As a car accident attorney here on Long Island, I am often asked about what you should do if you were injured in a car accident. If you've been hurt in a car accident, the first thing you should do is call the police. Even if it doesn't appear that there is a lot of property damage, injuries may still result as your body takes the force of the impact. Additionally, even if you're not hurt, the other party may claim injuries. It's always good to document it, have the police come to the scene and take statement. If you're feeling pain, you should go seek medical attention. Typically they will offer you an ambulance, which you should take to the hospital or seek medical attention soon thereafter. When you have a car accident, you are also required to report the accident to your insurance company if you are the owner a or to the person who owns the car that you might be a passenger in. As a car accident attorney I advise clients that medical benefits may be available; however, the claim must be established within 30 days of the accident so medical bills can be paid.
If you were injured in a car accident, contact our experienced Car Accident Attorney.
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