What Should I do After a Car Accident in New Jersey?

It is always best to plan for the worst. Though nobody wants to imagine what will happen in a car crash, the truth is, it is always best to know what to do in the event of one. Please read on to learn more about car crashes and how we can help those injured recover financial compensation for the damages they have incurred.

What are the most common causes of car accidents?

We live in a world where motorists are consistently speeding, distracted, and, in the worst cases, driving under the influence. While there are car accidents where neither motorist is truly to blame, the most common cause of car accidents is driver negligence. If you have been injured in a car accident due to another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance you may be able to sue for the compensation you need for a swift recovery.

What do I need to know about what to do after an accident?

Car accidents are extremely frightening, which is why the first thing you must do is call the police. They will ensure the situation does not get out of hand, and they will also officially document the incident, which you may use to prove your personal injury claim, if you wish to file one. However, until the police arrive, it is generally best to stay calm, say as little as possible, and take pictures of the accident. Be polite, respectful, and refrain from saying sorry–this may be construed as an admission of fault, even if it is not.

From here, you should ask all witnesses for their contact information and seek immediate medical attention. Lastly, though perhaps most importantly, you will need an experienced attorney on your side who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. To prove your personal injury claim, an attorney will work to recover valuable evidence, such as security camera footage of the accident.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

The statute of New Jersey for personal injury claims is two years, which means you are granted two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent motorist. Many people make the mistake of waiting too long to file–do not be one of them. By putting off filing a claim, you risk losing your right to the compensation you truly deserve. Our firm is here to help. All you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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