Frequently Asked Accident & Injury Questions


If I’m in a car accident, should I immediately stop?
What do I do if someone is injured? What do I do if I’m injured?
What information should I be getting at the scene of an accident?
Do I have to report an accident?
What to do if the accident was my fault?
What if I get a ticket?
How long do you have to file a police report after a car accident?
How long after car accident can you claim injury?
How long do you have to report a car accident to your insurance in California?
Who pays for car damage in a no-fault state New York?
What happens when an unlicensed driver causes a car accident?
If a car hits you and you hit another car, who is at fault?
Is New York a no fault state?
How to file a no-fault insurance claim in New York?

Car Accident Report FAQ


Who will pay for my medical bills, lost wages and other expenses if I am injured?
What if I’m sued?
What if I want to sue?
What do I do if the other driver does not have insurance?
How much will it cost me?
What falls under comprehensive auto insurance?

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Who is Responsible for a Carnival Ride Accident?
What causes Amusement Park Accidents?

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What is a Concussion?
What are the Symptoms of a Concussion?
How are Concussions and TBIs Treated?
How Many People Are Hospitalized With Concussions Each Year?
What is a Diffuse Axonal Injury? (DAI)
What is a Direct Impact Injury?
What is a Hypoxia Injury?
What is an Indirect Impact Injury?
What is a Hematoma?

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Why Do Dog Bites Happen?
Who Gets Bitten By Dogs?
What Kind of Dog Bites?

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What steps do I take after an accident?
How long does the defendant have to answer to a complaint?
What happens after the defendant answers a complaint?
What’s a deposition?
When do we go to trial?
What happens during a trial?
What if I don’t like the outcome of my case?
What if I don’t want to go to trial?

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What is medical malpractice?
What’s a reasonable standard of care?
What kind of mistake is considered medical malpractice?
How do I know if I have a case?
I signed a consent form before my surgery. Do I still have a case?
What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice in California?
Can you sue for medical negligence after 3 years?
Can you sue for medical malpractice after 20 years?
Are medical lawsuit settlements taxable?
The best medical malpractice lawyers near me?

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Who handles slip and fall cases?
Is there a statute of limitations for slip and fall accidents?
Best slip and fall lawyers near me?
I slipped and fell at work, is my employer liable?
In NYC, how common are slip and fall accidents?
Are sidewalk accidents consider slip and falls? Who is liable?
What is reasonable?
Who is liable?

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What is a spinal cord injury?
What are the most common causes of spinal cord injuries?
Will I be paralyzed if I break my neck or back?
What is the spinal cord?
What are vertebrae?

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General FAQs

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The Barnes Firm serves all five of the boroughs in New York City (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island), as well as Long Island, Buffalo, and Rochester. The Barnes Firm has physical offices in the following New York locations:


Buffalo, NY

500 Pearl Street

Suite #700

Buffalo, NY 14202


Buffalo, NY

451 Grider Street

Buffalo, NY 14215


Rochester, NY

28 East Main Street

Suite #600

Rochester, NY 14614


New York, NY

420 Lexington Avenue

Suite #2140

New York, NY 10170


Garden City, NY

600 Old Country Road

Suite #425

Garden City, NY 11530

The Barnes Firm’s phone number is (800) 800-0000.

The Barnes Firm’s personal injury attorneys are focused exclusively on accident cases. Our suite of legal expertise covers a range of personal injury subjects that includes motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, and many other practice areas. Visit our site today to learn more about our practice areas.

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We guide you through the exact steps we take to move your case forward. Our lawyers handle any size of case, whether it’s a minor fender bender or a serious accident. Our lawyers are available 24/7 to review your case and get answers to all of your specific questions. Our personal injury attorneys have decades of experience and proven results in maximizing the returns our clients receive, having produced millions of dollars in settlements. Claim a free case evaluation today.

The Barnes Firm focuses exclusively on accident cases, ranging from car accident injuries and slip and fall injuries to construction injuries. For more information, browse our practice areas page or contact us today. Our experienced lawyers are available 24/7 at (800) 800-0000.

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