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Steps To Take When Filing A Personal Injury Claim

Personal injury extends far beyond auto accident injuries. These claims can include slip and fall accidents, accidents at work, medical malpractice, dog bites, wrongful death, and more. If you or someone you love has recently been in an accident, here are the steps you should take to file a personal injury claim.

Steps to Take When Filing a Personal Injury Claim:

  1. Take Photographs – It is important to document your claim. Photographs are a useful way to capture the damage. Take a photo of your injury, your car, the other person’s car, etc. These photographs can serve as evidence that points to who is at fault for the accident.
  2. Keep Medical Records – If you need are in need of medical care, keep track of your hospital visits, medical bills, lost work, lost wages, etc.
  3. Gather Witnesses – Take down the names, phone numbers, and addresses of the people involved in the accident, as well as any witnesses.
  4. Contact a Personal Injury Attorney – An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to file your claim in a quick and efficient manner. He or she can help you determine if it is best to settle, or if you would get more out of pursuing your claim in court.

At Levine and Wiss, our New York personal injury attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience defending the rights of New Yorkers. Over the course of our firm’s history, we have been able to construct a track record of success. If you have recently been involved in an accident and believe you have a personal injury claim, we encourage you to contact our office for a free initial consultation. Give us a call at 1.888.GOT.HURT today. Our lines are always open!