First Steps to Take After a Serious Car Accident in New Jersey
The first thing you should do in the event you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident is secure whatever medical attention you need. If you’re injured at the time of the accident, make sure you tell the police officer when you’re asked if you’re injured that you are. I’m not suggesting you tell him that you’re injured if you’re not. But I’m saying to you that many times, the police automatically asks you, “Are you injured?” And some people think, “Well, maybe I just have a little neck injury,” “Maybe I have just a little back injury,” “It’s not a big deal.” And so they say, “No, I’m not injured.” And that could come back to bite you somewhere down the line. The next thing you should do is make sure you secure immediate medical attention. If that requires you being taken to an emergency room in an ambulance to have yourself completely checked out, do it. Because at that time that’s involved is well over-weighed by the benefit that will bid you in the event it turns out to be more seriously injured than you perhaps think you are. And when your case is prepared for trial, it becomes very important that you secure your immediate medical attention. We’re looking for a direct line of treatment between the accident and the time you go to court. And securing immediate medical attention and reporting your injuries, everyone that you have is, in our opinion, vitally important. Second thing you should do is notify your own insurance company immediately about the accident because this is how your medical bills are going to be paid.