If another driver’s negligence caused your Edgewater car accident, they may be liable for your injuries. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more in a personal injury lawsuit.
An Edgewater car accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to take on your case while you concentrate on your recovery. We also handle wrongful death lawsuits.
Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111 to schedule your free case evaluation today.
Liability in a Car Accident
If another driver’s negligent actions caused your car accident, they may be liable for your injuries. Negligent driver actions include:
- Violating a traffic rule
- Drunk or intoxicated driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Reckless driving
There may be other parties involved in your car accident that are liable, such as:
- A negligent mechanic
- A negligent automobile component manufacturer
- A negligent municipality that creates a road hazard that causes an accident
An Edgewater car accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to identify the liable party in your car accident case and pursue them for compensation on your behalf.
Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents can produce a number of injuries, such as:
- Broken bones
- Cuts, scrapes, or abrasions
- Airbag impact injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal Injuries
- And more
We recommend that you seek medical care immediately after your car accident, even if you believe you only have minor injuries. You could have subtle or delayed symptoms that require treatment. A doctor can fully diagnose and begin treating your injuries. In addition, a prompt medical evaluation after your car accident can create a link in your medical record between the accident and your injuries that may be used as evidence in your case.
Car Accidents Can Make Pre-Existing Conditions Worse
Previous injuries and pre-existing conditions can complicate your case. Insurance companies may argue that you had the injuries before the accident and so they cannot pay for your previous health problems. However, if the accident made your pre-existing condition worse, the responsible driver may be liable for these injuries.
An Edgewater car accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to use your medical records from before the accident to prove that the accident made your injuries worse. We may be able to hire expert medical witnesses to testify how the accident exacerbated your pre-existing condition and created new damages for you.
In the worst-case scenario, a car accident can be fatal for victims. If your loved one was killed in an Edgewater car accident, Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to help you pursue damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
To learn more, call us for a free consultation at (201) 585-9111.
How an Edgewater Car Accident Lawyer May Be Able to Help You
If another party is liable for your injuries in Edgewater, you do not need to handle settlement negotiations or a personal injury lawsuit on your own. An Edgewater car accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to manage all aspects of your case when they represent you, including:
- Investigating your car accident
- Identifying the liable party
- Gathering evidence of their liability
- Gathering evidence of the extent of your injuries
- Hiring accident reconstruction and medical experts to testify in your defense
- Handling all legal communications, deadlines, and paperwork in your case
- Protecting your legal rights
If the responsible party’s insurance company is not willing to make you a fair settlement offer based on our evidence, we may be able to take your case to trial and defend your rights before a judge or jury.
Comparative Negligence in a Car Accident Case
In New Jersey, if you share some amount of the fault for your accident, your compensation may be reduced by that amount. For example, if a judge determines that you are 20% responsible for the accident, and your damages total $100,000, your compensation may be reduced by 20% to $80,000.
The responsible party’s insurance company may try to use comparative negligence to defend their client by claiming that you are responsible for a larger percentage of the accident than is true.
After your car accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company may ask you to agree to record a statement. We recommend that you use extreme caution in this situation, as the insurance company may be able to use your statements to reduce or deny your claim.
When you work with Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., an Edgewater car accident lawyer from our firm can handle communications with the responsible party’s insurance company on your behalf. We can also gather evidence to refute unjust accusations that you have a greater amount of responsibility for your accident than is true.
A Legal Time Limit on Your Case
We recommend acting soon if you are considering legal action for Edgewater car accident injuries. New Jersey imposes a general two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits per N.J.S. 2A:14-2. If you are pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit, a two-year statute of limitations may pertain to your case per N.J.S. 2A:31-3.
Certain circumstances could alter these statutes of limitation. For information about what specific legal deadlines pertain to your case, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C.
Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. Today
If you have sustained injuries from a car accident, an Edgewater car accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to help you through the paperwork process and the hassle of dealing with insurance claims.
We offer a free consultation to Edgewater car accident victims. Call us today at (201) 585-9111 to discuss your case and your legal options with a member of our team.
We may be able to handle your case on a contingency-fee basis where you do not pay our lawyers for their services unless and until you recover compensation in a settlement offer or court awards.