Because pedestrian accidents often involve a devastating impact on the human body, it is critical to get immediate medical attention after any accident, even one that does not appear serious, as there can be internal issues that need attention. Furthermore, it will likely be necessary to document your injuries through a medical examination in order to claim compensation and/or damages from an insurer or through a pedestrian accident claim.
It is also important to contact the police to come and document the accident in order to present a strong evidentiary showing in a later claim, and to get contact information from eyewitnesses who may have seen and/or taken pictures of the accident. Finally, contacting a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident occurs can be a critical step to being able to obtain a speedy and comprehensive recovery for all of your injuries.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in New York City or the surrounding areas, contact The Law Offices of Justin D. Brandel to set up a free consultation regarding your claim.