Injured in a Car Accident in Staten Island, New York
There are many different scenarios that can happen to cause a car accident. Car accidents can occur due to being distracted while driving (such as by talking on a cell phone, texting, going through an iPod, or changing radio stations), speeding, improper lane changing, drunk driving, driving while under the influence of drugs (illegal drugs or prescription drugs), or for many other reasons.
After you have exchanged insurance information, a police report has been taken, and you have been seen for all of your injuries from the accident by either a hospital or your doctor you will be probably be curious to find out who was at fault for the accident. Sometimes determining who was at fault for the accident is cut and dry but other times it may not be as obvious as to who was at fault - especially if there were no unbiased witnesses present. The best thing to do after a car accident is to obtain a copy of the New York City police accident report. If the accident was in Staten Island the police officer will tell you when the report will be ready to be picked up and which station you will be picking it up from. Once you obtain the police report you will want to submit this to your Staten Island car accident lawyer to be reviewed and added to your file (read additional information on how to read a New York City police accident report).
When serious injuries are caused by a car accident and they were caused by the negligence of another driver it is important that you hire or at least speak with an experienced Staten Island injury lawyer. An injury lawyer will be able to let you know your rights, who was at fault based on the police accident report, how much compensation you deserve for your injuries, and what you will need to do to pursue a Staten Island injury lawsuit if you would like to.
For additional free information or to set up a no obligation, free consultation with our Staten Island injury law firm contact us at 718-701-2776.