What should I do if I'm involved in a personal injury accident?

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The odds are favorable that at some point in your life, you will be involved in a personal injury accident of some sort. Although we commonly use the word "accident" when referring to a motor vehicle collision, slip and fall injury, or any other type of injury "accident," the truth is that more often than not, it was not a true accident, but was caused by the negligence of another party. That's why it's important to take the following steps immediately after your accident to ensure that your rights will be protected should you choose to pursue a lawsuit against the negligent party.

Notify an Appropriate Party of Your Injuries

If you are injured in a store, for example, notify the manager or owner. Simply state that you were injured without attributing blame or attempting to explain what you think caused the accident.

Gather Contact Information

If you are able, write down the at-fault party's contact information, as well as that of any witnesses.

Seek Medical Attention

Have a complete evaluation done immediately after the accident to ensure that all injuries are identified and treated.

Stay Silent About the Incident Until You Speak to a Personal Injury Attorney

Do not speak to an insurance adjuster or give your "version of events" to anyone until you consult with an attorney. If you have been injured in what you believe to be a personal injury accident in the State of New York, it is important that you consult with an experienced New York personal injury accident attorney, such as Adam Thompson, to ensure your rights are protected. Contact the Law Offices of Adam Thompson today by calling (212) 267-2424 or using our convenient online case review form.