New Jersey Car Accident Lawyers Provide Solutions
Relentless representation removes obstacles to your recovery
At The Anthony Pope Law Firm, your fight is our fight. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, we give you the personalized attention you deserve, and the determined advocacy you need to present your strongest case for compensation. With more than 30 years of tough trial experience, we are able and ready to pursue full compensation, aggressively and ethically.
Steps to take immediately after an accident
Your first responsibility is to make yourself and your passengers as safe as possible. How you do this depends on where you are, the damage to the vehicle and the injuries to people in your car. Consider these factors:
- Is the vehicle exposed to traffic? You must minimize the possibility that another car could crash into the accident scene. Move the car or lay flairs in the road alerting oncoming traffic.
- Can the vehicle be moved? Whenever possible, get the vehicle to a safe, well-lighted place. Use your hazard lights and slowly move off to the side of the road.
- Is it safe to stay in your car? Stepping into speeding traffic, especially at night, is very risky. But if the car is leaking fuel, you want to get as far away as possible, since an explosion and fire may ensue.
- Can the passengers move or be moved? Only trained first responders should move injured parties. Broken bones can sever blood vessels, lacerate nerves and puncture internal organs. It’s best to sit tight, call the police and wait for help to arrive. Moving an injured party yourself is only warranted if there is immediate danger, such as a vehicle fire.
Once you and your party are safe, do as much as possible to gather evidence: exchange insurance information with the other driver(s), get witness contact information, speak to police, and take pictures of the accident scene, vehicles and injured parties. Contact a qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Can I still be compensated if I delayed getting medical care?
Accident victims are not always aware of the extent to which they’ve been hurt. Overnight, and in the days and weeks to come, symptoms of a neck or back injury may grow progressively worse. You are not barred from recovering as long as nothing else happened to you in the intervening time that could have caused those injuries.
Act before the statute of limitations in New Jersey tolls
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury claims and wrongful death actions following fatal accidents. You must act within that time or lose your right to sue forever.
Get the help you need from a motor vehicle accident attorney in New Jersey
If you or your loved one has been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident that was not your fault, contact our Newark, NJ law firm. Call The Anthony Pope Law Firm at 973.344.4406 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. We represent clients throughout New Jersey and in Manhattan.