Elizabeth Car Accident Lawyer
Did you recently get into a collision in Elizabeth? If so, do not wait to seek legal representation for your injuries or property damage. Let the car accident lawyers of Bhatt Law Group work with your insurance company to negotiate a fair settlement.
Elizabeth is the name of the largest city in Union County, New Jersey. It is the 4th most populous city in New Jersey, with a population of approximately 124,969 people (according to a 2010 U.S. Census). The Population Estimates Program of the U.S. Census Bureau suggests that approximately 128,885 people are living there now.
In Popular Science magazine, Elizabeth was the only city in the state of New Jersey that was chosen to be on their list of “America’s 50 Greenest Cities.” It is true that Elizabeth is a very green city, but it still has its fair share of people. With more people comes more traffic and car accidents. In 2017, Elizabeth had 12 fatal car accidents with 12 people dead. That is 5 more fatal car accidents than Elizabeth had in 2016.
It would be easy to tell you to drive carefully in Elizabeth, but that won’t guarantee your safety. If a drunk driver or reckless driver crashes into you, then your life could be changed forever. You might suffer a long-term injury that’ll make you disabled and keep you out of work. No matter the severity of your car accident injury, you are owed compensation for your pain and suffering.
Bhatt Law Group offers legal representation to car accident victims in Elizabeth. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensatory damages for our clients. Even if you think your case is not worth a lot of money, come visit us for a free consultation and let us determine the value of your case. You may be owed more money for your injuries than you originall thought.
“No-Fault’ Insurance in New Jersey
The insurance laws differ between states. In New Jersey, a car accident victim cannot file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver for compensatory damages until they’ve received compensation from their insurance company. New Jersey is called a no-fault insurance state, so you’re required to rely on your personal injury coverage before anything else. Once you’ve finally exhausted the limit of your personal injury coverage, you may seek further compensation from the at-fault driver if the expenses incurred from the accident exceed what the insurance paid.
You have 2 years to file a lawsuit after the date of the car accident, based on the two-year statute of limitations in New Jersey. These two years should be used to file a claim with your insurance company and to file a third-party claim with the at-fault-drivers insurance company. The intention is to seek the maximum personal injury compensation from your insurance company and the maximum bodily injury compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
This process can get rather complex, especially when dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. You need an advanced legal team on your side that can do the negotiating for you. We know the laws of New Jersey, so we’ll never let an insurance company try to give you less than you’re legally entitled to have. That is the power that Bhatt Law Group can bring to the negotiating table on your behalf. We’ll make sure that you receive fair and just treatment from these insurance companies.
Modified Comparative Fault Rule
New Jersey is a state that has the modified comparative fault rule. According to the rule, if you are up to 50% at fault for a car accident, then you can receive compensation for the injuries you incurred. The amount of compensation varies based on your level of fault and the circumstances of the accident. On the other hand, if you’re deemed to have over 50% of the responsibility for the accident, then you may not receive any compensation from the insurance companies. They are only required to offer compensation if you have 50% or less guilt in the matter.
Naturally, a claims adjuster will look for any excuse to find you more than 50% guilty in the accident. That is how they prevent the insurance company from paying out your claim. For this reason, you need a licensed and experienced car accident lawyer on your side in Elizabeth. There is no better law firm in the city than Bhatt Law Group. We represent clients in similar cases like these all the time, and usually with positive outcomes for them.
Once we review the documentation and evidence of your car accident case for ourselves, we’ll be able to determine your true percentage of fault and the other driver’s true percentage of fault. If we believe you’re 50% or less at fault for the accident, then we’ll push back against the insurance company with a strict legal defense. After they realize the strength and validity of your defense, they’ll be more willing to negotiate a settlement in order to avoid a lawsuit and trial.
The Types of Compensation You Can Expect
Car accidents may result in a plethora of expenses for the victim. The three biggest hardships experienced are financial, emotional and physical. You may receive compensation for any of those that you experienced. Let’s break down the types of hardships that would require compensation to be rewarded to you:
- Mental disabilities
- Physical disabilities
- Medical expenses
- Mental pain and suffering
- Loss of income
Contact Bhatt Law Group to get the compensation you deserve. Our Elizabeth car accident lawyers offer free consultations to car accident victims who are looking for the best legal representation possible. We’ll evaluate the medical reports, eyewitness reports and police reports of the case to figure out the best way for you to proceed. If you have a case to be made for maximum compensation, we’ll be happy to make that case on your behalf. You can contact our legal team by calling (201) 798-8000. We look forward to meeting with you very soon.