A Clifton car accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can fight for compensation on your behalf following a car accident. This can include compensation to cover medical bills, time missed at work during recovery, and other damages.
Hiring a car accident attorney can be your first step to seeking a settlement for your injuries. Our lawyers can help with filing your claim, gathering the evidence needed to support it, and much more.
Steps to Filing an Injury Claim After a Car Accident
Working with a car accident lawyer from our firm can ease the process of filing an injury claim or lawsuit. Our services include everything from preparing your case to determining liability and helping you assess the damages.
Gathering Documentation of Your Collision
A lawyer from our team can help you understand which forms of evidence will help support a strong case. Moreover, our team can gather them for you. A successful compensation case requires submitting sufficient evidence to show:
- How the collision led to your injuries
- How the other driver’s actions led to the collision
- How the collision has affected your life
Relevant documentation could include the police report, statements from on-scene witnesses, and your medical records, among other things.
Assessing the Impact of the Accident
When determining how much compensation to seek in your case, we must account for all the ways the accident affected your life. Your injuries may reflect the largest impact, but you may also face financial and emotional losses.
Other damages from the collision can include:
- The time you had to miss from work while recovering from your injuries
- Any emotional or mental trauma you experienced
- Any disruptions to your life, such as a loss of ability to work
Filing a Claim with Your Insurance Company
New Jersey’s no-fault insurance policy means that accident victims typically file claims with their own insurance policies for car accidents. However, if your injury expenses exceed the limitations of your policy, you may be able to file a claim against the liable party. If you are unable to agree on a fair settlement during negotiations, you may be able to take your case to court.
If you are unsure of your options for seeking compensation, our team can outline them for you after reviewing your case. We can advise you on the best steps to take in your case, though the final decision is always up to you.
What Types of Damages Can You Seek?
Damages are the types of compensation you can receive if you win your claim or lawsuit. They are based on the ways the accident has affected your life, from financial to personal aspects.
When we take your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for fair compensation, putting all of our experience and knowledge to work to prove your right to damages and what you qualify to recover. We have further outlined your potentially recoverable damages below.
Medical costs can include both the medical bills you have now and any that will result in the future due to your injuries. Examples of common medical costs from car accidents include surgeries, emergency room costs, prescriptions, in-home care, and rehabilitation.
If your injuries kept you from going to work, damages for lost wages will take into account the income and benefits you were unable to earn during that time.
This could also include your loss of ability to work if you will be unable to return to your job due to permanent disability, as well as any lost earning capacity if you take a lower-paying position.
Pain and Suffering
Any trauma you experienced that led to emotional anguish or distress can be recoverable through your case. The damages you receive should reflect what you have been through.
If you are filing because you lost a loved one in a car accident, wrongful death damages could cover funeral and burial costs and help atone for the unexpected loss.
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Laws that May Affect Your Car Accident Injury Case
The following laws may play a role in your car accident injury case, from when you must submit your paperwork to its final outcome. Our team can further explain the following statutes and any other laws that may affect your case.
New Jersey’s Statutes of Limitations
The statute of limitations sets a time limit on how long you have to file a car accident injury lawsuit, which is two years in New Jersey, according to NJ Rev Stat §2A:14-2. The window to file begins the day of your accident. While this may seem like plenty of time, many things can cause delays during this process, including the investigation and negotiations.
Violation of the statute of limitations can result in the dismissal of your case. Our team will make sure that you are aware of the deadline and file the paperwork for your lawsuit on time.
Negligence in Personal Injury Claims
New Jersey’s comparative negligence law (NJ Rev Stat §2A:15-5.1) states that you will see reduced compensation for your personal injury case if you contributed to the car accident in any way.
Proving negligence requires showing that the other driver is liable because:
- They failed in their duty to drive according to traffic laws and safe driving practices.
- Their actions led to the accident and your injuries.
Reasons to Work with a Lawyer from Our Firm
Our lawyers have won multiple settlements for car accident victims in Clifton and the surrounding communities, and we are prepared to do the same for you. When you work with an attorney from our law firm, you will gain access to the full services and support of our team throughout your case proceedings.
Your lawyer will remain dedicated to your case, offer legal advice, communicate with insurance companies and lawyers on your behalf, and so much more.
Contact the Attorneys at Morelli Law Firm for Help After a Car Cccident
If you suffered injuries after a collision because of another driver, you should not have to pay for your own medical bills or make up for the paychecks you missed. Car accident injury cases can bring compensation for damages that you suffered from the accident, and a lawyer from our team can help you get started. Learn more about what our team can do for you by contacting Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800 for a free consultation today.