Motor Vehicle Accident FAQ

Here are questions we frequently hear from our clients regarding motor vehicle accidents.

Does filing a lawsuit mean going to trial?

Most New York motor vehicle cases are settled before reaching the courtroom. Even when an out-of-court settlement is likely, however, your lawyer should prepare the case as though it will go to trial.

When should I see a doctor? Should I go even if I am not in pain?

It can take days or even weeks after an accident for injuries to reveal themselves through symptoms. It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you are not in pain. A doctor will know what injuries to look for after a crash and will be able to get you started on a course of treatment to help you recover from your injuries.

What if I don't remember all the details of my accident?

As soon as possible after your accident, you should write down as much as you can remember. Even if you are not able to write down what you remember about the accident, talking to an attorney can help. An experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer will examine all of the facts and develop a clear picture of what happened.

It seems like a defect with my vehicle could have caused the accident. What should I do?

If you think the accident was caused by a defect in your vehicle, it is important to talk with an attorney about what happened. An attorney will be able to help you consult with experts to determine the cause of the collision and any vehicle defects that may have contributed to the accident or caused injuries.

What happens at my free consultation?

At Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, we will talk with you about your accident and any legal claims you might have against the other driver (or drivers) and their insurance companies. You will also learn about the next steps.

What should I do now?

It is important to talk with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible after your accident while your memory is fresh and it is still possible to collect evidence. Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, offers a free consultation to help you get answers to your questions with no obligation. To make an appointment, call our Syracuse office at 315-992-7583 or contact us online.