What to Do after a Car Accident in New Jersey


The actions you take in the hours and days after a car accident can make a big difference in the compensation you receive. If you fail to act promptly to obtain legal representation, you may not receive the compensation you deserve.

Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C., with offices in Morristown, Red Bank and lower Manhattan, is a team of experienced personal injury lawyers with a record of success representing injured people and the families of fatal accident victims. Our law firm has the investigative resources and advocacy skills needed to help you get the funds you need to pay for medical care, plus compensation for all other economic and non-economic losses. When we handle your case, we will work diligently to obtain the best possible settlement or jury award for you.

Take These Actions after a Car Accident

In a free consultation, an attorney at our firm can explain your legal options. He or she can also provide you with advice about protecting your rights and enhancing your prospects of getting compensation.

Some of the actions we recommend that accident victims take include the following:

  • Get medical care as soon as possible and follow the instructions of your doctor.
  • Get the names and phone numbers of witnesses to the accident.
  • Call Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C., at 973-326-9099 for a free consultation.
  • Take photos of your injuries (if visible).
  • Take photos of the vehicles involved in the accident, as well as any other road features that affected the direction of the vehicles.
  • Get a copy of the police record. If the record does not accurately describe what happened, make amendments to the record.
  • Contact your insurance company to report the accident and get a claim number.
  • Do not talk with representatives of other insurance companies.
  • Make a before and after list. Write down all of the activities you were able to do before the accident, as well as the activities you can no longer do.

Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C., is a full-service personal injury law firm dedicated to helping accident victims obtain full compensation for their financial losses and pain and suffering. We will handle all aspects of your case, including all dealings with insurance companies. We want to help you get the medical care and compensation you need to rebuild your life.

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Contact Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C., to discuss your case with an experienced and committed lawyer.

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