There are few things more frightening than being in a serious car accident. Please read on and speak with our experienced car accident attorneys to learn more about how car accidents happen, what to do after being involved in one, and how to sue a negligent motorist for the injuries you have sustained.
What causes car accidents?
The roads are perhaps more dangerous now than ever, which is why it is so important you exercise extreme caution at all times. However, this is not always enough, as other negligent motorists may be to blame. Some of the most frequent types of driver negligence include texting while driving, speeding, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
What should I do after a car accident?
The first thing you should do is call the police, whether you trust or fear the other motorist or not. Next, you should ask the motorist for his or her insurance information, and take pictures of the accident in a non-confrontational way. Once the police arrive, they will deescalate any tension and document the facts of the incident, which you may use to prove a personal injury claim, if you decide to file one. Next, you should ask any witnesses for their contact information, and seek medical attention immediately after, whether you feel seriously injured at first or not.
Lastly, you must retain the services of an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process. He or she will work to recover any additional information you may need to prove that you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence, such as security camera footage of the accident as it happened.
How long do I have to sue someone after a car accident in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years, which means you are granted two years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against a negligent motorist. If you wait any longer than two years, however, you will most likely be barred from suing. That is why you must reach out to a skilled personal injury firm as soon as possible. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
When someone is injured due to another party’s negligence, it is only right that they receive the justice they deserve. As a victim, your only job is to call us, and we will take it from there. Please, do yourself a favor and do not wait. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and is seeking financial compensation, contact the legal team at McNerny & McAuliffe today.