Edison Car Accident Lawyers
Understanding Insurance Rules And Car Accident Laws In Middlesex County Can Be Difficult But Our Team Is Here To Help
If you were injured in a car accident, we are here to help. Contact Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. to speak with our Edison car accident lawyers. We will help you file a claim with your insurer, and we will determine whether you have grounds for a third-party lawsuit against any at-fault parties responsible for your accident.
Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. There were roughly 300,000 motor vehicle accident deaths in the United States between 2010 and 2018, and there were between five million and seven million motor vehicle accidents of all types every single year during the same time frame. These figures – as taken from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – are alarming. For the millions of people affected by car accidents every year, a single accident can be life-altering.
If you or a loved one were involved in an auto accident in NJ, don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated Edison car accident lawyers for a free consultation.
Our Edison Car Accident Lawyers Will Help You File A Claim And/Or Lawsuit
New Jersey is a no-fault state. This means you must file a claim with your insurer for accident-related losses and damages. You must gather evidence to show that you suffered a motor vehicle accident, and you must provide proof of the extent of your losses so that you can claim a fair amount in compensation from your insurer.
In some cases, however, you may be able to sue for damages. This only applies if you suffered serious, long-term, or life-altering injuries or damages (often called catastrophic damages) in an accident.
If you did, you may have grounds for a civil lawsuit. To file a lawsuit, you must:
- Identify the at-fault party responsible for the accident in question.
- Gather the evidence needed to prove his or her liability.
- Prove that the applicable standard of care was somehow breached.
- Quantify your losses and damages.
- Understand the personal injury insurance rules that apply to your case so that you can file for appropriate damages.
The Edison Car Accident Lawyers Team Will Identify The At-Fault Party
The first step in filing a lawsuit is determining how your accident occurred and who was at fault for the accident.
Car accidents can occur in many ways, such as by speeding, aggressive driving, reckless driving, intoxicated driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving, and operating a motor vehicle without the requisite licensing, experience, or training to do so safely.
Based on how your accident occurred you may be able to hold a vehicle operator, a municipality or town, a product or vehicle manufacturer, or a vehicle maintenance or road service team at fault for your accident. In some cases, dram shop laws may apply in which a business that sold alcohol to a driver who then caused an accident can be held liable for your damages.
Gathering Evidence To Prove Liability And A Breach Of The Duty Of Care
Next, we will gather evidence to prove that:
- The actions of the at-fault party did not meet the standard of care.
- That the breach of the duty of care caused an accident.
- That the accident resulted in quantifiable losses that you were unfairly made to suffer.
Evidence that can be used as part of a car accident claim or a third-party lawsuit includes:
- Police reports
- Blood alcohol content tests
- Eyewitness testimony
- Photo/video evidence of the accident
- Vehicle maintenance logs
- Road maintenance logs
- Maintenance checklists
- Driving records of an at-fault driver
- Medical records of an at-fault driver
This evidence can be used to show that another party caused or contributed to your damages and that you have sound grounds on which to claim compensation from them.
Contact The Edison Car Accident Lawyers Team Today For A Free Case Evaluation
For assistance with a car accident claim or a personal injury lawsuit, contact the Edison car accident lawyers team with Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. today for a free case evaluation. We will walk you through everything you need to know about the rules, laws, evidence requirements, and filing deadlines that apply to your case, so do not hesitate to reach out to us today for legal assistance with your case.
About Edison, NJ
Edison Township is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. It is part of the New York City metropolitan area. Home to Little India, it has a population of almost 100,000. It was recently voted one of the best places to live, and it is home to Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory where he perfected the incandescent light bulb and first recorded sound. It has high-achieving public schools, a central location, and a vibrant business environment that makes it a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents In Edison, NJ
As per New Jersey law, you must carry liability insurance to pays others for damages that you cause in an accident, as well as personal injury protection (PIP) to cover medical expenses if you or other persons covered under your policy are injured in an accident and uninsured motorist coverage that will be used to cover your losses if you are involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver or a hit-and-run driver.
Our experienced team of experienced car accident and personal injury attorneys can help you with insurance claims and lawsuits of every type for car accident cases, including claims and lawsuits for frontal, rear-end, sideswipe, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. We also handle drunk driving cases, distracted driving cases, and cases involving speeding, underage driving, aggressive driving, tailgating, lane-change accidents, and more.
For lawsuits, you have two years within which to file a claim. The clock on your filing window starts from the day that the accident that caused your injuries occurred. For claims, not all insurers provide strict filing deadlines, but in most cases, you are expected to file a claim “promptly.” This is often interpreted to mean within a month of your accident, but the sooner you act, the better it is for your case.