Should a motorist try to find eyewitnesses after a New Jersey highway accident?

Yes, find a safe spot well off the roadway and look around for eyewitnesses who saw the collision. Write down their names, addresses, contact numbers and their auto license plate numbers too if you can. Don’t depend on the police to track down eyewitnesses to your accident. Police are primarily interested in securing the accident scene, assisting injured motorists and restoring normal traffic flow. The police report may contain inaccuracies.

If you have a camera phone, don’t be embarrassed to take photos of the damage to your car and the other vehicles. Take a photo of the auto license plates of potential eyewitnesses in case you copy down this information incorrectly. Property damage and injury photos may provide helpful evidence to strengthen your accident claim after an accident. Also take photographs area surveillance cameras that may have captured footage of your collision.

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