Car Accident FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions After a Car Accident in New York
  1. What actions should I take immediately following a car accident?
  2. Who pays for my medical expenses and lost wages after a car accident injury?
  3. What do I do if the other driver does not have car insurance or adequate coverage?

What Actions Should I Take Immediately Following A Car Accident?

Car Accident The moments after any car accident can be critical. Ensuring you receive the medical care that you need and that your accident is well-documented should be two of your main priorities. 

The following are some important things to do immediately after your car accident:

  1. Move your vehicle to a safe place. If possible, move your vehicle to a location away from other traffic to avoid another accident or the risk of further injury. 
  2. Seek emergency medical treatment. Determine if you, or any of your passengers, are injured and seek emergency medical assistance if needed. 
  3. Call the police. In certain instances, you must call the police in the event of an accident. The police can document the location of the accident, the vehicles involved, and other important details. 
  4. Gather information from the scene. This includes the names and numbers of the parties and any witnesses and the insurance information of the vehicle that hit you. 
  5. Take pictures and videos at the scene. Take pictures or videos of the vehicles involved, the scene, and your injuries. 
  6. Notify your car insurance company. Failure to notify your insurance company as soon as possible could result in a loss of coverage. 
  7. Call Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of Buffalo, New York car accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 716-839-3939 for the help that you need after a car accident in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and throughout New York State. Our team will work diligently to attempt to obtain the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you suffered because of someone else's negligence. 

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Who Pays For My Medical Expenses And Lost Wages After A Car Accident Injury?

Medical Expenses New York State is a No-Fault state. This means that although the driver of the vehicle that you were in may not have caused the accident, the No-Fault insurance policy held by the owner of that car, SUV, or truck will primarily be responsible for paying your medical bills and lost wages. This generally includes coverage for $50,000 in accident-related medical bills, lost wage payments, and other necessary expenses, such as household help or mileage expenses. 

After a car accident, medical bills can pile up quickly. The various notices and denials you may receive in the mail can easily become overwhelming. When you call an experienced car accident lawyer in Buffalo, New York, like Jed Dietrich, Esq., and his aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking team, we will make sure that your medical bills are paid in a timely manner so that you can focus on what is important--your recovery. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, today at 716-839-3939.

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What Do I Do If The Other Driver Does Not Have Car Insurance Or Adequate Coverage?

If you are in a car accident and the other driver does not have car insurance or adequate coverage, you can seek compensation through your own insurance carrier. Your personal automobile policy includes Supplemental Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Coverage. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.'s team of Buffalo, New York car accident lawyers today at 716-839-3939 so that we can review your insurance policy and help you! We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

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Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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