Have you or a loved one been involved in a truck accident in NJ? Pursuing compensation after the accident can be the tricky part; however, you do not want to miss out on receiving what is rightfully owed to you! In this article, we answer some FAQs about truck accidents that will help you make a game plan going forward.
What Should I Do After an Accident?
After you have been in a truck accident, the first thing to do would be to seek medical attention. Even if you feel fine or don’t have any visible injuries, you should still get checked out by a medical professional. Some types of injuries don’t show up until much later, and by then, you would have a harder time proving that they were caused by the accident.
If you can, you should also take some pictures of the scene as well as get down the contact numbers of the truck driver and any witnesses. No matter what you do, do not speak to representatives of the truck driver’s or owner’s insurance company.
Do I Need to Engage an Attorney?
There’s no requirement that you have to engage a personal injury lawyer to fight your fight, but you absolutely should. Attempting to handle it yourself is not a good idea, especially if you are unaware of the tactics that insurance agents can use to trip you up and lower the sum of your claim. That is why you should never speak to insurance representatives without a lawyer around.
Anything you say can be used against you when it comes to attributing blame – if you have already spoken to one, it may not be too late. Contact an attorney at your earliest opportunity and they will see what can be done.
How Do I Choose an Attorney to Represent Me?
With so many attorneys out there, you may be wondering who to choose to represent you in your truck accident claim. There are a few factors to consider when researching your options, most importantly experience and specialization. Does the attorney firm specialize in truck accidents and personal injuries, or do they have an entirely different focus?
At Corradino & Papa, LLC, we have been helping victims of truck accidents pursue compensation for more than 25 years. With decades of combined experience behind our team, you can rest assured that we will make use of our extensive network and financial resources to build your case.
What If I Can’t Afford to Engage a Lawyer?
This is one common concern that accident victims have. When you work with an attorney firm that takes fees on a contingency basis, this means that they won’t get paid until you have received your settlement. The fees are usually a pre-agreed percentage of the settlement sum. Contact Corradino & Papa, LLC to kickstart your free consultation and discuss the facts of your case now!
Disclaimer: Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.