What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
Legal Guidance from a Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, you are probably facing an intense and stressful situation. Individuals who are very careful and have cautious driving habits and skills are not excluded from the possibility of being involved in a car accident. For those who have been in a car accident in New York, it is important to seek immediate assistance from a Manhattan personal injury attorney. There is a process to take if this circumstance occurs.
The first steps that should be taken after an accident are:
- Obtain adequate details of the crash
- Exchange information
- Contact the police if necessary
- Seek medical attention
- Take pictures of the accident if possible
- Collect contact information from witnesses
It is important to not make any moves unless you are confident that it is the right maneuver. One of our Manhattan car accident attorneys from Segal & Lax can help you through the process to help you file a claim for any injuries.
Obtain Medical Care
If your car accident resulted in injury to either yourself or another party in your vehicle, it is important to obtain medical care and proper treatment at once. At Segal & Lax, your health and well-being is our primary concern and should be yours as well. You have the opportunity to protect yourself from difficulties that may arise later down the road if you were to choose to ignore the injuries. You may even sacrifice your chance of obtaining monetary compensation if you don't establish a record of your trauma or wounds.
Even if you or your passenger is only slightly wounded, it is still advised that you get medical attention and take care of any minor injuries. Some injuries that seem benign end up causing more serious problems later on. After this initial step has been completed, it is important to seek monetary compensation for your injuries, loss of work, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Enlist the Services of a Segal & Lax Injury Attorney
At Segal & Lax, we believe that accident victims have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. If the accident was the fault of the other party, you can seek compensation at once. By hiring an attorney from our firm, we can help you through each step of the process. An attorney can help you know your rights and can help you ensure that these rights are safeguarded. You probably are entitled to rights that you were not even aware of prior to speaking with a Manhattan car accident attorney.
There is a time limit to file a claim for car accident damages or personal injury, so it is essential to act quickly. The other individual's insurance company will be contacting you not long after the incident. They will likely try to trick you into saying something that delegitimizes your claim. You should have an attorney by your side who can help you speak with the insurance company.
Contact our firm as soon as possible to find out what compensation you may deserve. We represent injury victims in all five New York boroughs, call 800-SMART-LAW today!