If you have been injured in a car accident in New Jersey, you may be left wondering what actions you should take. What you do and what you say immediately following a car crash may affect your ability to fully recover from the crash both physically and financially. If you have questions regarding what you should do following a New Jersey car crash, do not hesitate to ask for assistance from an experienced personal injury attorney who will advise you about your legal rights and options. This is the first part in a three-part series about what you should do after a car accident in New Jersey.
It would be in your best interest to seek medical attention immediately following a serious car crash in New Jersey. Even if you are not sure about the extent of your injuries it is in your best interest to see a medical professional. Many injuries such as back injuries, concussions, and whiplash get worse over time if they are not properly diagnosed and treated. The only way to increase your chances of having a full physical recovery is to receive prompt and proper medical treatment.
If you later decide to pursue compensation for the accident, you will be thankful that you saw a doctor right away. Failure to get a checkup or treatment after a crash could be detrimental to your personal injury claim. For example, if you did not seek medical help, it may appear as if your injury was not that serious. Additionally, seeing a doctor will create a medical record of your injuries, which may be used in court to prove the extent of your injuries.
The Princeton personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have had a successful track record of helping injured victims receive fair and full compensation for all damages and losses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey car accident, please call our law offices at 609-240-0040 for a free consultation.
Remember to check back with our blog tomorrow as we continue to discuss the steps you should take following a New Jersey car crash.