Vineland Car Accident Lawyers
Causes of Car Accidents in New Jersey
Most personal injury claims arise out of automobile accidents. Physical injuries from car accidents range from mild cuts to significant bodily harm that may be permanent or even fatal. If you have been injured in a car accident in New Jersey, the experienced Millville car accident lawyers at Rone & Kowalski, LLC can help you recover compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, physical damage to your vehicle, emotional distress, and in some circumstances, pain and suffering. In wrongful death actions, surviving family members may also be entitled to compensation for the costs of funeral expenses.
Recklessness, Negligence, and Drunk Driving
Drivers who exhibit a reckless disregard for the probability that their driving will cause an accident can be liable for any injuries that are caused as a result. However, most legal claims that arise from car accidents are based on negligence. When operating a vehicle, all drivers must exercise “reasonable care under the circumstances.” Failing to act with reasonable care is considered negligence, and negligent drivers may be required to pay for any damages that they cause.
If you have been injured or sustained property damages in a car accident in New Jersey, courts will consider whether the other driver:
- Disobeyed traffic signs or signals
- Failed to use their turn signal
- Was speeding
- Was driving too fast for weather conditions
- Was under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Every 51 minutes, a truck driver fatally injures someone in the United States. These drunk drivers injure approximately one million people every year. Not only can a drunk driver be held liable for any damages and injuries they cause, but social hosts who serve an obviously intoxicated guest who drove and caused an accident can also be held liable. The experienced Millville car accident lawyers at Rone & Kowalski, LLC can help you determine who is liable and hold them accountable.
How a Qualified Lawyer Can Help You
One thing a lawyer can do is communicate with the other driver’s insurance adjuster on your behalf. A good line of communication is essential because the insurance adjuster is the one who writes the check.
A lawyer will also gather the evidence necessary to prove liability. If you are involved in an accident, you should take photographs of the accident scene if possible. A lawyer will also obtain all the accident reports, speak to the investigating officers and any witnesses.
A lawyer can also help collect your medical records and bills to ensure that you are fully compensated for expenditures relating to your accident. Acquiring these records on your own is not always easy. Sometimes you may not even know what you need. In addition, some physicians have complicated procedures in place for obtaining records. In order to prove any type of personal injury claim, you must be able to establish, through medical evidence, exactly what your injury, disability, or physical limitation is, and that it was caused by the defendant’s negligence. The experienced Millville car accident lawyers at Rone & Kowalski, LLC will work with your physicians to ensure that they provide accurate medical information so that you are fully compensated for your injuries.
We will also work with lien holders on your claim (including health, disability, or Workers’ Compensation insurers), to potentially reduce the amount of these liens against your claim. Many people are not even aware that these lien holders will take money out of the settlement from your car accident. You need a dedicated lawyer in your corner who knows how to secure you the full compensation you deserve.
Vineland Car Accident Lawyers at Rone & Kowalski, LLC Help Injured Victims Collect Maximum Compensation for Their Injuries
All car accidents are stressful, and if you have been injured, you need to focus on recovering both mentally and physically. At Rone & Kowalski, LLC, our experienced legal team of Vineland car accident lawyers is committed to holding negligent and reckless drivers accountable. We have a successful track record of obtaining large settlements and awards for our clients. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 609-476-4044 x 203 or contact us online today.