What Should I Do If I Am Injured in a New Jersey Car Accident?Being involved in a New Jersey car accident can be a confusing and scary experience. If you or a family member was injured in a wreck that was not your fault, it can feel that much worse. This article is designed to give you guidance on how to get through this very difficult experience.
The first thing you should do after being involved in a wreck is to receive full medical treatment. There is nothing more important than your and your family's health and well being, so make this your immediate priority. If you decide to pursue a personal injury case down the road, getting the best treatment possible indicates you're trying to get better, not just looking for a handout.
When you can, it is also important that you record everything you can remember about the accident. Memories fade quickly and it's important that your story from one telling to another is consistent. Writing down everything you can remember as quickly as possible gives you a great advantage later on.
If you want to pursue a personal injury claim to earn financial compensation to cover your related costs against the negligent driver who caused your wreck, it is also very important that you do not sign anything from the insurance companies. Insurance adjusters may act like your best friends, but they will turn their backs on you the first real chance they get.
It is important to understand that the injured person and the insurance companies are on opposite sides. The insurance companies want to pay you as little money as possible, while you (probably) want to earn the fair compensation that you deserve. If this is the case, do not trust the insurance companies and keep your contact with them to an absolute minimum.
Lastly, it is important that you hire an experienced Sussex County car accident attorney for your case. Your lawyer can take you through the rest of the steps required to file and win a personal injury claim against a negligent driver, fighting against the insurance companies to earn you the compensation you truly deserve.
When looking for a Sussex County car accident attorney, hire one that has experience, proven results, integrity and honesty. You have to trust your lawyer to represent your best interests at all times, so go with one that is willing to earn it.
For more information about what to do after a frightening wreck, or to sit down with us for a free consultation, call the law firm of Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. LLC at (973) 285-1100 or fill out the form on this page. Don't wait for something to happen to you. Take action on your case today.