If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a careless driver in New Jersey or New York, you have the right to file two possible legal claims:
- No-fault insurance claim – A claim for no-fault insurance benefits against your own auto insurance carrier (or the host driver’s insurance carrier if you were a passenger).
- Personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit – A claim for your losses against the driver who caused the accident.
Determining what benefits and compensation you may be entitled to receive and pursuing either type of claim can be challenging, especially when you are recovering from serious physical injuries or dealing with the loss of a family member. This is why it is important to contact an experienced car accident lawyer sooner rather than later. You don’t want to make any bad decisions or wait too long to act. It could prove fatal to your claim.
How a Car Accident Attorney Can Assist You
While you focus on your recovery and your family, your attorney can:
- Review insurance policies
- Collect evidence
- Interview witnesses
- Consult with experts
- File all necessary documents
- Make sure all deadlines are met.
There may be steps you can take to assist with your claim. For instance, you can provide your attorney with a list of potential witnesses or photos of your injuries or from the accident scene.
However, you won’t help your case if you speak with an insurance company before you consult with your attorney. Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay claims even when a victim’s injuries are extremely serious. Your attorney, on the other hand, will be focused on fighting for your right to be fully compensated – whether it involves facing the insurance company at the negotiation table or persuading a jury in the courtroom.
Contact Our Experienced Car Accident Lawyers Today
At Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., we have used our skills and resources to help automobile accident victims in New Jersey and New York since 1981. We have assisted victims of minor crashes as well as those involved in complex, multiple-vehicle wrecks. Our record includes numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Every case and every client is important to us. We truly have a passion for helping those who have been harmed by the careless acts of others. And we want to help you, too.
By pursuing no-fault, personal injury or wrongful death claims on your behalf, we can secure the funds you need and deserve after enduring the traumatic experience of being hurt or losing a family member in a car crash. This includes compensation for:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (harm to the marital relationship caused by the accident)
- Unpaid damage to your motor vehicle and other personal property.
To learn more about your legal rights and options after an automobile accident, we encourage you to read the extensive car accident resources content on our website as well as our book, “The Consumer’s Guide to New Jersey Personal Injury Claims.” The soft cover version of the book is free to all New Jersey residents who call our office for a copy. It can also be downloaded for a minimal fee on Amazon.com.
We also encourage you to schedule a consultation by calling Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., at (800) LAW-2000 or submitting our online form. We provide case reviews that are free and confidential. We can meet in your home or in the hospital. We can also speak by phone, Skype, FaceTime or GoToMeeting – whichever is the most convenient for you.
It is important to act without undue delay. In New Jersey and New York, car accident claims must be filed within certain time periods. Also, insurance companies often begin their own investigation of car accidents while victims are still recovering.
You will pay no attorney fees unless we secure a recovery for you.