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What do you do when you’re injured by a reckless driver?

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2022 | Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault in New Jersey, you might be entitled to financial compensation for the injuries you have suffered. You may be wondering what your next steps should be.

First, get medical attention for your injuries

This is important not only for your health but also because you will need to have documentation of your injuries in order to receive compensation. If you do not seek medical attention right away, the insurance company may try to argue that your injuries are not as serious as you claim.

Gather evidence

If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible. This may include taking pictures of the scene of the accident, getting the contact information of any witnesses and anything else that will help to support your claim. If you contact the police, they may also have a report of the accident, which can be helpful in your case.

Take the right steps to seek compensation

The first step in seeking compensation is to contact your insurance company and the insurance company of the at-fault driver. You will need to provide them with information about the accident, your injuries and any evidence you have gathered. It is important to be honest with the insurance company, but you should also be aware that they may try to low-ball you in settlement negotiations. When they make an offer, you may consult with an advisor to see if it is fair.

Consider filing a personal injury lawsuit

Filing a personal injury lawsuit will require someone who can testify to the extent of your injuries and how they have impacted your life. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be a long and complicated process, but when you suffer an injury that’s caused by a negligent driver, it may help get you the compensation you deserve.

Suffering a serious injury because of a reckless driver can lead to mounting medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. By taking certain steps and gathering evidence, you can help to ensure that you receive full compensation.