Motor vehicles remain one of the leading causes of serious injuries in New Jersey. According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, there were 270,231 traffic collisions reported in the state in 2017 alone. Many of these crashes resulted in severe, even life-altering injuries.
If you or your loved one was injured in a crash, you deserve access to the maximum available financial compensation. You need full support to cover your medical treatment and to provide for your family.
Unfortunately, many car accident victims struggle to get the compensation that they rightfully deserve.
At O'Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we know how to hold negligent drivers and insurance companies accountable. Our New Jersey car accident lawyers have the skills and experience needed to protect your rights.
If you or your loved one was hurt in a car accident, please do not hesitate to contact our law office for a free, fully confidential consultation.
What to Do After an Auto Accident in New Jersey
Car accident injury claims are deeply complex. Too many auto accident victims make mistakes immediately following their wreck. As a result, it becomes more difficult for them to make a complete financial recovery. If you were involved in a car accident in New Jersey, please be sure to:
- Report the crash: Under New Jersey law, all auto accident that results in injuries or in at least $500 of property damage should be reported to the police. Following a serious crash, a police officer should be dispatched to the scene of the wreck.
- Get medical help: If you were hurt in a car accident, it is imperative that you seek a professional medical evaluation. You need to protect your health and well-being. In addition, you will not be able to pursue financial compensation without valid medical records.
- Collect evidence: Successful car accident claims are based on evidence. Gather as much evidence at the accident scene as possible, including information from other drivers, the police report, photographs of the damage, and contact information for any witnesses.
- Consult with a lawyer: You should not go through the legal claims process alone. If you or your loved one was seriously injured in a car accident, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys are here to help.
The Statute of Limitations: You Have Limited Time to Take Action
You only have a limited amount of time to file a car accident injury claim. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is typically two years from the date of the crash. If you fail to initiate your legal claim before the statute of limitations expires, then you may lose out on your right to recover compensation at all. Do not let this happen to you. Get help from a New Jersey car accident lawyer as soon as possible after your wreck.
How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help? Proving Liability in Your Case
Unlike the majority of U.S. states, New Jersey has no-fault auto insurance laws on the books. This could have major implications for your auto accident case. In New Jersey, all motorists are required to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. If you suffered minor or moderate injuries in a car accident, your PIP coverage should pay for your medical costs. This is true regardless of who was to blame for the accident. Under New Jersey’s no-fault rules, PIP coverage handles most minor injuries.
Serious Injuries: You Can File a Car Accident Lawsuit
If you suffered serious injuries in a car crash, you may be allowed to ‘step outside’ the no fault system. Negligent drivers and auto manufacturers can be held legally liable following a major accident. You may be eligible to bring a fault-based car accident injury claim in New Jersey if you sustained:
- Significant disfigurement or scarring;
- Dismemberment; or
- Any other type of permanent injury.
To hold another driver or any other party legally liable for your injuries, you must be able to prove that the accident occurred because of their reckless or careless actions. Your New Jersey car accident lawyer can help you put together the evidence you need to bring a strong, winning legal claim. The sooner you get a lawyer by your side, the better.
Compensation Available to Auto Accident Victims
You deserve compensation for the full value of your damages. Unfortunately, even if you are making a claim against your own PIP coverage, recovering full compensation can be challenging.
Insurance companies often fight aggressively to settle car accident claims for the lowest amount possible. At O'Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, our New Jersey car accident attorneys have the skills and experience to help our clients maximize their recovery. Monetary relief may be available for:
- Emergency medical care;
- Other hospital and medical bills;
- Physical therapy;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Permanent physical impairment; and
- The wrongful death of a family member.
What Our Clients Say
My car was hit by a truck in an accident that shattered my ankle and wrist. I spent 13 days in a medical trauma unit, had several surgeries to put the bones back together, and extensive physical therapy. A local lawyer said that my case was too complicated for her so she recommended Scott Parsons at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane, & Noble. Scott recognized that I had a good case and proceeded with a suit against the insurance company. The insurance company didn’t want to admit fault but Scott was relentless.Patrick T.
Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Discuss Your Case with Our Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Today
Whether your motor vehicle accident occurred on a major highway or on a surface road, the injuries can be substantial. You need compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble our motor vehicle accident lawyers have the medical knowledge and extensive expertise handling cases involving laboratory errors. If a laboratory error harmed you or a loved one, talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble. Contact us online or call at 1-800-586-5817. Your case can contribute to a continuous struggle we fight every day to ensure safe roads and responsible driving.
You can’t travel back in time and prevent an accident from happening in the first place. However, with the professional and thoughtful legal help you can significantly minimize the consequences and ease the pain of your loved ones. Most importantly you can help getting the reckless drivers off our streets.