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NJ Car Accidents: Are you as prepared as a 6-year-old?

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A 6-year-old is credited with helping her mother after a serious car accident on October 2nd. Devon Proctor lost control while driving, went into an embankment, and hit a tree head on. The wreck left her unconscious. Proctor’s young daughter, Draya, knew her mother was in trouble, so she climbed over her to get out of the car and went to the road to flag down help.

State police said Draya was surprisingly calm and that her actions may have saved her mother’s life. We can all learn from how Draya handled this scary situation. Remembering to remain calm is the most important thing you can do after a car accident. A serious New Jersey car accident can happen in the blink of an eye, and it’s a good idea to plan ahead in case you are ever involved in one. Here are some tips to help you prepare:

  • Always bring your cell phone in case you need to call 911.

  • Have a pen and paper for taking notes and exchanging information with other drivers. You should also make a written description of each car, the exact location of the collision, and how it happened.

  • Bring a disposable camera to take photos of any damage to all the vehicles.

  • Keep a card with information about any medical allergies or conditions you may have.

  • Have a list of contact numbers so law enforcement knows who to call.

  • Know what your insurance covers ahead of time. For example, you don’t want to wait until after an accident to find out that your policy doesn’t automatically cover costs for towing or a replacement rental car. Check out the specifics of your policy now; it may make your life easier in the future.

Auto accidents take a tremendous toll on everyone involved, both emotionally and financially. Taking these steps now should make you better prepared for a car accident. Later on, you’ll be able to focus on getting help for anyone injured in the accident. If you or someone you love was hurt in a NJ car accident, you may be eligible to recover damages. This type of compensation may cover your medical bills, ongoing care or physical therapy, or pay for lost wages. Get in touch with an experienced Warren County Car Accident lawyer to get you the help you need. Call Manfred Ricciardelli’s office today at 973-285-1100 to set up a free consultation.

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