Brooklyn Heights Car Accident Lawyer
New York City is one of the most densely populated and congested cities in the world, and car accidents are common. Most of these accidents result in minor injuries, but for some people, a motor vehicle accident changes their lives forever. Because of the severity of their injuries, they may never fully recover or work again, and may no longer live independently. If you were seriously injured in a car accident in Brooklyn Heights caused by a negligent or reckless driver, help is available.
A personal injury lawyer at Douglas and London protects your rights and holds those responsible for your injuries accountable. While most cases are settled, we do not hesitate to go to trial when necessary.
What to do after a car accident
Always call the police after an accident. If possible, take photos and videos of the accident scene, and include pictures of the license plate numbers and vehicle damage. Along with obtaining the insurance and contact information for the driver, get the contact information for any witnesses. Write down or record your memories of the accident right away, while they are still fresh. The basis of a successful lawsuit is always strong evidence.
Always seek immediate medical treatment after an accident, even if you do not think you were badly injured. Doing so is critical for two reasons – there are injuries, including whiplash and some types of spinal cord injuries, that may not prove apparent right after an accident.
The second reason is that accident victims who fail to seek prompt medical attention may find that insurance companies will try to deny or minimize the claim by alleging the injuries were not that serious or were precipitated by some other event.
Follow the instructions of your healthcare provider. If the doctor does not want you to go back to work before a certain time, do not return earlier. Attend physical therapy and other rehabilitation programs recommended by the physician.
What not to do after a car accident
Avoid the temptation to post details about the car accident or your injuries on social media. Insurance companies look for such posts to deny the credibility of the injury and its severity, or to show that the injured party is at fault for the crash.
Insurance adjusters contact accident victims shortly after the accidents. Do not give a statement to the adjuster until you have spoken with an attorney. Any inadvertent remark could be used against you. Let your legal representative handle all negotiations with the insurance company, so that you may receive a fair settlement amount for your injuries and other losses, including lost wages and property damage to your vehicle.
Contact a Brooklyn Heights car accident lawyer
A Brooklyn Heights car accident lawyer at Douglas and London can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Use our online contact form or call us 24/7 to schedule a free consultation. Our dedicated attorneys will review your case and let you know your options. As we work on contingency, there is never a fee unless we win. Hablamos Espanol.