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Following an auto accident, you will need to take time to focus on recovering for yourself and your family. If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, then you know it comes with a cost. Unpaid medical bills can pile-up and the expenses associated with getting to and from medical appointments can become burdensome. There can also be the added stress associated with not being able to work which can be mentally tolling as one's profession usually provides a sense of purpose and is fulfilling.
At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, we are ready to make sure you not only receive the guidance and support you need but also the compensation you deserve to pay your unexpected expenses.
Who is liable for my damages after a car accident?
In some instances, it is immediately clear who is directly responsible for the accident. In other cases, it may be the employer of the driver of the at-fault vehicle which may reveal another, larger insurance policy. In such a case, it will need to be shown that the driver was in the course of their employment and was not on an excursion and deviating from the job assignment route. Which is why you need an attorney with experience looking at the case from the perspective of holding as many at-fault parties accountable for your injuries.
After an accident happens, it can be difficult to know how to respond. If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a car accident, consult an experienced lawyer to protect your legal rights.
What to Do After an Auto Accident in Fort Greene Brooklyn
After a car accident, it is imperative that you contact the police immediately. Your best chance for a favorable outcome in your personal injury case will be to copious notes and records regarding the accident. Some things you will want to have are:
- The Police Accident Report
- The insurance information with respect to the other vehicle or vehicles
- The other driver's contact information
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Photos of any visible injuries you may have sustained
- Contact information for any witnesses to the accident
- Paystubs to prove lost wages
- Hold on to your hospital discharge papers
Immediately following a car accident you or your loved one need to seek immediate medical care. Going to the hospital by ambulance never hurts especially since many injuries will not manifest immediately. Some symptoms can manifest hours, days, or even weeks after a car accident. Insurance companies may try to claim that your injuries are not that serious if you did not go to the hospital right away and any delay in seeking medical care will leave a door open for the defense to posit that you may have injured yourself some other way and your injuries were not proximately caused by the car crash.
Furthermore, stay off of social media. Do not post anything about your car crash that could be used against you. And, do not speak with any insurance representatives until you have talked with an attorney. Be sure to seek legal advice from a car accident lawyer sooner than later and do not sign anything or agree to provide recorded statements before speaking to your counsel.
Types of Car Accidents
Hit and Run
This is when a driver strikes another car, a pedestrian or a bicyclist and then flees the scene. Leaving the scene of an accident involving injury may by a criminal offense. Many cars these days are equipped with cameras that may have caught the license plate of the fleeing vehicle and there are also street cameras just about everywhere. The camera footage, to the extent it exists, need to be recovered and preserved.
Multiple vehicle accidents can prove to be some of the most dangerous, leading to catastrophic injuries. These types of crashes can happen numerous different ways, but a common way is when a tractor-trailer jackknifes and overturns, leaving it in the middle of the roadway.
Commercial Car-Truck Accidents
Commercial car and truck accidents are often severe. Commercial vehicles are usually large, oversized and heavy. The force of their impact can leave a wake of destruction resulting in severe and life-changing injuries.
Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents. Distraction can be visual, manual or cognitive. Anything that takes your eyes, hands or mind off the road is a distraction. This may include:
- Talking or texting on a mobile device
- Using a GPS or in-dash infotainment system
- Eating and/or drinking
- Talking with passengers
- Personal grooming
- Mechanical Failure
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If you have been injured in Fort Greene Brooklyn due to someone else's negligence, contact the Brooklyn Auto Accident lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!