Car Accident Liability
Bhatt Law Group has experienced car accident attorneys in Jersey City who can help you navigate the complex maze of laws and rules dealing with liability and help you protect your rights to compensation for your injuries.
Our Jersey City car accident lawyers can help you file a personal injury claim, investigate, gather evidence, and hold negligent parties responsible. If you live in the Jersey City area, call Bhatt Law Group for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
Liability and Negligence
Generally, proving car accident liability requires that you be able to show that another person or company was negligent and caused the crash in the first place. Negligence is a legal term that means a person is liable to you in a car accident because of the following elements:
- A person had a duty of reasonable care to you as a driver
- This individual acted unreasonably or failed to act in a way that a reasonably careful driver would have under the circumstances
- This person’s actions or failure to act breached the duty of reasonable care as a driver and caused your accident and injuries
- You suffered real harm because of the crash
New Jersey’s Comparative Negligence Scheme
The New Jersey legislature passed a comparative negligence statute that covers car accident claims and other personal injury matters. Comparative negligence is a legal term that is used to measure how much fault each person involved in a car crash contributed to or caused the accident. Under this statute, a person can only recover compensation from an accident if he or she is not more at fault for the crash than the others who are involved.
Simply put, you can only recover compensation for a car accident if you are no more than 50 percent at fault for the crash. Additionally, the amount a person may be able to recover is reduced by the percentage of fault he or she shares for the accident.
It can be difficult to prove that although you may have had some fault in an accident, you were not primarily at fault. The other drivers involved will also be trying to prove that they had less fault than you. Our NJ personal injury attorneys will help you gather evidence and prove that you deserve compensation in your case. We will work with car accident experts and medical professionals to prove your losses were not your fault.
Establishing car accident liability is often the farthest thing from people’s minds in the aftermath of an accident, as people have injuries, car damages, insurance filings, and other matters that they have to deal with immediately. However, the issue of liability is the key to being able to recover compensation for an accident if others were at fault.
Call Bhatt Law Group Today
Bhatt Law Group has been an advocate for people in New Jersey since 2006, and we have helped many clients file claims after car accidents. Our firm understands that establishing car accident liability requires extensive knowledge in gathering relevant evidence and using that evidence to prove others were at fault. We will work closely with you every step of the way, from preserving evidence immediately after your New Jersey car accident to filing a claim in court to working with insurance companies and adjusters, negotiating with the parties involved, and, if necessary, going to trial.
Contact Bhatt Law Group by calling (201) 798-8000 to talk to one of our Jersey City attorneys who will provide you with a free initial consultation. Do not hesitate to reach out to us today to take the timely steps necessary to pursue your claim.