Car Accident Attorneys in West New York, New Jersey
Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in New Jersey. While the average motorist will be in about four car wrecks in his or her lifetime, it only takes one serious accident to cause profound injuries that will change a life forever. At Greenberg & Walden, LLC, our attorneys are committed to helping accident survivors and families recover the compensation they deserve to help offset some of the physical, emotional and financial burdens of their accident. With more than 150 years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge and skills needed to provide exceptional representation and service while we fight relentlessly for the compensation you deserve. To schedule a consultation with our experienced legal team, contact Greenberg & Walden, LLC today.
How Can I Determine Who Was At Fault for My Car Accident?
Determining the negligent party can be complicated, as there are several potentially liable parties, including, though not limited to:
- Other motorists
- Automotive companies or equipment manufacturers
- Parties responsible for constructing and maintaining safe roads
When it is time to figure out who is liable for a crash, accident-scene photos, witness statements, and police reports are just a few forms of evidence that can be incredibly helpful. The attorneys at Greenberg & Walden, LLC can analyze the facts and evidence of your crash to determine which parties are at fault and, consequently, liable. We handle various types of car accident claims, including those that occurred as a result of:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Hit and runs
- Uninsured/underinsured driver
- Deadly collisions
Am I Entitled to Compensation for My Injuries?
If you have been injured in a New Jersey car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained as a result. Whether you can recover compensation for a car crash will depend on the fault determination and, specifically, who was primarily at fault for the crash. If any other party was more at fault for the accident than you were, you may still be entitled to financial recovery for that accident, even if you were partially at fault. In the state of New Jersey, you can be up to 50 percent at fault and still be eligible for compensation. This is due to New Jersey’s Modified Comparative Fault, or the 51 percent Bar Rule. If you are less than 50 percent at-fault, you may seek compensation, though the financial recovery will be reduced proportionally to the fault-finding.
Should I Wait to Receive Medical Treatment?
Do not wait to get medical treatment for your crash-related injuries. Seek emergency care whenever serious or life-threatening injuries have occurred. You must also get checked by a doctor for minor injuries, as this can help prevent additional future complications. You may use the medical documentation you receive as evidence in your personal injury case. Recovering financial compensation following a motor vehicle accident can help you pay for emergency treatments and all past and future doctors’ and hospital bills. They can also include damages for:
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
We know that no amount of compensation can change the past and make up for permanent injuries and losses. With that said, recovering compensation can help you alleviate financial stress, get the treatment you need, and help you pick up the pieces to move forward.
Contact a New Jersey Accident Attorney
An experienced car accident attorney at Greenberg & Walden, LLC can help you determine all of the liable parties, put together a strong case and guide you at every step as you proceed. Without an attorney in your corner, there are far greater chances that:
- At-fault parties may never be identified.
- Insurance companies may find ways to undervalue or deny your claim.
- Your case and recovery may be compromised.
To encourage car accident victims and families to seek the justice and recoveries they deserve, the attorneys at Greenberg & Walden, LLC work on contingency. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car accident, Greenberg & Walden, LLC is ready to explain your legal options and help you seek the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact our office today.