Automobile accidents and traffic has gotten out of control here in the tri-state area and so has the driving. Not a day goes by without multiple serious accidents resulting in highway closures and terrible injuries.
If you or a family member are injured in an automobile accident there are some vital steps you need to take to ensure that once you recover from your injuries, you recover money damages from those responsible.
Aside from getting immediate medical attention you need to obtain a copy of the accident report… (by the way, if you have damages to your car, do not by any means listen to the guy who says… “We don’t need the cops…” chances are he doesn’t have insurance and once he’s gone, you’re stuck paying for your own repairs.)
You need to carefully review the accident report and make sure it accurately describes what happened. If you’re not sure how to do this bring it to an attorney…… this should be the second thing you do after getting medical attention; call an attorney right away!
As your attorney I will guide you through what you need to do to document your case and make sure you get the maximum recovery for your injuries. I will explain the process and the timing of when to send any required notices and file any lawsuit.
These times may vary depending on who was involved and where the accident took place. I will also see to it that you get all the medical attention needed and that you collect and organize all that information. The amount of any settlement or award will be directly tied to how well you are able to document and present your case and the extent of medical attention you needed.
When the time is right to file your claim, I will make sure that all the right parties are included in your lawsuit and that it is filed before the statute of limitations runs out.
Typically, you will wait until shortly before the statute runs out to give you sufficient time to treat all your injuries and make sure that you are healed as best as you can. In New Jersey the statute of limitations for personal injuries is 2 years. In my next video I will discuss the statute of limitations and the process of filing a lawsuit for your injuries.
If you need to speak with a personal injury attorney, contact me, Frank Montero As always the consultation is free and there is no fee if there is no recovery.