Steps To Take After An Accident
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Build A Strong Claim After An Auto Accident

It can be difficult to react appropriately after you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. The adrenaline is pumping, you’re worried about the damage to your vehicle or if the passengers in your car are OK. Under these circumstances, even experienced drivers can make mistakes that jeopardize their ability to receive full compensation for their injuries.

Although you cannot predict when a wreck can occur, you can learn how to respond effectively after one occurs. At the Law Office of Steven Shulman, our team has helped thousands of car accident victims secure fair payouts from insurance companies.

Please read the information that we’ve provided below to help you build a strong claim after your crash.

Important Information To Know About Insurance Coverage In New York

In New York, drivers do not have to establish fault to receive no-fault (also called Personal Injury Protection (PIP)) benefits. However, it is still critical that you provide as much accident documentation as possible.

PIP benefits cover medical bills and lost wages, but they don’t cover pain and suffering. In addition, if you have suffered catastrophic injuries, these benefits may not be enough to pay all your medical bills or other related expenses. The documentation you provide may make all the difference in the amount of compensation you receive.

If you are not being rushed to the hospital, make every effort to do the following: If it’s safe to do so, take pictures of the accident scene and the damage to all vehicles. Make sure to tell the responding police officer how the accident happened. If a witness tells you he saw the accident, get his name, address and phone number. 

How We Can Help You

After your accident, you should speak with an experienced attorney promptly. In New York, motor vehicle accident victims have a very brief time to apply for PIP benefits. Additionally, certain motorists are not covered by PIP benefits, which can complicate matters after a life-changing accident.

Our founding lawyer, Steve Shulman, will review your claim for free and educate you on your options. Steve can help you navigate the application process or file a lawsuit for extensive damages. Our firm offers a free initial consultation to talk about no-fault insurance claims, so you do not have to worry about paying out of pocket to get skilled advice.

Concerned About Your PIP Coverage? Talk With Us Today.

We are here to answer your questions about no-fault coverage and other complex personal injury matters. Please arrange your appointment by calling our Melville office at 631-910-5100 or by completing our online form.