Experienced Car Accident Lawyers in Ocean County
Ocean County is located along the Jersey Shore in Southern New Jersey. It is one of the state’s fastest growing counties and is an iconic tourist destination. Traffic in Ocean county can be hectic, especially during the summer and accidents are common.
At Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, our experienced car accident attorneys have a long history of success in pursuing auto accident claims including a $5 million dollar settlement for a client struck by a tractor trailer and left with severe spinal injuries. You can read more about our numerous successes here.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident in Ocean County?
If you find yourself in a vehicle accident in Ocean County, the first thing you should do is promptly obtain any necessary medical attention. Once you’ve ensured your safety – and the safety of any other injured people – you can proceed further.
If you speak to any other involved parties, do not say or imply that you are at fault for the accident. At this early stage, you don’t have enough information to determine who’s to blame and an admission of fault could be used against you later on in court or in settlement negotiations. The most important things to do at this stage are to ensure everyone’s safety and collect information, not to assign responsibility.
Collect the insurance information, driver’s license name and number, and registration information from any other involved drivers. If they refuse to provide this, make a note of exactly what they said.
If you have a camera or a camera phone with you, take photographs of your vehicle, any other involved vehicles, and your surrounding area. Make note of the weather and road conditions if you can. Note if any other drivers show signs of impairment by alcohol or drug, or are acting strangely.
You should file a police report about the accident as soon as you’re able. The police report will serve as important documentary evidence of the accident and too much delay can work against you later on.
Finally, call a qualified car accident lawyer for your Ocean County car accident. Legal advice is important after an accident generally, but especially when considering whether to accept an early settlement offer from an insurance company. Often, early offers do not fully reflect what you might be entitled to and only an experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to offer helpful advice about your options.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents Mazie Slater Can Assist With:
Successful Car Accident Verdicts in Ocean County
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman has aggressively litigated car accident cases in Ocean County and throughout New Jersey, winning tens of millions of dollars of damages for our injured clients. We don’t rest until we’ve exhausted every potential avenue for recovery for you and your loved ones. For a more complete selection of our firm’s track record of winning car accident claims for our clients in Ocean County and all over New Jersey, see our Verdicts and Settlements page.
Contact Our Car Accident Attorney’s in Ocean County Today!
Mazie Slater has an unprecedented track record helping people who’ve been injured in car accidents obtain the compensation they’re entitled to. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident and you think you might benefit from a qualified attorney in your corner, call Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman at (973) 228-9898. We understand how stressful and difficult this situation is and we’re standing by to help you.