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How to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in Oneonta

Have You Been Injured in a Car Accident? Call (607) 432-9341

When you or someone that you care about, such as a family member or other loved one, has been injured in an auto accident, it is imperative to hire a trusted and experienced law firm as soon as you are able.

Accidents involving automobiles are one of the most common and complex types of personal injury cases we handle at Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC. While each case is unique, we can help you fight for compensation to help you get back on your feet.

Contact us at (607) 432-9341 today to speak to an Oneonta car accident attorney about your case.

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Trying to file a personal injury claim on your after an accident can be incredibly overwhelming, especially after suffering injuries or a loss of a loved one in a collision. Our Oneonta car accident attorneys represent the injured throughout the tri-county area and Oneonta, Cooperstown, Delhi, Norwich, and Sidney. We have earned a reputation for working hard to achieve positive outcomes that meet our clients' needs.

I've Been in a Car Accident. Now What?

After an accident, you may have many concerns, the biggest of which revolves around your future. Money can quickly become an issue when you have car repairs and medical bills to pay. Added to this is the emotional and physical toll from your pain and suffering.

Here's a checklist of things to do after a car accident:

  • First, check for any injuries. Dial 911 right away if there are any serious injuries.
  • Exchange information with the other driver(s). Get their name, contact info, insurance information, and license information. Provide the same for them.
  • Notify your insurance company of the accident as soon as possible.
  • File a police report of the accident. If one was not filed at the scene of the accident, you can do so after the fact. Having this documentation will help your injury claim.
  • Take pictures of the accident and your injuries. Include pictures of the location, time of day, skid marks, close up photos of vehicle damage and your injuries.
  • See a doctor. If you are not examined by paramedics or taken to the hospital, see your doctor as soon after the accident as possible to check for injuries. Due to adrenaline, some injuries may not be obvious right away.
  • Speak to a lawyer to help you negotiate with the insurance company and fight for the full compensation you deserve that covers not only your economic damages, but non-economic damages as well.

Common Car Accident Injuries

There are a number of different injuries that can be sustained in an auto accident. Some common injuries include:

Aggressive Representation When You Need it

When you choose to hire our firm to represent your case, you can rest assured that we have your best interest in mind and can help you when you've been in a major accident. A common occurrence in personal injury accident cases is that the party at fault or the insurance company can try to make you take an unfair settlement. At Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC, we keep your best interests in mind.

After an accident, contact our firm. Make an appointment for a free initial consultation by calling us at (607) 432-9341!

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