Accidents result in loss, damage and/or personal injury. Collision, injury, death, disablement, material damage and expenses can be an occurrence of an accident.

It is important to have legal representation when involved in an accident. Insurance companies can sometimes take advantage of those inexperienced in the claim handling process.

Our firm represents clients involved in, but not limited to the following:

• Automotive accidents  
• No-fault liability issues
• Slip and fall
• Accidents on the premises
• Special events

What to do after a car accident:

Stop and immediately notify police! It is required by law that any vehicle involved in an accident stop at the scene. The cars shouldn't be moved unless it causes dangerous situation. If anybody is injured, call 911.

Get information! Every driver is required to submit their name, place of residence, and insurance company. When the police arrive request the name, badge number, and precinct of the police officer. Tell the police the facts, do not speculate. Request a copy of the police report; this may be handled either by yourself or your legal counsel. The report can be picked up at the precinct the next day. Take pictures (it is a good idea to keep a camera in the glove box).

Do not argue! Except for exchanging the required information with the other driver, do not have any discussions. In the heat of the moment you may say something that is inaccurate which can be used against you in the future.

DO NOT APOLOGIZE!  This is viewed as an admission of guilt.

Request medical treatment! Go to the emergency room or your physician's office. Tell the doctor what exactly happened. You may have serious internal injuries that may not show immediately.

Call the insurance company! There is a time limit for filing a claim.