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People always assume that we would advise them to call a lawyer first if they are hurt in an accident.
This is absolutely incorrect!
The first thing we would tell anyone is to take care of themselves first. Lawyers are unlikely to rush to the scene of an accident. But a Bronx personal injury lawyer from Feiner & Lavy is likely to reconstruct an accident scene after the fact. That makes it essential that you take care of your health first and, if possible, do a few other things that will make the entire process easier.
FIRST: Call 9-1-1. This is especially important if you are in pain or if your injury involves bleeding. You need to get police and paramedics on the scene as quickly as possible. In New York, paramedics can often take longer than the police to arrive, and a police officer can help by administering first aid and he can take the notes necessary to fill out an incident report. And never hesitate to have a medical professional examine you after an accident. This is important both for your health and if you decide to pursue legal action.
SECOND: Be sure to file a police report. You want to do this as soon as possible after the incident, when the details are still fresh in your mind. Whether or not you decide to pursue legal action, having an official record of what happened could be quite beneficial in terms of your health insurance taking care of you. It’s also very helpful to not only observe your surroundings, but to take photos or video using your cellphone. If there are security cameras, it can be very important in helping to collect evidence later. And if you should have a friend or relative with you, ask them to also take notes, photographs, and video in case you want to pursue a case.
THIRD: Call the best Bronx personal injury law firm, Feiner & Lavy! While our first interest is getting you back to good health, personal injury law is our specialty and we stand ready to fight for our clients who are injured through no fault of their own. There is no charge for a consultation or even bringing a case, because our fees are contingency based. If we agree to settle a case for you out of court or if we have to go to trial, you will be confident that the outcome will be what you deserve and you won’t pay a dime unless we win your case!