Being involved in a car accident can have long-lasting consequences, from costly medical bills to serious injuries. If you or a loved one are involved in any kind of motor vehicle accident, it is critical to seek medical and legal help immediately. With offices in Red Bank, NJ and Morristown, NJ, the experienced car accident lawyers at Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C can help you seek compensation from the responsible party while protecting your rights. Here are some frequently asked questions our clients have following a car accident.
Car Accidents FAQ - Table of Contents
- What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
- Should I Give A Statement To The Insurance Company?
- What Type Of Compensation Will I Receive?
- What Is My Car Accident Case Worth?
- How Long Will It Take To Settle My Claim?
- Why Should I Hire A Car Accident Lawyer?
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 car 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. They 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 Car Accident 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 Car Accident 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.