Bloomfield Car Accident Attorney
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injuries in Bloomfield and throughout New Jersey. If you get injured in a car accident, you may be faced with uncertainty about your rights and future. The Bloomfield car accident attorneys at Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC can help you work through an insurance claim or car accident lawsuit for the justice and financial compensation that you deserve. Call (201) 997-0030 today for a free initial consultation with our car accident lawyers.
Why Choose Us
- We are certified trial lawyers who strive to get the best results on each and every case using a comprehensive and strategic approach. We have experience with successful jury trials and verdicts.
- Initial consultations are free. We offer evening appointments, home or hospital visits, and Zoom consultations. We speak Spanish and Portuguese and can arrange for translators of other languages as needed.
- Our Bloomfield personal injury lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay anything unless we recover financial compensation for you.
Why You Need a Bloomfield Car Accident Lawyer
An experienced Bloomfield car accident lawyer will know how to go up against an auto insurance company in pursuit of fair and full financial compensation. Even if you have never missed a payment, your insurance company may try to avoid paying you a fair amount. With a lawyer negotiating for you, however, an insurance company will have no choice but to treat you fairly. Your lawyer can build your claim using evidence gathered, expert testimony and crash reconstruction. Your lawyer can also take care of complicated legal matters and paperwork while you are in the hospital or receiving medical treatments.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Bloomfield, NJ
Car accidents often occur due to driver negligence. In personal injury law, negligence is the failure to use a normal or reasonable amount of care, resulting in harm or injury to others. If a driver is negligent and this causes a car accident in New Jersey, the driver’s auto insurance company may have to pay for the damages.
Driver negligence and recklessness can lead to many different types of devastating automobile accidents, including:
- Drunk driving accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Rollover accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Left-hand turn accidents
- Lane-change accidents
- Sideswipe accidents
- High-speed collisions
- Multivehicle pileups
- No-contact accidents
Our Bloomfield car accidents attorneys have experience handling car, truck, motorcycle, bus, rideshare, taxi, bicycle and pedestrian accident cases. We understand all of the most common causes of car accidents in New Jersey, including:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while impaired
- Drowsy driving
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Failing to yield
- Disobeying traffic laws
- Road defects
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Defective or malfunctioning parts
If you’re not sure who or what caused your car accident, we can return to the scene and conduct a comprehensive investigation. No matter what caused your accident, our car accident attorneys at Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC can help you understand your rights and how to recover fair financial compensation.
How Does an Insurance Claim Work in New Jersey?
New Jersey is unique in that it uses a “choice” no-fault insurance law. This means that drivers often must turn to their own insurance companies first to obtain financial benefits. In New Jersey, all drivers must purchase at least $15,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. This coverage will pay for the driver’s medical expenses, regardless of fault for the car accident.
There is an exception, however, if the driver chose to purchase “unlimited right to sue” insurance rather than “limited right to sue” insurance. With unlimited right to sue insurance, a driver does not have to depend on his or her own PIP coverage for benefits. Instead, the driver will have the right to file a claim against the other driver’s insurance provider if the other driver caused a car accident.
There is another exception involving a serious injury threshold. According to New Jersey Statutes Annotated Section 39:6A-8, if a crash victim suffers a bodily injury that results in significant scarring or disfigurement, dismemberment, displaced fractures, a permanent injury, the loss of a fetus, or death, the victim can bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party even with limited right to sue insurance.
Will You Need to File a Lawsuit?
The vast majority of car accident claims in New Jersey are resolved at the settlement stage, with no need for either party to go to trial to resolve the dispute. You can most likely achieve a successful settlement from your insurance provider or the insurance carrier of the at-fault driver without needing to go to trial, especially with help from an attorney.
If, however, the insurance company refuses to offer fair compensation for your injuries and losses, our lawyers are always prepared to go to court. We can let you know if you have grounds to bring one or more defendants to court, as well as whether this is the right legal action for you.
Compensation for Car Crash Victims
At Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC, we know how costly a car accident can be – both economically and non-economically. A car accident can cost thousands of dollars in medical expenses and vehicle repairs, as well as affect you in intangible ways, such as by causing immense pain and suffering. We will work hard to obtain fair financial compensation for all of these losses for you and your family.
The financial compensation that may be available if you are injured in a car crash includes:
- Hospital bills and medical care
- Property damage repairs
- Present and future losses of income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
- Lost quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
Our attorneys can help you estimate the value of your car accident claim. Then, we can represent you during insurance claim negotiations or an injury trial in pursuit of maximum financial compensation.
Contact Our Bloomfield Car Accident Attorneys for Help
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the Bloomfield and Jersey City car accident lawyers at Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC for assistance. We will listen to your story and let you know how we can help you with the recovery process. Our Bloomfield car accident attorneys can guide you through litigation and work relentlessly to obtain the results you need to move forward. Call (201) 997-0030 to talk to a car accident lawyer in Bloomfield today. Initial case evaluations are free and come at no obligation to hire us.