There are few things more jarring, and potentially devastating, than being in an auto accident. However, if the person who caused your crash was uninsured, you may have serious concerns about the next steps forward, especially if you require costly medical attention. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of auto accidents in the state of New Jersey?
Auto accidents happen for several reasons, though unfortunately, they are most commonly due to driver negligence. Whether you were injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or otherwise, it was most likely at the hands of a negligent driver. Some common forms of negligent driving behavior can include texting and driving, driving under the influence, and speeding.
What should I do if I was in an accident with an uninsured motorist?
If you were in a car accident with an uninsured motorist, you must ensure you call the police and write down their license plate number. The police will file a report of the accident, therefore making it official. From here, since you obviously cannot sue the driver’s insurance company if he does not have one, you may actually file a claim against your own insurance company, as long as you have uninsured motorist coverage.
To prove your personal injury claim, however, you will first have to hire an attorney who is educated and trained in gathering and presenting evidence as effectively as possible. Our firm can subpoena security camera footage of your accident, use medical documents regarding your injuries, witness testimony, and more to prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in New Jersey is, generally, two years, which generally gives the wrongly injured two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against a negligent party. If you wait longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen.
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.