Unfortunately in New Jersey they are auto accidents every day. Some of these accidents are serious accidents. If you sustain a serious injury in an auto accident in New Jersey, you need to find an experienced New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney. Then you should focus on getting better. Our personal injury law office we will take care of everything for you. The important thing is to not delay. Give our law office a call to make sure you are protected.
What’s Important to Know About No Fault Law in New Jersey?
New Jersey is a “No Fault” state. That means that when you’re involved in an accident, a motor vehicle accident, it’s your own insurance company that takes care of your medical expenses, regardless of whether or not you were at fault or not at fault in an accident. If you’re at fault, your insurance company is still going to pay your medical expenses and, often times, your lost income up to a certain point. Insurance companies may have the right to certify whether or not you’re entitled to some of these medical benefits, particularly expensive diagnostic exams like MRIs. But “No Fault,” in general, means that your insurance company pays. Many people don’t understand this concept because it seems to them that if someone else caused the accident, why the insurance company has to pay? And the answer to that is that’s just the way it is and it will more likely than that not affect your insurance rates in the future.
What Are The First Steps After A Serious Car Accident?
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 overweighed by the benefit that will bid you in the event it turn 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.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact an experienced Automobile Accident Lawyer at The Law Offices of Ronald W. Sage to get the compensation you deserve.
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