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.
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.
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