Cars and trucks collide nearly every minute in New York City, and every day, thousands of people have to deal with the aftermath. Whether it’s fixing a banged-up car or rushing to the emergency room, dealing with what comes after an accident can be just as stressful—if not more—than the accident itself.
Some crashes are fender benders that are easily resolved through insurance claims, while others involve a lot of property damage, as well as physical and emotional suffering for the victims. They can be caused by many things, such as drunk driving, speeding, failure to obey traffic signals, and more. When someone else is to blame for your injuries, you should receive compensation from their insurance company. But what if they don’t have car insurance?
Whatever the case, if you have been involved in a car accident in NYC, our personal injury attorneys want to help you navigate your insurance claim while you focus on recovery. Call 800-223-2814 for a free initial consultation.
Most car accidents that we see in New York are caused by the following:
While drivers are required to have auto insurance, it is very unfortunate to find out that the other driver that hit you has very little coverage, or worse, no coverage at all. Under certain circumstances, accident victims may be able to make a claim under their own insurance policy to recover additional compensation. Injured victims that hold uninsured or under-insured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) on their own auto insurance policy would be able to consider this as an option. In the event of a hit-and-run accident, victims may be able to obtain compensation through their own uninsured motorist coverage.
Accidents happen, even to the most seasoned drivers. The most important thing to remember is to remain calm and assess the situation. If you’re in the middle of the road, try to move to the side so that you don’t get hit again. If you need medical help, that should take priority. Call 911 and ask for an ambulance, if you need it. Request a police officer, who can write out an accident report. Take pictures of the damage to your car, the other car, and any relevant surroundings. Exchange contact information with the other party, including name, driver’s license, and insurance.
Even if you don’t need an ambulance, it’s a good idea to get checked out by a doctor right after getting into a car accident. Having a medical report can really help in the event that you decide to file a claim against another person or company. Also, not all injuries are obvious right away. You might be feeling fine, but certain internal organ injuries can take a while to appear. That’s why we suggest getting a medical professional to look you over as soon as possible.
*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case.
Dealing with an auto insurance company can be overwhelming and stressful when you’re busy trying to recover from a bad car crash. Mounting medical bills and not being able to work can leave you in a tough spot, financially. If you want to get the highest possible compensation, we are here to help. Let our New York City car accident lawyers at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP, worry about your claim, while you worry about recovering from the accident. Call us for a free consultation at 800-223-2814.
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