Five Keys to Winning an Auto Accident Case
Car Accident Attorney Serving all of New Jersey
If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Auto accident victims regularly suffer substantial losses – losses that are often far greater than they realize – and exercising the right to seek compensation can be critical to making a full physical, financial, and emotional recovery.
To help ensure that you are able to seek a full financial recovery, here are our top five tips for helping your attorney win your auto accident claim:
1. Collect Key Evidence that Will Help Your Case.
Our first tip is to try to collect as much evidence as possible. If you are physically able to do so, at the scene of the accident you should:
- Take photos of the scene of the accident, the vehicles, and your injuries
- Collect witnesses’ names and contact information
- Obtain a copy of the police accident report
- Write down key information such as weather and road conditions, license plate numbers, and the other drivers’ insurance information
But, if you were too injured to collect this evidence, or if you forgot amidst the chaos after the accident, don’t worry: Your attorney will be able to conduct a thorough investigation and hire experts who can help uncover the information needed to support your claim.
2. Avoid Falling for the Insurance Companies’ Tactics.
In personal injury claims, the insurance companies have one goal: To settle for as little as possible. To do this, they will use a number of different tactics, and they will often omit key information that you need in order to make informed decisions about your claim.
For example, you do not have to give a recorded statement (and you should avoid doing so), and you should never settle until you have consulted with an attorney. If you accept the insurance company’s low-ball settlement offer, you will waive your right to seek additional financial compensation.
3. Follow Your Doctor’s Advice.
This is an important one. Once you receive a diagnosis and are prescribed a treatment plan, you need to follow your doctor’s advice. While you may be tempted to go to work, get some exercise, or blow off a physical therapy session, these are all mistakes that could hurt your claim.
4. Stay Off of Social Media.
The insurance companies and their defense lawyers know that many accident victims just can’t stay off of social media. As a result, they regularly search Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms for posts and photos that they can use to minimize accident victims’ financial compensation. To avoid giving them what they want, it can be a good idea to stay off of social media while your case is pending.
5. Put Experience On Your Side.
Finally, there is simply no substitute for experienced legal representation. These tips are just a small sampling of the steps that you need to take – and mistakes you need to avoid – in order to protect your legal rights. By hiring an experienced attorney, you can avoid having to deal with the insurance companies, and you can rest assured knowing that you have an experienced advocate fighting to win maximum compensation for your losses.
Contact Us for a Free New Jersey Auto Accident Consultation
For more information about protecting your right to compensation after an auto accident in New Jersey, contact Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Call (866) 699- 6487 or tell us about your accident online to schedule an appointment today.