My Long Island Car Accident was not Bad. Should I still call?

by William Mattar | April 10th, 2019

One of the most dangerous misconceptions Long Island drivers have about car accidents is that it is best to just walk away from the minor accidents and act like nothing happened. Minor accidents can bring problems of their own.

There Wasn’t Much Damage to My Car

“Minor” property damages does not always equal “minor” injury. Serious injuries can follow from accidents that caused just “minor” property damage.

I Feel Fine

Collisions at speeds as low as 20 miles per hour are enough to cause damage to your spine, shoulders, knees, or your neck. Most people who do not have visible injuries in a car accident feel fine right after the accident happens. This is because adrenaline starts pumping through your body and masking any potential injuries. If you are in a Long Island crash and suspect you were hurt, you should get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible.

Do I Really Need to Make a Claim?

It is nearly impossible for you to determine the real status of your car and your body after any type of Long Island car accident. If the other party was clearly at fault, then they are going to try and convince you that the accident is too insignificant to report. The truth is that you should always exchange insurance information after a Long Island accident and generally should request a police report. If the other party will not give you their insurance information and/or drives away, get their license plate number and call the police immediately.

If you are unsure how to file your claim after a Long Island car accident or want help in submitting your information, give our car accident attorneys a call and our team will go to work making sure your rights are preserved.