What Should I do After a New Jersey Car Accident?

Nobody ever wants to think about what would happen if they were involved in a car accident, however, it is very important that you are prepared, just in case. If you are someone who has been injured in a car accident, here are some of the questions you may have:

How do car accidents happen?

Car accidents, no matter how common they are, are no less frightening when it happens to you. Though oftentimes, car accidents can be caused by outside factors, including poor road conditions, poor road designs, defective car parts, and, especially with the winter season approaching, poor weather conditions, the truth is, car accidents are most frequently caused as a result of driver negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence that we see on the roads today include driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, driving while drowsy or fatigued, or texting while driving–or driving while distracted in any other way. If you have been injured as a result of driver negligence, you will most likely qualify for financial compensation.

What should someone do after they have been hurt in a car accident?

If you have been involved in a car accident, it is extremely important that you have a plan in place. The first thing you should always do is to contact the police immediately. Police will document the incident and deter the other motorist from behaving violently or threateningly. To this point, it is always best to keep calm and not antagonize or feed into the argument. However, while calmness and politeness are important, it is equally important for you to ensure that you do not apologize for the accident. This very often can be seen as admitting fault, and a simple apology may be used against you.

If you are physically capable, you must ensure that you obtain all witnesses’ contact information, as they may vouch for you in court. Additionally, you should always receive medical attention after an accident, as a physician will treat your injuries and give you documents regarding their origin and extent. Do not try and go it alone. Hiring an experienced attorney is always the best option, as he or she will work to recover all different types of valuable evidence to prove your personal injury claim.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq.today. If you have sustained serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is no reason for you to suffer alone. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and more. Do yourself a favor and let us work with you to attain the financial assistance you need.