Car Accident Liability Attorney
If you’ve been in an auto accident in Jersey City, it’s important to retain an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer. The rules and statutes surrounding car accident liability in New Jersey are extremely complex, and they are not weighted in your favor. That’s why we always recommend getting legal representation and getting it as quickly as possible. You need someone on your side, to fight for your rights and your best interests, and you need it to be someone with the expertise and knowledge necessary to take on insurance companies.
Our Jersey City law firm can provide you with an attorney who is more than capable of standing up for your rights in court. Don’t accept any settlement before you consult your lawyer. We can make sure that the negligent parties at fault for the auto accident are held responsible so that you can receive the compensation you deserve.
Navigating New Jersey’s comparative negligence statute can be a challenge. Without the services of an experienced car accident liability attorney, you may receive less than you are entitled to. Call Greenberg, Walden, & Grossman LLC today!
Negligence and Liability
New Jersey’s laws require that, in order to be compensated for your injuries or damage to your property, you must prove that another person was negligent and at fault for the accident. This is referred to as proving car accident liability. In legal terms, negligent is rather strictly defined, so proving it isn’t always easy. Proving negligence requires proving that:
- The person responsible for the accident had a duty of reasonable care toward you
- The person responsible for the accident did not act in a reasonable way, or acted in an unreasonable way, as opposed to a careful driver in the same set of circumstances
- Due to their unreasonable actions, or lack of reasonable actions, the accident occurred and led to your injuries
- Your injuries are serious enough to constitute what the law calls “real harm”
New Jersey’s Comparative Negligence Statute
The comparative negligence statute in New Jersey law covers a variety of different sources of liability, including car accidents and other personal injury issues. Comparative negligence refers to a legal concept in which the fault for an accident can be divided up amongst the people involved. For example, the other driver might have been 90% at fault, while you may be only 10% at fault.
Because of this statute, you can only recover compensation for your injuries if the court determines that you were not more at fault for the crash than the other parties involved. If you are more than 50% at fault for an accident, you cannot recover compensation at all, and if you are found to be at fault at all the compensation you receive will be reduced proportionately.
Naturally, the other driver (and specifically, their insurance company) will be eager to prove that you are more at fault than they are, in order to deny you compensation.
You Need Someone on Your Side
You don’t have to go up against insurance companies and attorneys on your own, nor should you. If you believe that the other party is primarily at fault for the accident, it is very much in your best interest to retain counsel that specializes in comparative negligence law so that they can prove that you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Your attorney will thoroughly investigate who is at fault for the accident, using considerable resources unavailable to you. They’ll be able to obtain the evidence proving that you were not negligent and will be able to present it convincingly.
The process of proving that you are not at fault for an car accident can be nerve-wracking, especially when you are already suffering from injuries and financial instability. But you don’t have to go through this alone. Greenberg, Walden, & Grossman LLC will protect your rights.