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New Jersey Car Accident Lawyer: Protecting the Rights of the Injured

Car accidents in the United States account for approximately 30,000 fatalities each year, with many involving collisions between passenger vehicles resulting in severe or fatal injuries. These accidents can involve buses, trucks, tractor-trailers, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. The majority of car accidents are preventable and often stem from someone’s negligence or reckless behavior.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, it is crucial to consult with a New Jersey car accident attorney about the possibility of filing a personal injury claim. With the help of an experienced injury lawyer, your rights will be protected throughout the legal process.

The Importance of Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer in New Jersey

Although you may be able to handle a New Jersey auto accident injury claim on your own in some relatively straightforward personal injury cases, working with a lawyer is typically in your best interest. This is especially true if your accident resulted in severe bodily injuries or the death of a loved one. There are also complexities that come with uber accidents and lyft accidents in New Jersey.

Insurance companies understand the risks involved in car accidents and will actively defend their financial interests. In contrast, your attorney will advocate for you and fight to secure the highest possible settlement. According to the Insurance Research Council, those who have legal representation in car accident cases often receive insurance benefits that are, on average, 3.5 times larger than those who do not.

What to Do After a Car Accident in New Jersey

Taking certain key steps after a car accident can not only help your case but also assist your lawyers in establishing grounds for a claim if you decide to file. Know the New Jersey car accident laws and keep the following steps in mind if you or a loved one is involved in a car accident:

Seek Medical Attention
Visit a doctor who can assess your injuries, provide a diagnosis, and initiate treatment. The physician’s diagnosis will be crucial to your claim.

Notify Your Insurance Company
Inform your insurance provider about the accident as soon as possible. Only provide basic facts, but consult with your car accident attorney before accepting any settlement from your insurer or another party’s insurer.

Obtain the Police Report
The crash report contains vital information about the accident and can help your personal injury lawyer investigate your case. Contact the local police department that generated the report, or order a copy online.

Keep Records
Gather and maintain copies of all medical bills, auto repair invoices, and other receipts related to the accident. Also, keep any photos of the accident scene or your injuries, as well as contact information for witnesses.

Key Questions to Ask After a Car Accident

Car accidents can be stressful, and the stress intensifies when the injuries have a significant negative impact on your life. If your injuries prevent you from working or result in mounting medical expenses, you might wonder if you should call a lawyer after a car accident.

The simple answer is yes, but it’s also important to evaluate your situation with the help of the following questions. Here are 12 essential questions to ask any lawyer reviewing your car accident claim:

What steps should I take to protect my car accident case?
Personal injury lawyers often receive questions like this regarding car accidents. In addition to preserving evidence from the accident scene and afterward, your attorney will likely advise you to be cautious when dealing with the other driver’s insurance company and may request that you refrain from providing a recorded statement to the insurer until your lawyer can discuss the details of your accident with you.

What information do I need to provide?
Car accident attorneys, like any lawyer, require comprehensive documentation of your accident, case, and injuries. By asking an attorney what types of photos, evidence, witnesses, documents, and other materials will best serve your case, you can better understand what you can contribute.

How long will my case take?
When asking this question, look for an honest response from a car wreck lawyer. The reality is that settling a lawsuit or reaching a decision at trial can take anywhere from a few weeks to over a year. This is because it takes time to ensure you receive full financial compensation for your damages and injuries from a car accident, and the insurance company will want to review and assess every piece of information, photo, and witness provided.

What damages can I recover?
The potential damages in a car accident case can vary significantly due to the unique nature of each accident. While car accident lawsuits often seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage, your lawyer should be able to explain precisely what possible damages you may be entitled to, depending on the specifics of your accident and injuries.

Will my case go to trial?
This question might reveal more about the lawyer you’re speaking with than it initially seems. In reality, most cases are settled out of court, and most plaintiffs never set foot in a courtroom. Your lawyer should inform you of this likelihood but also ensure that they are preparing for the possibility of a trial. They should display confidence in their ability to negotiate with the insurer without going to trial and demonstrate that they are prepared to take the insurer to court if necessary.

Injuries and Filing a Lawsuit in New Jersey

In New Jersey, if you sustained significant injuries in a car accident, you might be allowed to “step outside” the no-fault system. Negligent drivers and automakers can be held legally accountable after a serious collision. You may pursue legal action if you suffered any of the following injuries as a result of a car accident in New Jersey: dismemberment, significant scarring, permanent harm, or disfigurement.

To hold the responsible party legally accountable for your injuries, you must prove that their negligent or reckless behavior caused the accident.

Proving Negligence
To succeed in a car accident case in New Jersey, you must demonstrate the following elements of negligence: the other driver had a duty to drive safely; the other driver breached that duty by driving carelessly; the driver’s violation resulted in harm to you; and the harm caused to you warrants damages or compensation.

If the defendant can refute at least one of these elements, you lose the case. To win your case, you must hire a skilled car accident lawyer because the plaintiff must prove how the defendant caused the harm.

Avoid These Common Mistakes After a Car Accident

If you have been in a car accident, make sure to avoid these common mistakes:

Accepting an Early Offer
The insurance company will try to persuade you to accept a quick settlement. They’ll offer you the lowest payment possible in an attempt to minimize their payout. They know you need money and are anxious, so they use this tactic to reduce the overall cost of the claim.

Allow us to represent you and secure the appropriate compensation. We will consider your overall injuries, lost wages, vehicle damage, and medical expenses. Moreover, we look beyond that, taking into account your potential future medical expenses and lost wages.

Worrying About Finances
We understand you need money to pay your bills, but you must let us handle it. As your attorney, we will defend your interests every step of the way. We’ll take on the task of approaching the insurance company and explaining why they must make a specific financial payment to you. By letting us handle this responsibility, you can focus on resting and recovering. Avoid spending too much time on endless phone calls with the insurance provider or filling out their numerous documents.

Contact us as soon as possible to discuss your car injury compensation claim. In certain situations, the law may only give you up to 90 days to file a claim, or it may prohibit you from seeking compensation. In other cases, you may have up to two years to file. The sooner we join your team, the more assistance we can provide.

Remember Time Limits for Filing a Claim

There is a limited window of opportunity to file a car accident injury claim. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations typically expires two years after the date of the accident. If you don’t file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out, you may lose any chance of obtaining compensation. Seek legal advice from a New Jersey car accident attorney near you as soon as possible following your accident.

Contact a New Jersey Car Accident Lawyer Today

After a car accident, enlist the help of a New Jersey car accident lawyer to assist with any injuries you may have sustained. With their guidance, you can move forward with filing a claim against the responsible parties while keeping key considerations in mind.

Are you ready to seek justice for yourself or a loved one? Then contact the Bhatt Law Group today by clicking here or calling (201) 798-8000 to get started.

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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.