Car accidents, even simple fender benders, are stressful and scary. After
a car crash, you may be dazed and confused, with no idea how to proceed.
Knowing what to do before an accident happens can help you be prepared
and organized in case of a wreck. That is why our firm offers the following
tips to help you know how to safely and effectively handle a car accident
After a car crash, you should:
Seek medical attention. If you are injured, stay where you are, call 911 or have someone else call
911, and wait for first responders to arrive. Even if you think you are
uninjured, you still should make an appointment to see a doctor right
away to treat any underlying soft tissue injuries.
Get to safety. If the vehicles are blocking traffic and you are uninjured, it is a good
idea to move the vehicles to a safe location. You can push them to the
side of the road or into a parking lot to prevent another accident.
Exchange insurance information. After an accident, you should give the other party your insurance provider’s
information, and write down theirs. You should exchange the insurance
company's name, policy number, and contact information.
Take pictures. Pictures and videos of the damage are essential if you want to pursue a
settlement. You should take pictures of the license plates of all cars
involved, as well as any vehicle damage and injuries. This can support
your claim later on.
Get the contact information of witnesses. It is also important to write down the name and contact information of
any witnesses. This can be helpful if the insurance company or your lawyer
wants to get in touch with them to get more information about the crash.
Call Our Long Island Car Accident Attorneys Today at (888) 305-6372
At Gruenberg Kelly Della, we believe in holding negligent drivers accountable
for their actions. If you or a loved one were injured in a car crash,
our team can handle the legal aspects of your case as you seek justice.
We have a detailed knowledge of federal and state traffic laws. Our
Long Island car accident lawyers can personally walk you through the process.
Contact our firm today to discuss your case in a free consultation.