As winter rapidly approaches, and as New York has already experienced its first couple of frosts, the chances of snow and ice accidents occurring on the road drastically increase. In many cases, these accidents are unpreventable, however, they often occur due to motorists driving too fast, failing to account for the snow, losing control of their vehicles, and sliding into pedestrians or other motorists. That being said, if you are someone who has been injured in a snow and ice accident due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you are looking to recover financial compensation to help you heal. Please continue reading and speak with our New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am injured in an accident due to snow & ice?
If you are injured in a snow and ice accident, as long as you are physically capable of doing so, you should take the following steps:
- Call the police.
- Get the driver’s insurance information.
- Ask anyone who saw the accident for their contact information.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident and any injuries you have sustained.
- Seek medical treatment immediately, and once you do, you should ask your doctor for all medical documentation/bills associated with your injuries.
- Retain the services of an experienced New York City personal injury attorney.
How long will I have to sue someone for an injury in New York City?
If you are someone who has been injured in an accident in New York City, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, generally, three years, which means that, in most cases, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries. Our firm is here to help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Remember, the sooner you bring your claim to our attention, the better, and if you wait any longer than three years to sue, there is a very good chance you will be permanently time-barred from doing so. We are ready to get started today.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
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.