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Each year nearly 2 million Americans are injured in automobile accidents. Not every car accident involving death, injury or property damage results in a claim or lawsuit. Not every accident should result in a claim. How do you know when to retain an attorney and make a claim and when not to make one? Read More >

New Jersey Auto Accident Insurance Claims
New Jersey is one of only two states in the nation to use the Personal Injury Protection system, or PIP, which guides the handling of auto-accident-claims in the state. Read More >

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Modern 3D animation techniques are becoming more and more essential to the process of car accident reconstruction for the unprecedented level of detail they enable juries to see. An attorney can choose the precise angle to recreate the scene and demonstrate effectively how and why it occurred the way that it did. Read More >

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If you've been injured in a car accident in New Jersey, it's important that you speak with an automobile accident attorney who has experience in dealing with insurance companies. Statistics show that retaining a skilled car accident lawyer is proven to greatly enhance one's chance of successfully making a claim. Read More >

New Jersey Auto Accident Insurance Claims
If a family member were to be unfortunately injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to make what is called a “Loss of Consortium” claim. Read More >

New Jersey Auto Accident Insurance Claims
Bad weather such as snow or rain can make conditions more hazardous to drivers. Black ice alone causes more than 250,000 crashes per year. Black ice occurs when the Air temperature is colder than the ground and there is precipitation present. It is invisible and causes unsuspecting drivers to lose control. Read More >
   I Hit Another Driver and I am at Fault, What Should I do?
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        In any driver’s history on the road, no one can conclusively say that they have never made a mistake. Mistakes happen, as we are all human beings prone to occasional lapses here and there. But, if you get into a car accident with another driver due to an admitted error that you made, what should you do?
Make Sure That You Are "Okay"
First off, just because you were in the wrong does not mean YOU aren’t the one who’s going to end up hurt. Make sure that you are okay because in the immediate aftermath of a car accident, the “Why?” is less important than what needs to be done next. If you are okay, though, I’d recommend to then go and see how the other driver is doing. Call for the police and medical assistance if required. Above all, never leave the scene of an accident before the police arrive.
Approaching the Other Driver
While you are not obligated to do so under New Jersey law, in the confusing moments following an accident a simple “Are you Okay?” to the other driver can go a long way in defusing any tenseness in the situation. In my 30 years as an attorney, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard an injured driver get offended at the other’s recalcitrant attitude. If you are able to, ask them how they’re doing, it will create a modicum of goodwill that might be valuable later on.
Call For Help If Needed
Most importantly, if you do see that the other driver has been hurt and you are not, call for an ambulance to assist them at the scene. Contact your auto insurance provider as well to let them know that you have just been involved in an auto accident to start the process of filing your claim. If the other driver has been injured, you may need to speak with an attorney to assist you in handling your insurance claim. Depending on the type of insurance coverage that you purchased, the state of New Jersey allows up to $250,000 worth of medical costs (which is the amount that most drivers purchase) to be paid out through your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy to the other driver for their injuries.
Pictures and Video Can be Helpful
These days most people have cell phones which have cameras. If you can, take photos of the scene with the vehicles in place and of any damage. It may be very important to any case or tickets that are issued.

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Personal Injury Attorney Maple Shade New Jersey10 Things You Should Know Before Filing an Injury Claim
Being hurt can be a frustrating experience. But, it’s good to remember that there is an outlet built into the legal system for people like you. All potential clients should be aware of the following information before they go to file their claim. Read on>
Length of a Personal Injury SettlementHow Long Will it Take to Settle my Personal Injury Claim?
The length of time it takes for an injured person to settle their claim can vary greatly depending on the circumstances. But, there is a point at which all cases should wait until reaching a settlement. Read on>
Length of a Personal Injury SettlementContingency Fees For Personal Injury Lawyers Explained
There are several different ways in which attorneys bill their clients, but New Jersey law stipulates that personal injury lawyers may handle cases on a contingency fee basis. An attorney can assist an injured victim, regardless of their economic circumstances. Read on>
Length of a Personal Injury SettlementTop 5 Arguments Defense Lawyers Use in Injury Cases
Defense lawyers for injury cases have certain arguments they commonly use against plaintiffs. Before you file your case, it’s important to know what they will most likely say to avoid having their clients be found liable for your injury. Read on>
Length of a Personal Injury SettlementWho Will Pay For my Medical Treatment During My Case?
You will likely still be receiving treatment while your case is ongoing. Prior to having the other party found as being “at-fault” for your injuries, hospitals and doctors nonetheless are going to want to get paid. How exactly do you get your treatment paid for? Read on>
Length of a Personal Injury SettlementA Guide to New Jersey Personal Injury Protection Benefits
New Jersey is a no fault state. That means that if you are involved in an automobile accident, your own automobile insurance company will pay for your medical bills. Personal Injury Protection Benefits allow victims to make a claim for injuries. Read on>

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