Tips for Car Accident Victims

23 Jul
Car Accident Tips

Injured in an accident? Remember some important tips to help preserve your claim.

What to Do if You’re in an Accident

Stay calm, don’t panic.

Try to stay in control of the situation to the best of you ability.

Make sure everyone you are safely pulled to the side of the road.

Move as far off the roadway as possible.  Do not leave the scene of the accident. Set you hazards to alert oncoming traffic of the accident.

Call NYPD / 911.

Call 911 so that the police and emergency units are notified of the accident.

Inform your  insurance company of the accident to start your claim.

Your insurance company needs to know as soon as possible of the accident so that they can start your claim.

Say Nothing – Do not admit fault.

Do not discuss the car accident with anyone other than the police and your own claims agent.

Take notes –  Other drivers, witnesses, pictures if possible.

Try to get the name, address, phone number and license numbers for all drivers and witnesses at the accident scene. Ask for the insurance companies and policy numbers for drivers involved in the car accident.

Take that ride to the hospital to get checked for serious injury.

Often times due to an adrenaline rush and shock accident victims are unaware that they are injured. Seek immediate medical attention.

Call a New York personal injury attorney to discuss your case.

You should never directly talk to the other drivers insurance company without first consulting with an attorney that understands no-fault insurance, and how it relates to car accidents under New York State law. Get FREE advice from a New York car accident lawyer: 718-233-3913.

 

Motorist accident reports

22 Jul accident report

“Did You Get Your Accident Report?”

One of the fist questions an attorney will ask you is “did you obtain an accident report?”.

There are steps you take immediately following an accident are vital to ensuring you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. The police report is one of those things.

Why is a police report so important?

accident report

Call NYPD to the scene of the accident.

NYPD when arriving at the scene of an accident has 5 main objectives.

  • Make sure that EMS is called for those that are injured.
  • Take pictures of the scene.
  • and take physical measurements in most cases.
  • Obtain statements from the drivers involved as well as any witnesses to the accident.
  • Take notes in order to prepare a police report of the accident.

The officer at the scene my include his opinion of how the accident took place and who was responsible. However, this is not a set in stone factor to the determination of your claim. It is important that you obtain the police report as will your insurance carrier, and the insurer of the other driver will do so as well. The police report to all involved is like a book report of the incident that will be used to access the value of your claim.

The police reports basic  function is designed to help the police, not necessarily your case. However, an attorney may rely upon a police report  just to get the facts in question to justify your claim for compensation.

The police report is the ammunition a personal injury lawyer may need to combat the insurance company of the at-fault-drivers insurance company. Insurance companies DO NOT WAN TO PAY!  They will say and do just about anything like, “Your case is not worth much”.  Trust your attorney to negotiate with the other guys insurance — DO NOT handle legal matters alone.

Remember a police report is an important document to the attorney handling your case. It is recorded documentation of the the car accident you were involved in. It will include conditions, other vehicles and drivers involved, including any possible statements made at the scene.

You can request a copy of a police report by sending a completed Verification of Crime/Lost Property form and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

New York City Police Department
Criminal Records Section (Verification Unit)
1 Police Plaza, Room 300
New York, NY 10038

The report is free if you are the victim of the crime. If you are not the victim, you must include a check or money order for $15.00 payable to Police Department City of New York.

Ajlouny Injury Law, an accident law firm in New York. fights on behalf of the victims who are injured to ensure they get a  fair settlement.

Call 1-800-535-5029 today schedule your free case consultation with NYC lawyers at Ajlouny Injury Law.

Child Struck By A Minivan In The Bronx

14 Jul

An 8-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a minivan in the Bronx. According to NYPD  the driver of the 2010 Honda Odyssey was traveling south on Knox Place towards Gun Hill Road shortly before 6 p.m. when the boy ran into the street between two parked cars and was hit by the van. The child was transported to Jacobi Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

The driver, a 32-year-old woman, remained on the scene. According to witnesses the woman was observed texting when she hit the boy. reports indicate the child’s injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening.

A friend, Tyler Echevarria, of the 10 year old boy, Thomas,  said his freind was “hit pretty hard, He did a full 360. I caught his head and brought him down slowly. It was really hard to see him like that.” Moments later, Thomas’ father ran out and cradled the child in his arms as an ambulance was called.

“Speak to me!” the man yelled at his son. “Speak to me!”

Thomas “was just making weird noises,” Tyler said.

“(Thomas) was in shock,” said Tyler’s father Michael Echevarria. “He was shaking. He was going in and out of consciousness. It was heartbreaking. (He’s) a little boy … just 8 years old and very frail … very, very small.”

 

Texting and Driving Statistics

According to New York traffic accident lawyer, “Texting while driving is a big problem in New York. Drivers assume they can handle texting while driving, but as seen in this case, they just can’t! Testing while driving is nothing but a recipe for disaster!”

Texting While Driving Causes:

1. 1,600,000 accidents per year – National Safety Council
2. 330,000 injuries per year – Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study
3. 11 teen deaths EVERY DAY – Ins. Institute for Hwy Safety Fatality Facts
4. Nearly 25% of ALL car accidents

Texting While Driving:

1. Makes you 23X more likely to crash – National Hwy Transportation Safety Admin.
2. Is the same as driving blind for 5 seconds at a time – VA. Tech Transportation Institute
3. Takes place by 800,000 drivers at any given time across the country
4. Slows your brake reaction speed by 18% – HumanFactors & Ergonomics Society
5. Leads to a 400% increase with eyes off the road

Testing while driving causes accidents

Texting while driving endangers lives.

Yellow taxi and a truck accident Manhattan

12 Jul

The Brooklyn-bound side of the Manhattan Bridge was closed Friday evening, after a taxi and a box truck smashed into each other on the upper level.

The accident involving a yellow taxi and a tractor-trailer happened around 8:30 p.m. on the eastbound upper-level lanes of the bridge.

The cab driver was pinned by the truck, and was taken to Brooklyn Hospital Center in serious condition, officials said.

Following the accident, hour, all eastbound lanes were closed and traffic on the bridge was at a standstill.

Just a friendly reminder its the weekend NYC, and rush hour seems to be in full blast.  Drive safe New York! Accidents Do Happen!

Rush hour traffic can be unpredictable -  injured in a car accident?  Contact  NYC auto accident lawyer, Ajlouny Injury Law, for FREE ADVICE 24 hours.

 

Rush Hour Crash Manhattan Bridge

A taxi and a box truck crash on the Manhattan Bridge on Friday, July 11.

Lawyer means .. This guy knows what he’s doing!

10 Jul
The Right New York Lawyer: 718-233-3913

Hiring the Wrong Lawyer Can Cost You Millions

Call  that guy anything you want: Shark, Lawyer, Abogado de Accidente, Pitbull, Bad &**% … The list goes on.

The bottom line is, that guy is the guy,  that puts fear in those that will try just about anything to NOT take care of you after an accident that has left you with serious injuries.  Don’t let the wrong lawyer cost you millions!

It would be foolish not to hire the right attorney after an accident where you have been injured.

When you consider a personal injury attorney for the first time, be prepared to present all related documentation, such as the police report and any paperwork from your insurance company.

He will of course ask you question regarding the details of your case, to help you to determine you actually have a case.

Here are a few questions to as an attorney your thinking of hiring to represent you:

  • What is your educational background?
  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many personal injury claims have you successfully settled?
  • Do you typically represent the injured persons or the insurance company, in a personal injury case?
  • Would you be the sole attorney assigned to my case, or do you have an associate with whom you would share the case?
  • Do you anticipate my case going to trial?
  • What is your experience as a trial attorney?
  • If I wish to avoid going to trial by accepting a lower settlement than you think we can recover, will you honor that wish?
  • If I wish to reject a settlement offer you think is fair, will you go to trial for a larger amount?
  • Will you accept my case on a contingency fee basis?
  • Do you charge a retainer fee?
  • Are there any additional fees or potential expenses I should be made aware of?

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Injured in a car accident in New York? Need a personal injury lawyer with a proven track record? Contact Ajlouny Injury Law, for 24 hour FREE ADVICE. 718-233-3913

$14 Million Verdict For Driver Injured In Crash

9 Jul

A Brooklyn ambulette driver won a $14 million verdict from Careful Bus Service (school bus transportation service for children), after one of its mini-buses smashed into his vehicle, fracturing his hip and causing him to have a seizure.

Bus Crash

Careful or not, rear end accidents happen!

Arkadiy Korsunskiy, 70, was driving his ambulette down Prospect Park West on Feb. 28, 2008, when a Careful bus plowed into him, crumpling the rear of his vehicle and throwing him into the car in front of him.

Lawyers for Careful Bus argued that Korsunskiy had hit the vehicle in front of him before the bus hit him, but the jury believed Korsunskiy and awarded him the whopping verdict.

Korsunskiy was awarded $6 million for past pain and suffering and $4 million for future pain and suffering. The rest was for future medical bills and $2.5 million for his wife.

Neil Hoffman, the owner of Careful Bus Service, said all his vehicles have controls that restrict their speed, adding that his company’s name is woefully ironic in cases like this.

Rear end collision can cause serious injury.  99% of the time the driver of the car that rear-ends the other car is almost always considered to be at fault.  In this case the driver of the car that was rear-ended filed a claim against the driver who hit him, the drivers company was held responsible for all damages to the other driver.

If you or someone you love have been injured in a rear end collision, contact an experienced personal injury attorney for a FREE consultation to weigh all of your legal options.  Ajlouny Injury Law, New York car accident attorneys, have over 30 years experience in handling rear-end accident cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve.  Call our office today at 718-233-3913.

Rapper Yung6ix car crash – Im Fine.

6 Jul

There were rumors that the rapper was fatally wounded in a car crash while riding in his new Range Rover.

Six shared pictures from the crash with the caption,”Thank God for the gift of life. Please ignore the rumors. I’m fine.”

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