New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the United States. Not surprisingly then, car accidents frequently occur on New Jersey’s major roads and highways including the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Route 287, Route 280, Route 80, Route 46, Route 23, and Route 15. In addition to serving the residents of Sussex County, the O'Donnell Law Firm represents auto accident victims in Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Morris County, Passaic County, Somerset County, and Warren County.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in new Jersey understanding your rights in a time of crisis is essential. For New Jersey residents, awareness of the No-Fault system and comparative negligence laws can help you and your family obtain the compensation you deserve for a personal injury caused by an car accident. But New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations on filing a personal injury lawsuit against an at-fault driver. Contact an experienced New Jersey car accident attorney today for a free consultation.
A car accident can change your whole life in a split second. For more than 25 years the O’Donnell Law Firm has helped the victims of New Jersey car accidents obtain necessary medical treatment and financial compensation. Our Sussex County NJ law firm has the experience and resources to pursue automobile accident claims with insurance companies and make sure our clients are protected and well-compensated for their injuries. There are no legal fees unless we recover on your behalf.
New Jersey Car Insurance Law
Since New Jersey is a no-fault state, car accident victims can recover compensation in one of two ways. First, a lawyer can initiate a no-fault claim against the driver’s own insurance company. It is common for insurance carriers to limit benefits for medical expenses, rehabilitation, and ongoing care, even when the driver has Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. Property damage claims are covered by collision insurance. If these options do not work, your NJ auto accident lawyer can file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver before New Jersey’s two-year statute of limitations ends.
After a car accident you should follow these steps to protect your legal rights:
- Exchange information with the other driver or drivers.
- Get the driver’s policy number, carrier, license plate number, and vehicle information.
- Identify eyewitnesses and copy their contact info.
- Contact local law enforcement or 9-1-1.
- Do not reveal the details of your insurance coverage.
- Never sign insurance documents before contacting a qualified lawyer.
- Take pictures of the accident scene to document damage.
- Never admit liability.
Car accidents are a leading cause of serious injuries and personal injury lawsuits in New Jersey. Ms. O’Donnell will completely manage your case from start to finish. Ms. O’Donnell’s approach is to be aggressive from the outset of the claim, establishing communication with the insurance carrier, interviewing witnesses, taking photographs of accident scenes, obtaining medical records and medical evaluations. Throughout the entire process, Ms. O’Donnell works to ensure that your legal rights are protected, and that you receive the best possible representation — and recovery.
New Jersey uses the no-fault system, in which the insurance policy for each driver covers that driver’s medical expenses regardless of fault. This law is designed to protect healthcare providers and curb litigation. However, if you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, contact the O’Donnnel Law Firm learn how you can get the compensation you deserve.
Comparative Negligence Law
Comparative Negligence provides a way to allocate fault between parties in an auto accident when the answer to this question is not entirely clear. Before filing a lawsuit in court, consider having the O’Donnell Law Firm review the merits of your claim, with no cost or obligation.
Contact our New Jersey Car Accident lawyers today for a free consultation about your auto accident case.