Jersey City Car Accident Attorneys
Car accidents are leading cause of injury and death in New Jersey and across the U.S. While the average motorist will be in about four car wrecks over a lifetime, it only takes one serious accident to cause profound injuries and losses that can change your life forever.
At Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC, our Jersey City lawyers are committed to helping accident survivors and families recover from various types of car crashes.
With more than 150 years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge and skills to provide exceptional representation and service while we fight relentlessly to help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to.
We are ready to provide you with honest answers and clear legal advice regarding your potential claim. We can travel to your location if you are unable to visit our office, and we offer Saturday appointments (upon request). If we do not think we can obtain the results you are looking for, we will not accept your case. Hablamos Español.
How Can I Determine Who Was At Fault for My Car Accident?
Fault determinations after auto wrecks can be complicated, as a number of different parties like (but not restricted to) the following may be at fault:
- 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 (or citations) are just some types of evidence that can be incredibly helpful.
The attorneys at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, 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 wreck claims, including (but not restricted to) those arising from:
- Drunk or drugged driving accidents
- Distracted driving crashes
- Fatigued driving wrecks
- Hit and runs
- Uninsured/underinsured driver accidents
- Deadly collisions.
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Am I Entitled to Compensation for My Accident?
Whether you deserve compensation for a car crash will depend on the fault determination and, specifically, whether you were – or were not – primarily at fault for the wreck. If any other party was more at fault for the accident (than you), you can still be entitled to financial recovery for that wreck.
In fact, in 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, 51 percent Bar Rule. In the event that you are partly at fault for a crash and that your percentage of fault is less than 50 percent, this Rule empowers you to seek compensation, though the financial recovery will be reduced proportionally to the fault finding.
This example elucidates how 51 percent Bar Rule works:
A distracted driver blows through a stop sign and hits a jaywalking pedestrian. The driver is found to 95 percent at fault, and the pedestrian is found to be 5 percent at fault. If the damages are valued at $50,000, they would be reduced by 5 percent ($2,500), meaning the compensation paid to the pedestrian would total $47,500 ($50,000 minus the $2,500).
Should I Wait Until to Get Medical Treatment?
No. Do not wait to get medical treatment for your crash-related injuries. Seek emergency care whenever serious or life-threatening injuries have occurred, and get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible in the event of more minor injuries. This is important to both:
- Your health and preventing additional complications or injuries
- A future case, as your injuries will be documented in medical records.
Financial recoveries from motor vehicle accidents, claims can cover all emergency treatments, past doctors’ and hospital bills, as well as future treatment needs. The 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. We also know, though, that compensation from car accident cases can help alleviate financial stress, let victims get the treatment they need and help them pick up the pieces.
Do I Really Need an Attorney to Help Me with My Case?
Yes. A lawyer 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 & Grossman, LLC work on contingency. This means that we do not charge any legal fees if there is no compensation secured for your case.
The Experienced Jersey City Car Accident Lawyers at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC Is Ready to Help You: Contact Us
If you or someone you love has been hurt in any type of auto crash, a Jersey City, NJ vehicle accident lawyer at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC is ready to explain your legal options and help you seek the compensation and justice you may deserve.
Call (201) 528-6928 or email our firm for a free, no obligations consultation. Hablamos Español.
Astute, skilled and tireless, our attorneys are focused on providing extraordinary representation, personal service and successful resolutions. As part of this commitment, our clients can always count on us to help them overcome their legal challenges through innovative solutions that are tailored to their case, as well as their unique needs and goals.
Driven by the principles of honesty, integrity, and service, the low office of Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC is committed to providing the best possible representation in any legal setting. We represent injured people and families from across New Jersey in various types of motor vehicle accident and other personal injury claims.