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My automobile was wrecked beyond repair and the at-fault driver’s insurance company is refusing to reimburse me for what I believe the car is worth. My own insurance company is of little help. Should I file a small claims suit?

No. Filing a small claims lawsuit is one of the biggest mistakes you can make after a New Jersey car accident. Why? In New Jersey, there is a legal rule called the “Entire Controversy Doctrine” that permits you to file only one lawsuit per event. By filing a lawsuit in small claims court, you may unknowingly give up your right to file a lawsuit for personal injuries or financial losses that would provide a much large recovery.

You would be well advised to consult with an experienced New Jersey car accident attorney or NJ auto accident lawyer to protect your legal rights.

For more than 30 years, the skilled attorneys at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., have focused their legal talents on assisting people seriously injured through the carelessness of others. Our experienced New Jersey automobile accident lawyers understand how crashes occur and how to help people recover. Our law firm, based in New Jersey, is highly regarded throughout New Jersey for the quality of the counsel and legal representation that our personal injury attorneys provide.

Call our auto accident lawyers today at (800) LAW-2000 or use our online form to receive a free initial consultation. Translators for all languages are available.

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