Protecting Your New Jersey Car Accident Claim
The first step to protecting your claim is to call the police after an accident. In most states, it is against the law to fail to contact authorities when you have been involved in an accident.
By contacting the police, you also help your claim with the accident report that will be filled out. The report could show who was at fault and be used as evidence later.
The second step to protecting your New Jersey car accident claim is to gather as much information from others as you can. You will want to get contact information from the other driver, such as phone number, address and driver’s license number.
You should also try to get information about the driver's insurance carrier, including the name, phone number and policy number. In addition, if there were witnesses of the accident, you will want to get their names and phone numbers as well.
The third step you will need to take in order to protect your claim is to get pictures (if you are able) of the accident scene. Take pictures from various angles, including any important shots such as street signs. Be sure to get close-ups of damage to your vehicle.
If it is possible, you should also have someone take pictures of your injuries. They may be helpful later on.
The fourth step you should take if you want to protect your New Jersey car accident claim is to report the accident to your insurance company. Remember, however, to use caution if you talk to the other driver’s insurance company. Don’t offer too much information and never insinuate you were even partially at fault.
Finally, contact a car accident lawyer in Morristown. Securing legal help is especially important if you have suffered serious injuries. You could face huge medical expenses and missed time from work.
However, if it can be shown that the other driver was negligent, then you could be eligible for compensation that addresses your medical bills and lost income. There may be other types of compensation available that address pain and suffering, disability, and more.
Help from a Car Accident Lawyer in Morristown is Just a Phone Call Away
The law firm of Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. LLC represents good, honest people in work accidents, New Jersey Workers' Compensation cases, Social Security disability claims and New Jersey car accident claims. Call us at 1-973-285-1100 today for a free consultation.