April 17, 2013
Steps to take following a car accident in New Jersey
It is important to know what to do following a car accident in New Jersey. Most of us will have a car accident during our lifetime. In 2011 there were 635 fatal accidents according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). First you should make sure you and your passengers are okay. You should then check on the other vehicle’s occupants. But before you leave your vehicle please make sure its safe to enter the roadway. Many New Jersey citizens sustain serious or fatal accidents once they leave the safety of their vehicle and enter the traveled portion of the roadway without properly checking for the traffic conditions.
The next thing you should do is contact the local police and report the accident if there are any injuries or if the property damage is over $500.00
You should also make sure that you have the other driver’s full name and address and his/her insurance company information including policy number and the name of the insured on the car insurance id card.
If you or your passengers are injured you should seek immediate medical care.
Once you have been seen by a doctor or a local hospital it is important to consult with an experienced New Jersey car accident lawyer who can advise you of your rights.
The New Jersey car accident lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have been protecting the rights of car accident victims and their families for over 25 years. Our Morris County and Union County personal injury attorneys will advise of your rights and will help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We have extensive experience working with insurance companies to help get your bills processed and also filing lawsuits against the responsible parties.
Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers have handled thousands of serious car accidents including many wrongful death claims. Both partners, Todd Leonard is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and is a New Jersey Super Lawyer. Our New Jersey car accident lawyers are committed to providing outstanding personal injury representation and will treat you like family.
Our team of New Jersey Auto Accident lawyers handle cases throughout all of New Jersey. Please contact our offices today at (973) 920-7900 for a free consultation.