Personal Injury Attorneys from Lurie Law Firm, a leading accident law practice based in Manhattan, say that there are a number of time-sensitive steps that should be taken following an automobile accident.
Online PR News – 01-October-2009 – – “When injured in a car accident, it is important that the necessary steps are taken to ensure that the accident victim gets the compensation they deserve,” says George W. Ilchert, Esq., a partner with Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell and Ryan, LLP (http://www.limrlaw.com), a New York City accident law firm specializing in personal injury cases. “There are so many deadlines to be met for filing certain claims and if the appropriate action is not taken, the parties responsible may not be held accountable.”
Firstly, Ilchert says that following an automobile accident, the victim should notify his or her insurance company immediately and an investigation into the accident should begin.
“This is the point at which an accident lawyer should be called in,” says Ilchert. “A good personal injury law firm will immediately begin an investigation into the accident and leave no stone unturned.”
During the investigation, Ilchert says that there are a number of claims, most of which have filing deadlines, which should be submitted to the appropriate agencies. These claims may include accident reports to the Department of Motor Vehicles, no-fault claims, claims for lost wages and disability, notices of claim, and claims with the defendant’s insurance company, just to name a few.
“Filing all of these claims, which vary depending on the nature and the specifics of the accident, can be a very daunting and arduous process and that’s why most people look for a quality personal injury law firm to help them through,” says Ilchert. “The last thing an accident victim needs is to worry about the process. An accident victim needs to rest, recover, and know that his or her best interests are being tended to.”
Established for more than 50 years, Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell & Ryan LLP, is a New York Injury Law Firm located at 475 Park Avenue South (32nd Street) New York, NY, 10016, specializes in representing victims of all types of accidents including construction and demolition, falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs, automobiles, trains, and busses, babies with cerebral palsy and other brain damage, general medical malpractice, saws and electrical tools without guards, and slip and fall cases. For more information, call 1-800-679-4227 or visit www.limrlaw.com.