What To Do After A Car Accident

Fishkill Injury Attorney Serving Myers Corner, Beacon, Lagrangeville and Nearby Areas of Hudson Valley

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When you have been involved in a significant car accident, you are likely to be in shock and unable to think clearly.  Yet, this is the time when you need to make good decisions.  I highly recommend that people keep an accident checklist in their glove compartments to ensure that they take care of every thing that is important.  The checklist should include:

1.  Call the police immediately;

2.  Avoid getting into arguments with the drivers of other vehicles involved in the accident;

3.  If you are able, take pictures of the accident scene and vehicles involved in the accident;

4.  Obtain the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any eyewitnesses to the accident;

5.  Give the police an accurate description of what happened;

6.  Tell the police you wish to be taken to the hospital if you are injured, and if you are not sure if you need to, go to the hospital;

7.  Call your own insurance company to promptly report the accident, obtain a No-Fault claim number and request a No-Fault benefits application form;

8.  Do not give a statement to the other driver's insurance company;

9.  Make a follow-up appointment to see a doctor as soon as possible;

10. Call Ira M. Maurer at The Maurer Law Firm, PLLC (845-896-5295) to schedule a FREE, in-depth consultation.