The roads are usually busier than ever on the holidays, but this year, if you live in New York, you may be facing record numbers of traffic. The Fourth of July is a day of celebration, but if you are traveling, you must ensure you do so in a safe manner. There will be drunk and aggressive drivers all over the riad, and since New York is forecasted to have nearly four times as much traffic volume than normal, the roads will be dangerous. In order to ensure your safety, you must drive even more defensively than usual. If you find yourself in a situation where you were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you may be able to recover the compensation you need. Here are some questions you may have if you were involved in a Fourth of July car accident:
How may I recover compensation?
If you are able to satisfy the burden of proof by proving you were injured due to another party’s negligent actions, there is a good chance you are entitled to receive compensation. However, you must keep in mind that the insurance companies will do whatever they can to deny your compensation, so you must be able to prove your claim beyond any reasonable doubt. An experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury process will help you do so.
Is there anything I can do to help prove my claim?
Thankfully, there are certain things you can do to help you win your claim. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, the first thing you should do is take pictures or videos of the incident and its aftermath. Since these accidents tend to happen quicker than we can pull out a camera, it may not be a bad idea to install a recording device in your car. If an accident occurs, the video taken should prove your case. Additionally, you should speak to any witnesses and ask them for their contact information so they can verify your claim. You should also seek medical attention after your accident for two reasons: first, if you were injured, you will rather obviously need medical assistance. However, by seeing a medical professional, you will also receive medical documents regarding your injuries which you may use to help prove your claim.
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If you or someone you know is involved in an accident due to another party’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced attorneys today.
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