Car accidents can be devastating, and it’s disturbing to note that about 90 people lose their lives every day in the US from such a disaster. Worst is that over 2 million people sustain lasting injuries, while some victims sustain damages that spell doom even to their dependants.
Thankfully, our firm exists to help wrongly injured victims to seek compensation and justice. Here is everything you need to know about New Jersey car accidents. If you or someone you know is involved in a car accident, equip yourself with information and never hesitate to reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers.
1. Preserve Evidence
After being involved in a car accident, the first step is to gather as much evidence as possible. It could be taking photos and videos of your injury and saving them in your favorite storage space.
If you can remember what happened, you must write them down as soon as possible to avoid forgetting due to shock. While you do that, call the police and try to get the insurance information of the negligent driver. If there were witnesses around, take their contact details as they would prove helpful in court.
2. Seek Medical Attention
Aside from getting as much evidence as you can, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention. If you had called the police, an ambulance is most likely to be around for swift medical attention. Your doctor’s report will also be helpful when building your case to help ascertain the extent of the injuries and the ideal compensation.
3. Hire A Personal Injury Attorney
You’ll need an experienced and trained attorney who can adequately represent you in court. With the help of an attorney, you avoid some first-timer mistakes and widen your chances of getting the settlement you deserve. That is where our firm comes in, and you don’t have to worry about the expensive nature of hiring an attorney.
New Jersey drivers are covered by PIP, which translates to Personal Injury Protection. It is no-fault insurance used to offset some portions of your medical bills and lost wages. In a car accident, this tool can cover a certain amount of damages, but not all. If the injury is severe to the extent that it requires multiple surgeries, you can always hire an attorney to help you fight for total compensation.
Getting in a car accident in New Jersey can be disorienting. If you’re to come out with any form of injuries and pain, you deserve compensation both for injuries and wages lost. If you or someone you know was involved in a car accident, call 718-303-0753 or contact us here as soon as possible.