Life Changes After A Serious Injury
Accidents on roads and highways happen every day, but when you are the victim of a serious accident, it feels anything but ordinary. Physical injuries sustained due to negligence on the road or driver error can negatively change the rest of your life. You are within your rights to pursue compensation for what has happened to you.
If you have suffered an injury in a motor vehicle or motorcycle accident, make sure to protect your interests and pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our team of experienced lawyers can help clients involved in:
- Truck or semi-truck crashes
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Car accidents
- Crashes involving a motorcyclist
- Pedestrian and bike accidents
Delivering Trusted Results In Injury Litigation And Settlements
At Rosenberg, Kirby, Cahill, Stankowitz & Richardson in Toms River (Ocean County), we represent injured people throughout New Jersey in all serious accident injury claims.
Our firm was founded in 1977, and since then, has developed a reputation for excellence in personal injury law. As litigators, we present detailed and persuasive cases that position our clients for maximum compensation. This in-depth preparation often leads to favorable settlements outside of court, saving our clients the time and stress of lengthy courtroom proceedings. However, when it is advisable to reject a settlement offer and proceed to trial. we relish the challenge and draw on our experience and skills to do what it takes to win the trial.
We know the legal process can feel overwhelming and stressful for our clients. Our attorneys will ease this burden for you during a motor vehicle accident. We stand up against tough opposition while you focus on what is most important – recovering a sense of normalcy and well-being during this difficult time. To help you through your claim, we have taken the time to answer some of your common questions here:
How are medical bills going to be paid?
In most cases, after an accident, you will be able to pay for your injuries through your insurance or workers’ compensation. If there are remaining bills after this money, the compensation from a personal injury claim can also help cover costs. It is important to ensure this settlement reflects the potential future costs of your injuries as well.
What happens if the other driver was uninsured?
If the other driver was uninsured, you will still be able to cover your bills through your insurance. Filing a claim directly against the liable party can also help you secure compensation for your injuries, if necessary.
How is fault determined after an auto accident?
New Jersey courts use a “comparative fault” system to determine how much fault each party has in an accident. If a party is more than 50% at fault, they will have to pay an amount of compensation based on how much more at fault they are. Fault is determined by factors including police reports, witness testimony, camera footage and cell phone records.
Should I seek medical treatment after an auto accident?
You should always seek medical treatment after a car accident, even if you appear fine initially. A doctor can review your condition and look for hidden injuries, like nerve damage or a traumatic brain injury and help you get life-saving treatment. The resulting medical report can also aid you in your compensation claim.
Should I talk to the insurance company after an accident?
It is okay to talk to your insurance company to report your injuries, but after that, be sure to only speak to any insurance company with a lawyer present. A lawyer can keep you from saying something that can cost you the compensation you deserve or making another mistake that can interfere with your claim.
What are the most common causes of car accidents in New Jersey?
Car crashes occur due to a variety of factors. Some of the most common include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Failure to yield
- Left turns
- Reckless driving
Many car and truck accidents involve more than one causal factor. Our legal team understands how to examine the evidence to determine the cause of an accident.
What are the most dangerous roads in the Toms River area?
Unfortunately, Toms River and the surrounding communities have several highly dangerous roads that are prone to accidents and injuries. These include:
- Route 37
- Hooper Avenue
- Indian Head Road
- Washington Street
These are not the only roads where accidents can happen, but they are some of the most conducive to accidents.
What is the statute of limitations in a car accident case?
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit related to a car accident is from the date of the crash. If you have not filed your documents by this deadline, you give up the right to recover compensation through a court-ordered award.
What evidence will be important to gather after a car accident?
There are many pieces of documentation and other evidence that can strengthen your claim. Some of the items you can gather include:
- Medical records
- Photographs of your injuries
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Photographs of the damage to your vehicle
- Your personal journals
- Surveillance footage of the motor vehicle accident
Your personal injury attorney can also help you gather evidence such as witness statements, insurance company records, forensic expert testimony and more.
Your Crash Injuries Deserve Immediate Attention
Personal injury and workers’ compensation cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we effectively recover compensation in your case.