Six people suffered bodily injuries in an 8-car pile up chain reaction collision which recently occurred on the Long Island Expressway. Traffic started to slow down after a car caught on fire around 10:30 pm. In the slowdown, two vehicles collided causing a chain crash involving an oil tanker.
A minivan driver lost control, skidded and eventually got wedged under the tanker. The driver was taken to the hospital and was later arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge. Five other people were also injured and transported to local hospitals to be treated.
What To Do After a Multi-Car Accident
A two-car collision is already a traumatic event, but when more than two cars are involved it can be even more stressful – especially if you were seriously injured. The steps you take after a multi-car collision is very important. Perhaps one of the most important steps is not to move your car. The police need to use the position of rest of the vehicles to determine who started the chain reaction that led to the accident. However, in special circumstances, such as safety, you may need to move your car.
Other important steps you should take after a multi-car accident include:
- Do not get out of your car unless it is safe to do so
- Take pictures and video of the scene of the crash
- Get pertinent information, including insurance, from all parties involved in the accident
- Wait for the police to come in order to fill out a report
- Make sure to seek medical attention for what you may consider at the time to be a minor ache or pain as symptoms of certain medical conditions may not surface until several days or even weeks after the accident
- Contact an experienced New York accident attorneys who specializes in multi-car collisions
Call a New York Car Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured or died in a car accident caused by the negligent actions of another party, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information or to consult with one of our experienced New York car accident attorneys, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.