Memorial Day is for both reflection and celebration, and people from across the state will be traveling to see their friends and families. Unfortunately, the high volume of traffic often results in large amounts of car accidents. On average, there are 312 Memorial Day Weekend auto accident fatalities every year. If you are injured in an auto accident this Memorial Day Weekend, you must continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable New York State personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of car accidents?
Car accidents can be caused by any number of factors, though unfortunately, they can most commonly be traced back to driver negligence. On Memorial Day, many drivers operate their motor vehicles while intoxicated, thus causing serious accidents. Regardless of the cause of your accident, if another driver is responsible, you can most likely sue that driver for financial compensation.
What should I do if I have been injured in a car accident?
If you are injured in a car accident this Memorial Day, you should take several steps to bolster your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. Those steps are as follows:
- First, call the police. Your health and safety are paramount, and the police will send an ambulance to take you to a hospital for treatment.
- Next, ask the driver for his or her insurance information while keeping conversation to a minimum.
- Then, ask anyone who saw your accident for their phone number, email, or any other means by which you may contact them.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
- Once you are treated at a hospital, ask your doctor for medical documents pertaining to your injuries.
- Retain the services of an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who can gather and present all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, generally, three years, giving the wrongly injured, under most circumstances, three years from the date of their accident to sue the party responsible. If you wait any longer than three years to take legal action, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to help you through every step of the claims process ahead. All you have to do is ask.
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At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.