What Should I Do After an Accident?
If you have been seriously injured because of someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, there are important steps to take to help you get all the medical care and financial compensation you need to recover.
If you have specific questions about your particular case, then you can contact:
The Law Office of Abraham Jaros for a FREE consultation: 646-569-9472. Hablamos Español.
Mr. Jaros has a law firm of highly skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers that proudly represent injury victims and their families throughout New York City and the States of New York and New Jersey.
IMPORTANT: Even if you are an undocumented immigrant, you still have the right to bring a personal injury claim if you were injured in an accident. Reporting the accident is an important part of your personal injury and workers’ comp case. If you have questions about these matters, contact our office as soon as possible.
1) First, Get Proper Medical Care
Whether you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, your top priority should be to get proper medical care as soon as possible. This is important for your health – and also important for your personal injury claim. For you to receive compensation for medical expenses, there will need to be a medical record documenting your injury and that it was caused by the accident.
2) Report the Accident
If you were injured in a car accident you should contact the police to make a report. If you were injured on a construction site, you should report the accident to your supervisor or the contractor who hired you.
3) Gather Evidence at The Scene
After a car accident, it is important to stay on the scene until the police arrive. You are also responsible for exchanging insurance information with the other driver, and you should get the other driver’s name and contact information.
If you can, get the contact information of any witnesses. Take pictures of the vehicle damage and the crash site. Later, you should also request a copy of the police accident report. All this information is important in bringing your personal injury claim
Similarly, after a construction accident or a slip-and-fall accident, call 911 to get help and if possible then try to get the names and contact information of any witnesses and to take photographs of the accident scene.
4) Contact the Law Office of Abraham Jaros
The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can start helping you get the maximum available compensation for your injuries. We can help you get the medical care you need to recover from your injuries as well as conduct a thorough investigation of the facts of your case and then negotiate with the insurance company to obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
Before you speak to any investigator or with the insurance company you should talk to us. We can handle all communications with the insurance company while you focus on healing.
5) Continue Your Medical Treatment Until It Is Finished
A big mistake that some people make is stopping medical or physical therapy treatment too early. If the insurance company sees a gap or no treatment in your medical history the insurance company may claim that your injury isn’t as bad as it really is. Remember: we can fight to help you get compensation for all your medical expenses, so it’s important for you to continue medical treatment until it is finished. That is the best course of action for your health and your personal injury claim.
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