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04 August 2010

What To Do After You’ve Been Hurt In An Accident

Essential Steps After An Accident

If you are hurt in any type of accident, the most important thing is your health. Please see your healthcare provider first and get the medical care that you need. Your health is paramount to all else!

Contact A Personal Injury Attorney

Your very next step should be to call a personal injury lawyer at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus, and Moverman to protect your rights. There are a several good reasons for contacting your personal injury lawyer right away.

A lawyer can help to get you on the correct legal course. There are many laws and regulations that must be followed to ensure you have a strong case. For instance, an accident report must be filed after any automobile accidents resulting in either any personal injury or in $1000 or more in property damages. In New York, the injured persona from a car accident must find out the full insurance information of the vehicle who caused the injury and file, within only 30 days, the needed No-Fault application.

How Can A Lawyer Help Me?

In addition, in almost all cities and municipal agencies, there are very short statutes of limitations required for filing your case. These differ in each city, town and government agency and also can vary based on the different types of injury cases. So it is best to speak to a lawyer right away to allow the lawyer to determine what applies in your case and to do the necessary filing in a timely way.

There is no initial charge to speak to a lawyer at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus, and Moverman to find out if you have a potential personal injury case. You are only going to pay a legal fee if and when you win your case and recover for your injury and damages. It is best to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights when going up against an insurance company, a corporation or a government agency.

Do Not Speak With Insurance Companies

Right after an accident happens, insurance companies sometimes send employees or investigators to the hospital to try to get patients to settle quickly without a lawyer or to obtain a written or tape-recorded statement that can adversely affect the injured person’s success in their case. There type of hospital or home visits from the insurance representatives usually result in the injured person and their family receiving a lot less than they deserve and need. Do not fall victim to this type of agreement or tactic. As soon as your immediate health needs are met at a doctor’s office or hospital, call 212-285-3300 right away and we will go to work to help you and your family.