If you are involved in a truck accident while traveling in New Jersey, you may experience significant injuries and property damage. Fortunately, you may be able to obtain a financial award from the party or parties responsible for any losses that you incurred in an accident. However, your odds of obtaining a favorable outcome in your case could depend on the evidence that you are able to produce during settlement talks or at trial.
Photos of the crash scene
Pictures taken at the crash scene can serve as visual evidence of what took place there. A photo may show the extent of the damage to your car, the extent of your injuries or provide other information that may help you during the legal process. Video footage may also serve as powerful visual evidence of what occurred in the moments before and after the accident.
Witness statements can be an effective tool to help verify your version of what happened before and during a car accident. For instance, a witness may be able to back your claim that the other driver ran a red light or make an unsafe lane change prior to colliding with your vehicle.
Statements from the other driver
The other driver will likely need to make a statement to his or her insurance company. That person might also make a statement to police at the motor vehicle accident site. It’s possible that the other driver may say something that implies that you were not responsible for the accident. For instance, that person might apologize for not applying the brakes or not using a turn signal prior to making a lane change.
If you are injured in a car crash, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other treatment costs. You might also be able to make up for lost wages and lost future earnings related to injuries caused by the defendant’s negligent actions.