View some of our frequently
asked questions below.
Obviously, the first and most important thing to do is to make sure you receive appropriate medical attention. Make sure you report to the medical provider everything that is bothering you and all pain you are experiencing. It is important that the medical provider take an accurate history of how your injury occurred as well as all complaints of pain.
Where appropriate, a report of the accident should be made to your employer, the police department, coast guard and other law enforcement personnel. Call Friedman, James & Buchsbaum LLP as soon as possible.
If possible, names of witnesses and photographs of the area and equipment involved in your accident should be obtained as soon as possible.
In our experience, it is never too early to call us after an accident. Your focus should be on receiving appropriate medical treatment and recuperating. Let us worry about tracking down witnesses, preserving evidence, completing paperwork and other things which we as lawyers recognize as being important for your case. In addition, many time limitations apply to those who are injured — for example, in connection with filing claims for no-fault benefits and other payments which may be due to you. The earlier we become involved in the case, the more we can ensure that your rights are protected.
In our experience, one of the most important things you can do is to retain all paperwork regarding the dispute. Not only does a paper trail make our job as lawyers easier, but judges and juries may find your case more believable when documents support your position. Again, call us as soon as a dispute appears imminent. Many times, we may be able to advise you so litigation can be avoided or set the stage in the event litigation is required.