As you know, car accidents are incredibly jarring, and in many cases, they can have lasting impacts on a person. Unfortunately, if you are someone who has recently sustained an injury in a car accident due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that the other motorist was texting while driving. Of course, the other driver could have been acting negligently in a wide variety of ways, such as driving while intoxicated, speeding, or driving while drowsy, however, the chances of car accidents occurring as a result of texting while driving are far greater. In a statement, the Federal Communication Commission said that a motorist who is texting while driving is six times more likely to cause a car accident than one who was driving while intoxicated. This is an alarming statistic, though if you’ve been injured in an accident because the other motorist was texting while driving, you most likely qualify for compensation in a personal injury claim. Our New York City personal injury attorney is here to help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do after a car accident?
If you are injured in a car accident, you should take the following steps, as long as you are physically capable:
- Call the police.
- Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
- Ask witnesses for their contact information.
- Seek immediate medical assistance.
- Retain the services of a New York City personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. In some cases, our firm can work to obtain the other driver’s cell phone records to prove that he or she was using their cellular device at the time of your accident.
How long will I have to file a personal injury claim after being hurt in an NYC car accident?
If you are injured in a car accident, you must take legal action within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for car accident claims in New York is, generally, three years, giving you three years from the date of your accident to sue. Our firm is ready to assist you today. All you have to do is give us a call.
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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.