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Protect Yourself After an Accident

Tips from New York Personal Injury Attorneys

Accidents happen – but what happens next depends on what you do to protect yourself. Follow these five rules, and call us at (855) 295-4737. We can help.

Our attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can offer you even more protection by guiding you through the necessary steps following an accident and giving you a free case evaluation. Remember, speak to us before you speak to any insurance company representative. It can make all the difference in your case.

Number 1: Call the Police

  • The Police will write a legal record of the incident showing who was involved and what happened.
  • Do not accept blame or argue.
  • If Police do not respond, get the names and addresses of all those involved and any witnesses. Report the accident to the nearest police precinct. With auto accidents, a report must be made within 24 hours of the accident.
  • If a motor vehicle is involved, record the license plate number, insurance company and policy number, and both the driver’s and owner’s names and addresses.

Number 2: Get All Witness Names and Addresses

  • Record as much information as possible from the parties involved in the incident, as well as from witnesses who may have seen the accident.

Number 3: Take Photographs

  • Of damage to motor vehicles, license plates, drivers, and the position of vehicles on the roadway.
  • Of injuries.
  • Of the defect that made you fall or injured you.

Number 4: Seek Immediate Medical Attention

  • Even if you don’t feel pain immediately, you run the chance of overlooking a serious problem or condition, if you do not take care of yourself immediately.
  • Go to the nearest emergency room for examination.
  • Follow up with your doctor.

Number 5: Call Us For Immediate, Expert Advice And Attention.

  • Always speak to your attorney before speaking to an insurance company.
  • Do not sign any forms, or make any statements over the telephone, in person, or in writing without the advice of an attorney.
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