What You Need to Know After a Fatal Auto Accident
In what is being called “one of the deadliest 24-hour spans on the New Jersey roadways in years,” seven people were killed in four auto accidents on Saturday. The accidents had caused major traffic jams and had kept the State Police pretty busy all day. According to the State Police, the number of auto fatalities in 2015 stands at 268, a 4.3 percent decrease from this time in 2014. But Saturday’s fatal auto accidents reminds us that no matter what the numbers say, a bad day on the roads can cost anyone’s life.
Losing a loved one in a fatal auto accident is never an easy situation. And when it happens, you may be questioning what your next steps should be. But if you follow these steps, then process may be a little easier for you and your family:
- 1. Make final arrangements for your loved one. This may be the hardest part and you may need a close friend or relative to lean on during this time. You will need arrange the funeral and burial plans for your loved one.
- Notify the insurance company as soon as possible.
- And remember to watch out for the other party’s insurance adjuster. The adjuster will try anything to settle the claim. But don’t even answer the phone until you have proper legal representation.
- Give us a call. We can help determine whether your loved one’s accident was the cause of someone else’s negligence.
We understand how hard it is after losing a loved one in a fatal auto accident. But the more you wait, the harder it will be to recover damages. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.