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Jersey City Fender Bender Attorney

Hire an Experienced Fender Bender Attorney in Jersey City

A minor car accident is often referred to as a fender bender. The fender is the curved cover which goes over the wheel well to protect it from dirt and water. If someone lightly drives their vehicle into the back of another car, their fender will likely get bent or damaged. Although, a fender bender can technically refer to any minor car accident or collision which involves two or more different vehicles. It doesn’t necessarily have to involve the fender itself.

Most fender bender accidents only result in the fender and/or rear bumper being lightly dented. A lot of people in these situations tend to disregard this minor damage by not filing a claim with their insurance company, especially if they have a high deductible on their insurance plan. However, there can also be fender bender accidents where the car damage is quite severe and will require repairs to be made. In these cases, an insurance claim should be filed so that these expenses can be covered.

If a fender bender accident causes an injury to you or any of your passengers, then you will want to do more than just file an insurance claim. You will also want to contact an attorney who specializes in fender bender accidents in New Jersey to inquire about New Jersey car accident laws. Your insurance company might pay some money toward your medical bills, but you may require more compensation if your injury is too severe. Either way, you should at least contact an attorney if you were involved in a fender bender accident. Then you will know which legal path that you can take in your given situation.

At the Bhatt Law Group, we specialize in handling injury cases that stem from all types of car accidents. Contact us today to discuss your case.

Insurance Company Requirements

If you are involved in a minor fender bender in Jersey City that does no significant damage to your vehicle, you may be required to notify your insurance company about it. Even if you are not filing a claim over the accident, your insurance policy might still require you to notify the insurance provider of any accidents that happen with your vehicle. Otherwise, you might lose your insurance coverage with the provider if they discover that you did not notify them.

Sometimes a fender bender may cause no apparent damage on the outside, but there may be internal damage that won’t be discovered until a later date. If your insurance company discovers this internal damage and then asks you about it, this is how they will discover the accident that you covered up. They could also find out if the other driver’s insurance company contacts your insurance company and inquires about it. Therefore, you should contact your insurance company right after you contact the police.

New Jersey Law

If you get into a fender bender accident in New Jersey, the law requires that you file a police report whenever someone involved in the accident is injured or killed. If there are no injuries or deaths, you will only need to file a police report if there was over $500 in property damage because of the accident. Since fender benders typically cause less than $500 in property damage, then you won’t need to file a police report in these cases.

Filing a police report doesn’t mean that you must personally go down to the police department. All it takes is a simple phone call to file a report. In fact, it is preferred that you call your local police department immediately following the accident. Most people carry cell phones on them these days, so this should not be too difficult for you to do. If you don’t have a cell phone, then you have up to 10 days to notify the police about the accident. If you fail to do this, then you could be subjected to a big fine and the suspension of your driver’s license.

Hiring a Jersey City Fender Bender Attorney

Legally speaking, you are permitted to hire an attorney whenever you suffer any type of injury or property damage from a fender bender. Even if the side of your fender was merely scraped or dented, you have the legal right to seek damages against the driver who caused those damages. Just make sure you have already filed a police report and an insurance claim before hiring an attorney in Jersey City. This allows the attorney to review all the official legal information regarding the incident.

You may think that relying on your insurance company to seek damages on your behalf is the best way to go. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not really like to pursue big legal cases where fender benders are concerned. They might negotiate a deal for a settlement with the other driver’s insurance company, but it might not be enough compensation for your needs. Plus, if your insurance company feels like you caused the accident, they will deny your claim and then you won’t receive any compensation at all.

When you hire an attorney in New Jersey, you are hiring a legal expert who is going to go the extra mile to fight for the compensation that you deserve. They will work with your insurance company to negotiate for better compensation on your behalf. Insurance companies will often look for any way to pay as little as possible on your claim. So, if you think that you’re being ripped off by them, hire an attorney who knows the laws surrounding minor accidents and insurance compensation. They will make sure you get the compensation you’re entitled to.

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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.

Lawsuits Related to Fender Benders

Fender bender cases in New Jersey will rarely reach the point where someone will want to file a lawsuit. Unless there was a severe injury or death, the insurance companies are usually able to work out a settlement that will be fair for everybody. But if you have expensive medical bills or property damage that was not fully paid by your insurance provider, you could file a lawsuit against the other driver to seek damages.

Be aware that New Jersey requires you to file this lawsuit within 2 years after the accident. If an attorney thinks you have a good case, they will provide their services upfront for free. They will only be paid if they are able to get compensation for you.

Call us at (201) 798-8000 if you have been involved in a Fender Bender in Jersey City. We’ll provide you with a free consultation to discuss your options.

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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.