New Jersey Auto Accident Lawyers
We’ve Recovered Millions for Our Clients
When you are driving on any given day, you likely make an effort to follow the laws of the road and be cautious. Other drivers may not be doing the same thing, leading to a collision. If you have been injured as a result of negligent behavior on the road, you could be entitled to compensation in a personal injury claim. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. is here to explore your options and assist you.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we know that the laws relating to accidents can be overwhelming and confusing, especially if you have to navigate your insurance and medical care expenses. Our firm has been representing personal injury clients for more than 15 years and we have obtained multiple six- and seven-figure settlements and verdicts.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents We Represent
Most car accidents are entirely preventable and caused by negligent behavior. The injuries inflicted by car accidents depend heavily on the size and type of vehicle which has hit you, as well as the nature of the incident. If you were injured in a car accident of any kind, speaking with an experienced lawyer is in your best interest. Our legal team is here to protect your rights and ensure you have the best chance of recovering maximum compensation.
- Our firm represents a wide range of motor vehicle accident cases, including:
- Passenger vehicles
- Truck accidents
- School bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bike accidents
- Public transit accidents
- Hit and run accidents
Two Things to Never Do After an Accident
After the confusion following an accident has passed, there will still be many, many things you will need to take care of. Doctor’s appointments, police interviews, and insurance companies will be vying for your time. During these stressful times, it is important to bear in mind that your behavior after the accident can still have a significant impact on how your case is eventually resolved. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our team of New Jersey car accident attorneys have represented countless victims in their cases, and have seen a wide variety of missteps made by clients. In our experience, there are two main things to avoid as your car accident claim proceeds.
Never Give a Statement to the Opposite Party’s Insurance Company
Claims agents are likely to be aggressive as they question those involved in an accident – although sometimes that may manifest as politeness and concern. Regardless of what tactic they choose, it is never a good idea to speak to the opposite side’s insurance company. While they are very well versed in the laws surrounding car accidents and liability, you likely are not. They can trick you into admitting fault without you ever realizing or meaning it. This kind of slip-up could mean you are unable to get the results you are looking for out of your case.
Never Sign Anything without Consulting an Attorney First
Regardless of who is asking you to sign something – law enforcement, insurance claims agents, or others – it is never a good idea to do so without having your attorney review it thoroughly first. Again, the vast majority of the population does not have the legal background to fully understand the implications of what may be written on those documents. Though you may feel intimidated, it is important to stand your ground and insist that you be able to bring any document to your New Jersey car accident lawyer.
What to Do After an Accident
The minutes and hours following a car accident are chaotic, stressful, and frequently painful. However, they are also critical to ensuring that you are giving your case every possible advantage so that you can receive the compensation you need. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our team has helped clients through countless accidents, and we have a comprehensive understanding of how a person’s behavior following an accident can have a significant impact on how their case will eventually unfold. Our attorneys have compiled a list of things you can do to support your case.
Obtain Medical Care
After an accident, the single most important thing is that you seek out and accept the medical care you require. Due to the shock that frequently sets in after such accidents, as well as the nature of the injuries that often follow, it is common for individuals to not feel any injuries until many days later.
Injuries ranging from whiplash to brain or spinal trauma may have taken place, and you could be none the wiser until more serious symptoms begin to appear. Not only is it critical to your health that you be checked over by a doctor, having medical records from immediately after your accident – in addition, records from subsequent visits – can paint a thorough picture of your condition as your lawyer pursues your case.
Notify the Police
Reporting the accident to law enforcement is an important step. Having police present ensures that there is a record of the accident, as well as an impartial third-party account of the scene. These reports are helpful in facilitating claims processes with your insurance company and are invaluable documents in the hands of your attorney. A law enforcement officer’s report is often more detailed, and almost always carries considerably more weight, than that of witnesses or the parties involved.
Generally speaking, police will be dispatched to the scene of an accident if:
- The vehicles are blocking traffic
- Injuries resulted from the accident
- At least one driver was intoxicated
- A fight or disruption has resulted between parties
Document the Details
Taking note of everything you are safely able to, given any injuries or traffic, is critically important. Take as many photos as you can of all vehicles involved in the accident, the surrounding scene, and any other damage which may have resulted. If there are any witnesses on the scene, be sure you are taking down their contact information so your attorney can speak to them. In addition, you’ll want to keep thorough medical records documenting all injuries sustained, both at the beginning and over time.
Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner
As an award-winning personal injury firm, we are known for our dedication to client interaction and service. We know that this is a trying time for you and your family and we are committed to making the claim process as smooth as possible for you.
With our extensive knowledge of the law and an understanding of the way insurance companies work, we are on your side. You do not have to go after the responsible party alone. Call our experienced car accident lawyers in New Jersey now to learn how we can fight on your behalf. We have convenient offices in Teaneck & Union City.
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