Four Ways to Strengthen a Car Accident Case

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Car accidents happen in an instant, but the injuries they cause can last a lifetime. If you are injured in a car accident, there are four things you can do strengthen your case immediately following the incident:

1. Do not admit guilt to the police

Some people consider the police to be an impartial party. But remember: they are there to take an accident report. If you mention that you were distracted or driving too fast, they may include this in the report.

2. Go to a hospital as soon as possible.

Accident victims should go to a hospital for two reasons: to be inspected and treated for injuries, and to have their injuries documented. In order to be compensated for injuries, an accident victim must prove that they exist. Having your injuries documented by a medical professional is the best way to accomplish this.

3. Don’t speak with the other party’s insurance company

Because they stand to lose money by compensating you, the other party’s insurance company is highly motivated to weaken or invalidate your case. Regardless of how caring the company seems, you can strengthen your case by refusing to speak with them. Let your lawyer do so instead.

4. Call an attorney as soon as possible

The sooner you call a New Jersey injury attorney, the sooner he or she can begin collecting and examining the evidence that will be needed to develop a case strategy. A New Jersey car accident attorney will also speak with the other party’s insurance company on your behalf.

We’re here to help

Even when they seem straightforward, car accidents can be difficult to assess in terms of liability and fault. This is why observing the tips above and calling an attorney as soon as possible can be critical to your case’s success. At Console & Associates P.C., we have over 15 years of experience helping accident victims receive the compensation they deserve. When an accident leads to medical expenses, pain and suffering lost wages, reduced earning capacity or other damages, the NJ personal injury lawyers at Console & Associates P.C. are here to help. For the best consultation on accident injuries, call the NJ personal injury lawyers at Console & Associates P.C. today.

Disclaimer: Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

This article was professionally reviewed by Richard P Console Jr, an attorney licensed to practice in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Console has more than twenty years experience practicing personal injury law and successfully resolving vehicle accident claims on behalf of his clients.

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While this information was reviewed for accuracy, it should not be considered legal advice. Every claim is different. If you are thinking of pursuing a personal injury claim and have a question contact us directly. 

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