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Steps to Take After a Trucking Accident in New Jersey (Part A)

A New Jersey truck accident can be a traumatic experience. It can result in property damage, emotional distress, and serious personal injuries. There are steps you can take after a New Jersey truck accident in order to: 

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of yourself and your passengers;
  • Get the help that you may need; and
  • Recover from the damages and personal injuries that you suffered in the accident. 

To take these steps, it would benefit you to get the help of a New Jersey truck accident lawyer early in the process.

I have been in a New Jersey truck accident. What should I do now?

The first thing to do after an accident is to ensure the safety of everyone involved. If you or your passengers are injured, you may need immediate medical attention. Call the police, so that they can alert an ambulance to the scene. The police will also make a report to document the accident.

While waiting for the police to arrive, it will be helpful if you can document the scene by taking photographs. These may be used as evidence in a New Jersey truck accident claim. If you are unable to do this yourself, ask a witness to document the scene for you.

When the police arrive-and even before they arrive-be careful about what you say. Do not admit that you were at fault or blame another party. When the police ask you to give details about the accident, stick only to the most basic facts. Anything that you say can be used as evidence against you in the event that you choose to pursue a New Jersey truck accident claim.

Once everyone involved in the accident has received the necessary medical attention, and you have given the police your report, you should call your insurance provider to file a New Jersey truck accident claim.

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