Frequently-Asked Questions About Car Accidents in the Bronx

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Frequently-Asked Questions About Car Accidents in the Bronx

Car accidents are, unfortunately, incredibly common here in the Bronx and throughout New York City. That said, in most cases, people aren’t seriously injured in these accidents, however, at times, they are. If you are someone who was recently hurt in a car accident due to no fault of your own, you most likely now have several questions about the legal process ahead and whether you’re entitled to financial compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Bronx car accident attorney to learn more about car accidents in the Bronx and how our firm can assist you if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Car Accidents in the Bronx | What to Know

Q: What Should I Do After a Car Accident in NYC?

A: If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, it’s paramount that you take swift action to document the incident and receive the medical treatment you need. This means that, first and foremost, you should call law enforcement to the scene of the accident. You should then take pictures of the injuries you’ve sustained and any damage caused by the accident. If you can, you should also get the other driver’s insurance information, seek immediate medical treatment, and ensure that you keep a copy of all documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should hire a knowledgeable attorney who can fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.

Q: What Happens if I’m Partially Responsible for a Car Accident in NY?

A: If you’re partially responsible for a car accident, but the other driver is primarily at-fault, you should receive a percentage of the compensation you’d be entitled to, had the other driver been 100% at fault. For example, if it is determined that the other driver was 75% at-fault for the accident, but you contributed 25% to the accident, you should receive 75% of the compensation you would have received if the other driver was 100% responsible.

Q: What Mistakes Should I Avoid When Filing a Car Accident Claim?

A: Once you file your claim, you should avoid posting on social media, at all costs. Posting on social media is one of the most common mistakes we see injured parties make.  You should also ensure you are entirely honest with your attorney. Omitting any facts can jeopardize your claim. The biggest mistake we see is refraining from contacting an attorney altogether. You can’t do this on your own. We are here to fight for the full compensation you deserve.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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