If you don't know whether or not you should file a report with the DMV in New York, consult an injury attorney at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. We're one of the oldest and most distinguished personal injury law firms in New York. Our auto accident attorneys are familiar with the DMV laws in New York and we can tell you what kind of information you need to include in your report.
If you're unsure about anything related to the accident, like who was at fault or whether you can claim damages for the injuries you sustained, we are here to advise you on the best course of action. For a free consultation with one of our New York City car accident lawyers, call us today at 1-866-496-1943 or contact us online.
New York State DMV Reporting Requirements
In New York State, if you are involved in an accident causing damage to property or another person's body in an amount exceeding $1,000, you must file a report within 10 days. The NYS DMV is the state government agency that oversees the issuance of driver's licenses and vehicle registrations for all New York State. To notify the DMV after a car accident, you must fill out an MV-104 form.
If a crash causes less than $1,000 in property damage, the parties involved only have to exchange information and file with their insurance providers. If the accident involves a parked car, the owner has to be informed of the damage or else it has to be reported to the police.
How to Get the Accident Report from the Police?
The New York DMV also offers online services that allow you to obtain accident reports from the police for a search fee of $7 and an additional $15 for getting the report. To locate your report using the date and county where the accident occurred, use List Reports on File by Date. You will see a list of vehicles involved in accidents in that county on that day. This can be a free limited search.
Filing the Accident Report
The New York State Motor Vehicle Accident Report is a legal document used to file an insurance claim. The report serves as proof of the accident, and it helps insurance companies determine fault. When filing your accident report, the following factors should be included:
Elements of a Police Report
After a car accident, you may be involved in a police report. It helps determine what happened during the accident and who should have been held accountable for the accident. It includes crucial information like:
The DMV Accident Re-examination Program
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a program for re-examining drivers involved in accidents and are unsafe to drive. This law applies to you if:
Steps To Take After a Car Accident in New York City
When you get into a car accident, you're likely to be shaken and upset. Here's what you should do immediately after the accident:
How our Personal Injury Attorneys will Investigate Your Accident?
A thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis may be covered by the insurance company after an auto accident. Based on this, the complete costs of such evaluation and any subsequent treatment are not always covered by the other party's insurance company. This is where our competent attorneys can help. We can help you obtain payment from your own insurance company for this portion of the bill. If there is inadequate coverage from your policy, our attorneys can negotiate on your behalf to get coverage from the at-fault driver's insurance company.
Our accident lawyers will work hard to help ensure that your injuries are taken care of properly and that you can receive the maximum compensation for all the damages and losses sustained. Our legal team has extensive experience in handling car accident injury cases, and we know how to negotiate with the negligent parties and their insurers to obtain maximum compensation for our clients.
Schedule a Free Evaluation with Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP
In the event of an auto accident, you will have to file a report and have it recorded by the DMV in New York. This is required by law. You may have heard that you do not need to file a report if no police are called to the scene if you have no injuries or damages. While this may be true in some cases, chances are you will still be required to fill out an accident report. Our attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP can assist you in this process to ensure your right to compensation is fully protected.
After an auto or motorcycle accident, there are a lot of issues to deal with, from doctor appointments and paperwork to insurance claims and legal filings. Our attorneys will ensure that you don't have to face these things alone. We'll negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies so that you get the best outcome for your personal injury claim. Set up your free consultation with one of our car accident attorneys by calling us at 1-866-496-1943 or contact us online.
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