Florham Park NJ Car Accident Injury Attorneys
Experienced team provides personal attention and results in Florham Park
Traffic reports on the local radio stations include an almost steady stream of car accidents occurring on New Jersey roadways. In 2016 alone, over 600 fatal accidents were reported in the Garden State, an 8 percent increase over 2015. In addition to personal injuries, car accident victims may also experience emotional trauma and mounting medical bills. The personal injury lawyers at the Leonard Legal Group near Florham Park advocate for those suffering personal injury due to another’s negligence, bringing knowledge, experience, and a track record of success in securing damages.
Steps to take after a car accident in Florham Park NJ
If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident, follow these important steps:
- Contact the police as soon as possible after the accident has occurred. Police officers will prepare an accident report that will contain important information that may be used to support an insurance claim and can be entered into evidence at a trial.
- Seek medical attention immediately. If you are injured, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Not all injuries present physical signs and others do not appear with symptoms until later. Obtain copies of any medical documentation regarding injuries.
- Obtain important information from the other individuals involved in the accident. Gather the names of the parties involved, addresses, telephone numbers, driver’s license numbers, make/model and color of vehicles, car insurance information and policy numbers, and license plate numbers. In addition, collect contact information from any witnesses at the scene of the accident.
- Document the scene. Put your cell phone to good use and take pictures of the scene of the accident. Capture road conditions, traffic signs, location of the vehicles, lighting, weather conditions, and physical damage to each vehicle.
Statute of limitations for personal injury in New Jersey
The statute of limitations in New Jersey – the length of time the injured person has to file a lawsuit in the civil court system – is usually two years from the date of the injury but may be shorter. If a lawsuit is not filed against the negligent party within that two-year timeframe, the case will not be heard at any point in the future. The right to any compensation is then lost.
Our Florham Park injury lawyers secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries
In addition to the physical pain and suffering of a personal injury, victims may also experience, emotional trauma, and medical expenses. Secure the compensation you deserve. The accomplished personal injury legal team at the Leonard Legal Group near Florham Park is experienced and knowledgeable, serving as leaders in their field. After an accident, things can become stressful, you deserve to receive just compensation for your injuries. Call our office today at 973-884-1414 or online if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence.