After a Personal Injury Accident- Dos and Don’ts in New Jersey

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An injury can take a serious toll in a number of ways. You may experience pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, expensive hospital bills, lost wages, and more. If your injury was a result of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the burdens you face as a result of your accident. However, recovering the compensation you deserve can be a difficult process. Insurance adjusters and attorneys will work to avoid providing you with the full compensation you deserve and will often attempt to prove that you are not as injured as you claim. As a result, there are certain dos and don’ts to adhere to when it comes to a personal injury case. Read on to learn more.


  • Set your social media accounts to private
    • Your social media can be used against you in a personal injury case. As a result, it is important to set your accounts to private. However, this is not foolproof and your information can still be accessed. As a result, it is important to avoid posting on social media altogether. Additionally, you should ask your friends to avoid posting about you as well, as their accounts may be scrutinized too.
  • Seek medical attention
    • Many people attempt to avoid the doctor and recover on their own. However, if you were injured due to another party’s negligence, your medical records will play a large role in your case. As a result, it is important to seek medical attention right away.
  • Follow your doctor’s advice
    • Your doctor wants what is best for you. As a result, it is important to follow his or her advice. Additionally, failing to follow your doctor’s advice can be seen as proof that your injury is not improving is a result of your own actions.
  • Keep detailed records
    • It is important to keep records of your symptoms, medical records, and more.


  • Post on social media
    • Again, it is important to avoid posting on social media, as even the most innocent post can be used against you.
  • Apologize
    • For many of us, our first instinct after an accident is to apologize. However, it is important to avoid doing so, as an apology can be seen as an admission of guilt.
  • Talk about the accident
    • Talking about the accident publicly can hurt your case. Events can be misconstrued and your words can be twisted.

It is also important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. Reach out to our firm to discuss your case.


Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.