NJ Car Accident Lawyers

What to Do If You've Been Injured in a Car Crash

A car accident can occur in the blink of an eye, but the consequences can last a life time. Victims are often left with significant injuries, high recovery costs, and mental trauma. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, do not settle for less than you deserve. The driver who has caused you so much pain should be held fully accountable for your damages. With the right legal help, you may obtain compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages during recovery
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

Contact the NJ accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. for a FREE consultation. Our firm partners handle the cases themselves and provide unparalleled personalized service for our clients. We have achieved tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements and can get you the means for a full recovery. To learn more about your rights and legal options in a free consultation, call (609) 240-0040.


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Any information you volunteer can be used by the other driver or their insurance company to escape accountability or to minimize your claim. Always consult with your attorney before speaking with anybody else or signing anything.

After a Car Accident in NJ

What you do and don't do after an accident can make or break your claim. It is important that you follow these guidelines to ensure that your claim case will be a strong one supported by plenty of evidence:

  • Get personal information from the liable party. Name, address, contact info, insurance and vehicle info, license identification number - the more information you can collect, the better.
  • If there are any witnesses, get their contact information. Witness testimony is an invaluable asset for any claim case.
  • Seek medical attention immediately. Even if your injuries seem minor, get checked out by medical personnel. Doing so will not only ensure your safety, but also strengthen your claim case.
  • Records are vital. Call the police and have them make a record of your accident. Consult with a medical professional. Have them examine your injuries and make a medical record.
  • Document everything you can and preserve all evidence. Write up a detailed account of what led to the accident. Take photos of the scene of the accident, your injuries, your vehicle, the liable party's vehicle, and other damages. Also, preserve all evidence in the state they were in immediately after the crash occurred. For example, do not take your damaged vehicle to the auto repair shop.

New Jersey Car Accident Attorneys Protect Your Rights

There are many ways you can jeopardize your claim. Insurance companies are known to devise tactics that implement intimidation, manipulation, or even fabrication in order to sabotage a claim. If you want to avoid the mistake of forfeiting your rights after an auto collision, be sure that you do the following:

  • Cooperate with your insurance company, but do not offer any theories about how the crash occurred
  • Do not discuss the accident with the other driver's insurance company
  • Do not sign any statement accepting responsibility for the accident or releasing the other party from liability

Any information you volunteer can be used by the other driver or their insurance company to escape accountability or to minimize your claim. Always consult with your attorney before speaking with anybody else or signing anything.

Obtaining Compensation After a NJ Car Crash

A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will be able to guide you through the often confusing or frustrating legal procedures required to secure the financial compensation you deserve. Car accident lawsuits can become difficult as you attempt to support your claims to both the court system and the insurance companies involved.

An attorney can help you build a successful case and seek damages, which may include the following:

  • Property damage for the cost of repairs or replacement of your vehicle
  • Lost wages if you should temporarily be unable to work
  • Medical expenses for any doctor visits, surgery, physical therapy, or medication required for injuries sustained in the accident
  • Pain and suffering associated with emotional or physical damages, such as chronic anxiety or pain, scarring, or disfigurement
  • Future losses that may arise if you cannot return to work or must find a new line of work
  • Punitive damages if the at-fault party was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or failed to maintain their vehicle

NJ Car Accident Lawyers Dedicated to Your Case

For close to 20 years, we've been protecting the rights of injured victims and their families to help them obtain fair and just compensation. It is not uncommon for us to achieve six-, even seven-figure settlement awards for our clients. If you want a Princeton attorney who consistently produces satisfactory case results, fill out an online contact form or call us at (609) 240-0040 now.

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