If you or a loved one were injured in a traffic accident with a delivery van, the responsible party might owe you compensation for your damages. You do not need to deal with the insurance company or a personal injury lawsuit on your own. An Englewood delivery van accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to protect your rights and pursue compensation on your behalf.
Call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800 to find out more in a free case review with a member of our team. We offer representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
Truck Accidents Can Affect All Aspects of Your Life
According to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, commercial vehicles—including certain types of delivery vans or trucks—must be properly registered and labeled and, if they are a certain weight, display their weight in a clearly visible area. Laws like this one make it clear that driving a commercial vehicle is a big responsibility, and the consequences of neglecting that responsibility could be deadly.
Truck accidents can affect your life in many ways. Broadly speaking, you may have suffered:
- Property damage, including damage to your car
- Financial damage, including mounting bills and diminished income
- Physical damage, like concussions, broken bones, or cuts and scrapes
- Psychological damage, like depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
No matter what injuries you suffered or how serious they are, you may be eligible for compensation from the responsible party.
What Legal Representation Can Do for You
If you are still struggling to cope with the aftermath of your accident, you may be reluctant to add an insurance claim or lawsuit to your list of worries. This is understandable. However, if you decide to work with an Englewood delivery van accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm, we can coordinate all of the legal work in your case for you. Our services may include:
- Investigating the accident and collecting documentary evidence to back up your claims
- Submitting forms and making sure all paperwork in your case is properly filled out and filed
- Speaking with the liable party or their insurance company on your behalf, so you do not have to worry about their representatives using your own words against you
- Negotiating for a settlement with the responsible party’s insurance company
- Arranging a trial if the insurance company refuses to settle and you decide to take your case to court
- Keeping you informed so that you always know what is happening with your case and do not have to make big decisions by yourself
To learn more about our services, call Morelli Law Firm today (212) 751-9800. A member of our team is standing by to provide you with a free initial consultation.
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Potentially Recoverable Damages in a Van Accident Case
In personal injury cases, there are typically two categories of compensation you can ask for. One is economic damages, which may help you pay for any accident-related bills and expenses. Economic damages may include:
- Medical bills, e.g., hospital stays, follow-up appointments, prescription medicine
- Repair bills, e.g., fixing your car, replacing your car, renting a car while your own is being repaired
- Loss of wages, e.g., the salary or benefits you could not earn during your convalescence
- Loss of earning capacity, e.g., if you cannot work as many hours as before, or your injuries restrict you to lower-paying jobs
In addition to economic damages, you may qualify for non-economic damages. Non-economic damages may compensate you directly for the physical and psychological consequences of your injuries, such as:
- Scarring, e.g., noticeable and/or painful physical marks left by your injuries
- Pain and suffering, e.g., the physical and psychological stress you experienced because of your injuries
- Reduced quality of life, e.g., if you can no longer dress yourself, go shopping, take care of your children, etc. without assistance
Calculating Your Damages
In addition to listing out each of your damages, you will have to quantify them. In other words, how much are your damages “worth” in terms of dollars?
The value of economic damages may be simple enough to prove with documents such as medical bills, car repair invoices, and pay stubs depicting lost wages. Proving the value of non-economic damages may require other types of evidence, such as testimony from medical experts. Morelli Law Firm can collect evidence of the value of your economic and non-economic damages when we represent you.
You Should Seek Damages as Soon as Possible
As codified in New Jersey Revised Statutes § 2A:14-2, you generally have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. If you want a chance of receiving compensation, it is important to file your lawsuit within those two years.
There may be circumstances that alter the deadline to sue in certain van accident cases. For information on what specific deadlines pertain to your case, call Morelli Law Firm today.
Get a Free Case Review from Morelli Law Firm Today
If you are looking for a law firm serving Englewood, call Morelli Law Firm. An Englewood delivery van accident lawyer from our firm may be able to take on the legal work in your case and give you the chance to recuperate in peace.
If you are concerned about the costs of working with a lawyer, let us put your mind at ease: Morelli Law Firm works on a contingency-fee-basis. This means we charge you nothing upfront and take our fees out of whatever compensation you are awarded.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800.