Middlesex County, NJ Car Accident Attorney

Car Accidents

Car Crash attorney in Edison, New Jersey

Car accidents account for thousands of serious injuries each year. Most could have been avoided with careful driving. In the best circumstances, the force of a crash is absorbed by the safety features of the car, letting those involved walk away with only their property affected. When this is not the case and a person’s negligence leads to a serious accident, those who sustained injuries may be entitled to compensation. Speaking with an attorney is best. Stathis & Leonardis is an experienced personal injury law firm located in Edison, New Jersey. Our firm has over 45 years of combined trial experience fighting for victims of negligence. If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident and need a fearless team on your side, you’re in the right place. Your next step should be to contact Stathis & Leonardis for a free consultation.

PIP insurance

If you are in a car accident and have a New Jersey insurance policy, you usually have coverage for the immediate impact of an accident. This form of no-fault coverage is called personal injury protection (PIP), which covers the driver and any passengers in the car directly after an accident. This coverage can help a person pay for medical bills and lost wages that are the result of an injury. It is important to be aware that according to New Jersey’s Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act, residents of the state that have limitation on lawsuit insurance can only try to recover compensation for pain and suffering if their injury is permanent and serious. The injuries must include one or more of the following:

  • Death
  • Dismemberment
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Permanent injury
  • Displaced fractures

Driver Negligence

Many times, driver negligence is to blame for a serious accident. Drivers have a standard of care that must be applied while operating a vehicle. This includes sober, undistracted, careful, and courteous driving. Incidents can quickly go wrong when people are intoxicated, use electronic devices, and ignore the rules of the road. These incidents can have tragic results, including death. Driver negligence is not the only reason for serious accidents. Other parties may have a role to play in the incident. For example, if a car or one of its parts was found to be defective, this could lead to a third-party lawsuit. It is important to discuss your case with an attorney.

Taking legal action

If you are seriously injured in a car accident, you may be able to take legal action against a negligent driver. You may be entitled to compensation called damages, which include both economic damages (the monetary impact of the accident) and noneconomic damages (the physical and emotional effects of being in the accident.) Time is of the essence. A personal injury claim needs to be filed in accordance with New Jersey’s statutes of limitation, which is two years from the date of the accident.  It is important to consult with an attorney that can assess your case and guide you through your legal options before it is too late.

How long does a case take?

The length of your case depends on the facts. If there is a dispute over fault, the cases can take quite a while. If the seriousness of the injuries is disputed, an already complicated matter can be exacerbated, leading to a drawn-out legal process. While the simplest of cases can take months and sometimes even settle out of court without you stepping in front of a judge, others must be fought. Our team is ready to battle.

Contact an experienced Middlesex County car crash attorney

If you were in an accident that was not your fault and your injuries are serious, your future could be at stake. The financial, physical, and emotional tolls of a car accident can be overwhelming. Stathis & Leonardis is here to help. Equipped with years of experience and Certified Civil Trial Attorneys in the firm, we are ready to assess your case, guide you through your options, and zealously represent you in and out of court. Contact Stathis & Leonardis today.

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