New Jersey’s car accident laws are complex – and accident victims who have been injured often have questions about their legal rights to compensation. Since 1981, the auto accident lawyers and staff of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., have devoted their legal careers to helping people who were injured as a result of the carelessness of others.
More About New Jersey Car Accidents
Both New York and New Jersey have No Fault Insurance. This means that your medical bills are paid by your own auto insurance carrier even if someone else was teh cause of your accident. Under No Fault Insurance, you will be entitled to receive PIP benefits (Personal Injury Protection), which may include medical bill coverage, income continuation, and additional money to help pay for additional help during your recovery. However, determining what benefits you may be entitled to can be tricky. For that reason people who are hurt in a car accident should contact an experienced and qualified lawyer sooner rather than later. Most people are unaware of the complex laws, rules and regulations that apply to No Fault and PIP claims. Because most injured people do not know or understand the complex laws they often make decisions which can prove fatal to their claims. Many of these poor decisions are avoidable. To learn more about this in more more detail, call todayor call for a free book entitled “The Common Guide to New Jersey Personal Injury Claims”. The book is free to all New Jersey residents or it can be downloaded for a fee on Amazon.com.
In 2009, New Jersey had 257,801 vehicle crashes, including 64,348 accidents where someone was injured, according to the NJ Department of Transportation. New Jersey also had 583 accidents involving fatalities in 2009. Among those crashes, there were 149 deaths where impaired driving was a factor, 65 motorcyclist fatalities and 69 fatal wrecks involving at least one tractor trailer or large truck.
Ten counties accounted for 414 of those traffic fatalities: Ocean County–63; Burlington County–48; Middlesex County–48; Atlantic County–43; Camden County–42; Essex County–41; Union County–41; Monmouth County–34; Cumberland County–28; and Bergen County–26
Injuries caused by those car accidents varied tremendously. Some of the more common serious injuries included:
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Head and facial injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Leg and foot injuries;
- Serious cuts and lacerations;
- Brain injuries and paralysis;
- Back injuries;
- Ruptured or herniated discs;
Most serious car accident injuries require extensive medical treatment, including costly surgical procedures and rehabilitative care or physical therapy. Serious injuries may prevent people from resuming work, maintaining their normal relationships with family members, and even performing basic functions of everyday living. For that reason, many car accident survivors who have been seriously injured turn to legal action to recover damages, or compensation for their injuries.
Money Damages For Your Car Accident Injuries
Following a car accident, you may be eligible to file a No Fault Insurance claim for the medical costs you have incurred as a result of the accident, as well as other damages, including:
- Pain and suffering – physical pain and suffering resulting from the injury, and in some cases mental pain and suffering may also be compensable;
- Medical bills – both current and future; (PIP Coverage)
- Lost wages;
- Damage to personal property;
- Loss of consortium – the loss of the marital relationship if the injured party was married.
The car accident attorneys at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. can help you get payment for necessary medical treatment for your injuries. Contact us immediately by calling (800) LAW-2000 and we can provide a free initial review of your case.
New Jersey’s No Fault Insurance
Unlike many states, New Jersey has no fault insurance, which means that if you have been injured in a car accident, you must file a claim with your own insurance company – even if the accident was someone else’s fault. Depending upon the type of coverage selected, your medical bills will be covered by your own auto insurance carrier or the host vehicle in which you were a passenger. If you are uninsured and struck while walking as a pedestrian, your medical bills will be paid by PLIGA.
Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay high claims even when the injuries are extremely serious. An experienced New Jersey car accident attorney is often the most effective way to recover the money you are entitled to by law. At Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., our car accident lawyers know how to build effective cases on behalf of our clients who have suffered serious physical injury in a vehicle wreck.
Experienced New Jersey Car Accident Assistance
The car accident lawyers at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., have been helping vehicle accident victims since 1981. We have handled thousands of accident injury claims, obtaining excellent results for our clients in many instances. Each case and the results vary, so we invite you to contact an auto accident lawyer at our New Jersey or New York offices to discuss the specifics of your situation. If we take your case, you can be assured we will use all the resources of our law firm to develop a strong argument for money damages and other compensation for you.
To speak with a personal injury lawyer with many years of experience, contact our New Jersey or New York offices at (800) LAW-2000. We do not charge attorney’s fees unless we are successful in your case and our initial consultations are free.
No Fee if No Recovery - Home and Hospital Consultations Available
We accept cases on a contingency fee base that means that you will not pay a legal fee unless we win you a settlement.
We represent clients in Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Toms River, Trenton, Clifton, Camden, Brick Township, Woodbridge Township, Bergen Co., Middlesex Co., Somerset Co., Warren Co., Sussex Co., Monmouth Co., Mercer Co., Ocean Co., Hudson Co., Passaic Co., Essex Co., Union Co., Morris Co., Teaneck, Fort Lee, Paramus, Hackensack, Hoboken, Secaucus, Englewood, Mahwah, Bergenfield, Union City, North Bergen, Ridgewood, Bayonne, Ridgefield, Belleville, Alpine, New Milford and Atlantic City. We focus on all kinds of accident and injury cases, including car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, as well as workers’ compensation cases.