What Should I Do After an Accident?

In the aftermath of an accident, there are steps you should take to give your injury claim the best chance of success. Insurance companies are in the business of minimizing what they pay in claims to injured people. The steps you take after an accident can give the best chance of success in your claim.

Markowitz O'Donnell, LLP, serves clients in Lawrenceville, Trenton and throughout New Jersey. Our lawyers can help you protect your rights and maximize your compensation after an accident.

Steps to Take After an Accident

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible: This advice is obvious if you have severe injuries. But even if you do not appear to have severe injuries immediately following an accident, it is still important to seek medical attention. A medical professional can inform you of the extent of your injuries.
  • Take pictures: With the advent of cellphones, almost everyone now has a camera with him or her at all times. Take photographs, or have someone take photographs of the accident scene, the damage to your vehicle, and even your injuries. This evidence can be extremely helpful in building your case.
  • Locate any witnesses: If there are witnesses at the scene of your accident, they may be able to give an unbiased account of what took place.
  • Hire a lawyer: An experienced personal injury lawyer, such as the lawyers of Markowitz O'Donnell, LLP, can help you receive the compensation you need for your lost income, medical expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering.
  • If the other driver's insurance company contacts you, refer them to your lawyer: You may be asked to give a statement to the other driver's insurance company. It is important to understand that the insurance company will be looking for reasons to limit your claim. You do not want to give it any ammunition.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Immediately

After an accident, get in touch with our law firm as soon as possible. We offer free initial consultations in injury claims and are available for evening and weekend appointments. Our law firm is conveniently located at the intersection of Princeton Pike and I-95. To contact us, call 609-482-3138 or 866-437-1189. Consultations are free.