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What to do after a car accident

On Behalf of | Aug 25, 2016 | Car Accidents |

New York motorists who have been involved in an accident might consider visiting a lawyer to assist them with the legal aspects of filing a claim. Before beginning the process of filing a claim, the lawyer needs to receive several documents to get a whole picture of the situation.

The documents begin with the insurance information of the driver. A copy of the car insurance policy should be provided, as well as proof of payment to show the policy is current. If the client does not have a copy of thepolicy, the lawyer will be able to request it from the insurance company with the client’s permission. To prove that payments have been made and the polity is current, the client can provide copies of the cancelled checks or receipts.

To help the lawyer get a realistic picture of the actual accident scene, a copy of the police report should be provided. Police reports are compiled after car accidents and include diagrams of the accident scene as well as the police officer’s observations about the crash. The client should also provide any information received at the accident scene from the other parties involved, including phone number and addresses. The lawyer will also want to see photographs of any damages sustained by the client’s vehicle during the incident. To complete an overview of the case, the lawyer needs to see medical records, psychological records and wage earning records, which can show the physical, emotional and financial impact the accident has had on the client.

Car accidents can be very stressful, especially when they result in injuries. Working with an experienced lawyer can often help ensure that a victim receives appropriate compensation when the accident has been caused by the negligence of another motorist.