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After a car accident, many are unsure if they should contact a lawyer. If you are involved in a car accident, it is a good idea to contact a car accident lawyer to learn what your rights are.

Some of the common questions people have after an accident revolve around insurance coverage, seeking medical attention, and what their next steps should be.

At Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C., we are happy to answer these questions and offer legal advice. Our team knows what it takes to maximize your results. Our car accident lawyers have years of experience and a track record of success helping clients like you throughout Camden County – from Cherry Hill to Clementon and every city in between. We can also represent car accident cases in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the surrounding counties.

A Legal Team With The Auto Accident Litigation Experience You Are Looking For

Each type of motor vehicle accident presents its own opportunities as well as challenges. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you after any type of auto accident, including:

In New Jersey, car accident victims have just two years from the date of the crash to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. If you allow the statute of limitations to expire, you will likely forfeit your right to sue. For this and other reasons, its critical to consult an attorney as soon as reasonably possible.

Steps To Take After A Car Accident

If you are involved in a car accident and are injured or think you may be injured, seek medical attention immediately. Injuries can also become apparent days, weeks or even months later. Some common injuries include broken bones, cuts and bruises, spinal injuries, neurological injuries, orthopedic injuries, or neck and back injuries.

The next thing you should do is report the accident to your auto insurance company.

Be prepared for insurance claims adjusters. They may try to talk you out of seeing a car accident attorney. They work for the insurance company, whose primary goal is to pay out as little money as possible and as fast as possible. This often happens when your injuries are more serious than you realized.

You don’t have to handle the insurance companies on your own. When our firm is in your corner, we provide the guidance and advocacy you will need to recover the full compensation you are entitled to from the insurance companies.

We Are Ready To Prove Liability And To Maximize Your Compensation

New Jersey is a no-fault state when it comes to car accidents. Each auto insurance policy includes personal injury protection (PIP), and most drivers will initially file a claim with their own insurer after a crash. For this reason, you may be wondering why fault would be a consideration.

If the crash was truly minor, there may be no need to investigate deeply enough to determine and prove fault. However, many car accidents result in costs that exceed PIP coverage limits. In such cases, you would need to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover additional compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance.

Your right to sue after a crash will be determined, in part, by the type of insurance policy you selected. If you chose a policy with an unlimited right to sue, our attorneys could potentially help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills related to bodily injuries
  • Property damage and loss
  • Lost wages from time spent unable to work
  • Pain and suffering

Our legal team conducts a thorough and independent investigation into the crash. We gather all available evidence, including video footage from area cameras, eyewitness testimony, cellphone records, data from each vehicle’s “black box” and more. Under New Jersey’s modified comparative negligence laws, you can seek compensation so long as the other driver was more than 50 percent at fault for the crash. The higher percentage of fault we can prove, the higher your compensation may be.

Will The Case Go To Trial?

Many prospective clients ask us if they will need to appear in court. In other words: Will there be a trial? Statistically, the answer is likely no. Most personal injury claims settle out of court, as this is typically the fastest and most economical route for all involved parties. However, if the at-fault driver’s insurance company will not negotiate in good faith or a settlement agreement cannot be reached, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial.

An Uninsured Or Underinsured Motorist Hit Me – Now What?

It is illegal to drive without auto insurance in the state of New Jersey. Unfortunately, many drivers still get on the road without insurance. Thankfully, there is a way to protect yourself should you get in an accident with an uninsured driver.

You can purchase additional coverage on your own auto insurance policy to cover you in these instances. The most common types include uninsured motorist (UM) coverage and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. Both are optional and can be added to your policy at any time. However, they cannot be added to your policy after you have already been in an accident.

Here’s a scenario where additional coverage may be beneficial: If you get hit by an uninsured driver or a driver who doesn’t have enough insurance coverage to cover your injuries, you can still recover fair compensation from the additional coverage your purchased.

How Much Does A Car Accident Attorney Cost?

If you decide to hire us, our attorneys will represent you on a contingency basis. This means we will not charge you a retainer fee or bill you by the hour. You will not pay any fees until your case is won or settled.

This is our commitment and something we remain transparent about.

Experience The Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C., Difference For Yourself

After an auto accident, it can be a very stressful time. The last thing you want to worry about is fixing the damage to your car, getting a rental car, and dealing with the insurance company.

At Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C., our car accident attorneys are here to help you through the process from beginning to end. We pride ourselves on our willingness to help those who need our services. We encourage you to take advantage of our free initial consultation, where we can learn more about you, the accident you are involved in and your injuries to determine if you have a claim or lawsuit. From there, we can present the options and next steps to you.

To learn how we can assist you or your family, contact us online or call us at 856-528-7991.