From ladder falls to vehicle collisions, accidents are unfortunately common during the holiday season. If you get injured in an accident, it is important to seek medical care and consult with a New Jersey personal injury attorney right away.
Taking time away from your holiday celebrations can be difficult. This is especially true if you need to go to the hospital or get advice about your legal rights. But taking care of yourself after an accident is extremely important, and it is equally important to make sure you protect your ability to recover all of the compensation to which you are entitled.
What To Do if You Get Injured in an Accident in New Jersey During the Holidays
Regardless of the time of year, if you get injured in an accident that is someone else’s fault (or a company’s fault), you need to take prompt action to preserve your claim for damages. Specifically, as soon as possible, you should:
1. Seek Medical Care
When you get injured in a vehicle collision or accident, you need to be able to prove that your injuries are accident-related. If you wait to seek medical care, not only could you suffer unnecessarily, but you could also lose your ability to recover financial compensation. You can see your primary care physician if you can get in for an appointment quickly, but you should not hesitate to go to the emergency room if necessary.
2. Preserve Any Evidence
When you have a personal injury claim, it can be extremely helpful to preserve any evidence you have in your possession. This includes photos or videos you took with your phone, and it includes physical evidence such as damaged products or parts of your car, truck or SUV. You should also take a few minutes to write down everything you remember—from anyone who may have seen what happened to any details you can recall from the moments leading up to (or following) the accident.
3. Talk to a New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney
As we mentioned above, it is also important that you consult with a New Jersey personal injury attorney promptly. While this might seem like one step you can put off until after the holidays, waiting to talk to an attorney can be a huge mistake. There are steps your attorney will need to take quickly to maximize your chances of obtaining a full financial recovery. The longer you wait to get started on your claim, the more difficult it could become to recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Get a Free Personal Injury Consultation at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.
If you need to file a claim for an accident during the holidays, you should not delay in seeking help. Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys are available throughout the holiday season, and we can get to work protecting your legal rights immediately. To get started with a free, no-obligation consultation, call 877-435-6371 or tell us how we can reach you online now. We don’t charge anything unless we help you recover just compensation.