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How to File a New Jersey Personal Injury Claim (Part A)

Car accidents are a frequent occurrence on New Jersey's roadways. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury in a New Jersey car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses through a New Jersey personal injury claim, particularly if negligence is involved.

If you intend to file a New Jersey personal injury claim to recover damages for your accident injuries, it would be in your best interest to consult a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney who can guide you throughout the process.

Establishing Liability & Negligence in a New Jersey Personal Injury Claim

When you decide to file a New Jersey personal injury claim, the first step is determining who is liable for the injuries you sustained. To receive compensation in a New Jersey personal injury claim, the plaintiff (injured party) is required to prove the defendant acted carelessly or recklessly (negligence).

In order to prove negligence you will have to show that the liable party had a duty to exercise reasonable care, but failed to do so. Also, it must be evident that the injuries were directly caused by this individual's lack of care.

Evidence in a New Jersey Personal Injury Claim 

Without proper documentation of evidence, your New Jersey personal injury claim is less likely to result in a satisfactory settlement of your damages. That said, you should make a note of everything that you can remember immediately after the accident. Additionally, take photographs of the damage to your property and of your injury(ies), the location, and other relevant details. Also be certain to obtain a copy of the police report. This is one of the most important pieces of evidence for your New Jersey personal injury claim.

Don't speak with an insurance adjuster or other potentially liable parties before consulting an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney.
This puts you at risk of compromising your claim in the event that you innocently say something that actually harms your chances of receiving a settlement. 

An experienced attorney can advise you about appropriate steps to take after an accident to achieve the best results for your New Jersey personal injury claim.

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