What To Do If You Are In A New Jersey Tuck Accident
As an experienced New Jersey truck accident lawyer, here are some steps to take if you are in a truck accident in New Jersey:
Seek Medical Attention
Your health and well-being should be your top priority. If you have injuries, call 911 immediately and seek medical attention. Even if you do not think you do not have injuries, it is important to be for professionals to check as some injuries may not be immediately apparent.
If possible, take pictures of the scene of the accident, including the damage to the vehicles, skid marks, and any other relevant details. Additionally, get the contact and insurance information from the truck driver and any other drivers involved in the accident.
Contact A Lawyer
Truck accidents can be complex and often involve multiple parties, such as the truck driver, the trucking company, and the manufacturer of the truck. It is important to have an attorney who is have experrience in handling truck accident cases. They can help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights.
Do Not Speak With The Trucking Company Or Their Insurance Adjusters
The trucking company or their insurance adjusters may contact you soon after the accident. Do not speak with them or sign any documents without first consulting with an attorney. They may try to get you to make a statement that can be use against you in court, or they may try to get you to accept a settlement that is less than you deserve.
Keep a record of all expenses related to the accident, including medical bills, lost wages, and any other out-of-pocket expenses. This will be important in determining the amount of compensation you are entitled to.
File a Claim With The Trucking Company
Your attorney will file a claim with the trucking company and their insurance carrier. The process of filing a claim may be complex, and an attorney will be able to guide you through the process and ensure that you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.
The legal process can be time-consuming. Your attorney will work to resolve your case as quickly as possible, but it is important to be patient and understand that the process can take some time.
Remember that every accident is different. The steps you should take may vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case. An experienced truck accident attorney will be able to advise you on the best course of action. They can help you to achieve the best possible outcome.
Do You Need A Truck Accident Lawyer in New Jersey?
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