xperiencing a car accident can have a rippling effect of losses throughout one’s life well into the future. For example, your injury from the accident may generate a slew of medical expenses. Missing time at work can make it all the more difficult to pay for these doctor’s bills on top of your usual living expenses, and things may start to get very stressful and complicated.
At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., our team holds strong to its conviction that you should not have to endure this kind of stress. If you or a loved one were the victim of an accident that someone else caused, that person should pay for your medical expenses and compensate you for your lost income, as well as your pain and suffering.
Contact a Jersey City car accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111 for a free consultation.
How Car Accidents May Happen
At the root of each situation, someone or some entity caused the accident that may have led to your injury. To help identify this party, a lawyer will need to identify how a car accident happened.
A 2018 Traffic Safety Facts stat sheet from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) details some of the critical reasons for car crashes. They have grouped the main causes into the following categories:
The NHTSA attributes 94% of motor vehicle accidents to various decision, recognition, and non-performance behaviors and conditions including:
- Distracted driving
- Driving too fast given road conditions
- Driving too fast at a curve
- Inaccurately assuming another driver’s actions
- Conducting illegal maneuvers
- Misjudging gaps and other cars’ speeds
- Poor control of the car’s direction
In 2% of the accidents the NHTSA evaluated, the accident resulted from vehicle problems, with the following being the top known causes:
- Tire/wheel-related issues
- Brake-related issues
- Steering or engine-related issues
2% of the accidents investigated by the NHTSA were caused by environmental conditions, including:
- Roads slick from ice, debris, etc
- Glare from sun or lights
- Other weather conditions
- Something that obstructed drivers’ view
- Highway conditions
- Signs and signals
- Design of the roads
If you hire a Jersey City car accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., a member of our team may be able to investigate the cause of your accident, and this can help lead us to the responsible party.
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How We May Investigate Your Car Accident
Evidence pointing to the cause and at-fault party in your accident case may be found in many different places. Our team can explore different sources to paint a clear picture of the circumstances that may have led to a collision.
In the past, we have gathered evidence from sources including:
- The site of a car crash
- Witness accounts
- Videos from nearby surveillance cameras
- Police accident reports
- Medical records related to crash injuries
- Wage statements from employers
We may also be able to consult with experts who can report on the financial, physical, and emotional consequences of an injury, as well as the impact it may have had and can continue to have on your ability to earn a living.
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Holding the At-Fault Party Liable for Your Damages
Before you may be considered eligible for compensation, personal injury law requires more than just proof that another person caused your accident. Several things must be established as true before you can possibly recover damages, including:
The “Duty of Care” Doctrine
First, one must prove that the defendant owed them a duty to act in the same way a reasonable person would act to keep them from being injured. This is called the duty of care. Next, they must prove that the defendant failed to fulfill this duty. A lawyer will have to prove that this negligence caused a car accident, and finally that the victim suffered physical, psychological, and financial damages from the injury they sustained in the accident.
If you decide to hire us, we may be able to use the evidence from our investigation to support the above arguments in your car accident case. Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. today at (201) 585-9111 so our team may be able to start investigating your accident and building a case.
Damages You May Be Able to Recover
The damages to which you may be entitled depend upon the nature and circumstances of your car accident, as well as the specific economic and noneconomic consequences for you as a victim.
Consider the following types of damages that might be relevant to your case:
- Surgeon fees
- Doctor fees
- Ambulance fees
- Hospitalization fees
- Prescription medicines
- Physical therapy/rehab
- Home modifications
- Mobility devices
- Replacement services
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished future potential earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
Every case is different, so you should not look to another car accident victim’s settlement and expect to recover the exact same damages they recovered. The best way to determine the value of your case is to talk to a car accident lawyer about the details of your case.
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Statute of Limitations Clock Is Ticking
The state of New Jersey enforces a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time personal injury victims, like those involved in car accidents have to take legal action. According to the statute, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.
Our law firm can help you stay on top of this important deadline and every other detail of your case if hired, so you can focus on the important task of recovering from your injury.
Our Jersey City Car Accident Lawyers Are Here for You
Over the course of our time helping personal injury victims, Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. has recovered more than $300 million for our clients. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning we do not charge our clients anything unless we win their case.
Let us start the process of helping you seek potential compensation for your car accident case. Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. at (201) 585-9111 for a free case evaluation.