A car accident is a serious and traumatic experience that can leave you with physical, emotional, and financial challenges. In the aftermath of a car accident, you may wonder when it is appropriate to hire an attorney to sue the negligent driver for damages. The answer is: as soon as possible.

Knowing when to hire an attorney after a car accident can sometimes be confusing. Some people may wait until after they have spoken with the insurance company, while others may delay hiring an attorney until they feel their injuries are fully healed. Based on this, you should understand that there are specific timelines and deadlines for filing a personal injury claim or a lawsuit in New York.

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In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, it can be hard to keep track of everything that’s happening around you. The shock of the moment can make it difficult to remember the details of what transpired. Moreover, the adrenaline rush that follows an accident and injury can make you see things differently than they really are.

It’s easy in this situation to wrongly admit fault and take responsibility for what happened out of a desire to move past the incident as quickly as possible. With that said, this can lead to profound legal implications if you later attempt to pursue financial compensation from the negligent parties for injuries and losses.

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Car accidents happen when you least expect them. The devastating injuries resulting from the accident can leave you and your loved ones in a state of shock. While you are trying to cope with the pain and suffering, you also may face worries about the mounting medical bills and loss of income because of inability to work.

If your car crash occurred due to another’s fault, under New York personal injury law you have a right to seek financial compensation from the negligent driver and their insurance company. Your best bet in this situation would be to get strong legal representation from a top-rated New York car accident attorney who has the skills, resources, and experience to take on the defendants and get you the damages you are entitled to.

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No matter how a car accident occurs, it can really shake you up. One minute, you’re driving to work or taking your children to school. The next minute, your car is all banged up. You may very well be injured too, and the entire incident can be incredibly upsetting, leaving you afraid of driving for a while.  

Perhaps someone rear-ended your vehicle and caused damage or left you and your passengers with injuries. 

Even in a no-fault state like New York, you can recover money for these damages. With Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff, LLP, you’ll have a team of personal injury lawyers standing up for you to help you recuperate your losses.

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Speeding reduces a driver's reaction time, increasing the likelihood of a collision. It also shortens the stopping distance and can dangerously change the angle at which a driver is able to brake. When you're in a hurry, it's tempting to disregard the speed limit and not worry about other vehicles or pedestrians on the road. But driving faster than what is safe for the road conditions can put you in danger of getting into an accident, receiving a traffic citation, or injuring or even killing other road users.

Sometimes, a few extra miles per hour could mean the difference between life and death. Speeding drivers may be less likely to see pedestrians and bicyclists on sidewalks or crosswalks. They're also less likely to see other vehicles at intersections and oncoming vehicles when turning left or right onto streets with multiple lanes.

If you've been injured in an accident with a negligent, speeding driver, contact an attorney at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP immediately to discuss your legal options for pursuing compensation against the at-fault driver.

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