Belleville Car Accident Attorney
A vehicle collision is a devastating accident that can leave you with serious injuries, expensive medical bills and many questions. At Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC, our Belleville car accident attorneys have what it takes to help you work through the complicated elements of a car accident claim. We understand New Jersey’s insurance laws and how best to navigate them on behalf of each client. Find out how we can help you and your family today. Initial consultations are free.
Why Choose Us
- We are experienced and certified trial lawyers. Although most car accident claims settle, we can successfully represent you during a jury trial, if necessary, for fair results.
- Our Belleville personal injury attorneys always go the extra mile for their clients. You can trust that we will keep you updated and work through any complications that may arise during your car accident case.
- On all car accident and other personal injury matters, we take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing until we recover financial compensation for you.
- Our personal injury lawyers in Jersey City, Belleville and Kearny can help.
The Importance of Hiring a Belleville Car Accident Lawyer
Not all car accident cases are complex or require legal assistance. If you or a loved one has a serious or catastrophic injury, however, hiring a lawyer may be necessary to force an insurance company to pay an adequate amount for your present and future medical expenses, including treatments, therapies and physical rehabilitation.
A lawyer can strengthen your case by revisiting the scene of the crash, collecting evidence and hiring experts. Having a lawyer by your side can prevent an insurance company from taking advantage of you and give you the peace of mind to focus your full attention on healing.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Belleville
Most automobile accidents in New Jersey are preventable. They often stem from avoidable driver mistakes, such as speeding and reckless driving, or other examples of negligence. In personal injury law, someone is negligent if he or she is careless and injures others. Negligence is behind most car accidents in Belleville, with examples such as:
- Distracted driving
- Texting and driving
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while tired
- Ignoring roadway rules
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Following too closely
- Ignoring rights-of-way
- Red-light running
Some of these mistakes surpass negligence and reach the definition of recklessness, which means the driver knew or reasonably should have known that his or her actions could cause a car accident, but did them anyway. If a negligent or reckless driver caused your recent car accident in Belleville, you may have grounds to hold that driver financially responsible (liable).
New Jersey Car Accident Insurance Laws
New Jersey is one of only a handful of states that operate under a no-fault insurance law. New Jersey is what is referred to as a “choice” no-fault state, meaning drivers have the choice between “limited” and “unlimited” right to sue insurance. With limited right to sue insurance, an injured accident victim can only hold another driver liable if he or she can prove serious injuries. Otherwise, the driver will file an insurance claim with his or her own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance.
If a driver has unlimited right to sue insurance, however, the driver will retain the right to file a lawsuit against another driver, regardless of the severity of the injuries. A third-party claim can result in greater financial compensation, as the other driver’s liability insurance will most likely cover more than your PIP insurance. However, you or your attorney will have to prove fault to receive benefits through a third-party claim.
Injured in a Car Accident? Contact Our Belleville Car Accident Lawyers Today
The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC can go over your legal options in detail with you and help you choose the best route for you and your car accident case. Our Bellevue, Kearny, and Jersey City car accident lawyers will work closely with you to identify your goals in the aftermath of a serious collision. Then, we will work diligently to achieve them. Call (201) 997-0030 today to start your case with a free consultation.