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Dangers Of Car Accidents In New York City

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Sadly, there was a bad car accident in Bushwick, Brooklyn, that left one person dead and three others injured on January 8, 2024. The driver of a silver Toyota Yaris was traveling at a high rate of speed when they collided with a Kia Sportage at the intersection of Irving Avenue and. The impact sent both cars into nearby parked vehicles. The driver of the Kia fled the scene immediately after the crash. Witnesses described the Kia driver as traveling at a high rate of speed. A rear passenger of the Toyota, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Two other passengers in the Toyota were also injured and are in critical condition.The investigation is ongoing. Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the Kia driver or other details about the crash to come forward.

Seeking Assistance Of A Lawyer

Here are some steps you should take if you are ever in a car accident:

  • Check for injuries and call 911. If you or anyone else is injured, call 911 immediately. Even if you don’t feel injured, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent.
  • Move your car to safety if possible. If you can safely do so, move your car to the side of the road or out of traffic. If your car is not drivable, turn on your hazard lights and set out flares or reflective triangles to warn other drivers.
  • Exchange information with the other driver(s). Get the names, addresses, phone numbers, and insurance information of all the drivers involved in the accident. Also, get the license plate numbers of all the vehicles involved.
  • Take pictures of the scene. If you can safely do so, take pictures of the damage to your car, the other vehicles involved, and the scene of the accident. This will be helpful evidence for your insurance company and the police.
  • Do not admit fault. Do not say anything to the other driver(s) that could be construed as an admission of fault. Simply state the facts of the accident and let the police and your insurance company handle the rest.
  • Contact your insurance company. As soon as possible after the accident, contact your insurance company to report the accident. They will be able to guide you through the claims process.Seek legal advice. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to seek legal advice from a qualified car accident attorney. They can help you understand your rights and options, and protect your interests.

It is always crucial to have a skilled New York City car accident lawyer on your side to ensure you get the right kind of help you deserve. You want to make sure you get compensation from all injuries and property damages after being in an accident. Reach out to the experienced lawyers from The Eskesen Law Firm today to get assistance. We are always happy to help and to share more about what we do.

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