Getting Answers During Your Personal Injury Claim
In any personal injury claim, information is key. When you are navigating your personal injury claim, do it with the help of a personal injury attorney who can answer the questions you have along with way. At Devlin, Cittadino & Shaw, P.C., our New Jersey team is here to not only represent you in your case but also give you the answers you need in your case, common examples of questions our clients have include:
What Should I Do After My Injury?
At the scene of the accident, there are several steps you can take to help bolster your injury claim. Make sure you seek medical treatment, even if you do not think you suffered an injury. Be sure to report that accident to the police, and gain a copy of the police report. Gather any photo, video and witness testimony evidence at the accident. Lastly, collect the car, insurance, license and contact information of the liable party.
What Is My Claim Worth?
Each case is different, but our goal as your legal representation is to maximize your compensation so that it covers all the damages of your accident, both economic and non-economic. Examples of these types of damages include lost income, medical expenses, property damage, loss of life enjoyment, loss of consortium, and loss of earning potential.
Is It Okay To Talk About My Accident?
While it is not illegal to discuss your case with anyone, that does not mean you should. Saying the wrong thing to the wrong person or posting something online about your accident can result in you missing out on the money you deserve. Until your case finally resolves, you should refrain from talking about your case.
Can I Talk To The Insurance Company?
One group that will likely reach out to you about your case is the insurance company. While they may try and have you believe they are only asking basic questions, they may be looking for grounds to push the liability of the accident onto you, or the very least off the liable party. If you have to speak to an insurance company, make sure that you have a lawyer acting on your behalf.
How Long Do I Have To File A Claim?
An accident victim has two years from the date of their injuries to file a claim. While you have those years to begin pursuing your claim, that does not mean you should wait that long. Now is always the best possible time to reach out to a lawyer for the help you need in your personal injury claim.
Do I Need An Attorney For My Claim?
Many injury victims may seem like they do not need a lawyer if an insurance company offers a quick settlement, but it is likely that amount is less than you need. Having a lawyer on your side can help you negotiate for the fair and full compensation you deserve and pursue it in as little time as possible.
If you are ready to begin seeking the outcome you need after your accident, contact our Trenton office today by calling 609-557-7876 or emailing us here. Schedule your initial consultation and take the first step in your case today.