Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Automobile Accident Claims
Car accidents are the 4th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Safety Council.
In New Jersey alone, there were over 63,000 total crashes in 2016, as reported by the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Safety Programs. Of those crashes, 16,347 resulted in injuries, and 200 resulted in fatalities.
At Dansky | Katz | Ringold | York, we understand how serious and devastating car accidents can be, and we are here to make sure your rights are protected.
What to Do When You are Injured in a Car Accident
Unfortunately, accidents happen every day. Despite a decreasing rate of fatalities over the years, the potential for devastation – physically, emotionally, and financially – is still great. Accidents can create huge burdens for those involved, which is why we treat each of our clients like family.
If you have been involved in a car accident, and you have questions concerning your rights for legal action, our motor vehicle accident attorneys are here to help.
Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit
In New Jersey, those who have been injured or suffered loss of a loved one due to an automobile accident have the right to file two possible legal claims:
1. No-Fault Insurance Claim:
New Jersey has a No-Fault rule. This means that no matter who is at fault for the accident, your own insurance is the one who is responsible for paying you. This is why auto insurance policies in New Jersey include Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.
If you have questions regarding your insurance policy or PIP coverage, we will provide a complimentary review of your insurance policy and provide any recommendations we deem necessary.
2. Personal Injury or Wrongful Death:
In these types of lawsuits, you are making a claim for any losses you have suffered as a result of the accident. Whether the claim is personal injury or wrongful death, it is filed against the driver who caused the crash.
While it may be confusing to understand which claim is right for your situation, the best way to ensure you pursue the right legal action is to consult with an New Jersey injury attorney as soon as possible. It is also important to note that pursuing a personal injury lawsuit does not necessarily mean you will have to go to court. Many times, motor vehicle accident cases are settled outside of the courtroom. Whatever your case is, one of our experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers can help you navigate your options and pursue the right claim for your situation.
How long do you have to file a personal injury claim in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, the Statute of Limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident.
This means that by law, a legal claim must be filed within that period of time in the State of New Jersey. It is imperative to pay attention to this deadline, as you may lose the right to recover just compensation if you delay taking action.
How much does a personal injury lawyer cost in New Jersey?
We work hard to fight for the compensation you deserve, without burdening you with fees. This is why our attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay a fee if you recover money from your settlement or verdict of your case.
We always offer free consultations and case reviews, so that you can feel comfortable knowing you have the top lawyers working on your case.
Why Should You Retain Dansky | Katz | Ringold | York?
Pursuing a personal injury claim can be a challenging process, from determining which type of claim you want to pursue to determining which benefits and compensation you may be entitled to receive. Add in the deadline for the Statute of Limitations, and it is clear why choosing the right representation is so important.
At Dansky | Katz | Ringold | York, we will skillfully handle all of the red tape that is involved in corresponding with the insurance companies, so that you may focus on what’s more important: your recovery.
After carefully reviewing your auto insurance policy, we will refer you to reputable and trusted medical specialists. Our office will handle all of the paperwork and requests for information regarding your accident. We can also help you arrange to have your car fixed and obtain a rental car if necessary.
We will arrange for your medical bills to be paid through the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) provision of your auto insurance policy. Many times, your insurance company becomes an adversary once you make a claim against your policy, as they try to minimize the amount your policy pays in benefits. We work on your behalf to make sure you receive the full amount you have a legal right to obtain.
Considering that trucks can weigh in excess of 40 tons, truck accidents can result in much more devastating injuries than the average car accident. While large commercial vehicles resulted in the least amount of fatalities, injuries from large trucks are often much more serious than regular passenger cars or light trucks.
In addition, legally speaking, 18-wheeler wrecks are more complex than the average motor vehicle accident, because there are more sources of potential liability. The driver, the owner of the tractor or trailer, the warehouse that loaded the truck, and the shop that maintained may all share responsibility for the accident.
We represent many clients who were injured in truck accidents, with causes including:
- Driver fatigue
- Alcohol or drug use (DWI/DUI)
- Improper lane changes
- Inadequate maintenance
- Improper loading
- And more
Regardless of the cause of the accident, the attorneys at Dansky | Katz | Ringold | York pursue all possible sources of potential liability to maximize the amount of damages our clients receive.
If you or a loved one are involved in an accident in New Jersey, it’s imperative that you contact one of our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. At Dansky | Katz | Ringold | York, we will work to ensure your rights are protected. Please contact one of our personal injury attorneys by calling our toll free number: 800-609-7577
Motorcycle Accidents & Injuries
Because of the lack of protective features, motorcycle accident victims are at a higher risk for serious injuries and wrongful death. At Dansky | Katz | Ringold | York, we have a long and successful history of representing motorcycle accident victims and their survivors. Please visit our motorcycle resource page to learn more about motorcycle accidents and injuries in New Jersey, as well as what to do if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident.