We counsel people. Not just at times of accidents, but we counsel people in connection with many aspects, including their insurance coverage. These questions come up regularly. When you have a motor vehicle accident, the one thing you have to keep in mind is that you’re going to be nervous. You’re going to be scared. It’s something that you’re not used to being in. You need the help of an attorney who can help you with that when the time comes.
Right from the start, make sure that you try to remember and document what happened at the accident. Try to remember what you said to the policeman. Try to remember to take a photograph if you can of the property damage. If you can, also take a photograph of the location where the accident happened.
Make sure that you do seek medical attention if you’re injured. If someone’s there to help you, make sure that they do help you. Don’t be afraid to do that. Make sure as soon as you’re finished with the emergency treatment that you seek medical attention on your own. You have the right to get your own medical attention. You do not have to wait for the insurance company to tell you that you may see a doctor. The insurance company is used to these situations and they deal with this every day. They’re used to dealing with accidents. They’re used to dealing with people who are afraid because they were in an accident. Make sure you get somebody who will take your side, and guide you along the way so that you know what you’re doing, and you can make the best of your recovery.
The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced personal injury attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your specific case.