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After individuals are involved in automobile accidents, there are several critical steps people should take to protect their rights. Some of the steps drivers should take include the following:
After an accident it is always a good idea to:
As the number of automobiles on the road steadily increases, so do the number of car wrecks, particularly in New York. With millions of car accidents occurring in the United States every year, your chance of being a victim of a car accident in New York increases every time you get into the car. Car accidents in the United States result in more than 2 million permanent injuries and 40,000 deaths per year with more than 75,000 occurring in New York alone. Many of these collisions are not, in fact, “accidents” at all, but are actually the result of negligence, including reckless driving, driver distraction or impairment, mechanical failures or defective products due to manufacturer negligence, and various road conditions.
Some of the important things to remember if you get into a car accident is to notify your insurance company, take photographs at the scene of the accident if you do have a camera.
Nowadays, since everyone’s cell phone does have a camera, be sure to take some photographs of the position of the vehicles and the damage to the vehicles before anyone moves them.
And also, make sure that you tell your side of the story to the police officer who arrives at the scene.