If you or a family member suffered lasting injury because of another driver’s negligence, that motorist is responsible for the medical, financial and personal aftermath. But there may not be sufficient insurance coverage, or the insurer may try to offer a low settlement.
Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C. has handled hundreds of car accident claims. Our lawyers have the skill and experience to prove fault if necessary and stand up the insurance companies to demand full value for your claims. We know how to investigate the accident, gather corroborating evidence, question witnesses and reconstruct the crash if necessary.
Our legal teams handle all motor vehicle accident cases in Morris County, surrounding counties and statewide New Jersey: intersection collisions, trucking accidents, motorcycle crashes, and pedestrians or bicyclists struck by cars. Call us toll free at 973-326-9099.
Full Compensation is No Accident
For 30 years, we attorneys at Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C. have concentrated our law practice on personal injury and accident claims. We have fought for clients against big insurance companies from initial claims and settlement negotiations to jury trials and appeals. If a loved one was killed, we handle wrongful death lawsuits as well.
What to Do after an Accident
You are shaken up after an accident, and no wonder. We hope you find the following information helpful:
- Call the police while still at the site of the accident, where a police officer will file a police report regarding the date, time, and location of the accident; the names of the parties involved; the witnesses, damages and details of the accident; and an assessment as to whether drunk driving was involved.
- Exchange information. Each driver should exchange names, addresses, phone numbers and insurance company information.
- Get the contact information from any witnesses. A reliable witness can account for the details surrounding the accident, which can help determine liability.
- Take photographs of the accident scene and the damage to the vehicles.
- Do not talk about the accident. While you may be tempted to discuss the accident with the other driver or with witnesses, it is important not to. Avoid making any admission of liability since your words could be used to establish fault.
- Take notes. Having an accurate account of the accident will help a lawyer create a legal claim against the driver at fault. Include weather and road conditions, what witnesses said about the accident and what was happening immediately before the accident.
- Report the accident to your insurance company, which will conduct its own investigation into the accident.
- Call an attorney. If serious physical injury or property damage occurs, we can determine whether the other driver involved in the traffic accident bears any liability.
- Keep documentation of your injuries. Keep all medical bills, lost earnings and out-of-pocket expenses.
- Do not talk to the other driver’s insurance adjuster until you talk to us. You do not want to let them paint you into a corner with their questions. You do not want to give them any statements they can use against you later on.
Contact Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C.
The attorneys of Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C. have extensive experience in car accident cases. We help people in New Jersey, and statewide. Call us at 973-326-9099 or contact us online.