Should I deal With Insurance Companies On My Own?
After an auto accident, dealing with insurance companies can be tricky. In all cases informing your insurer of an accident is required. A claim should be filed with the at-fault driver’s insurance company as well. Just be aware the other guy’s insurance may try to trip you up in a recorded statement just to avoid paying – or even try to minimize your injuries.
Ensure your rights are protected; hire an experienced Manhattan, NY car accident attorney before speaking with any insurance adjusters.
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Common Causes of Car Accidents
In New York the most common cause of car accidents according to the NYPD is driver distraction. Determining fault is the most important question that victims face in an injury related accident.
Ajlouny Injury Law has top investigators available that have a decade of expertise must be done that will help you figure out what caused the crash and who was to blame for it. The police on scene will investigate and issue a police report that will be available at the designated precinct within 3 working business days of the accident. Ajlouny Injury Law will then start putting the pieces of the puzzle together in order to build a solid case.
In situations where a driver ran a red light or rear-ended you is almost 99.9% the other drivers fault. However, not all accidents are that clear cut.
Determining the cause and fault of a car accident, is what Ajlouny Injury Law top New York personal injury attorneys do best. We know the “what caused the accident” and “who is at fault pretty quickly.” Some of the most common causes of car crashes include the following:
Distracted Driving: – Driving while distracted is a recipe for disaster ending in serious injury even death. New York driving laws regarding distracted driving according to the Zebra has the most lenient distracted driving penalty; a cell phone use violation increases insurance rates for New York state drivers by just 5%. Cell phone apps are one reason for the increase in distracted driving. Apps like Snapchat record the speed of a vehicle, the navigation app Waze rewards drivers for reporting traffic conditions in the moment, and games like Pokemon Go encourages drivers to search for virtual creatures along roads and highways. (New York Times, 2016) (Source: https://driving-tests.org/)