Middletown Car Accident Lawyers
Experienced Car Accident Attorneys in Monmouth County Can Help You File a Claim for Damages After an Accident
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, the dedicated Middletown car accident lawyers at Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. are here to help. With years of experience handling motor vehicle, property damage, and personal injury cases in Middletown and Monmouth County, our team of empathetic and compassionate attorneys can help you gather the evidence needed to build a case.
As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle accidents cause thousands of fatalities every year, as well as millions of bodily injuries to vehicle drivers, occupants, and innocent bystanders. In 2018, over 36,000 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents, and there were also over 6.5 million accidents of other types that year, such as non-fatal frontal, rear-end, side-impact, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents.
Contact the Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. legal team for assistance in your case today.
Middletown Car Accident Lawyers Will Investigate the Cause of Your Accident
A large-scale NHTSA study from a few years ago concluded that the main causes of motor vehicle accidents are driver-related factors. Factors such as driver distraction, fatigue, and inexperience, as well as errors and negligence such as speeding and reckless driving were found to have caused or contributed to 95% of the two million accidents that were included in the study.
Based on an investigation of your case, our Middletown car accident lawyers will determine the cause or causes of your accident so that an insurance claim can be filed or a lawsuit can be brought forth against any at-fault parties responsible for causing you harm.
Common causes of motor vehicle accidents that play an important part in determining the likelihood of winning a compensation claim include:
- Driver distraction, including texting, eating, or applying makeup while driving, as well as interacting with other passengers while driving
- Driver fatigue, drug use, or intoxication
- Speeding and reckless or aggressive driving
- Driver inexperience or unfamiliarity with a certain area
- Road damage, road debris, and poor vehicle upkeep
- Unclear signage or lane markings
- Poor weather and slippery surfaces
Middletown Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You Recover Compensation For Injuries and Damages
Motor vehicle accidents can lead to everything from minor cuts and bruises to serious injuries such as organ damage, disfigurement, paralysis, and death. Common injuries seen in motor vehicle accidents include:
- TBIs – Traumatic Brain Injuries
- SCIs – Spinal Cord Injuries
- Injuries to the head, brain, neck, back, or nerves
- Bone injuries
- Amputations and paralysis
- Facial injuries such as the loss of an eye or tooth
The role of the law is to protect you from unfair suffering after an accident, and insurance exists to help you pay for treatment, get back on your feet, and cover other losses after an accident.
Depending on how your accident occurred and who was involved, you may be able to file a compensation claim with your insurance company or file a lawsuit for:
- Lost income or earning ability
- Incidental expenses such as caretaking or home services
- Property damage
- Mental and emotional trauma, including pain and suffering
- The loss of a loved one
- Funeral, burial, and cremation costs
Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that motor vehicle accidents cost society upward of $70 billion every year. To win the compensation you are legally entitled to, you must identify the at-fault party responsible for your accident and establish their fault to prove that they are liable for your losses. Below we talk about how this process works.
Middletown Car Accident Lawyers Will Help You Establish Fault and Liability
To establish fault and liability in a motor vehicle accident case, you must show the following:
- That the actions of an at-fault party did not meet the standard of care. This can take the form of driving safely, repairing the road, or servicing your vehicle, as applicable to the accident that occurred.
- Because an at-fault party failed to meet the standard of care, an accident occurred.
- You suffered physical, emotional, mental, or other damages and/or losses as a result.
Contact the Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. team to learn more about identifying liable parties, quantifying damages, and filing a claim. Statutes of limitations may apply, so do not hesitate to reach out to us today.
About Middletown, NJ
Middletown is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey. It is one of the oldest sites of European settlement in the state and has a population of roughly 70,000. As a bedroom community of New York City and thanks to its affluence, low crime rate, rich history, award-winning public school system, and proximity to the Jersey Shore, Middletown frequently ranks in top-100 lists of best places to live in the country.
Frequently Asked Questions That Middletown Car Accident Lawyers Can Help Answer
All New Jersey drivers are required to carry liability insurance to pay others for damages that you cause, as well as Personal injury protection (PIP) to cover medical expenses if you or other individuals covered by your policy are injured in an accident (this is called no-fault coverage), and uninsured motorist coverage to protect you if you are involved in an accident with someone who is uninsured or is underinsured.
New Jersey is a no-fault state and requires no-fault insurance coverage. This means you must file a claim with your insurer after an accident. However, in some cases, you may be able to sue for damages. This typically occurs only when you suffer catastrophic injuries in an accident.
Catastrophic injuries are usually defined as long-term, life-changing, or permanent injuries and/or losses. The loss of a body part, an inability to perform tasks you used to perform before, the loss of a loved one, and long-term pain or injury can all qualify as catastrophic damages.
We will investigate the accident, identify any at-fault parties responsible for your damages, and use the testimony of expert witnesses to evaluate your damages and prove your accident-related expenses. We will also walk you through what you need to know regarding insurance coverage, claim filing deadlines, rules that apply to your case. It can take time to build a case and you must file a claim within the statutes of limitations so do not hesitate to reach out to us today.