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New Jersey Car Accident Attorney

New Brunswick Car Accident Attorney

After an accident, contact a New Jersey car accident attorney to get the compensation you deserve. Even if you believe insurance has you completely covered, it is in your best interest to contact a lawyer. Insurance companies want to protect their bottom lines, while an attorney wants to protect your best interests. Consult with a knowledgeable lawyer today to see if you have a case and what the next steps are. Reach out to the Law Firm of Edward Blinder, PLLC for help.

Steps To A Case

The first step in your case will be to schedule a consultation with a lawyer. They will ask you detailed questions about your case and review any evidence you have. It is at this time that they will decide to take on your case or not.

If the lawyer says you have a case, then the next step is for your attorney to conduct a thorough investigation. If you have collected evidence yourself, such as photos and videos of the scene of the accident, it is at this time that you will send them to your lawyer. They will review the information and collect anything else that might be missing, such as witness statements or police reports.

Once the investigation has been completed, your lawyer will then file a claim. This will alert the other parties involved as well as the courts that legal action is being taken.

At this time, the other parties involved may decide to offer a settlement. Your lawyer will advise you on whether or not to take the offer. You may choose not to accept the offer because it is too low, and your attorney is certain you can get more if you go to trial — or if you negotiate further. The first mention of a settlement is always just the first offer. More negotiations can happen if you and your lawyer are not happy with the first number presented.

Then, if you choose to accept the settlement, the case is over. However, if you choose not to settle or the other side does not choose to offer a settlement, then your case will go to trial. A New Jersey car accident attorney will be with you every step of the way, explaining the process while fighting for your rights.

Evidence to Collect

Besides contacting a lawyer, you should also try to gather as much evidence as possible to show that you have a case. If you sought medical attention after the accident, ask the hospital for a copy of your medical records. You can also reach out to the police to request the official police report about the accident. If you have witnesses nearby, ask them to give you their contact information so that your lawyer can reach them. Try to take photos and videos of your vehicle, the other vehicle, and the general scene. This will help your case and also be good for your own insurance claim later on down the line. Do not forget to get the contact information of the person who hit you. Do not reach out to any insurance companies before speaking to a lawyer.

If you or a loved one has been in a wreck, contact a New Jersey car accident attorney at the Law Firm of Edward Blinder, PLLC for help.

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