Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys in Hackensack NJ
Automobile accidents are common occurrences on the densely populated roads of New Jersey. Most of the time, these accidents are unavoidable. The aftermath of an accident can sometimes be a complicated and lengthy procedure to resolve. Injuries from automobile accidents can vary. You could face injuries that have significant impacts on your life and livelihood. Don’t allow someone else’s actions on the road impact your future, burdening you will unforeseen medical bills and the possible loss of wages when faced with dormant injuries. The experienced New Jersey automobile accidents attorneys at McNerney & McAuliffe will work diligently to come to the best possible solution for your automobile case. To schedule a personal injury consultation with our legal team, contact McNerney & McAuliffe today.
Motor Vehicle Accidents We Regularly Handle:
Motor vehicle accidents happen far too often on New Jersey’s congested network of roads and highways. These accidents are often caused by the negligence of one or both parties involved, such as reckless driving, using a mobile device behind the wheel, driving while intoxicated, speeding, and more. With so many types of vehicles on the road, anyone can get into an accident. While we have significant experience handling car, motorcycle, and truck accident cases, we take cases involving many other situations, including bicycles, Uber & Lyft, pedestrians, taxis, trains, subways, and much more.
Car Accidents: Whether a car accident is a simple fender bender or a major crash that causes life-threatening injuries, it is important to be aware of what happens after an accident. When an accident occurs, it is important to document the accident by filing a police report and seek immediate medical attention to take note of your injuries. If your Personal Injury Protection claim does not cover the extent of your injuries and property damage, you may want to consider additional legal options. You may be entitled to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, the need to hire in-home care, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more.
Motorcycle Accidents: Many people enjoy riding motorcycles throughout New Jersey, as the freedom of the open road is welcoming to these motorists. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are prone to accidents and the injuries they sustain when involved in accidents are usually quite serious. These vehicles do not offer a driver any protection, which can be especially troubling when sharing New Jersey’s congested roads with cars, trucks, and other drivers. If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, be aware that Personal Injury Protection is not extended to motorcycles, so it is important that you carry a separate motorcycle insurance policy. You may also take legal action against the negligent driver to cover additional economic and non-economic damages.
Truck Accidents: Truck drivers have very hectic jobs, as they may have to drive for up to 70 hours every week. Even though federal regulations are in place to protect truck drivers, the fatigue and pressure of their job may cause them to lose control of their very large vehicles. Trucks can weigh upwards of 80,000 lbs, are very challenging to maneuver, and require a lot of upkeep. If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, our firm can help you determine the cause of the accident and hold the negligent party accountable.
PIP in NJ
No matter who caused the accident that resulted in your injuries, you are covered under Personal Injury Protection in New Jersey, which often referred to as PIP. PIP is simply no-fault insurance, meaning that it doesn’t matter if you were at fault in causing the accident, you will still have at least some of your medical bills and lost wages covered. However, depending on your policy and the extent of your injuries, PIP may not be enough. If the cost of your injuries surpasses the amount of PIP coverage you have, you may want to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. It is also important to be aware that PIP is not extended to motorcyclists in New Jersey and these drivers should be sure to purchase separate insurance.
In New Jersey, the two categories of recoverable damages are economic loss and pain and suffering, assuming the accident was not your fault. Economic losses, or out-of-pocket expenses, include wage loss, property damage, and unpaid medical bills. Pain and suffering, or non-economic damages, are more complicated to recover. You have the right to recover compensation for the immediate pain and suffering, but also the impact on your quality of life. The accident may affect your future quality of life and should be considered when discussing your case.
Contact a Hackensack NJ Injury Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in a New Jersey automobile accident, it is important that you contact an attorney to discuss the facts of your case. At McNerney & McAuliffe, we have the experience needed to protect you and your family from unforeseen factors because you were the victim of an automobile accident. We have nearly 50 years of combined experience with automobile accidents throughout New Jersey. Allow our compassionate attorneys to review your case and guide you through your options. Contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to schedule a consultation.