I’ve Been Involved in an Accident at a Dangerous Intersection–Now What Do I Do?
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Fri Aug 2012
- Auto Accident,
In the state of New Jersey (and many other states), some of the most serious accidents occur at intersections. Regardless of whether the accident was spawned by someone running a red light or speeding, any New Brunswick dangerous intersection accident lawyer can tell you that intersections can be exceptionally dangerous. The following information is provided to give accident victims an idea of what should be done next after such a trying ordeal.
What do I need to do right after the accident occurs?
If you are involved in an accident, keep in mind the following:
- Try to stay cool and keep your composure.
- Watch what you do and say, and think through each of your actions carefully.
- DO NOT leave the scene of the accident without having called the police.
- Never leave an accident scene in which someone was injured because that is illegal.
You should also try to jot down some notes about the accident, such as the time and place of the accident, and exactly what occurred. Additionally, you should get the names of the drivers of the other vehicles involved, as well as those of any witnesses.
What if I’m hurt?
A New Brunswick dangerous intersection accident lawyer will tell you that it is crucial that you do not move without inspecting each part of your body first to see if there are any injuries. If you are experiencing head pain, dizziness or blurred vision, you should immediately call for help and stay as still as you can.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident that occurred at a dangerous intersection in New Brunswick or any other area, it is quite possible that you might have a claim for money damages, particularly if you’ve been injured. Please contact New Brunswick dangerous intersection accident lawyer Dan T. Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404 to receive a free consultation regarding your case, and learn exactly what your rights are.