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Frequently Asked Questions – Auto Accidents

6 Auto Accidents FAQ for Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C.

It depends on several circumstances, such as the accident’s severity, the person or people who were at fault, and the policies of your insurance carrier. After being involved in an accident, your insurance premiums can increase if the accident is your fault. If you were not at fault, your rates might not increase. It is always in your best interest to check with your insurance provider to better understand their particular policies.

If you are involved in an accident, and the other driver flees the collision scene, you need to contact the police as soon as possible and report the incident. Be sure to offer as much information as possible about the other vehicle, including the license plate number, the make and model, and any distinguishing features the vehicle may have. Take pictures of the accident scene, and any damage done to your vehicle if you can.

After an auto accident, you may be able to pursue financial compensation for the mental anguish you’ve endured under certain circumstances. However, emotional distress claims can be difficult to prove, and you may be required to present evidence such as medical records or testimony from mental health professionals.

It is generally not recommended to speak directly with the insurance company of the other driver unless you have first consulted with your insurance provider or an attorney about the matter. The other driver’s insurance company may try to obtain information that could be used against you in a claim, so it’s best to have a professional handle any communication.

If the insurance company for the other driver is giving you a settlement, it is imperative that you give the offer great consideration before agreeing to accept it. Make sure to check the conditions of the settlement and confirm that it covers all damages and expenses related to the accident. It’s often a good idea to consult an attorney before accepting any settlement offer.

The latest auto accident statistics in New York City come from the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) 2021 Year-to-Date Collision Report. As of March 20, 2023, there have been 29,309 motor vehicle collisions in New York City this year, resulting in 57 fatalities and 16,288 injuries.

Of the total collisions, 11,616 involved property damage only, while 17,693 resulted in injury or death. The report also indicates that the majority of collisions occur in the Bronx and Brooklyn, with Queens following closely behind.

Additionally, the NYPD reported that pedestrian and cyclist fatalities remain a concern in the city. As of March 20, 2023, there have been 44 pedestrian fatalities and 19 cyclist fatalities, accounting for 91% of all traffic fatalities.

It is important to note that these statistics are subject to change as the year progresses and the NYPD updates its data.