Kearny Car Accident Lawyer
Were you injured in a car accident while driving in Kearny? Whether it was serious or not, you may be entitled to maximum compensation for all the costs and hardships you incurred as a result of your injuries. Call (201) 798-8000 to find out more.
The town of Kearny is located in Hudson County, New Jersey. It is technically a suburb of the city of Newark, which is the most densely inhabited city in the state. A 2010 U.S. Census showed that approximately 40,684 people live in Kearny. That is a 5,000+ increase in their number of residents over the past 20 years. U.S. Army General Philip Kearny, who fought in the American Civil War, was the inspiration for the name of the town.
The State of New Jersey is no stranger to car accidents. It had over 256,000 reported car crashes in 2017, which resulted in over 59,000 injuries and over 570 deaths. Approximately 22 of those fatalities happened in Hudson County alone. As you can see, the consequences of an automobile accident can be quite serious. If another driver had any percentage of fault in the car accident injuries you incurred, then you are entitled to receive compensation for those injuries.
Bhatt Law Group has been representing Kearny car accident victims for decades now. No matter what type of car accident that you experienced, we have a lawyer available who specializes in it. Over the years, we’ve helped our clients receive millions of dollars in settlements and compensation for their car accident injuries. Now let us do the same for you.
Why Do Car Accidents Happen?
Sometimes car accidents happen because of a reckless driver, while other times they happen because of uncontrollable circumstances. The personal injury coverage of your insurance policy is supposed to cover your medical expenses no matter how the accident happened. But the level of compensation that you can seek beyond that depends on the circumstances of the accident.
Here are how collisions commonly take place in Kearny:
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Drivers are sleepy or drowsy
- Drunk driving
- Driving while distracted (e.g. texting, watching a screen, etc.)
- Driving faster than the posted speed limit
- Driving faster when road conditions are unsafe
- Not yielding to the right of way
- Bad weather
There is not much anyone can do about bad weather, but the other circumstances are certainly avoidable if all parties drive responsibly. Unfortunately, there are drivers who neglect to follow the appropriate traffic laws of the state. That is how they end up causing car accidents which affect the lives of themselves and other innocent drivers.
Determining Liability in a Car Accident
You may think you’re 100% innocent in a car accident, but that may not always be the case. New Jersey law is very strict about splitting liability between both drivers in a car accident incident. It depends on how well you followed the traffic laws yourself in comparison to the other driver of the accident.
For instance, if you experienced a head-on collision with another driver and you were both speeding at the time, then you would both have liability in the accident. Perhaps the speed limit was 45 mph and the other driver was going 70 mph, and you were going 60 mph. In this case, you would have a smaller percentage of liability than the other driver, but you’d still have some liability nonetheless.
In New Jersey, there is a special legal rule called “modified comparative negligence.” Under this law, a driver whose percentage of fault is over 50% cannot receive compensatory damages from the insurance company of the other driver. But if your level of fault is found to be anywhere up to 50%, then you may recover at least some compensatory damages from the other driver. The lesser percentage of fault you had in the accident, the higher your compensation will be.
A claims adjuster is the first one to determine the percentage of fault in an accident. In fact, claims adjusters from your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company will get involved and review the details of the accident. They’ll want to see police reports, medical records, hospital reports, eyewitness testimony, and any other piece of evidence related to the accident and the injuries incurred.
Claims adjusters have one goal in mind, and that is to avoid paying out any claims. If they can’t do that, they’ll try to pay the lowest amount possible on a claim. That is why you need to have legal representation when you first deal with your insurance company and their claims adjuster. By hiring Bhatt Law Group to represent you, we’ll make sure the claims adjuster doesn’t try to lowball you into a cheap and quick settlement. We’ll use the power of the law to ensure they pay you the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to have for your injuries.
Car Accident Compensation
There is no telling how much compensation you’ll receive from an insurance company or civil court case. Basically, the more damages you incurred from your injuries, the more compensation you may receive if the other driver is more at fault than you. Compensation may be sought for the following damages resulting from a car accident:
- Property damages
- Loss of consortium
- Mental torment
- Inability to earn a living
- Lost income
- Medical expenses (e.g. hospital, medication)
- Long-term care (e.g. physical therapy)
Physical and mental injuries are both taken seriously in these car accident cases. And if the other driver was intentionally caused the accident, you may also seek punitive damages from them as well. You simply need to find the right car accident lawyer in Kearny to take your case.
Contact Us Today
Bhatt Law Group offers free consultations on all car accident cases in Kearny. Make an appointment by calling (201) 798-8000, and we’ll arrange for you to come into our office and speak with a qualified car accident lawyer. Bring all relevant documents, photos, and reports with you for the lawyer to review.