What to Do if You Have Been Injured in an Accident

No one wants to be in an accident. Beyond the physical pain you may endure, you have property damage and loss of income. For serious accidents, your ability to continue to work may be in jeopardy and you may have to suffer through a long recovery period which may still result in long-term medical issues and loss of income potentially jeopardizing both you and your family’s quality of life.

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Not every accident is the same. For instance, the types of vehicles involved will increase the likelihood of injury. Similarly, the use of various types of vehicles affects the likelihood of injury which may cause an emotional impact for you and your loved ones. Statistically, motorcyclists are about 37% more likely than passenger car occupants to die in traffic crashes and 9 times more likely to be injured in an accident compared to vehicle drivers. Additionally, every 16 minutes, a person is killed or seriously injured in accidents involving large trucks such as:18-wheelers, tractor-trailers or semi-trucks; making one out of every eight traffic fatalities a trucking collision.

For these reasons, many people who have been involved in serious accidents or who have had loved ones involved in a serious accident pursue legal action. This guidebook seeks to provide an overview what you should do if you’ve been involved in an accident. It explains New York’s no-fault law and provides you with some information on whether you should consider hiring an attorney and filing a lawsuit in an effort to recover for your losses. For motorcyclists and those involved in accidents with trucks, it is especially important to choose an attorney experienced in these types of cases.

As you read through this guidebook, feel free to contact our firm if you have any questions.

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