Get Immediate Medical Help

If your injuries are severe, call 911 and get the medical treatment you need right away. Having a rock-solid lawsuit won't matter much if you don't survive your injuries. Take care of yourself first, and then worry about the legal process. Even if you don't feel like you suffered a serious injury, it's important to see a doctor to link any injuries you suffered to the accident. This is important for documentation purposes.

Document The Scene

Whether you've fallen from a ladder, were injured by heavy machinery or injured yourself in another way, it's important to gather all the information you can about the circumstances of your injury. Talk to witnesses and take photos of the accident scene.

Notify Your Employer

If you will be filing for workers' compensation benefits in New York, you will need to notify your employer of the accident in writing within 30 days.

Talk To A Lawyer

Once you are medically stable and have gathered all the information you can get from the accident scene, contact a personal injury lawyer at Elefterakis Elefterakis & Panek to discuss what happened and how we may be able to help.

Don't Talk To Insurance Companies Without Talking To A Lawyer

Once you've been in an accident, your insurance company will likely be keen to settle quickly for an amount that is probably much lower than what you deserve. Insurance companies are motivated by the bottom line and therefore have incentive to get you to accept a low offer as soon as possible, when you may feel you need the money the most. Don't accept this initial offer. Talk to a lawyer first who can examine what happened and fight for the full amount of compensation you may be owed for your injuries.

Get The Right Lawyer On Your Side

After an injury, you need all the help you can get to pay for medical care and lost wages. To schedule your free initial consultation with one of the attorneys at our New York office, call 646-561-9161 or 877-820-6510 toll free, or drop us a line to let us know what happened.