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What You Should Do Right After an Automobile Accident April 5, 2018

Bronx, New York City, NY
What You Should Do Right After an Automobile Accident, Bronx, New York

After an automobile accident, it’s normal to feel disoriented and confused, especially if you’ve been hurt. Unfortunately, what you do in these critical moments can have a major impact on your ability to collect compensation for your medical expense and lost wages later on. If you’ve been hurt in a crash, the following tips will help you preserve the value of your personal injury claim.

3 Crucial Steps to Follow After an Auto Accident

1. Preserve the Evidence

automobile accidentIf you’re able to, take photos of the scene of the accident, including where the vehicles wound up and any other conditions that might have contributed to the crash. You should also have someone document your injuries, both before and after receiving medical treatment.

2. See a Doctor

Adrenaline can mask the pain of even serious injuries, and soft-tissue damage may not show up for hours or even days. Even if you think you made it through the automobile accident without any damages, seek medical attention as soon as possible. The resulting medical records may be important pieces of evidence linking your injuries to the accident.

3. Hire a Lawyer

Soon after the crash, the insurance company might approach you with an offer or come to take a statement. As friendly as they might appear to be, remember, the adjusters are trying to protect their own interests. As such, find a skilled attorney to protect yours. The lawyer will help calculate any damages and negotiate with insurers on your behalf, so you can focus on getting better.


 

For over 40 years, Stephen B. Kaufman, P.C. has fought for the rights of people throughout Bronx, NY, who have been injured through no fault of their own. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an auto accident, you can rely on their team to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. To schedule a consultation, give them a call today at (718) 822-0500, and visit their website for more information on their services. 

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