Motor Vehicle Accident FAQ
Getting into a car accident can be a scary time, and people often have questions after they have been in one. At the Law Office Of Donald W. Bedell, we hope to answer some of those questions. Continue reading below for a motor vehicle accidents FAQ.
What Should You Do Immediately After A Car Accident?
After a car accident, you should call 911, and let them know if anyone is hurt so they can send an ambulance. Obtain information from everyone involved, and exchange insurance information. It is important not to leave right away and take these necessary steps because you may face hit-and-run charges.
What Information Should I Collect?
Make sure to exchange:
- Names & contact info
- Insurance information
- Car information such as year, make model
- License plate numbers
- Vehicle registration number
- Driver’s license numbers
You should also take photos of all the damage.
Do You Have To Call The Police After An Accident?
You do not need to call the police unless there is over $500 in property damage, injury or death. However, we still recommend calling them.
Do I Admit That An Accident Was My Fault?
No. If you are in an accident, there may be other factors that went into an accident, which will be further investigated.
Should I Find Witnesses To My Accident?
Yes. If there are people who saw the accident, it is important to get their side of the story. Make sure you gather all of the witnesses’ contact info in case you need to ask further questions.
Should I Go To The Hospital After An Accident?
If you believe you have been injured, it is important to go the hospital not only for your safety but also because you will need proof from a doctor if you file a personal injury claim.
Will My Insurance Pay For My Injuries?
Yes, New Jersey is a no-fault insurance state meaning your insurance company will pay for medical expenses and lost wages no matter who was at fault.
If I Am A Passenger In A Car Accident, Will I Still Be Covered?
Yes. If you are a passenger, the same insurance guidelines apply to you.
Do I need A Lawyer After A Car Accident?
If you have been injured in the accident or there is serious damage to your car, an attorney can help you file claims. A lawyer will be able to help you recover the amount of compensation you deserve.
Been In A Car Accident? We Can Help.
If you were injured in a car accident, we can help. Call today at 732-965-3246 or 866-625-9523 to set up a free consultation at our Brick or Toms River offices. You can also fill out our online intake form.