Buffalo Car Accident Lawyers
Seeking Compensation for Car Accident Victims In Buffalo
Should you suffer serious injuries while driving, due to someone else's negligence, you likely face costly medical bills, time lost from work, and other consequences. Pursue compensation with the legal services of our Buffalo personal injury attorneys at The Rossi Law Firm. We represent individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries with aggressive and skillful legal representation. Our goal is to help you move forward from your accident, taking into account the numerous areas of your life that can be affected by a serious personal injury, and seeking to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Buffalo
Our legal team is proactive about personally pursuing your case. We collect evidence, witness statements, accident reports, and more to build a complete picture of the circumstances surrounding the accident. In addition, we deal with your insurance company as well as the provider for the at-fault party in an effort to help you recover the monetary damages to which you are entitled. Our firm has successfully handled many of these cases. In fact, Michael Anthony Rossi is listed among members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. We can help you in your time of need.
What to Do After a Car Accident
An unexpected Buffalo car accident can be unnerving; it can leave your heart racing and your adrenaline rushing. For this reason, it’s important you know the proper post-accident procedures ahead of time, when you’re calm and levelheaded.
Here, we explain what to do after a car accident. The information provided below can help you say and do the right things after an accident, and it can make the claims process smoother and less stressful.
1. Move your vehicle to a safe place (if possible).
If you’re seriously injured, it’s not safe to move your car out of harm’s way, but if it is possible, move your vehicle over to the shoulder of the road to avoid another accident. If this is impractical, turn on your hazard lights to warn oncoming vehicles.
2. Do not flee the scene.
After a car accident, you are legally required to stop your vehicle and get out (assuming you are not injured too badly). Before getting out, make sure it’s safe to exit your vehicle. If it is, walk over to the other vehicle(s) involved and make sure everyone is alright. If a bicyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian was involved, check on them too. If anyone is injured, call 911. If you flee the scene, even if it wasn’t your fault, you’re breaking the law and can be charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
3. Call the police.
Even if the accident was minor, you still want to call the police to the scene and have them file a police report. When dealing with another auto insurance company and an at-fault driver, the police report is not only invaluable, it serves as critical evidence.
4. Never admit fault.
A lot of drivers make the mistake of saying, “It’s all my fault. I am sorry.” Don’t make this mistake! You should definitely cooperate with the police and be polite to the other driver(s) involved in the crash, but never admit fault or take the blame. Instead, let the police and the insurance companies objectively evaluate the crash and determine who is at fault.
If the accident was minor and the police never showed up to the scene of the crash, you can file a police report at the local station in person. To contact the Buffalo Police Department about filing a police report or obtaining a copy of your accident report, click here.
5. Document the accident.
Immediately seek medical care. Not only does this help preserve your physical well being, but it also helps to document your injuries and the care you were required to receive as a result of the accident, as well as the progress of your recovery over time.
If you have a smartphone, use the camera to take pictures of both vehicles and any questionable road conditions to document the accident scene. It is important to document any damage to the vehicles, skid marks, damage debris in the roadway, and the resting position of each vehicle. These pictures will be useful during the claims process.
Report the Buffalo car accident and your injuries to your lawyer. Your attorney will advise you as to whether your insurance company and the provider for the at-fault party are responding appropriately to your claims, and will protect your interests against the party that caused your accident and injuries.
If your insurance company is giving you problems, or if the driver of the other vehicle involved refuses to cooperate, we step in for you. With over 40 years of experience, we know how to advocate for your rights and work diligently toward a favorable result after this traumatic experience. Schedule a consultation today to find out how our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you navigate your claim.
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