According to New Jersey Department of Transportation car accident data, in 2017 there were over 10,000 motor vehicle accidents in Mercer County. Over 2,000 of them were injury accidents and 26 were fatal accidents with 3 fatalities occurring in Lawrence Township. If you have been injured in a car accident, you know these injuries go beyond medical care and property damage; your ability to work, drive, take care of your children, take care of yourself, and otherwise live your life as usual may be compromised.
Car accident liability and financial recovery can be complicated after an accident in New Jersey, especially because it is a no fault state and where you turn for financial recovery depends on what type of insurance you have and the injuries you sustained. Car accident attorneys know that financial recovery can be overwhelming for car accident victims and their families, which is why it is important to find an experienced and knowledgeable car accident attorney.
Qualified car accident attorneys
Any attorney can hold himself or herself out as a car accident attorney, but you should ask some questions before relying on an attorney to take on your case. Things you should consider include how many years they have practiced, referrals from their clients, and how available they make themselves to their clients. When you speak with attorneys you may want to ask how many car accident cases they have actually worked and how successful they have been.
Trials and insurance negotiations
It is also very important to ask how many trials they have tried on behalf of clients. As much as you may not want to go to trial, you will want to avoid turn and burn attorneys who simply want to settle your case with insurance companies as quickly as possible and send you on your way. Attorneys who are looking out for their clients’ best interests will assess the extent of injuries and damages sustained including long term consequences such as continued need for medical care and loss of earning capacity in order to accurately value their clients’ cases. The goal in insurance company negotiations is to settle for an amount that fully and fairly compensates the plaintiff and when insurance companies are not willing to do that, attorneys should be ready to take these cases to trial.
In fatal car accident cases, wrongful death and survival actions are sometimes appropriate legal remedies to compensate close family members and the decedent’s estate. The applicability of these claims depends on the circumstances of the case and the losses suffered by the decedent and his or her close family members due to the car accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact a Lawrenceville car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to schedule a consultation. Our attorneys understand the difficulties and complications that car accidents can cause and they will work to help you through this time and to secure a full and fair recovery for you and your family.