Important Notice: Our web hosting provider recently started charging us for additional visits, which was unexpected. In response, we're seeking donations. Depending on the situation, we may explore different monetization options for our Community and Expert Contributors. It's crucial to provide more returns for their expertise and offer more Expert Validated Answers or AI Validated Answers. Learn more about our hosting issue here.

When is a car accident grounds for a personal injury claim?

Law
0
darnellmsmith05871

I was looking into this topic a few days ago. And all you need to do is answer two questions: (1) was the accident your fault? And (2) were you injured in the accident?

If the accident was not your fault and you suffered an injury from the accident, then it’s a good idea to sit down with a team of NYC personal injury attorneys to have a chat. The sooner you do that the better, as there are often deadlines for filing a claim, and the longer you wait the harder it is to collect evidence to support your case.

Don’t split hairs on whether or not you have a strong claim. Many personal injury attorneys offer free consultations. If you’re in doubt, it’s best to sit down with a professional and let them evaluate your case. 

Of course, if the accident was your fault, you don’t get to make a claim, even if your injuries were more serious. And if no one was injured, then obviously the idea of “personal injury” does not apply. The best you can hope for is a property damage claim.

What is your question?

*Sadly, we had to bring back ads too. Hopefully more targeted.