The Most Important Steps to Take If You are Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Getting into a motor vehicle accident can be a frightening and potentially traumatizing occurrence. As in any situation that is unexpected and disturbing, it is important to stay calm so that you make the right decisions during and immediately following the accident. Once the initial shock has subsided, the following steps will help you proceed in the right direction to your recovery.

If you are in a motor vehicle accident, do not leave the scene of the accident. Call for medical assistance if necessary, and contact the police. If possible, take photos of the accident scene, vehicle damage, injuries, road conditions, etc. Exchange information with the driver of the other vehicle and remember to take notes of your observations about the accident. If there are witnesses, get their contact information. Report the accident to your insurance company. Do not make any statement regarding fault or liability to anyone at the scene of the accident.

As soon as possible after the accident, it is wise to seek the help of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to file a claim. If the other party’s insurance company requests to speak with you and asks you to make a statement regarding the accident, it is best to ask your attorney if this is the best course of action. An attorney’s legal advice and guidance will assist you in making the right decisions about your personal injury claim.

At Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY, our skilled and professional personal injury lawyers can assist you in your recovery. We have been helping accident victims receive the compensation they need and deserve since 1972 and have won tens of thousands of cases. We are committed to providing affordable legal representation to those in need. As our client, you will pay no attorney fee until and unless we successfully settle your case or win a verdict in your favor. Call 1-877-504-5562.

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If you have suffered serious injuries or received medical treatment after a motor vehicle accident, let our experienced personal injury attorneys help and guide you. We will work diligently to help you obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. To speak with us, Call 1-877-504-5562 or email [email protected]

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP