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How Soon After an Accident Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer?

auto accident involving two cars on a city streetThere are many things to take care of following an accident that results in personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence. First and foremost, the focus must be on getting the proper medical treatment the injured individuals need.

Once that is in place, the concern should be to consider contacting an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss numerous issues, including how medical bills will be paid, how lost wages will be recouped, and how compensation for pain and suffering and long term disability and hardship will be addressed.

Why Contact A Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident?

There are important issues that a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help you with following your accident. Consider these:

Protecting Your Rights:

The personal injury attorney will obtain information about your accident to determine who is at fault and will help you understand your rights. He will discuss and educate you about how you can and should be fairly compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering.

Filing a No Fault Application:

The attorney will explain no fault benefits available for payment of medical bills and lost wages and educate you about what the coverage provides as you receive treatment. He will ensure that the application to trigger benefits is filled out and filed in a timely manner.

Wondering if you are eligible for no fault benefits following an accident? Learn more about personal injury protection (PIP) coverage here.

Pursuing a Personal Injury Case:

If you choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in order to obtain the compensation you deserve, having an experienced personal injury lawyer is crucial. He will explain the process and then do what is necessary to make sure you obtain full compensation for your injury and damages.

When To Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer After An Accident

Contacting a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident is very important. Though you will have a lot to deal with – especially if an accident leaves you or a loved one seriously injured – as with all accidents that result in serious injuries, the sooner a personal injury lawyer can have the accident investigated, the better.

After a car accident, investigation by a professional is often of vital importance to proving negligence. Witnesses are also important resources in many personal injury cases. Talking to witnesses as soon after the incident as possible to get their accounts of what happened is important to bringing a successful personal injury case as well.

For these, and other, reasons it is very important that you reach out to a trusted, reliable personal injury attorney with a proven record of success as soon as possible after you’ve been involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

Get The Help You Need To Obtain The Compensation You Deserve

If you’re hoping to recover for pain and suffering, and lost wages and medical bills that may not be covered under No Fault, you’ll need a skilled, experienced personal injury attorney to represent you.

If you live in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga or anywhere in Upstate New York, the attorneys to choose are Jeffrey Anderson, Peter Moschetti, and David Taffany of Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany.

As experienced litigators, Anderson, Moschetti, and Taffany know what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve following your accident. Each has more than 30 years of experience handling personal injury cases in the Capital Region. They have obtained record setting settlements and verdicts for their clients and have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you successfully obtain full compensation for your injuries and suffering.

If you’ve been injured in an accident in the Capital Region, contact the award winning personal injury lawyers at Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany today. Give us a call at (518) 785-4900 to schedule a consultation or complete the form on our website to schedule a free case review.

Wondering how to find an attorney after you’ve been injured? Learn about key factors to look for in an experienced personal injury lawyer here.

Curious about how much it will cost to hire a personal injury attorney? Find out how personal injury lawyers are paid so you know what to expect.

Editor’s note: This content was originally published in 2016 but has been updated as of November 2018.

Peter Moschetti

About Peter Moschetti

Mr. Moschetti is a personal injury law firm attorney and a founding member of the law firm of Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany. Over the years, he has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases. Read More About Peter J. Moschetti, Jr. »