As the old saying goes, accidents do happen. However, in some instances an accident could mean that you have a valid personal injury claim. Many people wonder if an accident they were involved in would allow them to bring a claim for compensation. In this instance let’s talk about car accident personal injury claims. In the Hudson Valley we have some of the most natural beauty in the entire United States. We also have certain roads and highways which unfortunately are where serious automobile accidents occur. Lake Taconic, Route 9 and State Route 87 have seen their fair share of serious and sometimes fatal accidents. To determine if your car accident means that you have a personal injury, we must look at a few determining factors:
- Was the accident a result of another person’s negligence.
- Did the other person’s accident cause you bodily injury that would satisfy the definition of injury according to NYS laws.
A determination as to whether you have a personal injury claim may not always be made immediately following an accident. In determining if you have a valid injury claim, it is helpful and sometimes necessary to review police reports, photographs that may exist and interviewing of any witnesses. It is also important to review the medical records for any treatment that you may have received.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, you do not have to navigate through the process alone. Let me help you in determining if you have a case, and if you do let me help you receive the compensation that you deserve, because as I said before even though accidents happen, sometimes people must pay for their mistakes.