How do I report a car accident in New Jersey?

For any accident in New Jersey involving injury, death, or property damage over a certain threshold (usually $500), it must be reported. If police arrive at the scene, they will file a report. If not, you’re required to file a report within 10 days using the New Jersey SR-1 form, which you can obtain from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) or online. This report is crucial, especially if you later discover injuries or decide to file a claim.