What You Need to Know About Thanksgiving Weekend Car Accidents

As you know, this Thanksgiving Weekend, many people from across the state will travel to see their loved ones. That being said, due to the high volume of traffic, the chances of car accidents occurring drastically increase. Please continue reading and speak with our New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about car accidents and how our firm can help if you have been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of car accidents on Thanksgiving Weekend?

Car accidents are generally caused by negligence, and while all forms of negligence come into play on Thanksgiving Weekend, such as texting while driving, driving while fatigued, and speeding, many accidents are also caused by driving while under the influence of alcohol, as Thanksgiving Weekend is one of the most popular “drinking weekends” in the country. If you were injured due to any type of driver negligence, there is a very good chance that you are entitled to financial compensation.

What should I do after sustaining an injury in a car accident?

After sustaining an injury in a car accident, there is a chance you may be too hurt to do anything other than call the police. However, if you can, you should try and take the following steps to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Ask the other motorist for his or her insurance information.
  3. Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
  4. Ask witnesses for their names and phone number.
  5. Seek immediate medical treatment.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced New York personal injury attorney who can work to obtain all additional forms of evidence proving your claim, such as surveillance footage of the accident as it happened.

How long will I have to take legal action after being injured in a car accident in New York State?

As you know, every state has a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is, generally, three years, which means that in most cases, the wrongly injured will have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the liable party. Our firm is ready to begin working on your claim as soon as you bring it to our attention–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


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.聽Contact our firm today.