car accident claim

The days after a car accident can be stressful, but they can also offer you an opportunity. If someone else caused your accident and you want to hold them accountable for their negligent behavior, the days following the crash give you the chance to gather important evidence and prepare for a personal injury case. A Monmouth County car accident lawyer from our firm can help you with that.

How Can I Build a Case After a Car Accident?

You can start building your case right after the accident. After the crash, you should:

  • Make sure that everyone is okay
  • Get the cars moved to a safe area
  • Take pictures of the accident scene, damage to the vehicles, and anything else that could be relevant, like tire marks or road hazards
  • Call the police so that they can make a report

After the police have filled out their report, getting medical care should be your top priority. Keep copies of any bills that you get because these can be used as evidence when you sue for damages later.

Is It Important to Get Medical Care After a Car Accident?

You may not feel like your injuries are serious after a car accident, but you should get medical care right away anyway. The stress and adrenaline from the crash could be making it hard for you to adequately judge your pain levels.

If you are injured and delay medical care, the defendant might use that against you if you sue for damages. They might argue that you delayed care because you are not that seriously injured. They can also say that you got the injuries elsewhere and that they are unrelated to the crash.

Should I Sue For Compensation After a Car Accident?

You should sue for compensation if you have serious injuries and believe that someone else caused the crash. This gives you the chance to be reimbursed for expenses like medical bills, lost wages, and property damage, but it also gives you the chance to hold a negligent driver accountable.

We recommend that you avoid talking to the insurance company or saying anything that could imply that you were at fault. When you hire a lawyer, they can do the talking and negotiating for you. This can make it harder for an insurer to use anything that you say against you.

How Long Will It Take to Receive Compensation?

Personal injury cases often take months to settle, but some can be finished within a few weeks or last over a year. Just know that we are ready to help you fight for a fair compensation offer no matter how long that takes.

Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney

If you were injured in an accident and it was someone else’s fault, you shouldn’t be stuck with the medical bills and all of these other expenses. Contact Falcon Law Firm and ask to schedule a free case consultation. We’ll tell you more about how our attorneys can help you fight for a fair compensation offer.