On average, more than 6 million accidents occur each year in the U.S. Those accidents result in approximately 3 million injuries, with more than 2 million suffering from permanent injuries. Needless to say, accidents occur a lot. What can make them more frustrating is when you have been injured as a result of the negligence of another driver on the road. New York requires motorists to carry no-fault insurance coverage, which drivers turn to first in the event that they have been injured in an accident. However, in many cases, this coverage does not cover the entirety of the damage, injuries, lost income, medical bills, etc. that is caused in a motor vehicle accident. This is why consulting with a New York motor vehicle accident lawyer can be an asset when pursuing damages from insurance providers that represent the negligent party. If you have recently suffered an injury in an accident caused (partially or in full) by another driver, it is recommended that you act quickly before the statute of limitation has run its course and your personal injury claim is no longer viable. Give the attorneys at Massarelli Law Group a call to schedule your free initial consultation today. We put the personal in personal injury.
What to do After You Have Been in an Accident
Depending on the amount of damage caused, there are certain requirements that you must adhere to after an accident has occurred. Listed below are the steps that you should take in order to ensure that you are capitulating to the law as well as protecting yourself in the event that you choose to seek compensation for injuries sustained.
- Stay at the scene of the accident. If you do not, you risk criminal ramifications for a potential hit-and-run.
- Check yourself for injuries and others involved in the accident.
- Contact law enforcement. When they arrive, never admit fault to the police or anyone else at the scene. Only give facts.
- Exchange information and contact your insurance company.
- Seek immediate medical attention. This is true even if you deem your injuries to be minor.
- If you have sustained injuries, contact a reputable New York motor vehicle accident lawyer.
Common Injuries That Occur During an Accident
When a collision occurs between multiple vehicles you can expect for there to be some type of injury to occur. Some of the most common injuries that happen during accidents include:
- Head, Neck, and Back Injuries
- Broken or Bruised Bones
- Dismemberment of Appendages
- Burns and Cuts
- Internal Bleeding
- Eye Damage
- Pulled or Strained Muscles
- Nerve Damage
Working With a New York Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer at Massarelli Law Group
Any of the aforementioned injuries can be severe and result in significant medical bills, loss of income, exorbitant pain and suffering, etc. At Massarelli Law, we understand the devastating effects that an accident injury can have on you as well as your family. Furthermore, we are experienced in presenting your case to the insurance providers and courts (if necessary) to ensure that you have a greater chance of receiving the compensation that you deserve. If you have been injured in an accident, do not make the mistake of going against the high-powered lawyers of the insurance companies alone. Give us a call to schedule your free initial consultation with a knowledgeable New York motor vehicle accident lawyer today.