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What to do when you’re injured by a reckless driver

On Behalf of | Sep 9, 2022 | Car Accidents

Were you injured in a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault in New Jersey? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Just remember to do the following to ensure that you have a successful case.

Seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident

This will ensure that your injuries are well documented. If you wait too long to seek medical attention, the insurance company may try to argue that your injuries are not related to the accident.

Take pictures of the scene of the accident, as well as your injuries

The first step in any insurance claim is to prove that the accident actually happened. Pictures of the scene of the accident will help to do this. Pictures of your injuries will also be helpful in documenting the extent of your injuries.

Get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident

Finding witnesses of a motor vehicle accident can be critical to your case. This is because their testimony can help to prove that the other driver was at fault. Therefore, it is important to get the contact information of any witnesses so that they can be called upon if necessary.

File a personal injury claim

Once you have gathered all of the evidence, it is time to file a personal injury claim. Besides getting an attorney, the first step in doing this is to send a demand letter to the other driver’s insurance company. This letter will state what happened in the accident, as well as how much money you are demanding for your injuries. The insurance company will then have a set amount of time to respond to your demand letter. If they do not meet your demands, then you can file a personal injury lawsuit.

It is important to note that these are just some general tips. Every case is different, so it is always best to consider the specifics of your case before taking any action.

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