As you know, this past weekend was Easter weekend, and if you celebrate the holiday, there is a very good chance you traveled to observe it with your friends and family. Many people get together and enjoy a nice meal, perhaps have a couple of drinks, and think about what matters most in their lives on Easter. However, unfortunately, due to the increased volume of traffic and those who decide to operate their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol, we frequently see more auto accidents on Easter weekend than other weekends, and if you were injured in one due to no fault of your own, you should continue reading and speak with our New York City personal injury attorney who can work to obtain the compensation you need to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am hurt in an auto accident?
If you are hurt in an auto accident, as long as you are physically capable, you should attempt to document the facts surrounding the incident. This means calling law enforcement to the scene, asking the driver for his or her insurance information, asking any witnesses for their contact information, taking pictures of any damage to vehicles, and ensuring that you receive immediate medical treatment. Once you are treated, you should receive a copy of all medical documentation/bills associated with your injury and retain the services of a knowledgeable New York City personal injury lawyer who can work to gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf, such as surveillance footage of the accident occurring.
What is the statute of limitations for auto accidents in New York State?
The statute of limitations is the timeframe in which you must take legal action against the person who caused your injuries. In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, generally, three years, which means that you will only have three years from the date of your accident to sue. Waiting longer than three years will result in you losing your right to sue. Additionally, the sooner you bring your claim to our firm’s attention, the better off you will be. We are ready to assist you–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.