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Even if you’re knocked unconscious by an accident, one of the first things you wonder after waking up is: who is going to pay the medical bills? This is especially true for a serious accident.

If you suffered injury in an auto accident, under New York law , no fault insurance covers up to $50,000 in medical bills. It doesn’t matter who is at fault — that is to say — who caused the accident. If you were a passenger in someone else’s car, their no-fault insurance on the vehicle will cover your injuries. If you’re a pedestrian and struck by a car, the driver’s no-fault insurance covers your injury.

But let’s say your injury is severe and greater than $50,000 in damages. How do you cover the expenses above $50,000? If you meet the New York serious injury threshold (and it is highly likely that you will with damages over $50,000), you can sue the at-fault party for compensation. Whenever your injury in an accident is serious, it’s wise to consult with an experienced lawyer.

Also, if you’re in an accident, there are several things you should not do:

Your lawyer can investigate the accident and take all the factors into consideration to determine the cause. Many times people aren’t aware of all the factors involved.

Worrying about medical bills and how you will pay them is typical of people involved in accidents. This is why it’s a good idea to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. It relieves a lot of stress when you have a lawyer who can explain how monetary recovery works and guide you in what to say and do.

Our attorneys at Palermo Tuohy Bruno have years of experience successfully helping people recover compensation for accident injuries.