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Costs and Benefits of a New Jersey Accident Lawyer and What Attorneys Look for in an Accident Case

Costs and Benefits of a New Jersey Accident Lawyer and What Attorneys Look for in an Accident Case

No one ever expects to be in an accident, but the fact is thousands of people are injured in an accident every day. Whether it is a car or pedestrian accident in Mercer County, or a slip and fall in Princeton, NJ, you may be wondering whether it is worth it to hire an attorney and just how much a New Jersey accident lawyer costs.

No Upfront Fees—Understanding Contingency Fees

The good news is that there is little to no risk in contacting a New Jersey injury lawyer, as most personal injury attorneys...

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage in New Jersey

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage in New Jersey

As the names suggest, Uninsured Motorist (UM) and Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage is the portion of an insured’s own policy of insurance under which he may be compensated for injuries and losses he suffers at the hands of uninsured/underinsured drivers. Uninsured Motorist coverage is applicable in accidents involving hit-and-run (or phantom vehicle) accidents or accidents where the other driver’s insurance has lapsed or is non-existent. On the other hand...

Can I Sue? Common Scenarios/Situations Following A New Jersey Car Crash

Can I Sue? Common Scenarios/Situations Following A New Jersey Car Crash

If there’s one thing worse than being in a car accident, it’s finding out that an unforeseen issue may or may not prevent you from pursuing adequate compensation. You may be in pain, daily life activities such as housework, school, or work are now more challenging, and medical bills are piling up.

 

What happens if the other driver does not have any insurance or a minimal amount of insurance? What if you are an undocumented/illegal immigrant? What if your license is suspended or your insurance has lapsed? As every accident involves many factors, it’s hard to say how your specific situation will play out, but the following post aims to answer common situations generally.

Snow and Ice Accidents: What to Know About Car or Truck Accidents, as well as Slip and Fall Accidents Caused by Snow or Ice

Snow and Ice Accidents: What to Know About Car or Truck Accidents, as well as Slip and Fall Accidents Caused by Snow or Ice

Southern New Jersey experienced a tremendous amount of snowfall today, and we are again reminded that New Jerseyans are no stranger to winter conditions and the difficulty it presents in getting around, whether it be on foot or driving a vehicle. When winter conditions are a factor in a car crash, determining whether the crash was the fault of another party or just an accident can often be tricky. Likewise, where snow or ice is a factor in a slip and fall, it again can be challenging to determine whether the fall resulted from the pedestrian’s failure to observe conditions or the fault of another party for not properly clearing a walkway...

How to read a New Jersey Police Report and what to do if your car or truck accident report is incorrect

How to read a New Jersey Police Report and what to do if your car or truck accident report is incorrect

Whenever there is a motor vehicle accident, New Jersey law requires calling the police to report an accident. N.J.S.A. 39:4-130. This report will be used as the official description of the accident. While official, it may not be entirely correct or representative of what actually happened.

 

This occurs on countless occasions and for myriad reasons, whether you were shaken up and not thinking clearly, the officer misheard your statement or wrote down the wrong information, or the other party gave a false narrative of the happening of the collision. Whatever the reason is, it is crucial that you clear up any inconsistencies as soon as possible...

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