The moments and days following an unexpected accident are typically full of confusion, shock and an effort to return back to the state you were in prior to the incident. While victims of minor accidents may be able to push forward quickly, others may suffer longer lasting injuries, incur overwhelming medical expenses and miss time from work.
Evidence in New Jersey Personal Injury Claims
When an accident occurs, you can strengthen your case for compensation by taking some precautionary steps during this important period of time after the incident. Seeking prompt medical care should be the priority. Even when you think your injuries are minor, it may be prudent to call the police and file a report in case more injuries arise in the future. Return to the scene and take photographs of any conditions that may have contributed to the accident. Save any medical bills, receipts from prescriptions and orders not to work from your doctor’s office. Collect proof of income and verification of current employment from your employer. These documents will become evidence in your personal injury claim.
Contact New Jersey’s Top-Rated Personal Injury Attorneys at Andres & Berger
Requesting police reports, documenting your injuries and collecting evidence should all be done before you enter the courtroom to fight your claim. Coming unprepared can have serious consequences including a delayed or reduced payout. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine what types of evidence to collect, build a strong case and fight for your rights in court. The attorneys at Andres & Berger are ready to take on your claim. Reach out to our firm by using our online contact form.
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