If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in New York State, there is a chance that you may have sustained serious injuries. New York is a no-fault state, which means that nearly every driver throughout the state is covered that can assist the injured person with their medical bills. In addition, it may provide the injured person with financial assistance when they are not able to work due to their injuries. It is important that you apply for personal injury protection (a form of no fault insurance) within 30 days from the date of the accident otherwise you may not be able to obtain these benefits.
In the event that you need to bring a lawsuit against a driver in the accident, you must find a way to prove that they were negligent in some way. The burden of proof is an important factor in having a successful personal injury case. This is simply using an investigation of some sort to determine how the other party was negligent. In order to recover damages from the other party, you will be required to pass a serious injury threshold. The serious injury threshold means that you were dismembered, significantly disfigured, fractured a bone, lost a fetus, permanently lost the ability to use a body part, among others.
If you have questions about filing a personal injury case regarding an accident in New York State, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide you with assistance.
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