If you have sustained injuries in a Union City car accident, you may be eligible for compensation. New Jersey law allows victims of negligence to recover losses when someone else’s actions or inactions cause a car accident.
Morelli Law Firm can help your recovery with a free consultation. After retaining our Union City car accident lawyer, we can review your losses and learn who caused your accident. We will investigate what happened, gather the evidence necessary to prove fault, and speak on your behalf with the insurance companies and in court. Your only job is to heal from your injuries.
Available Damages After a Car Accident
When you file an insurance claim or civil lawsuit after a car accident, you are seeking a multitude of damages. We can explain how we calculate your compensation and move forward. Common damages you can seek in a lawsuit are:
We will seek financial recovery for your time away from work. Your injuries may have been severe enough that you spent several days or weeks recovering. Even If you can return to work, you may not have the capacity to earn as much as you once did before the accident. Your employer might let you go, or you may need to complete job training in another industry. You have a right to collect compensation for these losses.
We will request compensation for all your medical expenses, including emergency care. You can pursue payment for your mental health counseling, visits to specialized medical facilities, or additional surgeries that improve your quality of life. You may even be able to pursue compensation for future medical care and assisted living needs.
Pain and suffering
Lawsuits note pain and suffering as part of the aftermath of the crash. We will determine a fair value and include it in our request. You might have a limp or feel extreme pain in your wrists because you were holding the wheel at the time of the accident. Any chronic pain or discomfort you endured and still feel is compensable.
Emotional anguish is another way of explaining that you have nightmares, feel anxious when you get in a car, or simply cannot drive anymore. You may be diagnosed with PTSD, (post-traumatic stress disorder), or you might suffer from severe depression. Our lawyer will add these items to your case.
Lost Loved One
If you lost a loved one in a car accident, your immediate family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the victim’s estate. These lawsuits seek the recovery of medical expenses, lost wages, burial costs, and other final expenses under NJ Rev. Stat. § 2A:31-5. Morelli Law Firm can provide you more information on who may file these lawsuits.
Our Union City Car Accident Lawyer Will Help You Through The Legal Process
When we take on your case, we will handle every aspect of it. You can share your information with us and then return to recovering from your injuries. You might receive calls or get letters in the mail pertaining to the accident. Hand everything over to our lawyer because under NJ Rev. Stat. § 2A:14-2, you only have two years from the date of the accident to file suit.
We will need that time to build a solid case. Our legal team will:
- Investigate the accident, gathering reports, documents, photos, and video
- Speak with eyewitnesses and experts on the accident and your health
- Identify all liable parties to the accident
- Calculate a fair settlement value
- Process all paperwork for the insurance companies and the courts
- Negotiate for you with the insurance companies and represent you in court
We will be in constant communication with you, keeping you up to date on any changes in your case. Morelli Law Firm is here to assist with your recovery.
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Responsible Parties After a Car Accident
Part of proving negligence is determining the at-fault party to the crash. After your car accident, you should not attempt to blame other drivers without knowing all the facts. The responsible party may not be readily apparent at the time, or the reasons for the accident may be hidden in a defective vehicle.
Other drivers could be responsible for your car accident if their reckless behavior caused the crash. Road rage, drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, or aggressive driving are common causes.
The owner of a truck or transport vehicle may be liable for your accident because they failed to maintain their vehicle. Your lawyer may discover that a truck was loaded improperly at a local facility and that the business assumes liability for the accident.
Defective parts and vehicles are the faults of the manufacturer. When manufacturers do not issue appropriate recalls or use the proper parts, they are liable for the accident.
Evidence You Can Collect After A Car Accident
In the wake of a car accident, you should try to collect as much information as possible. Though it may be after the fact now, any pictures of the accident or video from your cell phone can be quite useful. We suggest jotting down the position of the vehicles or recording a statement that explains how you remember events. Most likely, the police arrived on the scene, and their report may shed some light on what happened.
We also suggest that you start a file of any paperwork related to your injuries. You may collect your medical records, receipts, and old pay stubs as evidence. Whatever you have will be helpful to your case.
Call Morelli Law Firm for a Free Consultation
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