According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), there were 278, 413 auto accidents across the state in 2018. Of those, 61,043 resulted in injury and 524 resulted in a fatality.
When you’re involved in a car accident, it can be a traumatic experience. Even a fender bender can cause anxiety, fear or injuries.
To make matters worse, injured accident victims often receive “advice” from friends and family members. While this advice is meant to be helpful, it often makes the situation more confusing. After an auto accident, injured victims should avoid listening to misinformation by consulting with an experienced attorney.
There are several common misconceptions about New Jersey car accident claims. Some of these misconceptions have a serious and adverse effect on your ability to collect the compensation you deserve. They include:
The Insurance Company Is On Your Side
The most common misconception about New Jersey car accident claims is that the insurance company is on your side. In reality, their main goal is to reduce the money they pay you. As such, insurance companies offer low ball settlements to injured accident victims. They do this before accident victims realize the full extent of their injuries. Hiring a lawyer after a car accident is the best way to get the compensation that you deserve.
Any Personal Injury Attorney Will Do
After your accident, friends and family members may bombard you with the names and numbers of their attorney friends. While they mean well, you should search for a personal injury attorney that is right for your case. You need a lawyer who has experience representing injured car accident victims with cases similar to your own. You also need someone who will pursue maximum compensation aggressively and has the resources to take your case to trial, if needed.
You Must Submit a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company
Insurance companies will pressure you into recording a statement. They may even insist that it is a requirement. It is not. You should not give a recorded statement without first speaking to an attorney. Insurance companies will use anything you say in that statement to delay, deny or reduce payouts.
Only Serious Accidents Require a Lawyer
All accident claims benefit from the knowledge and experience that a car accident attorney brings. Being injured in a car accident is scary and confusing. Having an attorney on your side can ease this confusion and make the claims process run smoothly. Not having an attorney on your side is often a big mistake that can result in you failing to receive proper financial compensation.
Contact Our New Jersey Auto Accident Lawyers
When you suffer an injury due to an auto accident in Cumberland County, you may not know where to turn for help. That is why you need a New Jersey auto accident lawyer on your side.
At Rosner Law Offices, P.C., our attorneys can answer your questions and fight for your right to full compensation. Contact us today for a free initial consultation at (856) 692-6500 or fill out our confidential contact form. Our office is conveniently located in Vineland, New Jersey, so we are available wherever you need us. Call today!