Essex County Auto Accident Lawyer
In the United States, more than 30,000 people die as a result of motor vehicle accidents every year, while hundreds of thousands of others are seriously injured. Though accidents occur because of many different factors, some car, truck, and motorcycle crashes happen because of poor decision-making and carelessness on the part of drivers. If you or a loved one was hurt in a motor vehicle accident due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, is here help you recover financial compensation to cover your lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Contact an experienced Essex County auto accident lawyer at our firm today.
How an Auto Accident Lawyer Can Help
There are many different types of people, vehicles, and modes of transportation on the road at any time of day. Additionally, not all auto accidents involve two passenger cars. Several different types of auto accidents may occur on the road. The lawyers at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, are highly experienced with all kinds of highway and road accidents, having handled hundreds of cases over the years. We represent people in motor vehicle accident matters involving:
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Car accidents
- Drunk driver accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- NJ Transit accidents
- Truck accidents
Types of Auto Collisions
Various types of accidents can take place on roads throughout the state of New Jersey. Some of the various types of auto accidents that we handle at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, include the following:
- Rear-end collisions: These tend to occur when drivers do not pay attention and crash into the car in front of them. This may be the case if they do not realize traffic stopped in front of him. In these situations, it is important to know the vehicle that is rear-ended vehicle is rarely at fault.
- Low-speed collisions: These are often seen in locations such as parking lots when one car backs into another.
- T-bone collisions: These are common in intersections when one driver goes through a traffic light at the same time as another driver.
- Single-vehicle collisions: These occur when a driver loses control of his or her vehicle and veers off the road, possibly due to dangerous road conditions or distracted driving.
What is Personal Injury Protection in New Jersey?
In the state of New Jersey, automobile insurance policies come with Personal Injury Protection, which is commonly referred to as PIP. This serves as medical coverage for individuals who are injured in motor vehicle accidents, regardless of who is at fault. This is why PIP is often called “no-fault” coverage. Not only does this cover the driver in the accident, but it also provides coverage for any passengers that were also in the car at the time the accident occurred. There are two parts of Personal Injury Protection in New Jersey. The first part covers the cost of medical treatment that is needed after the accident, as well as any medical equipment that the individual will require, such as a wheelchair. The second part of Personal Injury Protection reimburses the individual for additional financial burdens encountered because of the accident. This can include the cost of lost wages, the need to hire a caretaker, or the need to hire someone to take care of one’s home while they are injured. PIP does not apply to motorcycle accident cases, as motorcyclists must purchase a separate insurance policy. If you have questions about the impact of Personal Injury Protection on your New Jersey auto accident case, contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC today.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
Many auto accidents are very serious. Sometimes, they can cause injuries that change a person for the rest of their life. Some auto accidents cause broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, the loss of a limb, spinal cord damage, deformities, and more. When this happens, you must recover compensation to help cover the cost of these damages. The attorneys at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC are adept in recovering compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more.
Statute of Limitations
When you face serious physical, emotional, and financial burdens due to the negligence of another party, you must consider your legal options. When an injured party wishes to hold a negligent party liable for their actions, they must do so swiftly, as there is a statute of limitations on filing a claim for personal injury accidents. A statute of limitations is a deadline that injured parties are required to meet to file a claim against a negligent party. Otherwise, they relinquish their rights to take legal action. In the state of New Jersey, there is a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. However, if the negligent party was a municipality, they may be subject to an even shorter deadline, known as the Notice of Claim.
Contact An Experienced Essex County Auto Accident Lawyer
After sustaining injuries in a serious motor vehicle accident, you may face serious physical, financial, and emotional burdens that can affect you for the rest of your life. If you have questions about a car, motorcycle, or truck accident injury, our Essex County motor vehicle accident attorneys can give you the professional advice you need. The attorneys at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC are proud to help clients recover the maximum compensation during this difficult time. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation and discuss your legal options.