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Jersey City Broadside Accident Attorney

Injured in a Broadside 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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Broadside accidents are when one car collides with the side of another car. This type of accident goes by several names, such as T-bone accident or right-angle accident. Sometimes a car may crash head-on into the fender of another vehicle rather than directly on its side. This could be labeled as a fender bender accident too. Either way, a broadside accident of any kind can cause significant injury to the victim whose car was hit. The extent of the injuries depends on which side of the vehicle was hit. If the collision occurred on the driver’s side, then the injuries could be permanently disabling and life-changing. 

Broadside accidents typically occur because drivers speed through intersections and ignore traffic lights and stop signs. As for the victims, their vehicles are not equipped with any safety features or protections on the side of their vehicle. The only thing separating the driver and the other vehicle is the door. So, when that vehicle collides with the side of the other vehicle, the victim is totally helpless. There is very little that they can do to avoid the crash and yet, they end up having to suffer the worst injuries from the accident. 

New Jersey takes broadside accidents very seriously. If you have been victimized in such an accident, you do not have to be alone. Just call 201-798-8000 and contact one of our Jersey City broadside accident attorneys immediately. They will assist you in all the legalities of your case, such as dealing with insurance companies and fighting for compensation in court. 

Common Injuries from a Broadside Accident

When a broadside accident occurs, it can be very hard to escape unharmed. There are numerous factors that will determine how serious the accident is and how much damage is inflicted upon you as the victim. The side of your car which gets hit will always be a major factor. If the passenger side is hit, then you may endure less severe injuries on the driver side. Of course, if you have passengers in the vehicle at the time then they will suffer severe injuries. Also, another factor that could make broadside accidents worse is the size of the other vehicle. If a tractor trailer, sports utility vehicle, or light truck were to hit the side of your vehicle, then it will cause serious injuries to everyone in the car no matter which side they’re on. 

Some vehicles come equipped with side airbags but don’t expect them to limit the impact too much. When you have the force of a 2,000-pound vehicle slamming into the side of your car door at over 25 miles per hour, a side airbag will do very little to shield you from the impact. Typically, if the collision causes the door to intrude about 6 inches or more, then your injuries will be serious. If less than 6 inches, you might have moderate injuries which you can recover from within a short amount of time.

Here are some of the common injuries that you can expect from a broadside accident:

  • Internal organ damage
  • Deep abrasions
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Disfigurement
  • Psychological Trauma

Death could also occur too. In that case, the surviving family members have a right to seek compensatory damages and possibly even punitive damages against the driver who as at fault in the accident. But if you have survived the accident and have sustained any kind of injuries from it, then you have the right to seek compensation in court too. 

What to Do Next

There are several steps that you must take after being victimized in a broadside accident. The first steps will be contacting your insurance company and making sure the police are aware of the accident. Chances are, the police will have already been to the accident site if it was severe enough. Now you need to have your insurance company pay for your medical expenses through the personal injury protection coverage that you have with them. New Jersey uses a “no-fault” system which requires you to have your insurance provider pay your medical expenses first. This law was implemented to reduce the number of personal injury lawsuits for injuries that are not too severe. 

Since you have been involved in a broadside accident, your injuries will probably fall into the severe category. And even if you think they don’t, you should still contact a Jersey City broadside accident attorney anyway to get their opinion. Your rights to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver will depend on the severity of your injuries and the type of insurance policy that you have. If you have a Basic policy, then your right to sue will be limited to permanent injuries and disabilities only. But if you have a Standard policy, this can give you an unlimited right to sue no matter how bad your injuries are. 

Contact a Jersey City Broadside Accident Attorney

Do not wait to call one of our Jersey City broadside accident attorneys after you have been injured in such an accident. We do a lot more than just going to court. We will provide you with assistance and guidance in your accident case from the very beginning. If your insurance company is not paying you the full personal injury protection coverage that you’re entitled to on your policy, we can work with your insurance provider to see that you get the maximum coverage possible for your medical expenses. Like previously stated, this coverage is the first step that you must take in New Jersey whenever you have been injured.

To schedule your free consultation, call our customer service department at 201-798-8000. You will get to meet with a Jersey City broadside accident attorney that will review your case thoroughly. Bring copies of the police report, medical report, and any other relevant documentation that you have about the accident. Based on the details of the case, we can offer you legal guidance on the best course of action to take next. Our mission is to get you the maximum amount of compensatory damages and punitive damages that the law will allow.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.