According to the New York City Police Department there were 228,047 car accidents in 2018 across the metropolitan area. New York City is a vibrant, fast paced city and from dawn to dusk, it’s crowded with traffic, pedestrians, motorists and cyclists to name a few. For these reasons, accidents involving cars, cyclists, and pedestrians can and do happen, anywhere and at any time. Even when we try our best to exercise caution, an accident can occur. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car or pedestrian accident in New York City, then you’ll need the experience of a highly trained car accident attorney in New York. That is why the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore are the trusted car accident law firm in New York, because they will fight for the compensation and rights you are entitled to. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important that you consult a car accident attorney.
First and foremost, if you or a loved one are involved in a car accident, the most important thing to do is to look after your physical well-being. That may include calling the EMS, receiving treatment from the EMS and going to the nearest ER or urgent care facility. Your health is your wealth so take care of your physical well-being at all times.
Make sure that you notify the police about the incident and this enables the police to generate a police report. If you can, make sure to take pictures of the vehicles involved and any damage done to the vehicles. Lastly, if you can, obtain the contact details for any witnesses that are present.
Car Accidents Need To Be Properly Documented
As above, gathering information and what we call the “evidence” at the time of the incident is crucial and that is one of the reasons why calling the police and EMS is very important as they will also diligently document all the necessary information related to the incident.
After gathering this information and getting immediate medical attention, one of the reasons you should call an experienced car accident attorney is to assist you in filing a “No-Fault” application.
What is No-Fault?
New York State follows a “no-fault” insurance system. In the event of a car accident, irrespective of whether you have personal insurance or insurance through your job, you are entitled to No Fault insurance coverage through your car insurance – that is the car you were in at the time of the car accident – irrespective of which vehicle is at fault for the accident. Through the No-Fault Insurance policy on the vehicle you were in at the time of the accident, you are entitled to receive coverage for all medical treatment and partial payment for lost time from work up to a maximum of $50,000. The purpose of the No fault protection is to protect motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians irrespective of fault and to obtain such coverage you don’t have to prove the other driver or driver’s negligence in order to collect benefits.
Cost of car accident related injuries can be costly, and some injuries depending on the severity can lead to more chronic problems for victims, including disability or sometimes even death.
Once your application is filed with the insurance company, your EMS and ER bill will be covered and you can then proceed to receive the medical treatment, care and diagnostic testing that you need to help you throughout the recovery process and if applicable, payment for lost earnings for the time you are out of work.
This is also where the experienced car accident attorneys and firm of The Law Offices of Darren T Moore can help. Our office prides itself on helping car accident victims and guiding them along the path to recovery. This can include referring you or your loved one to the right doctor and/or specialist and making sure that you know that your not alone on this path. We can assist with filing for and obtaining lost wages, making sure that your medical bills are covered and also, where necessary, arranging for home health care and assistance.
The complexities, deadlines and procedural requirements involved means that the risks are too great for you not to seek the professional expertise of a car accident attorney. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, our professional attorneys at The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore will help to make sure you have complied with all the deadlines and requirements.
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If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of a car accident, you should reach out to The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore for a free consultation. Our professional and highly trained car accident attorneys will help you every step of the way with your case, to ensure you get the justice you deserve.
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