Automobile accidents are common occurrences on the densely populated roads of our state. Most of the time, they are unavoidable. The aftermath of an accident can sometimes be a complicated and lengthy procedure to resolve. Injuries from automobile accidents can vary. You could face injuries that affect your life and livelihood. Don’t allow someone else’s actions on the road impact your future, burdening you will unforeseen medical bills and the possible loss of wages when faced with dormant injuries. The experienced New Jersey automobile accidents attorneys at The Mark Law Firm, LLC will work diligently to come to the best possible solution for your automobile case.
In New Jersey, automobile cases can be settled in months or last many years. It all depends on the severity of the injuries. We do not even consider a settlement on our cases until our clients have finished medical treatment or have leveled off and reached a stable medical condition. Resolution may be a longer process if the accident was your fault. Insurance is always a factor in automobile accidents. Your case won’t settle until the insurance company comes to a decision and having an attorney negotiating the terms would be in your best interest. New Jersey statute of limitation states that you have two years to file a lawsuit.
You may not even have to step foot in a courtroom to resolve a case. The better your case, more likely than not, you will be able to settle out of court and save the cost of litigation. Sometimes, a case gets complicated if the assigned fault is contested, injuries were improperly documented, or evidence was accumulated improperly. In those cases, it is more likely that you would have to go to court. Over the years of representing clients in automobile accidents, we see more settlements than litigation.
In New Jersey, the two categories of recoverable damages are economic loss and pain and suffering, assuming the accident was not your fault. Economic losses, or out-of-pocket expenses, include wage loss, property damage, and unpaid medical bills. Pain and suffering, or non-economic damages, are more complicated to recover. You have the right to recover compensation for the immediate pain and suffering, but also the impact on your quality of life. The accident may affect your future quality of life and should be considered when discussing your case.
If you need medical treatment for the accident, you may have questions about who is responsible for the medical bills that will accrue. When you pay insurance, you are paying for personal injury protection coverage, also known as PIP coverage. It doesn’t matter whose at fault, PIP protects the insured driver in the immediate aftermath of the accident. In New Jersey, you also have the right to choose your private health care provider as the primary provider of your medical treatment. If you chose this option, the private health care provider has the option to recover, or place a lien, on anything awarded to you from the lawsuit.
Always contact an attorney to discuss the facts of your case. The Mark Law Firm, LLC has the experience needed to protect you and your family from unforeseen factors because you were the victim of an automobile accident. We have over 15 years of experience with automobile accidents. Allow our compassionate attorneys to review your case and guide you through your options. Contact us for a consultation to see if you have a case or a possible settlement.