29 Jun FOUR THINGS YOU SHOULD DO AFTER A CAR CRASH IN NEW YORK
One of the scariest experiences someone can have on the road is getting into a car crash. There can be serious injuries, damage to vehicles, and psychological scarring after a wreck. This can lead to medical bills, costly repairs, and pain and suffering. It’s hard to know just what to do when you find yourself in such a chaotic and stressful situation, so we’ve created a four-step guide for you.
The first thing to do is make sure that anyone injured receives medical treatment right away. Check yourself and your passengers, as well as those in the other vehicle. There can be a lot of confusion at an accident scene, so confirm that someone has called 9-1-1 and don’t just assume a bystander did it already. You may not even feel injuries immediately, so be sure to follow up with your doctor if you don’t get care at the scene.
The second thing you’ll want to do is call the police. While it isn’t legally required to do so here in New York if it was only a minor accident, a police report will include details about the crash, photos, and any tickets or violations either driver receives. These are all crucial pieces of information to ensure the at-fault driver is held responsible for monetary compensation whether it be for medical coverage or damage repairs.
Third, notify your insurance about the crash. If possible, do it right at the scene. Exchange insurance information with the other driver and never admit fault as this can sound like an admission of guilt, even if you weren’t to blame. Once the insurance company sends you an offer, make sure to read it over very carefully. Check your policy details to make sure they are covering everything they are supposed to and never settle for less.
Fourth on our list – contact us here at Gruenberg Kelly Della. We will fight to ensure you receive fair compensation. We understand the importance of caring for those in our community and are here to serve New York. We will help you navigate this difficult time and will help you in any way possible. Please give us a call today at 888-305-6372.