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Your First Car Accident in New York: What You Should Do

We know how hard it is to go through something like a car accident in New York, especially if it’s your first one. It could turn out to be a bad experience, especially if you’re alone in the tangle of crowded streets of the city. But don’t worry; at Grupo MedLegal we’re here to help you and to offer you the information you need in case of an accident.

What should I do in case of a car accident in New York? How do I report it?

First, remain calm. When you’re over the shock of the accident, make sure you’re OK and then check on your passengers as well. Once you’re sure everyone’s OK you can worry about the damages to your vehicle or other objects.

If anyone has been injured, get immediate medical attention. The sooner you are medically attended to, the quicker you can recover. A doctor can also give you a complete medical evaluation, and the report he creates of your injuries is important for you to be able to make a claim because of injuries you sustained in the accident.

Next you need to call the police to report the accident, as well as your insurance company, no matter who was at fault in the accident.

The next important step you must take if you are going to be compensated for damages is to gather all the information related to the accident, both your own as well as that of the other people involved:

  • Get the insurance information of the other driver, as well as his or her name, address, telephone number, and license number.
  • Ask for an official copy of the police report—the report made by the police at the scene of the accident.
  • Take pictures. Any evidence you can gather may be of help in the legal claim process.
  • Get a car accident lawyer who can help you through the process of making a claim for injuries.

Grupo MedLegal offers you quick support if you find yourself in this situation through our app for reporting traffic accidents (as well as work accidents, injuries in public places, immigration alerts, etc.)

With our app you can organize information about your injuries, scan documents relating to the accident, notify emergency contacts about the location of the accident, take pictures and archive them for your case, as well as record the testimony of witnesses to the accident. You can download the app here and discover more options.

In the following video we tell you everything you need to know to get the app:

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Grupo MedLegal works with the best car accident lawyers in New York. They are ready to offer you an assessment of and solution to your case. We also have the best doctors available to evaluate your injuries. We have managed a large number of traffic accidents with a high rate of success and have over 3 decades of experience. You can count on us; write us or call us if you are facing this situation and are looking for the best legal advice in New York City. For more information you can check with the Department of Motor Vehicles of the state of New York or see related articles about traffic accidents by the World Health Organization.

This Blog is made available by Grupo MedLegal for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or medical advice. The information provided on the Blog should not be used as a substitute for competent legal or medical advice from a licensed professional.

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