New York car accident checklist
What to do if you are injured in a New York car accident:
- Call the police and get an accident report
- Get the license plate number(s) and insurance information of the car(s) involved
- At the scene, and if your injuries permit, get witness information, including name(s) and contact information, as well as photographs of the accident scene and car(s) involved
- Call an ambulance, if you require it, and seek necessary medical attention as soon as possible — the longer you wait to seek medical attention, the harder it will be to prove that your injuries are as a result of the car accident
- If medically necessary, have your doctor refer you for objective medical testing like MRI(s), X-ray(s), CT scan(s) and/or EMG(s) nerve conduction studies — the results of which can constitute proof that you suffered a “serious injury,” which is required in New York to have a successful car-accident lawsuit and receive monetary compensation outside of the no-fault system
- Within 30 days of your accident, complete and file a New York application for motor vehicle no-fault benefits — which applies to any cyclist, pedestrian, passenger or driver injured by a motor vehicle in New York
- Save all of your medical bills and receipts, gather proof of your financial losses like lost wages and opportunities and keep track of your out-of-pocket expenses for things like medications, travel to/from medical appointments and the cost of medical supplies
- Consult with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible because strict time limitations may apply to your claims (for example, if a vehicle involved in your accident is owned or operated by the City of New York or New York City Transit Authority, you must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of your accident)
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