What Should I Do If I Get Hurt in a Car Accident in New Jersey?


Posted by: Larry Lavender on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New Jersey residents who get injured in a car accident must be careful about what they do after the accident if they wish pursue a legal claim

Make sure you tell your doctors about all of your symptoms including any pain that you are experiencing.  The insurance company evaluates your claim based on the doctor’s records and reports.  Therefore, it is important that you disclose all issues with your doctor.  Also, for this reason, it is wise to maintain good relationships with your doctors.  Missed appointments and lack of cooperation may damage your claim. 

If you are injured, you need to be careful about your activities.  Keep in mind that the insurance company may hire a private investigator to monitor your activities.  This may include videotaping you or interviewing your neighbors.  If you injured your back, do not go golfing or spend hours in your backyard doing strenuous gardening.  Do not give the insurance company any reason to deny your claim.

Do not be pressured into accepting a premature settlement.  Only settle when you and your doctor can predict your future healthcare needs.  It is imperative that you know what your future holds, both physically and financially.

Do not sign any release without careful consideration.  Once you sign a release, it ends your claim.  You should certainly consult with an experienced lawyer to make sure your rights are being protected.  The uniformed will be led astray by others who do not have your best interest in mind.

Please contact me at larry@wileylavender.com if you have any questions about this blog or other vehicle accident questions.