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If I Am Injured in An Accident when Is the Proper Time to Contact an Attorney?

Sept. 11, 2023

Spencer M. Fein Has Represented Briarcliff Manor & Westchester County, NY Residents in Personal Injury Matters Throughout Briarcliff Manor & Westchester County, NY.

Briarcliff Manor and Westchester County, NY are fantastic places to live, work, and raise a family. With a growing population of young professionals, Briarcliff Manor and Westchester County, NY are choice suburbs for those who might work in New York City but don't want to live there.

One of the issues that any growing community faces is an increase in accidents - auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycles, slip and falls (especially in an icy winter or wet spring), and other kinds of injuries. If you're hurt in an accident that isn't your fault, you need experienced representation from someone who knows the Briarcliff Manor and Westchester County, NY area, knows the local New York counsel and will fight for your interests to the fullest extent of the law.

Briarcliff Manor and Westchester County, NY residents have worked with and counted on Spencer M. Fein for tough, fair and thorough personal injury representation for years. Mr. Fein's passion for protecting his clients is seen from the initial consultation through every subsequent meeting, hearing and, if need be, trial. Mr. Fein is local to the Briarcliff Manor and Westchester County, NY area, and he and his staff are known for prompt communication along with aggressive representation.

So the question becomes how long after my accident should I contact an attorney?

There is no real precise answer but at the Law Offices of Spencer M. Fein we feel that it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure your rights are protected.  Now, there are things that should be done before you contact an attorney.  For example, say you were involved in a motor vehicle accident.  First, call the police and/or seek help for anyone injured in the accident. Leaving the scene of an accident could expose you to possible criminal prosecution. Information needs to be exchanged with the other driver and you should wait for the police to arrive to make a formal accident report. Get the reporting officer’s name, along with the other driver’s identification. Also get any passenger or witness information. If possible take photos of the damages to the vehicle and to any injuries to your body. Getting as much information as possible will help you obtain the maximum financial compensation for your injuries later. If you are injured, go to the emergency room, and detail all injuries to the physicians and staff. Sometimes injuries from auto accidents, like concussions, neck or back injuries may not become noticeable until days later.  Now after you have done these initial steps it is  most important, as soon as you are able, CALL A LAWYER TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS.   After providing your attorney the information mentioned above that attorney will be in an excellent position to make sure that your rights are protected against the other driver’s insurance company.   The lawyer will continue the investigation into your accident and injuries and deal with the insurance companies to make sure you are compensated to the fullest extent.   The earlier an attorney is involved the easier it is for that attorney to make sure you get full compensation.

In other type of injury cases, just like in the car accident example above, it is important to get similar information and then also contact an attorney immediately.   Again this will protect you to make sure you can get what you are entitled.

If you're dealing with injuries, you've got enough on your plate with just healing and getting back in the swing of things. Hiring a Briarcliff Manor and Westchester County, NY personal injury attorney is a step in getting your peace of mind back. Contact Spencer M. Fein today for your consultation and make sure your future is protected.