Important First Steps To Take After A Car Accident

Accidents involving motor vehicles account for more deaths and injuries than all natural disasters combined. The New York City car crash attorneys of Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, represent both drivers and passengers who have been injured as a result of another motorist's negligence or recklessness on the road.

Here are a few tips to remember after any car accident:

  1. See a doctor: If you are in an auto accident, you should immediately seek proper medical attention. Obtaining prompt medical care not only ensures your health but also helps in documenting the injuries you sustained as a result of an accident. This documentation will play a critical role in your case and may affect the ultimate result in your case.
  2. Exchange contact information but do not admit fault. If police officers are not dispatched to the scene of the accident, you should try to obtain the license plate numbers of all vehicles involved in the accident, the name and address of the driver and the name of their insurance company, including the policy number. It is wise to refrain from entering into any conversation with the other driver. Statements you make may be used against you. DO NOT APOLOGIZE FOR ANYTHING OR ADMIT ANY FAULT.
  3. Document the evidence. Following an accident, you should take photographs of any damage to your vehicle and other property, your physical injuries (if they are apparent) and the accident scene. Take notes on how the accident occurred and any statements the other parties made. If your accident takes place in a dark or badly lit area, immediately call the police and do not exit your vehicle until they arrive.

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Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, in Manhattan looks forward to providing you with the professional counsel you will need to move forward with your car accident claim. For a free, no-obligation consultation with a car accident lawyer, call our office at 646-741-4005 or send us an email today. We charge no fees unless we recover compensation for you.

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