New Jersey Car Accidents
The time following a New Jersey car accident is overwhelming, confusing and often very expensive as well. Medical bills mount up quickly and the impact of missed work can be tremendous on individuals and families. While filing a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver or drivers that were responsible for the accident and your injuries cannot undo things, it can provide much-needed funds as well as a sense of closure and justice. At Sarofiem & Antoun, we are here to help you and your loved ones following your car accident. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help and why we are the team of New Jersey personal injury lawyers you want on your side.
How Long do You Have to File a Car Accident Claim?
Known as the statute of limitations, there is a time frame in which you must file your car accident claim! The New Jersey statute of limitations for most car accidents and personal injury claims is two years from the time of the accident—this does not mean the case needs to be resolved by then, just some formal filing within this two year time frame. Some exceptions to this general rule are for minors and public entities—you have 2 years following their 18th birthday for minors and only 90 days when it is a suit against a city, the state of NJ or a municipality.
While two years may seem like a long time, it can go really quickly especially following a serious accident with life-changing injuries. The truth is that a lot of car accident victims don’t want to get in touch with a law firm and deal with the logistics of their accident and that is completely understandable. The reality is that hiring us is way easier and quicker than you probably think and at no up-front expense since we take all our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Your car accident injuries can be immediate and also take time to fully realize the impact they have on your physical and mental health. Some of the more common car accident injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Chest injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Emotional injuries
Ultimately, we want to get a full picture of your injuries now and in the future when putting together your winning car accident case. We work with your doctors and other healthcare providers to forecast out your needs—one of the main goals following your accident is to help pay for any and all the help you need to feel better.
How Much is Your Car Accident Worth?
Looking for an answer around how much your New Jersey car accident case is worth is one of the top three questions we get from clients during their initial free consultation and rightfully so! You want to know if this process is worth getting into (if you have injuries that impact you physically or financially, it is) and get an idea of which law firm can get you paid the most. No amount is every guaranteed when it comes to these cases but here are the main factors that go into calculating the value of your case and give you a ballpark idea of things:
- Medical Bills: Ride to the ambulance, emergency visit, specialty doctor visit, prescriptions and chiropractor bills are all bills that you may already have or are coming in currently that form the base of the worth of your case and rarely in dispute.
- Future medical needs: For many car accident victims, there may be ongoing medical needs that will continue after the lawsuit and in this instance we work with your doctors and you to forecast out what this need will be and how much it will cost.
- Professional impact: Many car accident victims miss work following their accident and this missed time can cost tens of thousands of dollars. For some, they aren’t able to do their paying job going forward. Similar to medical bills, this amount is calculated around what has been missed and what will be missed going forward
- Personal impact: Has the car accident impacted your personal life? This can include everything from your physical relationship with your spouse to outstanding emotional issues you are now dealing with (PTSD is extremely common).
There are, of course certain limitations to these cases mainly centered around insurance policy limits. What we do as your New Jersey car accident lawyer is make sure that we put together a complete picture of the impact the car accident has had on your life and then work to make sure we get you paid the most possible.
New Jersey Car Accident Lawyer
Looking for a New Jersey car accident lawyer? Look no further than Sarofiem & Antoun to handle your case and get you the most following your car accident. We have the experience you want on your side making sure you get the most for your injuries and take a personal approach to every case we take on. Always available to answer your questions and never a delay in our work, we are ready to get started when you are.