New Jersey Car Accident Attorney
If you suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one in a car accident, call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. Our New Jersey car accident attorneys offer personalized legal advice that is sound and compassionate. Established in New Jersey in 1998, the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., has worked to recover millions in compensation through verdicts and settlements for car accident victims.
The car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., are:
- Experienced in all areas of car accident law;
- Passionate about providing one-on-one legal services; and
- Driven to secure results for car accident victims.
Call or contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., today to discuss how our attorneys can best represent you in your car accident recovery. We will provide you with the attention, experience, and dedication you deserve, and we only charge legal fees when we win your claim.
Why Choose Us?
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our car accident attorneys leverage more than ninety years of legal experience to fight for and defend your legal rights. We know the tactics insurance companies use to reduce victim payouts and ensure insurance companies cannot take advantage of you and your situation.
Additionally, our car crash lawyers provide you with regular updates and help your claim in any way possible, including:
- Keeping your claim trial-ready;
- Determining all sources of liability and compensation for your accident;
- Handling creditor and insurance company correspondence on your behalf;
- Preparing and filing any necessary court documents;
- Retaining any needed experts;
- Negotiating and settling your car accident claim; and
- If necessary, taking your case to trial.
Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., at (201) 928-0300 to learn more about the advantages of retaining one of our New Jersey car accident lawyers. Your consultation is free, and there are no upfront costs to retain our firm.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents cause severe injuries every day in New Jersey. Often, these accidents are the result of distracted driving. Distracted driving happens any time a driver takes their eyes, hands, or mind away from the activity of driving.
Distracted driving may include, but is not limited to:
- Holding an intense conversation with a passenger;
- Using GPS; and
- Applying cosmetics.
Other common causes of car accidents include:
- Drunk driving;
- Drowsy driving;
- Faulty vehicle parts;
- Inclement weather; and
- Hazardous road conditions.
New Jersey is a “No-Fault” State
New Jersey is a “no-fault” state. Therefore drivers carry personal injury protection coverage, or PIP, on their car insurance policies. Drivers often file an accident claim against their own car insurance policy’s personal injury protection coverage before seeking other compensation.
New Jersey also requires drivers to carry liability insurance. A claim against the other driver’s liability coverage is usually the next possibility for compensation. Fault laws can be complicated to navigate on your own, seek experienced help with your car accident claim and contact the New Jersey car accident attorneys from our law firm.
What is Comparative Negligence?
New Jersey follows the law of comparative negligence regarding car accidents. Comparative negligence reduces a victim’s compensation by the percentage the victim was responsible for the accident.
For example, if a victim is thirty-percent responsible for a car accident, thirty-percent is deducted from any future injury award. An injured victim at greater fault than the other driver cannot seek compensation for their injuries.
New Jersey Statute of Limitations
While most car accident claims settle outside of court, it is essential to note that New Jersey places a two-year statute of limitations, or deadline, on filing a car accident lawsuit. With few exceptions, victims must file a lawsuit within two years of their car accident. Otherwise, they lose their opportunity to recover compensation.
The state’s car accident laws are complex and challenging to understand. That is why it is crucial to have the experienced professionals at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., on your side. Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys will gladly answer your specific questions and ease your concerns about your car accident claim.
Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., today. Let us focus on your car accident claim so you can move forward with your life.