What Should You Do After An Accident?

Accidents are unexpected, traumatic events. You may easily become overwhelmed in the aftermath of an accident and make small mistakes that jeopardize your case. Unfortunately, the actions you take immediately after an accident can greatly impact your ability to collect just compensation. At La Sorsa & Beneventano, our attorneys have assisted New York personal injury victims for over 100 years, and we understand how to protect your best interests. Below, we provide key recommendations of what you should do after a serious injury to protect your potential claim.

Were you seriously injured? Call our White Plains office at 914-821-6922 for a case evaluation with our skilled attorneys. We will carefully analyze your accident and provide an honest assessment of your case.

Protecting Your Interests Post Accident

After an injury, thoroughly document your accident and notify the necessary authorities to validate the authenticity of your claim. We recommend that you take the following actions:

  1. Call emergency personnel. Report the accident with an official police report and seek emergency medical assistance if necessary. If you do not require an emergency hospital visit, visit your doctor for an evaluation soon after the accident. You want to document all injuries with a licensed professional.
  2. Document the accident environment. Take pictures of the accident location and contributing factors. This can include dangerous patches of ice, road conditions, the other driver's car or unkempt premises that contributed to your accident.
  3. Record names and contact information of all witnesses. Witnesses can corroborate your story and lend authority to your claim. Document their contact information so that you can easily locate them if needed.
  4. Record names and contact information of other involved parties. This may include another driver if you are involved in a car accident or the contact information of a property owner if you are involved in a premises liability case.
  5. Speak with an attorney before you speak with an insurance agent. Insurance companies protect their financial interests, not your health. Discuss your case with an attorney before you talk with an insurance adjuster who may attempt to invalidate your claim.

Contact Our Confident Attorneys For Counsel

After an accident, you require the counsel of skilled lawyers to achieve maximum compensation. Insurance companies try to minimize payments or deny claims altogether. La Sorsa & Beneventano has extensive experience working with insurance companies. We understand their tactics and know how to successfully gain the coverage you deserve. Call our firm to schedule your free initial case evaluation at 914-821-6922, or contact us online. We work with people throughout Westchester County and Rockland County.