An Unmatched Dedication To New York City’s Personal Injury Victims
If you are injured in an accident, you may feel that you are in a vulnerable position, with little control over treatment or the flood of medical bills.
After an accident, you need personal injury attorneys who will work hard to put you back in control. Our team at Katz Melinger PLLC will help get you on the path to the justice and compensation you deserve.
Common Personal Injury Accidents In New York
Accidents are extremely common across New York City. At any moment, you or someone you love could have an accident causing a personal injury, such as:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Mass transit accidents – train, subway and bus
- Taxi and rideshare accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Bicycle and Citi-Bike accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
When accidents are severe, the victims may often come away with life-changing injuries that demand expensive, long-term treatment, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
- Extensive burns
Needless to say, the medical bills from these injuries can be enormous, and without compensation, victims may face devastating financial futures.
How The Personal Injury Process Works In New York
In New York, injury victims would do well to remember two important pieces of information. The first is that there is a statute of limitations to file a claim. In most instances, you have three years to file a lawsuit. That period may change depending on who the defendant is or even the nature of the injury.
Secondly, although many people believe New York’s comparative fault laws will prevent you from recovering monetary damages after an accident, the opposite is true. While the court may reduce the ultimate verdict or settlement, you still can recover compensation.
What To Do After An Accident In New York
The most important first step after an accident is medical treatment. After an accident of any size, your medical records are one of the guiding pieces of evidence. Furthermore, injuries are not always immediately apparent.
Once you have received treatment, you will want to:
- Gather evidence
- File a police report
- File an insurance claim
This seems simple, but each part of the process is much more complex than it first appears. If you contact an attorney, they can take charge of the procedural needs on your behalf. They can gather the testimony and pictures of the accident, file the police report, and speak with the insurance company on your behalf.
Katz Melinger PLLC Is Here To Help
No matter what’s happened, you can take steps to get back in control. Katz Melinger PLLC partners with some of the most respected personal injury firms in New York City to provide comprehensive, smart representation. Reach out to us today to discuss your case by calling 646-960-8716 or using our email contact form.