Experienced Car Accident Attorney in Somerset County
Somerset County is New Jersey’s 13th most populous county with a population of 345,361 as of the 2020 census. Somerset County is a part of the New York Metropolitan Area and known for its parks including a portion the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. Because of its population and metropolitan structure, car and truck accidents are common in Somerset County, and it is important to know what to do if you were in an accident.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident in Somerset County?
A car accident is a confusing and scary event for everyone involved. It’s understandable if you’re not sure what to do immediately after one occurs or if you feel disoriented and don’t know how to proceed.
The first thing you should do is ensure your own physical safety and that of anyone else involved in the accident. Get yourself out of harm’s way and any active lanes of traffic and secure medical attention for anyone who needs it, including you.
Assuming you’ve made yourself and everyone else safe, you can turn your attention to documenting the accident:
- Obtain driver’s license, registration, and insurance information from any other involved drivers
- Take photographs of the vehicles and the scene of the accident
- Make note of the weather conditions, road conditions, and the condition the other driver(s) appear to be in (ex. Do they appear drowsy, intoxicated, etc?)
- Also, at your first opportunity, file a police report to document the incident.
It’s also wise to contact a personal injury lawyer specializing in car accidents in Somerset well before you make any decisions regarding your accident. This includes agreeing to or signing a settlement offer from any insurance company or communicating with any other involved drivers.
We should also include a quick note about apologies and fault. Sometimes (although it depends on the circumstances), your own words to other people can be used against you later in court. Generally, the less you say to anyone about your case (other than to your Somerset car accidents attorney), the better. That includes apologies and, especially, explicit admissions of fault or negligence.
Types of Accidents Mazie Slater Can Assist With:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Rear-End Collision
- Head-On Collision
- Rollover Accidents
- Multiple Car Accidents
- And Many More…
Successful Car Accident Verdicts in Somerset County
The car accident attorneys at Mazie Slater have had tremendous success litigating, arbitrating, and negotiating on behalf of our car accident clients in Somerset County and across the state of New Jersey. We recently secured a $12.75 million settlement for a client struck by a bus who suffered significant injuries. We’ve also pursued, and won, a $5 million settlement for a client with severe spinal injuries caused by a tractor trailer collision. Those are only a few of the many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements we’ve won for clients around New Jersey and Somerset County.
Contact Our Car Accident Attorney’s in Somerset County Today!
The experienced lawyers at Mazie Slater are among the most decorated and skilled car accident attorneys in Somerset, NJ. We’re ready to assist you if you or a loved one has been involved in a vehicle accident in Somerset County or anywhere else in New Jersey. Whether you know you need a lawyer right now or you’re simply unsure about your legal rights and responsibilities, give us a call at (973) 228-9898 as soon as you can. We’ll be happy to provide a free consultation and answer your questions.