Hackensack Car Accident Lawyer
Car Accidents in Hackensack
A car accident is often more serious than a victim originally realizes. Auto accidents can leave more than a damaged vehicle. The victim of a car accident may experience both physical and mental injuries from the accident, even if the injuries seem insignificant at the onset. If you or someone you know was involved in a car accident, call The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. Our experienced Hackensack car accident attorneys have the following:
- More than 90+ years of combined legal experience
- A reputation for success and results amongst our clients
- A customized approach to achieving our clients’ goals for recovery
Our law firm represents clients that sustain any type of auto accident injury. At The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our legal team works closely with clients to keep them informed every step of the way. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.
How Can a Hackensack Car Accident Lawyer Help?
Although most auto accidents are minor and result in little to no injury, others leave accident victims hospitalized with significant injuries. These accidents require immediate advice from experienced personal injury lawyers. There are insurance claims, medical treatment, vehicle damage, and other problems to deal with as an accident victim. Insurance companies often try to quickly process an injury claim and settle at minimal amounts for an individuals insurance coverage that will not fully cover current or future medical problems. The auto accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., will handle negotiations with the appropriate insurance company for you by:
- Gathering the evidence needed to evaluate property damage, medical losses, lost wages, and future medical expenses
- Preparing a settlement demand letter for these amounts
- If needed, file the proper paperwork take the matter to trial
You lose nothing by contacting The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. There are no upfront legal fees, and we only get paid when you do. There are time limits to file your accident claim so contact us today.
Do You Have to Report a Car Accident in New Jersey?
In the state of New Jersey, it is a requirement to report any motor vehicle accident that involves damages of more than $500.00. Even a small accident, like a fender bender, may be necessary to report to the police. Dependent on the circumstances and value of vehicles involved in the accident, many accidents will be mandated to report a car accident. If, in the event that the driver of a vehicle, is physically incapable of immediately reporting an accident, another individual involved in the accident can report the accident. A failure to report, even a minor accident that surpasses the $500 threshold, can lead to a person that knowingly violates this rule to a fine not less than $30, and more than $100.
What are Common Causes of Car Accidents?
There are many types of auto accident cases. Most, but not all, auto accidents are caused by distracted drivers. Some examples are the following:
- Drunk driving
- Vehicle defects like rollovers, tire blowouts, and faulty airbag injuries
- T-bone accidents
- Dangerous or poorly maintained roads
- Roadwork site accidents
In cases where the potentially liable party is not a negligent or distracted driver, the liable party could include:
- Vehicle manufacturers
- Bars and restaurants that over-serve patrons
- Construction companies
- Civil authorities who are responsible for road safety and maintenance
Car Accident Injuries and Damages
Injuries resulting from a car accident depend on the circumstances and severity of the accident. Some of the more severe injury outcomes are:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back, neck, or spinal cord injury
- Second and third-degree burns
- Broken bones
- Limb amputation
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Wrongful death
Compensation is available for the above damages as well as mental and emotional trauma. Wrongful death compensation is available for family members of the deceased. Compensation is meant to cover costs such as:
- Medical bills and expenses, including emergency room treatment and surgery
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Prescription drug costs
- Assistive devices, such as a wheelchair and prosthetics
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
What Steps Should I Take After a Car Accident?
The first step you should take after an accident is to ensure you, any passengers in your car are safe along along with any other parties involved in the accident. If there are any injured people, and you are capable of doing so in a safe manner, call first responder emergency services. Even if you feel OK, and are able to walk away from the accident, it is very beneficial to schedule a doctor appointment with your primary care physician. After an auto accident, the human body releases strong amounts of cortisol, commonly known as a “stress hormone” as a defense mechanism. Cortisol can cause the individual(s) that have been involved in a car accident not realize the extent, or the severity of a given accident injury. Cortisol and adrenaline have been shown to sensitize certain nerves. Certain injuries, like whiplash, can manifest hours or days after the accident has occurred. For this reason it is greatly important to always see a doctor after an accident. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of an auto accident and need help to help recoup damages, our Hackensack car accident attorneys are here to help victims of serious injuries recoup damages in injury cases.
Contact our Skilled Hackensack Car Accident Lawyers
To discuss your medical expenses, insurance claims, damages, and recovery, call our legal team at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. Our Hackensack car accident lawyers are ready to help answer your questions, while offering legal advice, and take this legal burden off of your shoulders. For a free consultation and case evaluation to discuss the specifics of your case call us at (201) 928-0300 or reach out via our free online contact form. Our attorneys offer free case evaluations and our personal injury attorneys are proud to serve Hackensack and the entire state of New Jersey with legal services.