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Injured In A New York Car Accident?
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Car accidents happen every day. In fact, the chances are high that everyone will be involved in a car accident at some time in their life. Car accidents happen when one or more of any type of vehicle, such as cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, ATVs, bicycles, and others, collides with another vehicle, property or pedestrian. Accidents happen when someone is rear-ended while moving or stopped in traffic; is cut-off by another driver; has another vehicle pull out in front of them or t-bones their car while passing an intersection; is run over when riding a bike or walking on a road or sidewalk.
Some car accidents can involve more than two vehicles or happen in such a strange manner making it extremely complex and difficult to prove fault. That is why it is extremely important for a person injured in an accident to contact our office as soon as possible after an accident, so that our team of lawyers and other experts can get to work right away and begin securing any and all evidence of the accident from the scene and other sources. At times, it takes an expert to reconstruct an accident from the evidence secured early on because the people involved are too injured to give any information or even remember the accident.
Car accidents happen for many reasons. Some of the most frequent causes include:
- Careless driving and simply failing to pay attention to the road
- Distracted drivers busy with cell phones, texting, etc…
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failing to use signal lights
- Traveling too fast for conditions such as ice, rain, construction or pedestrians on the roadway
- Driving too closely to the vehicle in front
- Ignoring traffic signs or signals
- Ignoring street markings
- Highway design defects
- Failing to follow the rules of the road
If you or someone you know is injured in an accident, it is important that the following is done immediately:
- Report the accident to police
- Preserve damaged property, including the vehicle, in the exact same condition as it was at the time of the accident
- Photograph the scene, your injuries, your vehicle and any other vehicles involved
- Get names of eyewitnesses if possible
- Seek medical treatment as soon as possible
- Report your accident to your automobile or motorcycle insurance company
- If you get a ticket and you don’t contest the citation, you could look guilty so make sure you contest any ticket
- Don’t use social networks to talk about your accident
Are you familiar with your auto insurance coverage? Do you think you have “full coverage”? You might be surprised. If you are unsure what insurance coverage you have and want to speak to one of our attorneys about it, please call our office for FREE to determine what insurance coverage you really have and what it protects.
If you, or someone you know is injured in a motor vehicle or car accident, call our office now at 305-536-3400, toll free at 1-800-270-1710, e-mail us, or complete a free case evaluation for a consultation directly with one of our attorneys.