Should I File A Car Accident Claim?
Pursuing a legal claim for a car accident may seem like a daunting task and something you want to avoid. We encourage you, however, to consider allowing our team to help you through the process. Without a legal claim, the insurance company can offer you a lowball offer that barely covers any of your needs and may even refuse to cover some of the damages. You may be left having to pay for the costs of your injuries on your own.
Pursuing a personal injury claim does not mean that you will need to go to court. In fact, most car accident cases in New Jersey can be handled outside of court. Our legal team is here to help you succeed with your claim.
Put Decades of Experience on Your Side
Have you been involved in a serious auto collision in New Jersey? If so, you probably have several pressing questions running through your mind, including "Who is going to pay for the damage that was done to my car?" or "How will I be able to afford my medical bills?" The New Jersey auto accident attorneys at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law understand what you are going through after sustaining an injury. That is why we fight tirelessly to secure the best outcome possible in every case we take.
Hear it from a Past Car Accident Victim
"I recommend their service to anyone because I had a great experience!"
When your life has been turned upside down because of someone else's careless and negligent actions, turn to out firm. Our award-winning attorneys go to battle for you, having handled thousands of case and recovered millions of dollars. By contacting our Bergen County car accident attorneys immediately after a collision, you will have the opportunity to file a claim with the other party's insurance company or to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against them for the cost of the physical and non-economic losses that you have suffered.
Why Hire Our Firm?
- Free Consultations
- Decades of Combined Experience
- Millions Recovered
- Thousands of Cases Handled
Distracted Driving & Drunk Driving Statistics
With the advent of portable technology, including cell phones and GPS devices, distracted driving practices have begun to show their devastating effects on the roadways across the country. Statistics show that more nearly 3,100 victims are killed annually at the hands of a distracted driver, as nearly 18% of all traffic fatalities can be attributed to this form of negligent driving. The official U.S. government website for distracted driving explains that the reason for this may due to the fact that "driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%" (Distraction.org).
Irresponsible drivers that neglect to abide by the law-as talking on a cell phone and texting while driving has been banned in almost every state-are not only putting their own lives at risk, but they are also endangering the lives of everyone else that is sharing the road. Similarly, drunken driving accidents have remained at a consistently steady rate over the years. Statistics show that approximately one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related accident at some point in their life, which is not surprising when compared with the fact that more than 1.41 million drivers are arrested annually for driving under the influence.
Unfortunately, when these negligently caused collisions occur, it is usually the unsuspecting victim that is forced to endure the most severe consequences. For this reason, if you have been injured in a drunk driving or distracted driving accident, it is your right to pursue compensation for the harm that you have suffered. By filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver, you will have the chance to recover damages for the cost of any medical treatment that you have undergone, as well as for the emotional pain and suffering that you have been caused.
Get Started on Your Case Today
If you have been involved in a serious auto accident and you believe that the other driver is at fault for the injuries that you have sustained, it is important to consult a knowledgeable New Jersey auto accident lawyer as soon as possible.
To get started, we advise you to fill out and submit a free case evaluation to a New Jersey car accident attorney. In doing so, we will be able to generally assess the circumstances of your accident and inform you of what rights you possess.
Don't Wait Any Longer to Fight for Compensation. Contact Our Bergen County Car Accident Attorney Today and Schedule a Free Consultation.
Additional Resources for Car Accident Victims
Do I need an attorney if I've already been offered a settlement?
The offer you received from the insurance company is almost certainly less than what you are entitled to, by a significant margin. Insurance companies, just like any other business, are structured to maximize their own profits, and in addition to offering a minimal amount in any settlement, they will also commonly employ aggressive tactics against claimants like you to discourage requests for full compensation. We can not only advise you of what your case is really worth, but also provide skilled representation to help you recover damages.
How much is my case worth?
Each personal injury case is unique, and your attorney will consult with you in detail to help you determine the full value of your claim. In any fair settlement, you should expect to receive enough money to cover all your medical bills, from emergency treatment at the scene of the accident to rehabilitative care to help you fully recover. Claims of this nature should also cover the amount of income you will lose due to the injury from missing work or inability to perform on your job, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
A variety of factors will play into how long it takes to get your insurance settlement, from the availability of evidence to support your claim to how cooperative the insurance company is and how effectively you can prepare your case. At our firm, our legal team takes every case seriously and we will do everything possible to achieve a successful resolution for you. We will also keep you informed throughout the entire process about what you may be up against and how long you can expect your case to take.