West New York Car Accident Lawyer
Hire an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in West New York
Despite the name, West New York does not refer to any location in New York state or city. West New York is actually a town located in Hudson County, New Jersey. On a national and worldwide scale, it is a municipality that is more densely populated than most other municipalities. West New York is almost 125 years old, so this is to be expected.
What is also to be expected are all the car accidents that West New York gets each year. Many of these car accidents have caused injuries to one and more people who were involved in them. In 2014 and 2016, there were separate fatal car accident cases which claimed the life of 1 person in each case. Even in a town like West New York with only 53,000 people, it is no stranger to serious traffic accidents.
In all of New Jersey, there were over 256,000 vehicle crashes which took place on public property in 2017. They resulted in the deaths of over 570 people and the injuries over 59,000 people. Over 19,000 of those vehicle crashes occurred in Hudson County, killing 22 people and injuring 3,465.
Receive the Compensation You Deserve
As you can see, serious car accidents can happen anywhere in New Jersey. If you have experienced an injury from any type of car accident in West New York, then you need professional legal representation to recover compensatory damages for you. Bhatt Law Group has recovered millions of dollars in compensatory damages for our car accident clients over the last 10 years. We don’t stop fighting until you receive every last dollar that you’re owed.
Don’t deal with the insurance companies alone because they’ll do whatever they can to pay you less than what you’re owed. But if they see that you’ve hired one of our lawyers to represent you, they may be more willing to offer a settlement which covers all your medical expenses and any other accident-related costs that you had to pay out of pocket.
Here is a list of what car accident compensation is supposed to cover under the law:
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Inability to make money
- Medical expenses
- Any additional pain and suffering
If the insurance company agrees to a settlement which covers all these expenses, then it may not be necessary to go to court and file a claim against the at-fault driver. However, a serious injury stemming from a car accident probably won’t be fully compensated for by the insurance company. This would require you to file a separate lawsuit against the at-fault driver for compensatory damages and possibly punitive damages if they were reckless behind the heel. We can make that determination for you based on the evidence and eyewitness testimony.
Comparative Negligence Determination
Car accident cases are not always one-sided in New Jersey. Although it is possible for the other driver to be found 100% liable for the accident, that may not always be the case. New Jersey law applies a “modified” comparative negligence rule when you and the other driver are both blamed for the accident. It states that if you’re found to be over 50% at fault for the accident, then you won’t receive any compensatory damages from the other party’s insurance company. You must be 50% or less at fault to recover compensatory damages.
A civil court judge and jury are not the only ones who consider the comparative negligence rule. Before a lawsuit is filed, the insurance claims adjuster will review the evidence and other information related to the accident. The adjuster uses this information to determine the likely outcome if a lawsuit were to be filed. This is how they come up with a settlement amount to offer you. But if the evidence shows that you’re over 50% at fault, then no settlement will be offered. A claims adjuster refuses to grant a settlement if they truly believe they would win the case if it went to court.
Do not let the claims adjuster’s determination prevent you from pursuing compensatory damages. Contact the West New York car accident lawyers of Bhatt Law Group and let us review the evidence of your car accident case for ourselves. Since claims adjusters are not lawyers, they don’t always have the best judgement when it comes to legal matters. We have trained and educated car accident lawyers who can determine the likelihood of you winning the lawsuit if the insurance company does not settle.
Of course, we’ll do our best to negotiate with the insurance claims adjuster before pursuing legal action. But if it doesn’t look like they’re going to back down, then neither will we. All you need to be is no more than 50% at fault, and we’ll fight for the maximum amount of compensatory damages that you deserve. Our car accident lawyers can judge this percentage based on the information from the police report, medical report, and eyewitness testimony.
Fatal Car Accident Claims in West New York
Death is the only thing worse than a serious injury. The family members of fatal accident victims have the legal right to sue the at-fault driver for the wrongful death of their loved one. Bhatt Law Group has fatal car accident lawyers who specialize in wrongful death cases. If you are the child, sibling, grandparent, parent, or surviving spouse of the deceased individual, then you have legal grounds to fight for compensatory damages. You can be compensated for:
- Initial medical expenses incurred by your loved one from the accident before they died
- All expenses related to their funeral and burial
- Inheritance loss
- Love and companionship loss
- Loss of financial contributions by the deceased
- Additional pain and suffering incurred from their death
Contact Our West New York Car Accident Lawyers Today
Don’t suffer through your car accident injuries by yourself. Contact the offices of Bhatt Law Group online or by dialing (201) 798-8000 on your phone. A free consultation will be scheduled for you with a qualified car accident lawyer in West New York who specializes in your specific type of car accident case.