Did you know, texting and driving is the number one cause of car accidents in the United States? The Federal Communication Commission has stated that texting while driving is six times more likely to cause a car accident than drunk driving. Unfortunately, many people continue to text and drive, causing serious accidents. Read on to learn more about texting and driving accidents in New Jersey.
What Do I Do After a Car Accident?
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to do so, you will have to prove that this negligence occurred. You may be able to do this by:
- Calling 911. The police can file a report, documenting who was driving and how and when the accident occurred. They can also conduct chemical tests and interview witnesses.
- Documenting the scene. It is important to take photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Make sure to document any property and all cars involved in the accident.
- Obtaining witness contacts. If your accident occurred in front of anyone, they may be able to corroborate your version of events.
- Seeking medical attention. You should go to the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility immediately after the accident. This will help make sure your injuries are treated while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of any injuries you have incurred.
- Contacting a skilled personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to obtain further proof of negligence. This may include police reports, security footage, and cell phone records.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to pursue legal action, you will have to do so within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is two years. This means that if you fail to file within two years from the date of the accident, you may lose your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. To avoid missing any important deadlines, you should reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney right away.
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, contact our firm to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.
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Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.