ADVICE FROM A NEW YORK INJURY LAWYER
Accidents can often be very traumatic. The initial moments after an accident can be the most crucial. Initially, you may not even consider pursuing a lawsuit against anyone. In fact, this may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, it is important to always remember, what you say and what you do immediately after an accident can affect you later on.
Insurance companies and their representatives will often seek to obtain a statement from you before you contact a NYC accident lawyer. Make sure this never happens!!! Insurance companies like Allstate, Statefarm, Countrywide and others will contact you right away to get a statement, and later on ignore or reject your claim once they get what they want.
Even though you may never ever pursue a case, it is important to consider the following:
Never make any statements regarding the happening of an accident until you have had the opportunity to speak to a NYC personal injury attorney.
Take pictures of the scene of an accident, including but not limited to any property damage, injuries, skid marks, etc.
If you are involved in a slip and fall accident, take pictures of what caused you to fall. If you fall in a store, and there are no signs warning of a slippery or defective condition, make sure you take photos.
If you feel any pain whatsoever, go to a hospital and get checked out by a medical doctor. Often pain will worsen 24-48 hours after an accident. Although an emergency room can often be overwhelming, it is important that you seek medical attention.
Obtain the names and addresses of any and all witnesses to an accident. An independent witness is often the key to prosecuting a successful lawsuit in New York .
Although an accident is often traumatic, our friendly staff can help ease some of the stress that occurs after an accident. We will be happy to answer any of your questions regardless of whether you retain our firm.
Levi & Michael is a renowned New York based personal injury law firm. We represent the seriously injured in cases involving automobile accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, scaffolding cases, wrongful death and other negligence cases.
Our attorneys are skilled and aggressive in the representation of our clients. With over a decade of experience in representing the seriously injured, we have earned and maintained a reputation within the legal community as aggressive and zealous nyc personal injury attorneys. We aim to obtain the maximum level of compensation on your behalf. Our firm has handled many significant and high profile cases and our mission statement is to fight for the rights of injured victims.
Often, law firms will refer your case to someone else if it is not settled prior to trial. At the law offices of Levi & Michael, we handle your case from inception to trial. We are fully familiar with the facts and circumstances of your case and we will treat you as an individual, not a case number.
IN NEW YORK, THERE ARE STRICT TIME LIMITS IN WHICH YOU HAVE TO FILE A LAWSUIT AND OTHER CLAIMS. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO SPEAK TO A NYC PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE CONTACT THE LAW FIRM OF LEVI & MICHAEL FOR A COMPLETELY FREE CONSULATION.
PLEASE CALL US NOW FOR A FREE CONSULATION. 718-380-1122 or visit us at http://www.leviandmichael.com/
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NEW YORK INJURY ATTORNEY LEVI & MICHAEL, LLP
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