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What to Do After an Auto Accident

What to Do After an Auto Accident

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

After an auto accident, it’s natural to be confused and shaken, but the steps you take (or don’t take) in the aftermath can often make or break your personal injury case. In order to protect your rights and your physical health, here are a few tips on what to do after an auto accident:

  • Call the police – Regardless of whether or not anyone is hurt, you should immediately call 911 after an accident. Everyone at the scene should be examined by a medical professional. Whiplash and traumatic brain injury often do not show symptoms until days or weeks following an accident.
  • Get contact information – Collect the name, phone number, license information, and address of any driver who was involved in the accident, no matter who you believe was at fault. Also be sure to gather contact information from any witnesses at the scene.
  • Take pictures – Thoroughly document the accident scene by taking plenty of photographs. These will be valuable evidence in a personal injury case if you decide to pursue one. Include injuries, vehicle damage, road conditions, and any environmental factors that might have contributed.
  • Contact your insurance company – Give your insurance company the basic details of what happened, but do not speak to the other party’s insurance company and do not provide any statements about your injuries until you have consulted with an experienced auto accident attorney.

When an auto accident occurs, many insurance companies will work to minimize your payout, offering you a settlement that is far less than you deserve as a personal injury victim. Our experienced Bronx auto accident attorney Charles N. Rock can help you effectively pursue the compensation you need to make a full recovery.

If you have been injured in a Bronx auto accident, please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with Mr. Rock. Our firm represents injured auto accident victims throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn,Queens, Manhattan, Poughkeepsie and Kinston areas of New York.
Category: Car Accidents
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