Our Car Accident Attorneys Have Secured Millions for Injured Clients
Any number of circumstances can lead to serious vehicle accidents and severe injuries, but when third-party negligence is to blame, you need a personal injury attorney. Our team of car accident attorneys at Douglas & London in New York, NY, (which includes The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island) can help you collect compensation for your injuries and losses. Pursuing compensation without an attorney's help can be incredibly difficult, and insurance companies do not make things any easier. We are here to help you every step of the way following a car accident. Call (212) 566-7500 or send us a message online to schedule a meeting with an attorney.
What to Do After a Car Accident
If you are in a car accident, you should first notify the police and accept medical treatment. Even if it appears that you are not injured or that your injuries are minor, you should still undergo an examination. Some injury symptoms do not present until days or weeks after the injury. Documentation by a medical professional on the scene can serve as valuable evidence.
Next, you should contact an attorney and begin collecting all the information you can. You should record names, addresses, phone numbers, and insurance information from any other drivers involved in the accident. If there are any passengers in other vehicles, it is advisable to take down their information as well. You should also take any opportunity to photograph the accident. Take pictures of the overall scene of the accident and vehicle locations. Take pictures of any damage to each vehicle—not just yours. It can also be helpful to take a photo of the license plates of each vehicle involved.
If you were involved in an accident with or inside a Lyft or Uber vehicle, make sure you collect their information as well and report it to the appropriate ride-sharing app.
A member of our team can begin investigating your accident immediately. In the meantime, take great care to avoid speaking to the other driver or anyone representing him or her (such as an insurance adjuster) about the accident. It is important to remember that these parties have their own interests to protect, and they will certainly take note of anything you say that could be interpreted as an admission of any responsibility for the accident. If these parties ask you questions about the accident, tell them to speak to your attorney.
We can begin building a compelling case on your behalf so that you can collect maximum compensation for your losses.
Trust Your Case to Douglas & London
Car accidents are stressful. In addition to being left with a damaged or totaled vehicle, you also have to recover from the injuries resulting from the crash, which can require significant medical expenses. You must also file your claim with the insurance company and hope that they provide a compensation amount that actually covers your losses. The entire process can be overwhelming without the right help.
Our car accident attorneys have helped injured motorists collect millions in restitution. We can thoroughly investigate the accident and aggressively pursue compensation for:
- Any medical expenses related to your injury
- Lost wages due to time away from work, or loss of income if your injury prevents you from working
- Pain and suffering
- Lowered quality of life
If you lost a loved one in a car accident, we can also seek damages to compensate you for any remaining medical bills relating to the injury, funeral expenses, and loss of income for financial dependents.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, contact our offices online or call (212) 566-7500. We can begin building a compelling case on your behalf so that you can collect maximum compensation for your losses.
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