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Answering Your Questions After A Car Accident

If you or someone you love has recently experienced a car crash, you may feel overwhelmed. You probably have many questions about medical treatment, insurance policies and personal injury claims. The attorneys of Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, can provide the answers you need. As experienced and trial-tested litigators, they have handled numerous cases involving just about every variety of car accident imaginable. Read on for some answers to questions that they frequently hear from New York clients.

Should I go to the hospital after a car accident?

The first thing that you should do after a crash is seek medical treatment from a doctor. If necessary, call an ambulance to the scene of the accident so you can reach the hospital as soon as possible. Your health and safety are of utmost importance, so do not neglect this important step.

How long after a car accident can you go to the hospital?

The sooner you seek treatment at a hospital, the better. Timely medical care is important, not only for your physical well-being, but also for gathering evidence if you decide to file a claim. With that said, there is no limit on the amount of time after an accident when you can go to the hospital.

What happens if I’m not wearing a seat belt in an accident?

Even if you did not have your seat belt on, you can still file a personal injury lawsuit. The at-fault driver may still be held liable for your damages, though the amount of compensation that you recover may be less than it would have been if you had been wearing a seat belt.

How long does it take for whiplash symptoms to appear?

The signs of whiplash do not always manifest immediately after a motor vehicle crash. They include:

  • Sore neck
  • Stiff neck
  • Headaches
  • Memory problems
  • Dizziness

Some individuals report that they did not notice symptoms until weeks or even months after the incident. Even if your symptoms took some time to appear, you should consult a doctor as soon as you experience them.

Should I consult a lawyer after a car accident?

Yes. It is always wise to speak with a personal injury attorney following a crash. You should have representation before speaking with any representatives from your insurer or the other driver’s insurer. Your lawyer can protect your rights and make sure that the insurance company does not offer you an inadequate settlement.

When should I hire an attorney for a car accident?

You should contact a lawyer as soon as you can. The sooner you have an attorney on your side, the sooner you can take the steps toward recovering compensation for your damages and holding the negligent party accountable for their actions.

Do You Have More Questions? Schedule A Consultation

These are only a few of the questions that the attorneys of Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC hear every day. To ask your questions in person, contact the law firm to schedule an initial consultation. Reach the firm’s Saratoga Springs office by calling 518-328-4486 or by using the online contact form.