Car accidents can be caused by negligence, and when personal injuries occur, it is essential that victims take appropriate legal action where needed to get proper compensation and reimbursement for the injuries sustained. Additionally, many victims of motor vehicle accidents may also be eligible for additional financial compensation if they experience expensive medical bills, long-lasting injuries and chronic problems, and loss of wages due to time off of work to heal and recover.
At the Law Offices of Reid B. Wissner of New York, NY, you have the benefit of over three decades of experience in personal injury law with our personal injury attorney. Suppose you have been involved in a car accident during which you were rear-ended.
In that case, there are several steps you should take prior to filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle that caused your injuries:
- Seek medical attention right away. Seek medical treatment as soon as possible following a vehicular accident, even if you believe your injuries are minor or non-existent. This will not only provide you with the proper care and recovery recommendations, but it also creates a record of your injuries that can be used to prove any claims of injury in court later on.
- Gather evidence and document the incident. Make sure to take pictures of any damage done to either vehicle involved in the accident, including skid marks or other physical evidence at the scene of the crash. Collect contact information from any witnesses present who could testify on your behalf if needed later in court proceedings. Finally, take notes of the incident details while they are still fresh in your memory.
- Connect with a personal injury attorney with experience in car accidents and rear-end collisions. An experienced personal injury attorney such as Reid B. Wissner can help you build a strong case for your injuries and provide guidance. He can ensure all the documents, evidence, and statements necessary to file a successful lawsuit against the driver at fault are obtained. Furthermore, he can also negotiate on your behalf to get the best possible settlement, even if the issue never sees the inside of a courtroom.
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By taking these steps after being involved in a rear-end accident, victims have a better chance of getting total compensation from all parties responsible for their injuries. If you're looking for representation in such cases, call his practice at 212-406-9288.