New York City Accident Attorney
Whether the accident was a car crash, a trip and fall, or a work related injury, there are many reasons to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. There may be time sensitive deadlines for filing for certain benefits, such as no-fault benefits. Some deadlines to file can be as short as 30 days from the date of the accident.
In addition, the earlier an attorney can investigate the cause of the accident the better, while the evidence is still available and the memories of any witnesses are fresh.
There are times when we hear from prospective clients that they just want some advise and will wait to see how the insurance company treats them before deciding whether to hire a lawyer. It is our opinion that this is always a bad idea, not just for the reasons set forth above, but also because insurance companies do not look out for the interests of the injured claimant. Their mission is to pay as little as possible and even to try to get a statement that may be adverse to injured persons interests.
A person hurt in a New York City accident should never speak to the opposing insurance company without first speaking to a New York City accident attorney.