We understand the dangers of car accidents all too well. They're a leading cause of injury and death year after year.
Even in the best of circumstances, getting behind the wheel of a car poses risk of personal injury. When you combine that with an exacerbating factor, such as distraction due to texting or social media on a phone, the risk of a serious accident increases. Were you recently in an accident? Do you have reason to believe, either because of what you saw or heard, that the other driver was distracted by his or her cellphone when the accident occurred? If so, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about the details of your accident as soon as possible.
Traffic in New York can be quite dangerous. Because of scarce parking and aggressive driving, many people prefer to walk, bike or take public transportation (or taxis). While these methods of transportation may reduce your risk of a traffic accident, they don't eliminate it. Many times, an accident involves a motor vehicle and a pedestrian.
Getting into a car accident is stressful and handling what comes next can be overwhelming. You've never been in an accident before and are unsure of what to do now. Should you call the police? What information needs to be exchanged? When's the best time to make an insurance claim?
After an accident, emotions can run high. Adrenaline is pumping through your system and a million thoughts can run through your mind. You may remember to get the insurance information. But what should you not do after the accident? What mistakes should you avoid?