A car accident can easily cause a head injury, which may be life-threatening or cause permanent disabilities. Even a mild head injury may cause ongoing difficulties with attention, mood, memory, thinking, and sleep, as well as chronic pain.
Every driver on New Jersey roads has a duty to use reasonable care behind the wheel. When a driver fails to do so, serious injuries may result. If you’re thinking about filing a car accident lawsuit in a New Jersey court to seek compensation for your head or brain injury, keep these steps in mind:
1. See a doctor.
If you’ve been in a car accident and are now suffering the effects of a potential head injury, see a doctor as soon as possible. The sooner your injury is diagnosed, the sooner you can begin a treatment plan.
2. Keep copies of all your paperwork.
Start a file folder or other safe place to store copies of every piece of paper related to your accident. These may include medical records, test results, receipts for medical or car repair expenses, papers from your workplace regarding any time you need to take off work, paperwork from your insurance company, and other items. Keeping these in one place that’s easy to reach will make it easier to find any information you need when you need it.
3. When talking to your insurer, stick to the facts.
During conversations with your insurance company, stick to the facts. Talk about when, where, and how the accident happened, as well as you can remember. Don’t talk about how you’re feeling—even a simple “I feel better today” might become the basis of an insurance company claim that you don’t need compensation.
If you’ve suffered a head injury in a car accident, don’t wait: seek the help of an experienced New Jersey car accident attorney who can help you understand your legal options and pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Contact Andres & Berger today at 856-437-4080 or via our online contact form to learn more.
The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney/client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.