Car accidents are jarring, and so at times, after being involved in one, especially if someone is injured, it’s not uncommon for them to freeze up under pressure. However, if you are hurt in a car accident, it’s paramount that you take immediate action, as long as you’re physically capable. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Manhattan car accident lawyer to learn more about why you need to call the police after sustaining an injury in a car accident and how our firm can help you through the claims process if you’ve been wrongfully injured. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Do I have to call the police after a car accident?
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, the very first thing you should do is call the police to the scene. Not only will they write up an accident report detailing how the accident occurred and who caused it, but they will also send emergency medical services to the scene who can treat you at once. Your health and well-being are paramount, and seeking medical attention at once is the best way to protect yourself.
What other actions should I take after being hurt in a car accident?
If you’re hurt in a car accident, you should try and take additional actions to preserve a future personal injury claim, including taking pictures of the damage to vehicles or property, getting the other driver’s insurance information, gathering witness contact information, and keeping copies of medical documents regarding your injuries. You should also make it a point to retain a personal injury attorney as soon as you can.
How long do I have to reach out to an attorney?
In New York State, injured persons typically have three years to file personal injury claims. This means you’ll have three years from the date your accident happened to sue. However, the sooner you speak with a personal injury attorney, the better off you will be. We can start working on your case at once. Give us a call so you can tell us your story.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.