New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Have You Been Injured in an Accident? Our Firm Can Help.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident that is someone else’s fault, the law provides you with recourse. Pursuing a lawsuit may allow you to obtain compensation for the financial, emotional, and physical toll associated with your injuries. Get help taking legal action and fight for the justice you deserve by enlisting an experienced New Jersey accident attorney.
The costs of injuries can be overwhelming, especially when an insurance company tries to intimidate you into taking less than you are truly entitled to. The lawyers at our firm understand how difficult it can be when you or your family member suffers harm in an accident involving a vehicle. We know you are likely struggling with the difficult decision to pursue legal action or try to handle this situation on your own and we can help. Our NJ personal injury law firm is dedicated to providing the personalized service and aggressive representation you need to recover maximum damages. Whether your case can be resolved through negotiations or an effective trial strategy, we will do everything we can to deliver the best possible result.
Involved in a motor vehicle accident in New Jersey? A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can significantly improve your chances of obtaining a recovery. We work on a contingency model, which means there is absolutely no fee unless we win your claim. Call us today at 732-810-0336 or fill out our online form for a free case review.
What Kind of Motor Vehicle Accident Led to Your Injuries in NJ?
While you typically assume a motor vehicle accident occurs when one car collides with another, not all vehicle accidents simply involve two cars. Sometimes, accidents involve several vehicles on the roadway or other types of vehicles aside from cars. There are a multitude of ways in which vehicle collisions and injuries occur.
You could have been injured while riding as a passenger in a friend’s car. Or perhaps your car was hit by a larger vehicle, like a truck or bus. Still more, you could have suffered injuries in an accident involving a multi-car pile up. Other accidents on New Jersey roads involve people riding their bikes or even pedestrians walking or stopped on the street. Road construction is another leading contributor to motor vehicle crashes and the injured victims who suffer harm during these accidents.
Our experienced New Jersey accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to answer these questions and more, as we often handle injury claims for victims injured in:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- 18 Wheeler Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Multi-Car Accidents
- Single Car Accidents
- Uber Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Dirt bike and ATV Accidents
The type of vehicle involved in your accident case and what the vehicle is being used for can have a significant impact on how a lawsuit proceeds in the state of New Jersey. Every scenario warrants specific legal and procedural steps when it comes to insurance coverage and liability. You need a lawyer who understands the nuances of NJ motor vehicle accident laws and can help you address the facets of your unique claim. We are here to untangle the mess and let you concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
Potential Causes of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accidents
The possible causes of accidents on NJ roads are as variable as the vehicles that may be involved in them. Sadly, you can be injured in an accident through no fault of your own. In order to have a valid injury claim, there needs to be some form of negligence. Negligence simply means at least one party is at fault. When you think of negligence, simply think of the cause of the accident. The cause, and person or party responsible for the cause, is how we determine liability.
Some of the common causes of motor vehicle accidents include:
- Drunk driving: driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious problem that causes many motor vehicle accidents
- Speeding: when another driver is going too fast, it can leave little time to respond and cause greater impact upon collision.
- Distracted driving: the advent of phones has brought many new issues when it comes to driving, especially texting, talking on the phone, using social media, or operating a GPS
- Dangerous roads: roads that haven’t been maintained, were poorly designed, lack the necessary signage, or contain hazards that have not be addressed may lead to a motor vehicle accidents
- Vehicle Manufacturing or Design Defects: defective car designs or problems with manufactured products like airbags can cause accidents due to vehicle malfunctioning
- Reckless driving: when a driver operates a car with utter disregard for traffic laws or the safety of others, unsuspecting drivers who share the roadway can be injured
Additionally, in some circumstances, a bar owner can be held liability for a motor vehicle accident if the bar owner served an obviously intoxicated individual and that individual was involved in a motor vehicle accident. For more information visit our bar owner liability page.
Our attorneys handle claims which result from accidents which occur in various different ways. Sometimes accidents happen due to some of the following circumstances:
- Rear-End Accidents
- Head On Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
Common Injuries from Motor Vehicle Accidents in New Jersey
Though each and every accident is different and each person involved in an accident is different, in some cases motor vehicle accidents can cause very serious permanent injuries. Some injuries that are caused by car accidents include:
- Loss of Limbs
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spine Injuries
- Herniated Discs
- Head Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Organ damage
- Wrongful Death
- Permanent Disability
Many of these injuries require extensive medical treatment, prescription drugs, and rehabilitative therapy, all of which can come at a catastrophic cost. This comes in addition to the loss of income that you may suffer while out of work, and possibly the long-term financial effects of being unable to work in your previous position.
Some of the other injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents cannot be seen – including the emotional distress, mental trauma, and pain and suffering you are forced to bear. Ultimately, the costs of your accident can be permanent and irreparable. Nevertheless, an experienced NJ accident injury attorney can fight for the compensation you need restore your previous financial position and take care of your future needs. If you have suffered injuries from an accident in New Jersey and would like to speak with one of our attorneys about your legal options to recover damages, call us today for a free consultation.
How Much Compensation can I get for my Injuries?
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in New Jersey, you may be entitled to compensation. Each accident case is unique, meaning the amount of compensation you can recover will be determined by the specific circumstances of the accident and resulting injuries. However, there are overarching categories under the umbrella of damages that will factor into the amount of money that you can recover.
Economic losses are the actual money that you lost as a result of being involved in the accident. These economic losses could include medical expenses, deductibles paid to have your vehicle repaired, the cost of transportation while your car is unusable, the costs of physical therapy and other rehabilitative care, and other monetary expenses that occur after the accident.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering compensation is money paid for the pain and suffering thrust upon you as a result of the collision. Under New Jersey laws, the way in which an individual is compensated for their pain and suffering is through monetary damages. There is absolutely no cap on the amount of damages you can recover for pain and suffering in an NJ injury claim.
Lost wages are for the income that the individual did not receive because they were unable to work due to their injury. Lost wages take into account money that was lost in the past and in some circumstances can also include money that the individual will be unable to earn in the future. For example, if you are left with a permanent disability after being involved in a motor vehicle accident and can no longer work at your job, you may be compensated for future loss of income.
Diminished value of the vehicle
Lost value of the vehicle or diminished value of the vehicle are damages that you will not receive because the resale value of your vehicle has been reduced due to the accident. Claims that account for diminished value of the vehicle are relatively new but increasingly common due to services such as car facts.
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
If you have been involved in an accident and the person at fault does not have any insurance or has very low insurance coverage, you may be able to make a claim for additional damages through your own insurance coverage. New Jersey has various types of insurance coverage, including underinsured or uninsured motorist benefits. Obtaining compensation for an underinsured driver is called underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage.
What to do if You Want to File an NJ Accident Claim
Motor vehicle accidents happen on a regular basis, but that doesn’t mean you should accept this serious event and sacrifice your right to pursue justice. If you have been injured in an accident in NJ, having an experienced attorney represent you in your accident claim is very important. There are very specific requirements involved when pursuing an accident claim and in order to win, yours needs to be as comprehensive and compelling as possible. With this in mind, it is very important that you speak with an attorney who understands accident claims and can address all of the legal and procedural steps in the process. We have a different approach to injury claims, as we don’t allow clients to feel like they are lost in a big firm where no one knows or truly cares about them. We walk you through every phase of the process, and we begin an extensive investigation as soon as you enlist our firm to handle your claim.
Our attorneys will begin by interviewing you, the client, to understand every detail that you remember about the accident and the events that preceded and followed after it. We handle everything from there, obtaining the police report, sending investigators out to obtain photos or take statements, requesting medical records, and taking photos of the accident scene and your injuries. We dedicate the time and focus that your claim needs in order to be the most successful. By the time we proceed through negotiations and trial if necessary, our injury lawyers have crafted a strategy to deliver the best possible result.
Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident in New Jersey?
If you or someone you know would like to speak with one of our attorneys after being injured in an accident, call us day or night at 732-810-0336 for a free consultation. Our experienced New Jersey motor vehicle accident lawyers are here to help you determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit. If so, we will do everything in our power to get the maximum amount of money for your accident claim. We work at no cost to you unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.