What should I do if I’m injured in an auto collision?
We handle a variety of motor vehicle accidents including car collisions, truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents. The most important steps to take following a car accident are as follows:
First, assess your injuries and any injuries of your passengers and if necessary call 911 and seek immediate medical attention. If there are no injuries you should still call the police to have the incident documented.
Second, gather the contact information for any witnesses. Don’t rely on the police to do this as they often do not do it right and witnesses are lost.
Third, contact your insurance carrier to report the situation. Since New York is a no-fault state, it is your insurance carrier that will be paying for any medical treatment and lost wages even if the accident is not your fault. Keep in mind that you only have 30 days to complete a no-fault application.
Finally, if your injuries are serious you should call our Long Island personal injury law firm right away. This will not only protect your legal rights, it will also make your life easier as we handle all no-fault and property damage issues for you while we fight to get you the most compensation possible this way you can concentrate on your recovery.