Know Your Rights After an Albany Car Accident

Posted: March 15, 2019

If you get into an accident while driving the roadways in and around Albany, you should understand that you have certain rights. If you are unsure about these rights, you should seek out an attorney immediately after getting emergency medical attention.

Medical Costs and Lost Wages

New York is a no-fault state, which means that your auto insurance will pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and certain other specific expenses up to $50,000.00. Your insurance company is going to need specific information on your injuries, which is just one reason why it is so important to seek out medical attention immediately after your accident.

Injured While Working

If you were injured while working, you would have to file a worker’s compensation claim for all of your injuries and lost wages. Your no-fault insurance will not cover a work-related injury, so that is why it is important to start the worker’s compensation process as quickly as possible after your accident has occurred.

Consult with an Attorney

You have the right to consult with an attorney after your accident about the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. Even minor accidents can sometimes lead to long-term injuries.

The Right to Information

If you are involved in an Albany car accident and there is a police report generated for the accident, you have the right to receive a copy of that report. This is important because a police report is often the foundation of the claim filed by a personal injury attorney on your behalf.

The Right to go to Court

If your lawyer does not feel that the insurance company is negotiating in good faith, you have the right to take the insured of that insurance company to court to get the compensation you feel you need. It is important to remember that you could lose in court, which is why some clients prefer to negotiate a settlement out of court.

William Mattar is a personal injury law firm filled with people who are experienced when it comes to your rights after an Albany car accident. If you do get involved with an accident, and you are injured, call William Mattar. Our caring car accident lawyers are here to help.

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