If you have suffered a spinal injury in an accident caused by someone acting negligent, you deserve justice. Our Long Island injury lawyer has been handling these types of cases for many years. There are some things that you should know if you want full justice after your accident. Please keep reading to learn more. When you are ready to reach out to a lawyer, give our office a call as soon as possible to set up a free consultation.
Seek Medical Attention Right Away
A spinal injury requires immediate medical care. This type of injury can affect your whole body. It can make you feel like everything has changed. The worst thing you can do for yourself after an accident where you sustained an injury to your spine is to wait to see a doctor.
You should ideally go to the emergency room in favor of going to your primary doctor or an urgent care center. This can sometimes be a life-threatening emergency. You need urgent medical intervention for the best chance to fully recover.
Do Not Speak to the Liable Party’s Insurance
One of the biggest mistakes you can make if you want full compensation for your spinal injury is talking to the liable party’s insurance company. They are going to reach out to you seeking a statement about the accident. It is important that you do not give them any statement.
They are trained to ask questions that force you into a corner. They want you to say something that is going to allow them to reduce the amount of compensation that you receive. Instead of talking to them, have your lawyer handle communication with them.
Act Quickly to Get Justice
You do not have unlimited time to file a claim for compensation. In NYS, there is a statute of limitations of three years. That means you have three years from the date of the accident to file a claim. A day longer than three years means that you do not have a case anymore.
While three years seems like a long time to wait to talk to a lawyer, that is a long time for evidence to “go missing”, for witnesses to forget important details, and for you to make mistakes that could ruin your case.
Do not wait to reach out to a lawyer. The first consultation is free. We want to begin working on your case as soon as possible to give you the best chance of full compensation.
Call Our Long Island Injury Lawyer Today
A spinal injury can negatively impact your life. If someone else’s negligence caused you this injury, you deserve to have a lawyer on your side fighting for your justice. Give us a call to set up a free consultation as soon as possible. We would be glad to get you in the office to meet with our Long Island injury lawyer. Our firm has helped many people get justice for their damages and injuries.