Motor Vehicle Accidents

New Jersey Automobile Accident Lawyer

After a car, truck, or motorcycle accident it’s essential that injury victims recover damages proportional to their losses. The attorneys at Barrett & Pavluk, LLC determine the value of our clients’ injuries in terms of pain and suffering, life expectancy, permanency, future medical treatment, physical therapy, medical equipment, prescription drugs, and lost earnings. Working with economists and life care planners, our lawyers project your costs based on expert testimony using cost data gathered from HMOs and insurance companies. Our office also takes action to ensure any medical or employment benefits you are eligible to receive be activated in order to provide much needed financial support for you and your family while you recover.

If you have suffered a serious injury as the result of a car accident in New Jersey, contact Barrett & Pavluk, LLC to help you recover damages for your injuries, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Head trauma
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Disfigurement
  • Burns
  • Wrongful Death

Hundreds of cases, hundreds of recoveries

We have handled hundreds of auto accident cases where people have been seriously injured. We can assess what a particular case is worth, and negotiate settlement on your behalf. We will also prepare your case for trial, as if a settlement were not possible because the final settlement offer may be insufficient and if it is not, we want to be ready to go. We have also found that better settlement offers tend to be made when the other side realizes that you are ready and serious about taking the case to trial.

Developing Our Clients’ Cases

We will contact the right experts to help develop your case – to gauge the extent of your injuries and predict how they will impact your particular lifestyle. Also to implement medical protocols that will improve your quality of life. Also to assess whether and how your ability to continue with your chosen job is affected. You do not have to worry about paying up front for these experts – in fact, you do not pay us for anything if there is no recovery.

Improper design, maintenance, construction, signage, lighting or other highway defects, including poorly placed trees and utility poles, can also cause serious accidents. If you haven’t brought a personal injury claim because you didn’t think there was another driver to blame, contact us to evaluate other potential defendants.

With the roads becoming more crowded every day, it’s no surprise that instances of motor vehicle accidents are rising every day as well. Some accidents are mere fender benders – annoying, but not causing any lasting damage. Others, however, are responsible for complete lifestyle changes for their victims. Serious brain trauma, loss of limbs, paralysis, or chronic pain can completely alter the life that you previously enjoyed. If you have suffered a serious injury in a motor vehicle accident in New Jersey let us help you today.

Motor Vehicle Accidents – An Overview

Motor vehicle accidents cause the loss of time, property, health and even life. Such accidents occur because of elements including driver error, negligence, manufacturing defects and dangerous weather. No matter what the specific cause or result, a crash can turn a normal day into a prolonged struggle. Speaking with a lawyer can help you sort out your rights, your options and your future. Contact an attorney to find out more.

When you have been in an auto accident, you may have a sense of who caused it. Issues of fault, however, can be complicated by who acted when and which laws governed the situation. If the other driver was negligent, you may have to prove that the driver breached a duty of care to you and that the breach caused your damages. The assistance of an attorney can be immensely valuable at this time, whether you are battling an insurance company, seeking compensation for your injuries or defending yourself in court.

Auto Accident Injuries and Compensation

An individual who has been injured in an automobile accident may be able to seek monetary compensation for injuries and damages. Cases are fact specific, typically with complex issues of proof and fault in dispute. Working with an experienced attorney will help you sort out your legal options.

Insurance Claim Dos and Don’ts

When you need to make an auto insurance claim, you should proceed with care. Your actions may have a significant influence on the amount of compensation you receive. Contact an attorney to learn more.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists

When a driver refuses or is unable to carry proper motor vehicle insurance, that driver puts more than just him- or herself at risk. If the driver injures another person, the insurance will be inadequate to cover the damages. Injured parties, however, may be covered by their own insurance policies; uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage protects accident victims in these cases. If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, it is important to contact an attorney to create a plan of action.

No-Fault Insurance

When a driver has been in an accident, no-fault auto insurance allows the driver to collect from his or her insurance company no matter who was at fault. Not every state has a no-fault insurance structure, but those that do have very specific laws governing when, how much and for how long the injured party may collect. Consult with an attorney to discuss how your state views fault and to determine how the laws may affect your right to recover damages for injuries.