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Injured in a Car Accident? We Can Help You. No Fee Unless We Win. Our team of personal injury lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We proudly represent injured clients throughout New Jersey.

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Jersey City Car Accident Lawyers

We proudly represent injured clients throughout New Jersey

Car accidents are extremely common in New Jersey, and they unfortunately lead to various injuries and unnecessary deaths. In 2017, New Jersey experienced 256,482 vehicle crashes on public property leading to 59,096 injuries and 571 fatalities, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Hudson County witnessed 19,095 of those car accidents, which included 3,465 injuries and 22 deaths.

If you are one of the many people impacted by a car accident, either by suffering injuries or losing a loved one, contact our Jersey City car accident lawyers at Bhatt Law Group. For more than a decade we have worked with individuals and families to recover the compensation they are entitled to under the law after traffic accidents. We are here to protect your rights and fight for you. Call one of our personal injury attorneys at (201) 798-8000 to learn the various ways we can help you after a crash.

What to do After a Car Accident

There are always a few steps to take after a car accident:

  • Obtain Medical Care You should review your and your passenger’s physical conditions after a crash. If you or someone else in the vehicle has more than a few bumps or bruises, call 911 and request medical help right away.
  • Call the Police Whether or not anyone has been injured, you need to file a police report regarding the accident. Call 911 or your local law enforcement’s non-emergency number to request officers be dispatched to the scene of the accident.
  • Collect Information Ask for the other driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information. If there are witnesses, obtain their names and contact info too.

Whether you followed these steps or not after a crash, you should speak with a Jersey City car accident lawyer as soon as you can. At Bhatt Law Firm, we understand it can be difficult to follow these steps after a painful and unexpected collision. If you were taken to the hospital, you probably did not speak to the police, other driver, or witnesses. We will help you obtain the information you need after the fact. We will thoroughly investigate the collision, including working with experts like accident reconstructionists, to determine what happened and who is liable.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

There are many reasons that car accidents occur at such as common rate. Collisions often occur because of:

The underlying cause of your accident matters for a number of reasons, one of which is to determine who is liable for compensating you for your injuries. If you are unsure of why the crash occurred and who is responsible, contact Bhatt Law Group’s Jersey City car accident lawyers to discuss car accident liability right away.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Some collisions are minor and lead to few injuries. Unfortunately, as you may be experiencing right now, many crashes are significant and cause multiple serious injuries. Some common car accident injuries include but are not limited to:

  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Soft tissue issues like muscles strain and sprains
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Minor, moderate, and severe brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis and nerve damage
  • Psychological trauma

Whatever your specific injuries after a car accident, you should speak with the Jersey City car accident lawyers from Bhatt Law Group as soon as possible. We have experience with a wide range of collisions and resulting injuries, from minor-to-catastrophic harm. We will thoroughly review your situation, including all of the major and minute effects of your injury on your life in order to give you an objective estimate of the value of your claim.

Car Accident Compensation

The potential value of your car accident claim depends on the type and extent of the damages you suffered from the crash. Typically, car accident compensation includes past and future:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damages

All of these physical, psychological, and financial injuries are compensable damages. The settlement or court award you receive for them is intended to make you as whole as possible. However, you may also be entitled to punitive damages, which are intended to punish the wrongdoer, not compensate you for your injuries. Punitive damages are not common in many car accidents, but if you were involved in an egregious situation, in which the other driver was extremely reckless, then speak with our Jersey City car accident lawyers about this additional type of financial recovery.

Pursuing a Car Accident Claim

If you were injured in a car accident that was another person’s fault, then you should speak with our experienced and tenacious Jersey City car accident attorneys at Bhatt Law Group. In most situations, you will first try to recover compensation through a third-party insurance claim against the at-fault party’s insurance policy. This overview of this process may seem simple, however many complications can arise, making it important to work with an attorney. At the very least, you will need to provide the insurance adjuster with a statement regarding the accident, documentation such as the police report, and medical records proving your injuries. At Bhatt Law Group, we can help you provide evidence for your claim, increasing the chance of an approval. Then we will negotiate for a higher settlement, always fighting for you to obtain the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.

However, there are many scenarios in which you will need to a file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue compensation. If you were hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver, or the insurer denies your claim, then a lawsuit may be your only way to obtain compensation. Also, filing suit enables you to utilize the discovery process, which can help you gather evidence of another party’s fault.

If you have any questions regarding the insurance claim process or personal injury lawsuits after a car accident, call our Jersey City car accident lawyers from Bhatt Law Group immediately.

Common Insurance Issues

Sometimes insurance claims go smoothly. Other times you encounter a number of problems that require an attorney’s attention. Some common insurance issues that can arise during a car accident claim include:

  • Insurance claim denials If you believe your claim was wrongly denied, call a Jersey City car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
  • Low ball settlement offers Insurers may quickly offer you a low settlement amount to resolve the claim. You should always carefully review an initial offer. It is often far lower than the compensation you deserve under the law. You have the right to refuse it and negotiate for a higher amount.
  • Bad faith Insurers are required to treat you fairly and process your claim in good faith. If you believe you are being treated unfairly or unlawfully, call Bhatt Law Group right away. When an insurer acts in bad faith, you may have an additional legal claim against it.
  • Contributory negligence Under New Jersey’s modified comparative negligence rule, your right to recover compensation may be denied if an insurer believes there is evidence that you are more at fault for the accident than the other driver.
  • Uninsured & underinsured drivers If you had an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other person. Our Jersey City car accident attorneys can help you pursue compensation in court.

Fatal Car Accident Claims

If you lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, do not hesitate to reach out to our Jersey City car accident lawyers at Bhatt Law Group. We will investigate your situation and review whether you or your family has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault driver. If you are the decedent’s surviving spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling, or child you may have the right to file suit and fight for compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of decedent’s financial contributions
  • Loss of love and companionship
  • Loss of the decedent’s services

Let Our Jersey City Car Accident Lawyers Help You

After suffering injuries in a car accident or losing a loved one, the best thing you can do for yourself is to work with a Jersey City car accident lawyer at Bhatt Law Group. With more than a decade of experience, the attorneys of Bhatt Law Group have the knowledge and skills you need to fight for justice and the compensation you deserve under the law. We will investigate and analyze your situation to determine your best course of action. Whether you should pursue an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, we will always explain your rights and legal options.

For more information on how Bhatt Law Group’s Jersey City injury attorneys can help you and your family, contact us online or call (201) 798-8000 to schedule a free consultation.
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Recent Settlements

T-BONE Accident
$2,300,000 Settlement

Our client’s car was t-boned by a commercial vehicle. As a result, she required multiple lumbar spine surgeries. Bhatt Law Group immediately filed a lawsuit and retained experts. Prior to trial and after several depositions, we were able to obtain a settlement on behalf of our client.

Side-Swipe Accident
$2,000,000 Settlement

Our client’s vehicle rolled over several times after being side-swiped by an 18 wheeler. This resulted in significant injuries to his neck and back. Client was unable to return to work because of his injuries. The insurance company contested the liability but after filing suit, serving discovery, and taking depositions, Bhatt Law Group was able to settle this case.

Reckless Driving Accident
$1,750,000 Settlement

Our client was struck by a car that was attempting to make an illegal u-turn. This resulted in significant damage to our client’s car and he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Our client required both back and knee surgery and physical therapy.

Speeding-Related Accident
$1,300,000 Settlement

Our client was injured in a motor vehicle accident. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to her spine.

Pedestrian Accident
$950,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was struck by a motor vehicle when crossing the street. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a fractured leg and injuries to her back. This was a difficult liability case but the settlement was obtained as a result of strong settlement negotiations.

Slip and Fall Accident
$825,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he slipped and fell on ice. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a broken ankle.

Rear End Accident
$375,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle in Jersey City. The liability insurance carrier argued low impact with minimal property damage and our client’s age to minimize the extent of his damages. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to his neck and back resulting in multiple injections including a two level lumbar fusion and discectomy surgery. This settlement was the result of strategic preparation and strong settlement negotiations.

Car Accident
$100,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Maplewood. The claim had its complexities due to the claimant’s ongoing health issues, prior accident history and age. As a result of the subject accident, our client sustained an aggravation of injuries to her neck, back and right shoulder resulting in a one level discectomy with instrumentation. The bodily insurance carrier tendered its insured’s policy limits prior to the two year statute of limitations and without extensive litigation.

Multi-Vehicle Accident
$75,000 Settlement

Multi-motor vehicle accident involving our client who suffered back injuries requiring injections.

* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Your Personal Injury Team

When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.

 

Your Criminal Defense Team

When you’ve been charged with a crime or a traffic offense in New Jersey, you need a dedicated team of lawyers who will fight your charge aggressively. At Bhatt Law Group, our criminal defense team is made up of skilled and experienced trial attorneys, including a former prosecutor, who will work hard to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

 

Your Family Law Team

Domestic matters can be incredibly complicated and emotional. Our team of New Jersey family lawyers at Bhatt Law Group are dedicated to protecting your best interests in family law matters, from divorce to custody disputes to DYFS investigations. Let us help you through this challenging time in your life.

 

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August 18, 2022.
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June 24, 2022.
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June 22, 2022.
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June 20, 2022.
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When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.