3 Mistakes To Avoid After Getting Into A Car Accident

Here are three mistakes to avoid after being involved in a car accident. You might have been going home from work or going to work, or maybe you work as Uber or Lyft and you’re at work, and then all of a sudden, you get rear-ended and you would have never guessed it was going to happen to you. So, I want to cover some basic things for you to know at the beginning of the case so you can get full compensation for your accident.

Number 1, wait for the police to arrive and give them a recorded statement. A lot of car accident victims exchange information and they go their separate ways not wanting to wait for the police. It’s a huge mistake. You definitely want something on the record. And we are able to file an MV104, which is a self-filled-out police report, but it doesn’t hold as much credence.

Number 2, a few days after the accident, you’re going to start getting phone calls from insurance companies asking for a recorded statement. Which insurance company is calling you? Is it your own? Is it the car that hit you? Were there multiple cars involved? You want to be very careful with giving a recorded statement. Instead, you should tell the insurance company, “I’m looking for an attorney. I’ll let you know,” you’ll speak with him later.

And the third one is not to post to anything on social media. Insurance companies look through people’s social media because it’s public information. And they’ll use anything against you that you post in relation to the accident. For example, we have clients who claimed they had bilateral shoulder problems, bilateral knee problems, and they would post up videos of themselves on Facebook working out and bench-pressing, maxing out as much as they can. It hurts the value of their case. We advise people don’t do it. Just refrain from being on social media for a while…

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What To Do If You Get Into In An Accident In New York City

If you’re reading this right now, it means 1 of 2 things. Either you or someone very close to you has been involved in an accident in New York City. Now, I know how you might be feeling, stressed, overwhelmed, and worried. There’s a lot that’s about to happen. You might be thinking, “How could this have happened to me? What happens if my loved one can’t work? What if I can’t work? Who’s going to pay the hospital bills?” because you know hospital bills are very expensive.

As an attorney, I’m about to give you some tips and tricks on what you should do after an accident. But before we get there, I just want you to know, this isn’t your fault. Accidents happen all the time, and sometimes there’s just no way to prevent them. Especially living in a big place like New York City. I mean, hey, it’s even happened to me. Remember, people get into car accidents all the time. No one’s perfect…

Today, I’m going to share something with you, some good news and some bad news. I’ll start off with the bad news. The bad news is, as soon as you get into an accident, the insurance company is going to do everything they can to not get you compensated. We see it all the time. An accident happens, people get injured, and the insurance company assembles a team right off the bat.

Now, let me give you the good news. The good news is you have nothing to worry about if you’re working with an attorney. An attorney’s office for a personal injury case will charge nothing upfront. They won’t try to screw you over, and you’ll make some money out of this mess.

So, you might be wondering, “What’s the catch?” Well, let me give you an example of what you’re about to go through. In short, what happens is a law office opens up a no-fault claim, opens up a bodily injury claim, collects all of your medical records, submits a demand packet, and if we’re not able to settle, we sue the parties at fault.

Now, if you think that you’re at fault, don’t worry about that. I recommend you speak to an attorney so he makes a conclusive decision of who is really at fault. Because in New York, we have a comparative negligence state, which means we could split fault amongst parties and still have a claim against the other parties.

In a broad sense, that’s really how it works. You really have nothing to worry about if you are communicating with an attorney. A good attorney will take care of everything step by step. Don’t forget, we’re on your side. It’s us against them. So anyway, whether you decide to work with me or a different lawyer, that’s okay. We just wanted to get this message out there for somebody who needs to hear it. Want to learn more? Download our free guide here.