When you are involved in a truck accident in New Jersey, the steps you take can impact your ability to collect compensation. There can be multiple parties responsible for a truck accident and each of these parties will have insurance companies working around the clock to delay, minimize, or outright cheat you out of a fair settlement.
On the Scene of the Truck Accident
On the scene of a truck accident you should:
- Call 911
- Call your insurance company
- Collect names, contact and insurance information from all involved drivers
- Collect the names and contact information of all witnesses
- Take pictures of the scene from multiple angles
Be sure to cooperate with all medical and law enforcement personnel, but do not ever admit fault. The same goes for your conversations with your insurance company, the other drivers, and any witnesses. In all of these conversations you should report the fact that an accident has occurred, not try to assess where liability should lie.
All of these things will be helpful in establishing your personal injury lawsuit, but if you have sustained a serious injury, you may not be able to complete them. If you are injured to such an extent that you cannot do any of these things, an experienced truck accident attorney will be able to recreate the scene to determine what you may be entitled to.
Following the Truck Accident
Immediately following your truck accident, seek medical assistance. Even if you do not seem to be seriously injured, you will need a medical professional to check you for injuries that may take longer to show symptoms.
After seeing a doctor, contact New Jersey truck accident attorney Anthony Carbone. Mr. Carbone can investigate your accident to determine liability, hold all responsible parties accountable, and fight to get you every penny you are due.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a truck accident anywhere in Essex or Hudson County, New Jersey, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone to schedule an initial consultation today.