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What information should I obtain from the other driver after a car accident?

While you are still at the scene of the car accident, make sure to obtain the following information:

  • The names and contact information of any other drivers involved in the car accident
  • The driver’s license number, license plate number, vehicle registration, and insurance information for any additional drivers involved
  • The names and contact information of any witnesses to the car accident
  • Photos of all damage to the vehicles, as well as pictures of the accident scene (skid marks, positioning of vehicles, etc.)

Should I Call the Police?

Yes. It is always a good idea to call the police immediately following a car accident. Any New York car accident lawyer you hire would recommend the same. This will provide evidence that the car accident occurred and allow a police officer to be dispatched to the scene. Once at the accident scene, the police officer will interview all parties involved and fill out an accident report indicating who was at fault (if this can easily be determined). This accident report can significantly increase the chances of success in your car accident claim. Also, if your car accident was caused by a drunk driver, because of driver inattention or because of cellular phone use, the police officer can make a note of this fact in the report, which will be helpful if, and when, you hire an NYC car accident attorney.

It is essential to answer all of the police officer’s questions truthfully, but do not admit fault, even if you believe you may have caused the car accident.

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Being injured, or losing a loved one, in an aggressive driving accident is an emotional experience, in which thoughts of legal action are secondary to recovery. Taking action is necessary to make sure that the losses associated with your injuries are covered by the parties responsible.

Marc Albert offers seasoned and compassionate legal representation to victims of aggressive driving accidents. The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert serves clients from offices in Astoria, Brooklyn, and Syosset. Contact our office online or at 855-252-3788 to discuss your possible claims with an attorney today.

I’m Not Sure if I’ve Been Hurt After the Car Accident. Do I Still Need to See a Doctor?

It is always a good idea to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a car accident if you believe that you may have been injured. Some common car accident injuries, such as whiplash, back injuries, or brain injuries, may take several days or even weeks to develop significant symptoms. By visiting your doctor immediately, you can ensure that you receive the treatment you need before your injuries get worse.

Seeking medical attention right away also gives you documented proof of your car accident injuries. The longer you wait, the easier it will be for the insurance company to argue that the car accident did not cause your injuries, or that your delay in seeking treatment contributed to the severity of your injuries. Ultimately, waiting too long to see a doctor can hurt your chances of receiving fair compensation for your damages.

Should I Call My Insurance Company?

Most insurance companies will require you to report any car accidents promptly. As with talking to the police, you should always be truthful when talking to your insurance company. Failure to do so can potentially void your coverage. However, it is advisable to speak with an experienced car accident attorney before providing your insurance company with any oral or written statements in connection with the accident.

While you are required to inform your insurance company of the car accident, you do not have to talk with the other driver’s insurance company. It is best to avoid contact with the other driver’s insurance company until you have spoken with a lawyer.

What Should I Do After an Accident

No one ever plans on getting into a car accident. But in a matter of moments, your routine drive to work or around town can become a life-changing event. After a car accident, it is common to feel a rush of adrenaline or experience some degree of shock, making the incident highly stressful.

See our page for a list of Things to do After a Car Accident.

If you have been in a car accident, your first call should be to Marc Albert at 855-252-3788.

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