The initial impact of a car accident may be the scariest part of an accident, but it is not always the most dangerous part. Levin & Malkin’s experienced team of New Jersey car accident attorneys have handled many cases where the minutes and months after the initial impact were far more damaging than the crash itself.
And Then What Happened?
One of the reasons it is important to alert emergency personnel that a car accident has occurred is that they can help prevent the post-crash from being more damaging than the crash itself. Unfortunately, some accidents get worse very quickly and there is little emergency personnel can do to make things better.
Some post-crash incidents we have dealt with here in North Jersey include:
- Exposure to hazardous materials;
- Fights with other people involved in the accident; and
- Passing traffic not paying attention and making things worse.
If something happened in the minutes after your accident that made it worse, you should seek the help of an experienced New Jersey car accident attorney who can help you figure out the best way to seek compensation for all of your injuries.
Victims may need to make claims against multiple parties if the original impact is not what caused all or even most of their injuries. An experienced attorney will gather the evidence that shows how the crash and the minutes after it impacted a victim.
Aggravating An Injury
In the days, weeks, and months following a car accident, it is important for accident victims to seek medical care and follow their doctor’s orders. If proper care is not sought out, or medical advice is ignored, a car accident victim can suffer serious injuries that otherwise could have been avoided. Avoidable injuries can reduce the amount of compensation an accident victim is able to get.
Too many accident victims see their compensation reduced because they didn’t think they were seriously hurt so they didn’t go to the doctor following their crash. Every accident victim should seek medical care as soon as possible following an accident. There are many car accident injuries that are invisible to the naked eye, or that can get much worse if not quickly identified.
Others miss out on money that is rightfully theirs because following the doctor’s orders is unpleasant. Victims must take the time and energy to properly treat their injuries or risk making them worse and missing out on compensation.
The legal system helps accident victims who help themselves by seeking prompt medical treatment and following their doctors’ orders.
Millions Won For Our Clients
Over the years, the experienced New Jersey car accident attorneys at Levin & Malkin have won millions of dollars for our clients. Whether our clients’ injuries were caused by the initial impact, or things that occurred in the minutes after the crash, we help them maximize their compensation and get on the road to recovery. If you have been involved in a car accident in Bergen County or elsewhere in Northern New Jersey, and you need help navigating the post-accident mess, please contact our office in Hackensack to schedule a free meeting with our team of attorneys.
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