What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
Call 911 and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think you were seriously injured, many injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents are not evident until days or even weeks later.
Get insurance information from other drivers and the contact information of everyone involved in the accident, including any witnesses. If possible, take pictures, jot down notes regarding what happened and get a copy of the police report. If you were transported to receive medical attention, get all vital information from the police as soon as possible.
Contact an experienced car accident attorney. He or she will protect your rights and help to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Should I Give a Statement To The Insurance Company?
An insurance adjuster will most likely contact you to get the details of the accident. Answer questions honestly, but do not admit fault. Avoid saying things like, “I’m sorry,” or “It was my fault.” Do not give a recorded statement or sign anything without speaking to an attorney.
What Type of Compensation Will I Receive?
You may be entitled to damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Other types of damages
What Is My Case Worth?
No two cases are alike, and the value of a claim is based on the nature and severity of your injuries and the impact they have had on you and your family. The amount you ultimately attain often depends on the dollar amount of coverage that the liable party carries and whether or not you were partially responsible for the accident.
How Long Will It Take to Settle My Claim?
The length of time it will take to settle your claim depends on the individual circumstances. Some cases take just a few months to settle; others may take years.
Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Our seasoned legal team will collect evidence, communicate with your health care providers and take care of negotiations with the insurance company. We will fight for your rights and help you get just compensation for your injuries, lost wages and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio LLC at 732-936-9901 to schedule a free consultation today.