Auto accidents may only last for seconds, but the injuries you sustain can last a lifetime. Dealing with insurance companies can be frustrating without knowing your rights. The insurance agents are not hired to protect you, but are instead attempting to negotiate the best possible settlement for their company.
New Jersey statute N.J.S.A. 17:28-1.7 provides a criterion that must be met in order to proceed in certain personal injury matters. This statute does not apply to auto accidents involving commercial vehicles. N.J.S.A. 17:28-1.7 has defined a personal injury as:
- Significant disfigurement or significant scaring
- Displaced fractures
- Loss of fetus, or
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability.
We can help you review your injuries to decide if they meet this threshold.
The Statute of Limitation provides an injured person in a motor vehicle accident two (2) years from the date of the motor vehicle accident to file a lawsuit. There are some exceptions to the Statute of Limitations that you should discuss with us if the two (2) years has passed or the two (2) year anniversary of the accident is quickly approaching.
The Tort Claim Notice is applicable if you have to pursue a claim against any public entity or governmental agency, or any employee of a public entity, or governmental agency. You must file a Notice of Tort Claim with the public entity and/or employee within ninety (90) days of the date of the incident or you may lose your right to bring the claim. This deadline may be extended to one year in certain circumstances.
We have the experience to guide you through this process. We are here to assist you and ensure your future is protected. Contact us if you have any questions.
The Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike, among many other highways in New Jersey, are filled with massive trucks that, if an accident occurs, can cause catastrophic damage. Truck drivers must obtain special commercial licenses and must adhere to Federal and the State of New Jersey Commercial Vehicle laws.
A Truck accident may be caused by:
- Driver Negligence
- Substance Abuse
- Defects, or
- Company Negligence
Rules for truck cases are very different from standard accident cases and we can make sure that you are fully compensated for such claims.
VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
$1,200,000.00 – Settlement – Motor Vehicle Accident
$950,000.00 – Settlement – Motor Vehicle Accident
$900,000.00 – Settlement – Motor Vehicle Accident
$776,000.00 – Verdict – Motor vehicle accident
$650,000.00 – Settlement – Motor Vehicle Accident
$300,000.00 – Settlement – Motor Vehicle Accident