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Car accidents happen for many different reasons, and sometimes, they are no one’s fault at all. However, car accidents are frequently caused by negligence, which means, simply put, that they could have been prevented. Fortunately, car insurance exists to help individuals recover from any injuries they’ve sustained in an accident. Though it is illegal to drive without insurance, many people still do it. Unfortunately, when these people cause an accident, they make a complicated situation even more complex.

If you are someone who has recently been involved in an auto accident with an uninsured motorist, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Our experienced Westchester County personal injury attorneys are here to help. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about how we can help you:

How do I recover compensation if I was hit by an uninsured motorist?

Many people panic after an auto accident, which is understandable, as they are frequently both traumatic and painful. However, it is always best that you remain calm and do what you can to handle the situation. First, call the police and then write down the motorist’s license plate. The police will document the accident, which will make it easier for you to file a claim. When filing your claim, however, since you cannot sue someone’s insurance company if you do not have one, you will file a claim against your insurance, since New York requires individuals to have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.

To win your claim, our firm will work to uncover several types of evidence, including pictures of the scene of the accident, witness statements, medical documents, surveillance footage of your accident and more.

How long do I have to sue for a car accident in New York?

Everyone in New York State must act in accordance with the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party liable for your injuries. If you wait any longer than three years, you will, in most cases, be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today.

Contact our experienced Westchester County firm

Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.