What To Do After a New York Car AccidentClick For Your Free Consulation
If you have been involved in a car accident in New York City, and the surrounding areas, it is important that you know beforehand the best way to handle the situation.
New York State law requires certain actions to occur, and insurance companies have the right to reject claims if certain steps are not taken in the correct order after an accident.
If you have any questions regarding your accident or need guidance from a competent Brooklyn personal injury lawyer, contact the law offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today for a free consultation regarding your situation.
If anyone is hurt and requires medical attention, call 911 for help.
Be sure to exchange insurance information with all drivers involved in the accident, in accordance with New York State law
You should collect the following information: name, address, phone number, the insurance company, policy number, driver license number, and license plate number for the driver and the owner of each vehicle.
If the driver’s name is different from the name on the insurance card or registration, ask what the relationship is (e.g., parent, friend, employer, etc.) and write down that information. Provide your same information to each driver.
If you notice witnesses attending the scene, you may attempt to get addresses and phone numbers from them or note their appearance to point them out to officers when they arrive.
Contact your insurance company regarding the accident as soon as possible. They have the right to refuse coverage if you do not contact them at the absolute earliest convenience.
It is always in your best interest to contact our NYC law office and talk to an attorney as soon as possible after an accident has occurred. Call (212) 564-2800, the attorneys at Jay S. Knispel, LLC will discuss your situation and help you decide your next course of action for no fee.
If we decide to continue to work together, there will be no fees unless we collect on your behalf.
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