Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of injury in the United States, often leaving victims with mounting medical bills and other expenses. Even minor injuries can quickly add up in terms of cost and lost income from missed days at work.
If you are suffering from injuries and believe another driver is to blame, reach out to a Linden car accident lawyer from our firm. The team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. believes that no victim should have to carry the burden of someone else’s negligence. Let our firm review your case for free by calling (201) 585-9111.
Driver Negligence Leads to Collisions
According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Union County had 20,377 accidents in 2018. While this report does not specify the reason for each reported collision, driver error is a significant cause of traffic accidents in the United States.
In many cases, driving errors are an act of negligence. Negligence is the failure to take reasonable steps to preserve the safety of others. For drivers, this means failing to follow the rules of the road and failing to practice safe driving, which can lead to collisions with others. The following are common examples of driver negligence:
- Distraction from cell phone use, conversations with passengers, eating, and similar factors
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Speeding, road rage, and other forms of aggressive driving
- Failure to check the vehicle’s blind spot before merging or turning
- Driving while drowsy or intoxicated
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Linden, call (201) 585-9111
How to Pursue Compensation in a Car Accident Case
In New Jersey, one major way that victims secure compensation after a car accident is through an insurance settlement. New Jersey requires all drivers to carry liability insurance that will cover losses the policyholder causes to others in a collision.
While the claims process may seem straightforward, negotiations with an insurer can easily get drawn out over a long period. Meanwhile, you will likely be facing medical bills and loss of income due to your injuries. Rather than dealing with the liable driver’s insurance company on your own while recovering, you can hire an attorney to handle negotiations for you.
The team at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. can handle settlement negotiations with insurers. We can also advise you when a fair settlement may not be possible with an insurance company and when a court case may be necessary. If you are dealing with injuries after a collision, our team can review your case and determine if you qualify to pursue compensation.
We are ready to fight on behalf of our clients, so call (201) 585-9111 now.
Building a Lawsuit After a Collision
If it is not possible to settle your case through an insurance claim, you and your attorney may choose to proceed with a personal injury lawsuit. In many ways, the claim you submit to the insurance company is similar to the case you file in court.
Your claim may include evidence of the other driver’s negligence, such as video or photographs of the scene, phone records, police reports, and statements from eyewitnesses. You will also need to offer proof of your injuries and expenses, using items like your medical records and receipts.
One factor you will need to keep in mind is that personal injury lawsuits must adhere to a statute of limitations. New Jersey (NJ) Rev Stat § 2a:14-2 generally gives victims only two years from when the collision occurs to file a civil suit. It can help to have an attorney working on your case to ensure you do not let this deadline lapse and lose your right to sue.
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Let a Linden Car Accident Lawyer Help You
When another driver’s negligence puts you in harm’s way, you should not have to bear the financial burden of the collision. You also should not have to bear the mental and emotional burden of pursuing compensation on your own.
Hiring a car accident lawyer to take on your case can give you the peace of mind that you need to recover. While an attorney fights for compensation to cover your treatment and other losses, you can put your energy toward healing and moving forward. Based on the needs of your particular case, your lawyer may handle various tasks on your behalf.
At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., we offer to handle every step in the pursuit of compensation for our clients. If you choose our firm, you can trust that we will offer the following services and more:
- A full investigation into the incident
- Thorough evidence collection
- Legal guidance on the best approach to seeking compensation
- Communication with the liable parties and their representatives
- Prompt filing of your insurance claim or lawsuit
- Settlement negotiations
- Representation in court, as necessary
Why Choose Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C.
At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., our firm takes pride in advocating for those who suffered injuries because of another’s negligence. During a challenging time in your life, we can take of the details of your case so that you can focus on your recovery.
Our lawyers work based on contingency rather than an hourly fee. If we represent you, we will only request payment after we recover a settlement or award on your behalf. Our fee will come in the form of a percentage of your compensation, never from upfront fees.
To learn more and get started with a complimentary consultation, reach out to Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C today at (201) 585-9111.