Thousands of individuals are injured or killed in automobile accidents in New Jersey each year, mostly as a result of negligence. Distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence, racing and reckless driving are among the common causes of car accidents. The resulting injuries, pain and suffering, and medical expenses can quickly become an insurmountable burden. It takes skilled and compassionate personal injury attorneys to help lift that burden.
Located in Hackensack, Levin & Malkin is dedicated to fighting for the rights of car accident victims. We have a well-earned reputation for providing our clients with aggressive legal representation and a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes, whether at the negotiating table or in the courtroom. Knowing that being injured in a car accident is an overwhelming experience, we will offer you caring, efficient service and fight for your right to meaningful compensation.
Do I have a valid car accident claim?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, our attorneys will work to understand the circumstances leading to the accident. By obtaining and reviewing the police report, identifying and interviewing witnesses, and reconstructing the accident scene, we will work to demonstrate the necessary elements of negligence:
- The other driver had a duty to operate his or her vehicle in a safe manner
- The other driver breached his or her duty
- The other driver’s actions caused the accident
- The accident was the direct cause of your injuries or monetary losses
Automobile Insurance in New Jersey
It is important to know your rights under the applicable automobile insurance laws since New Jersey is often referred to as a “No Fault” state. Under the no fault option, motorists and their passengers must first rely on their own auto insurance coverage for medical bills and other losses.
At Levin and Malkin, we have decades of experience resolving claims with all the major insurance carriers. We are keenly aware that injury victims are at a significant disadvantage against insurance companies that seek to settle claims for as little as possible or use a number of tactics to deny or delay claims. We will leverage our knowledge and experience to make sure you receive the full value of your claim. Regardless of the type of automobile insurance coverage you have, we will never stop fighting for your rights.
What should I do after a car accident?
The first thing to do after a car accident is to notify the police and seek medical attention. We will use the police report as a building block for your personal injury claim. It is also crucial to seek medical care, even if your injuries appear minor because some injury symptoms may not surface until days or weeks later. Failing to obtain treatment may not only cause your injuries to worsen, but may also reduce your ultimate financial compensation.
In addition, obtain the names and contact information of the other driver(s) as well as any witnesses, if possible. It will also be helpful to take pictures of the accident scene, the vehicle damage, and your injuries. If you cannot do these things, we will be glad to assist you.
Be aware that after the accident, an insurance company claims adjuster will contact you to review your claim, investigate the accident and possibly try to negotiate a low settlement. Remember, the claims adjuster represents the insurance company, not you, and will attempt to settle the claim for as little money as possible. You should never speak to anyone from an insurer, or sign any papers without obtaining knowledgeable legal representation. Call us first.
New Jersey Car Accident Attorneys
Levin & Malkin has over 40 years of experience in favorably resolving car accident claims for our clients. Through the years, we have helped thousands of victims who experienced personal injuries including whiplash and herniated discs, spine injuries, fractured (broken) bones, loss of limbs, and traumatic brain injuries.
You are entitled to receive your legal damages such as lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, and other losses. In the event of a tragic wrongful death accident, we work closely with surviving family members, knowing that no amount of money can ever replace a loved one’s life. For decades, our legal team has handled all types of automobile accidents, such as:
- High speed and low-speed crashes
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end impact accidents
- Side-impact collisions
- Vehicle rollovers
- Passenger accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist accidents
In addition to handling claims against negligent drivers, we can successfully file lawsuits against local and state governments over automobile accidents that have been caused by defective roads, guardrails or lighting. Finally, if your car accident was caused by a vehicle defect, we can prosecute a product liability lawsuit against the vehicle manufacturer and distributor.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be confused and not know where to turn for help. Remember, we are here to help you. Please contact our office as soon as possible. The consultation is free and you will not pay any attorneys’ fees until we win your case.