of negligent drivers.
As lawyers, it is our job to focus on what is right and what is fair. Auto cases are always going to be among our highest number of cases per year and each time we try a case, we learn a little more and add to our body of knowledge so that we can do even better the next time we try a case. We are dedicated to making sure that we continue to focus on auto cases because they are always going to be some of our most important cases.