When the word “careless” or “negligent” is said in the context of driving a motor vehicle, we frequently picture someone driving under the influence, someone who is texting, or someone who is speeding. However, one of the less-frequently mentioned forms of driver negligence is driving while drowsy or fatigued. The being said, it is, nonetheless, extremely dangerous. Very recently, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimated that there are approximately 328,000 drowsy driving crashes every year in the U.S. Of those crashes, about 109,000 involve serious injuries.
If you are someone who has recently been involved in an auto accident with a driver who was asleep at the wheel or was otherwise too fatigued to be on the road, you most likely are entitled to financial compensation going forward. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process ahead.
What should I do after a car accident?
After a car accident, you should take several steps to ensure you have everything you need to recover compensation in a future personal injury claim. The first thing you should do is call the police. From here, ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number. Next, take pictures of the scene of the accident, and ask the driver for his or her insurance information while keeping conversation to a minimum. Once an ambulance transports you to a hospital and you are treated, ensure you ask your doctor for all medical documentation relating to your injuries. Finally, retain the services of an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to win you the compensation you deserve.
How long do I have to sue after a car accident?
Oftentimes, after an accident, people decide to wait to see if their injuries heal on their own. We cannot advise you to do so, as New York State has a three-year statute of limitations in place regarding personal injury claims. This means that if you wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.
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