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New Jersey Car Accident Lawsuit

scale of justice in empty courtroomNJ car accident attorneys fighting for the rights of injury victims throughout northern New Jersey, including Hackensack, Paramus, and all of Bergen County.

Few experiences are more jarring than being in an automobile crash that produces serious injuries, and if you have recently found yourself in such a predicament, you may be considering filing a car accident lawsuit in New Jersey. Though no one expects to be involved in a collision when they venture out on the roadways, the fact is that in 2012 alone, over 60,000 car accidents occurred throughout the state. Over 500 of those crashes were fatal.  For the last 2 decades, Eisbrouch Marsh has represented victims of serious auto accidents in NJ and helped them secure the compensation necessary for true healing and recovery.

Victims of motor vehicle crashes experience varying levels of anger, worry and uncertainty as they deal with the aftermath of their injures.  Like them, you may be wondering how you will be able to return to work, provide for your family and resume your life as it was before the accident. Often victims come to realize that filing a car accident lawsuit offers the best chance of obtaining at least fair compensation for the harm you have endured.  Consultation with a New Jersey car accident lawyer usually comes soon thereafter.

A successful personal injury lawsuit can help victims obtain compensation to cover:

  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduction in earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Common causes of NJ auto accidents and the injuries they cause

Negligence on New Jersey roads is unfortunately quite commonplace, and certain types of acts and omissions are responsible for the lion’s share of serious motor vehicle accidents. Excessive speed, distracted driving, impaired driving, unsafe lane changes and poorly maintained vehicles are all common contributors to life-threatening incidents.

Negligent actions on the road often result in serious injuries including:

At Eisbrouch Marsh, we know the toll car accident injuries take not just on the victims but also on their families, social networks, and business endeavors.  We believe legal resolution offers the best possible outcome for  all involved. The law provides an effective avenue for injured parties to pursue the compensation they deserve, and we stand ready to provide zealous, comprehensive representation to each of our clients in Essex, Middlesex, Hudson, Passaic, Morris and Bergen County.

Securing an auto accident settlement in New Jersey

The immediate aftermath of a vehicle collision is almost always a frightening time. However, by taking the right steps in the moments following a crash, you can greatly improve your ultimate chances of financial recovery.

Important tasks following any serious automobile accident include:

  • Try to remain calm and not make rash statements to anyone at the site
  • Check for injuries and summon medical assistance if needed
  • Contact law enforcement officers and remain on the scene until they arrive
  • Try not to move the vehicles involved unless they pose an immediate traffic hazard
  • Take notes of your recollections of the events leading up to the accident
  • Take photos of the scene and the vehicles, if possible
  • Speak to eyewitnesses in the area and secure their contact information
  • Contact a skilled auto accident attorney
  • Get in touch with your insurance carrier
  • Maintain records of medical treatments received
  • Follow all advice of treating physicians and therapists

It is important to preserve as much evidence as possible in the minutes following the incident, so that liability can be clearly established. While you should always cooperate with law enforcement and first responders, it is important not to admit fault to them, to eyewitnesses or any other parties. Doing so could cause considerable harm to your case, should you decide to file a lawsuit as a means to obtain financial compensation.

How no-fault insurance may impact your auto accident lawsuit

New Jersey is a no-fault auto insurance state, meaning that statutory limits and requirements are imposed on the benefits an injured party may receive. While it is true that your own no-fault insurance policy will cover economic losses you have sustained regardless of which party is determined to be responsible, that is not to say that the process of receiving benefits is always easy. Furthermore, the manner in which your no-fault claim is handled may ultimately restrict your ability to pursue non-economic damages in a lawsuit against the at fault driver. An experienced team of attorneys can help you navigate this complex landscape and help preserve your right to seek full compensation through the legal system.

Because the goal of all insurance carriers is to deny or limit as many claims as possible, it is essential that you enlist the aid of attorneys possessing vast experience negotiating with carriers, assembling key evidence, obtaining witness accounts and gathering expert testimony to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.

At Eisbrouch March, we have access to an expansive network of case investigators, support staff and experts who can marshal the facts of your case and help achieve the financial recovery you need and deserve.

Filing a New Jersey car accident lawsuit

Making the decision to pursue a car accident lawsuit in Bergen County or anywhere in Northern NJ can sometimes be difficult. However, if you have suffered severe injuries as the result of another driver’s negligence, you may have few other options when it comes to receiving the financial compensation you need in order to move forward. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of taking legal action, bear in mind that New Jersey law requires you to do so within two years of the date of the incident itself. Therefore, time truly is of the essence.

To schedule a no-cost case evaluation with one of our personal injury lawyers in New Jersey, contact us at 201-342-5545. We look forward to reviewing the facts of your case and providing you with a straightforward, honest assessment of your legal options.

  1. State of New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Crash Statistics by Severity, http://www.state.nj.us/transportation.refdata/accident/pdf/njcrash.pdf
  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Performance (Core Outcome) Measures For New Jersey, http://www.-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/STSI/34_NJ/2012/34_NJ_2012.htm