Buffalo Auto Accident Lawyer
The personal injury attorneys at The Dietrich Law Firm have years of experience representing the victims of the negligence of others. We have a team of professional lawyers to handle the claims of people who have suffered serious injuries, including motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, slip & falls , Social Security disability, dog bites, aviation accidents, faulty products, Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA), railroad accidents, legal malpractice, pharmaceutical products, and medical malpractices.
Important Deadlines for New York Accident Victims
As with any serious accident, automobile accidents require that certain things be done in a timely manner following the accident. Since New York statutes can be especially complicated, it is recommended that you have an experienced New York lawyer like The Dietrich Law Firm fighting for your rights. Below is a list of tasks that need to be completed after an auto accident, and the suggested timeline for their completion:
- Notify the Police: Immediately
- Seek Medical Attention: Immediately (even if you don't think you're injured...some injuries take time to surface)
- Call Your Insurance Company: Immediately
- Begin Investigation: ASAP. Time deteriorates evidence, it is crucial to gather all the facts immediately after the accident
- File Form MV104 (NY State Report of Motor Vehicle Accident): Within 10 Days when required
- File a No-Fault Claim Form (NYS Form NF2): Within 30 Days
- File for Lost Wages: Several Multiple Deadlines
- File for NY State Disability: Within 30 Days
- File Notice of Claim: Within as little as 90 Days (if applicable)
- File a Claim Against the Other Driver: ASAP
- File Claims with Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC): Multiple Deadlines (if applicable)
- File a SUM/UM Arbitration Claim: ASAP
- File a Lawsuit Against Those Responsible: Usually Within 3 Years, but can be shorter in certain circumstances. Talk with a New York Accident attorney to be absolutely sure.
All of this can be extremely confusing and cause undue stress during a time when you need to know you have someone fighting for your rights. Being compensated for a serious accident is a complex process, make sure you have an experienced professional on your side. Call The Dietrich Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.
Your wellbeing is the most important aspect of your case and we will fight to ensure your physical and emotional injuries are compensated. Automotive accidents can result in any of the following injuries: loss of income (current or future income), physical impairment, quality of life, and overall pain and suffering. After an accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately to ensure that no detail is overlooked in getting your financial settlement. If you are dealing with an insurance company, or any large company, do not accept a settlement agreement without first contacting an attorney.
The Dietrich Law Firm has years of experience in personal injury claims. Our experienced team of lawyers will examine the factual data involved, evaluate your claim, determine which parties are responsible, and develop a strategy to ensure the strongest case possible for your claim.
Establishing proof in your automobile accident case is essential. A good lawyer who has experience with automobile accident cases, knows the importance of identifying witnesses, interviewing police officers, and if necessary, retaining accident reconstruction experts.
Once liability is established in a automobile accident case, the next step is to prove, explain, and quantify the seriousness of the personal injuries. The lawyers at The Dietrich Law Firm have extensive contacts in the medical community to assist our clients in documenting the seriousness of their automobile accident injury.
In many cases, it is necessary to use economists, medical experts, and even life care planners to fully document the extent of a automobile accident victim’s injuries. Even if the automobile accident seems simple, you need an experienced law firm like The Dietrich Law Firm defending your rights in your automobile accident injury case.
When you call The Dietrich Law Firm, we will build your case to prove liability and damages involved, as well as fight for the settlement conditions or judgments of the case. We are experienced and compassionate with our clients, we understand the stresses involved in an auto accident and we will be there every step of the way.
We also understand the fact that there may have been extenuating circumstances leading to your accident. Safety procedures may have been ignored, conditions could have been unsafe, the fact is, you may not have been responsible for the accident. Many accident victims fail to realize the urgency of collecting all of the factual data as soon as possible. Evidence dissipates over time, and many victims simply wait until it’s too late. Don’t hesitate to contact an auto accident attorney today.
IF YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT – CONTACT US TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!