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Been Involved in a Car Accident? Here’s What You Should Dos

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Car accidents can be unexpected and traumatic events, leaving individuals shaken and unsure about what steps to take next. In such situations, it’s crucial to stay calm and follow a clear plan to ensure your safety, protect your rights, and seek appropriate compensation if necessary.

While every accident is unique, here are the essential steps you should take if you find yourself involved in a car accident in the United States, including keeping yourself safe and documenting the scene, hiring a lawyer and how to choose one if you’re looking to hire San Diego car crash lawyers. Read on to find out more.

Ensure Safety First

The immediate priority after a car accident is the safety of all individuals involved. Check yourself and others for injuries and call 911 if medical attention is needed. If it’s safe to do so, move your vehicle to the side of the road to prevent further accidents or traffic congestion. Turn on your hazard lights, and use warning triangles or flares if you have them.

Exchange Information

After ensuring safety, it’s essential to exchange information with the other parties involved. Collect the following details:

  • Names and contact information of all drivers and passengers
  • Insurance information, including policy numbers and contact details
  • Vehicle information (make, model, year, and license plate number)
  • Location of the accident (street name, city, and state)
  • Names and badge numbers of responding law enforcement officers
  • Avoid discussing fault or admitting guilt at the scene. Stick to the facts when communicating with the other party and the police. Any statements you make can be used against you later.

Document the Scene

If it’s safe to do so, document the accident scene by taking photographs and videos. Capture the following:

  • Vehicle damage from various angles
  • Skid marks, road conditions, and traffic signs
  • Injuries, if visibles
  • Witness contact information

This evidence can be invaluable when dealing with insurance claims or legal proceedings.

Contact Your Insurance Company

Notify your insurance company as soon as possible about the accident. Provide them with accurate and detailed information about the incident. Cooperate with their investigation and follow their guidance on filing a claim. Be cautious when speaking with insurance adjusters, as they may try to minimize your compensation.

Seek Medical Attention

Even if you don’t immediately feel injured, it’s essential to seek medical attention after a car accident. Injuries may not be apparent right away, and delaying medical care can harm your health and your potential legal case. Keep all medical records and bills related to the accident, as they may be crucial when seeking compensation.

Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

If the accident resulted in significant injuries, property damage, or a dispute over fault, it’s advisable to hire an experienced car accident lawyer. These legal professionals specialize in handling personal injury cases and can help you navigate the complex process of seeking compensation. In particular, if the accident occurred in San Diego, it’s a wise decision to hire San Diego car crash lawyers who are familiar with local laws and regulations.

Choosing a Car Accident Lawyer

Selecting the right car accident lawyer is a critical step in ensuring a fair outcome for your case. Here are some essential factors to consider when making your choice:

Experience: Look for a lawyer with a proven track record in handling car accident cases. Experience can make a significant difference in negotiating with insurance companies or representing you in court.

Specialization: Seek a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law and, ideally, car accident cases. Specialization ensures that they have the expertise and knowledge needed for your specific situation.

Reputation: Check the lawyer’s reputation by reading online reviews, asking for referrals, and checking with your local bar association. A reputable lawyer is more likely to provide effective representation.

Communication: Effective communication is vital in any legal case. Ensure that the lawyer is responsive, listens to your concerns, and keeps you informed about the progress of your case.

Fee Structure: Discuss the lawyer’s fee structure upfront. Many car accident lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if you win your case. Clarify the percentage they will take from your settlement.

Initial Consultation: Most lawyers offer a free initial consultation. Use this opportunity to discuss your case, ask questions, and assess whether you feel comfortable working with the lawyer.

Local Knowledge: If the accident occurred in a specific city or state, consider hiring a lawyer who is familiar with the local laws, regulations, and court systems. Local knowledge can be advantageous in building a strong case.

Being involved in a car accident can be a daunting experience, but knowing what steps to take can help you navigate the situation effectively. Prioritize safety, exchange information, document the scene, and seek medical attention. Remember to notify your insurance company promptly and consider hiring a car accident lawyer if the circumstances warrant it. When choosing a lawyer, prioritize experience, specialization, reputation, communication, and a fee structure that aligns with your needs. By following these steps and seeking the right legal representation, you can protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve after a car accident.

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NYC Restaurant Weeks Is Here With Three Pricing Option

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On Monday, July 22 through Sunday, August 18, 2024 Restaurant Week returns. This bi-annual event was created in 1992 to offer prix fixe menus to allow New Yorkers to eat at the city’s most coveted restaurants. Hundreds of restaurants across all five boroughs are participating this year with a 2-course lunch, 3-course dinner, or both. There will be a trio of pricing options for $30, $45 and $60. The deals run Monday-Friday, as Saturday is excluded as is Sunday to certain restaurants.

If you have a preregistered Mastercard you will receive $10 back for in-house dining transactions of $45 or more.

Menus and reservations can be found here.

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A Weekend In The Hamptons With Holistic Health Fair, Store Opening, Oyster Farms and Art Party

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Every weekend in The Hampton’s it’s not what to do, but which to do. We decided to join Cristina G Cuomo’ s Purist for its third annual health fair in Southampton and experience the best in wellness. From top concierge practitioners of Eastern and Western modalities, to clean beauty, sustainability and nutrition, this was one terrific event to attend.

This year’s participants included: Boiron, Ecotone New York, Flyte, Bellantz, Cancer Culture, Rejuvenation Health, reactIVate, STANDwellness, Boxed Water, Biography, Post House, Cocoon and Hive, Mrs Momma Bear Workwear, Juice Press, evolvetogether, Figaro Apothecary, Hamptons Aromatherapy, Tahuu Chocolates, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Filienna Filigree Jewelry, Rev. Jolene Star and the Enchanted Heart, The Erickson Method, bySILKE, Dr. Lea Lis, and  Happy Coffee by Robert Downey Jr. 

One of our favorite things was flyte. I have been wanting to create a floating Orgone and this just may be part of my answer. They also had a bed that vibrated to music and heals, that was highly effective.

I also loved the infra red light therapy by STANDwellness, the energizing clothing by Cocoon and Hive, CBD Chocolates by Tahuu Chocolates. The crystals and healing modality by Rev. Jolene Star and the Enchanted Heart and the amazing massage by Linda. Thank-you as my shoulder was really in pain.

Next onto BIBA’s store opening with Ilene looking fabulous, with the store’s manager. BIBA, has returned to the East End to showcase its collections, featuring an eclectic melange of clothing from both local and European designers. During the years of 1995 to 2010, BIBA held locations in East Hampton and Southampton Village, and has continued to serve customers in South Florida, with a Delray Beach location, ever since. Now open in Southampton Village, BIBA is frequented by celebrities, visitors, and locals alike, and aims to bring a VIP shopping experience to all. Snowbirds can rejoice knowing the store will have locations in both Southampton and South Florida.

John Nicolas, of Mudford Farms in East Hampton Shuckers, grows oysters and populates the waters to clean and make a healthier water and a healthier dish by filtering the water in the biggest way he knows how. Currently incubating about 1 million oysters in this facility alone.


Finally Rick Friedman and his wife is Cindy Lou through a fabulous art party with fireworks, a band and of course art.

All photo’s by Roger Sichel

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Disney Broadway In Bryant Park Part Two

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106.7 LITE FM’s brought Disney to Broadway in Bryant Park. We brought you the video and now the pictures so you are there.

Tshidi Manye

Jackie Rene

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Tshidi Manye

Jackie Rene and Tshidi Manye

Tshidi Manye and Gilbert Domally

Tshidi Manye and Gilbert Domally

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Ben Jeffrey, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Gilbert Domally

Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Ben Jeffrey

The Lion King’s Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Jackie René, Ben Jeffrey and Gilbert Domally

Charissa Hogeland

Charissa Hogeland

Chad Burris

Frozen’s Charissa Hogeland and Chad Burris

Michael James Scott

Adi Roy

Adi Roy

Michael James Scott, Adi Roy

Michael James Scott, Adi Roy

Sonya Balsara

Sonya Balsara

Adi Roy, Sonya Balsara

Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy

Adi Roy, Sonya Balsara

from Aladdin‘s Michael James Scott, Sonya Balsara and Adi Roy

106.7 Lite FM’s Hosts-Paul Cubby Bryant and Christine Nagy

Paul Cubby Bryant and Christine Nagy

The hosts were Paul ‘Cubby’ Bryant and Christine Nagy.

Chad Burris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Gilbert Domally

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

 

 

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Disney Broadway In Bryant Park

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106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park brought Disney to its 2024 program. The Bryant Park stage is located at 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. Lawn seating is first come, first serve.

This weeks performances came from Aladdin‘s Michael James Scott, Sonya Balsara and Adi Roy

Frozen’s Charissa Hogeland and Chad Burris

And The Lion King’s Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Jackie René, Ben Jeffrey and Gilbert Domally

The hosts were Paul ‘Cubby’ Bryant and Christine Nagy.

 

 

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Allison Eden

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“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents”, is filmed from the Hotel Edison.

In this episode T2C’s publisher and owner Suzanna Bowling talks with Allison Eden. Allison is the visionary artist who is creating the look at Serendipity 3, which will be opening this year on 47th Street, in Times Square. Today, she stands as a pioneer in the design world, captivating audiences worldwide with her innovative glass and stone mosaic masterpieces.

To see Allison’s work and learn more click here.

I am so grateful to my guest Allison Eden.

We are so proud because the show and our guests are now featured on the TV screens in the lobby and the hotel rooms. We were also gifted a poster in the lobby.

Suzanna, Allison and Rommel

Thank-you Magda Katz for videoing and creating the content to go live, Rommel Gopez and The Hotel Edison for their kindness and hospitality.

We are so proud and thrilled that Variety Entertainment News just named us one of Summer’s Best Picks in the category of Best Television, Radio, PodcastsThe company we are in, has made us so humbled, grateful and motivated to continue.

The Daily Geek Report” has also named host Suzanna Bowling on the list of Most Engaging Hosts. Thank-you so much for recognizing us and thank-you Eileen Shapiro who has helped us get noticed, we are so grateful.

You can catch us on the following platforms:

Pandora:

https://www.pandora.com/podcast/live-from-the-edison-hotel-times-square-chronicles-presents/PC:1001084740

Stitcher:

https://www.stitcher.com/show/1084740

Spotify:

Amazon:

https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e3ac5922-ada8-4868-b531-12d06e0576d3

Apple Podcasts:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-from-the-edison-hotel-times-square-chronicles-presents/id1731059092

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