New Jersey Car Accident Lawyers
Injured in an Auto Accident? Call 973-845-4421
With nearly 6.5 million automobile accidents occurring in the United States each year, there is a significant likelihood that each of us will eventually be involved in one. Injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident can range from minor to severe and may be life-threatening or result in fatality.
What To Do After a Car Accident
If you are involved in an automobile or truck collision in New Jersey, no matter how minor, make sure you stay at the scene of the accident (if you are not taken to the hospital by first responders). Document everything you can by taking pictures and/or video or recording information on your cell phone. Do not admit fault at the scene of an accident, but answer the questions of law enforcement offices truthfully. Obtain from the other drivers and witnesses their contact information, driver’s license numbers, insurance information, license plate numbers, and, if possible, take photos of the crash scene, the vehicles, traffic control devices and signs, road debris and/or damage, and any visible injuries. Seek proper medical treatment immediately, and document all the care you receive.
Maintaining good records can assist your attorney in securing appropriate compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered.
NEVER discuss the accident or your injuries with any of the insurance companies which insure the vehicles involved until you’ve consulted an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney. A seasoned auto accident attorney can advise you how to proceed properly in order to protect your rights.
Compensation for Damages in a NJ Motor Vehicle Accident
An experienced motor vehicle accident attorney may seek compensation for the following damages:
- Property loss or damage
- Past and anticipated medical and therapy bills
- Permanent disability (lost wages and lost earning capacity)
- Emotional trauma
- Household and vehicle modifications to accommodate your injuries (such as wheelchair ramps, lifts, etc.)
- Damages surrounding loss of enjoyment of life and inability to engage in usual daily activities
- Punitive (punishment) damages
“While coming highly-recommended to me, Jeff handled a motor vehicle case wherein I sustained permanent injuries from 4 pelvic fractures. He was very upfront with me about the value of my case and he succeeded in going above and beyond to make sure I received the settlement I deserved for my injuries. Jeff’s level of expertise and professionalism surpassed even my greatest expectations.”
“I just wanted to take some time to thank you and your team for all your help in the last 3 1/2 years. Your confidence, professionalism, knowledge, and efficiency in resolving this case have been greatly appreciated by my family and I.”
“I wish to convey my esteem and admiration for your professional excellence and personal manner in dealing with me regarding my auto accident case. Your attention to detail and knowledge were impressive by any standard.”
Compensation for Wrongful Death in New Jersey
In the unfortunate event of losing a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, an experienced New Jersey car accident attorney may seek compensation for the following damages on behalf of you and your family:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering of the deceased
- Loss of future income
- Loss of future benefits (such as medical benefits and retirement benefits/pension)
- Loss of love, affection, companionship, guidance, marital consortium, etc.
- Loss of household services the deceased performed (such as childcare, bookkeeping, property and vehicle maintenance, etc.)
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death claim. You are going to need the representation of an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney.
For over 70 years, the legal team at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari has successfully represented New Jersey automobile accident injury victims and has handled thousands of motor vehicle accident claims for injury victims and their families.
Contact us today at 973-845-4421 for a confidential, no-cost consultation with regard to your automobile accident claim.
Frequently Asked Questions About New Jersey Car Accidents
At Blume Forte, we offer free initial consultations to discuss the details of your case. We also go over the fees and costs associated with hiring a lawyer. Our attorneys receive a contingency fee, which is a percentage of what you will be awarded. This is dependent on if they are successful in winning your case
Being involved in a car accident can be traumatizing and have catastrophic repercussions. The first thing you should do after an accident is to contact the police and wait for them to arrive at the scene. Collect the information of the other parties involved. If there were witnesses get their contact information. Regardless of how severe you believe your injuries are, seek medical attention. If you believe negligence played a part in your accident, contact an experienced car accident attorney.
What your case is worth can be difficult to estimate without knowing all the details. It comes down to the damages you may have suffered. Some common ones are medical expenses, loss of a loved one, and loss of future wages. For the best estimate of how much your case is worth, speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer.