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Do I Need to Hire an Attorney for a Car Accident in New Jersey?

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Car accidents can leave victims distressed and with scars, both physical and emotional. If you have been involved in a car, accident it is best practice to hire an attorney to represent you. Our Essex County car accident lawyer is equipped with the skills and experience to handle your case and negotiate your settlement.

Why Should I Hire a Car Accident Attorney?

A good attorney brings a lot to the table. Hiring a lawyer to help with your accident claim can make a world of a difference in your compensation.

Hire an attorney because:

  • They have an extensive knowledge of the law. This is their job after all, so chances are they have dealt with similar cases and they will have the experience to show for it.
  • It is important to have legal representation when dealing with insurance companies. Without legal support, you may end up with inadequate payment from your insurer. Your attorney will possess and utilize negotiation tactics to arrange for the most suitable compensation.
  • They will be able to establish the amount of loss and damages you are owed. A lot goes into determining the number, including medical bills, wages lost, property damage, and more.
  • They will be more likely to prove liability than if you choose to not have representation. Proving fault is vital to reaching a fair settlement. Without identifying the at-fault party there is no compensation to be won.

What Exactly Will My Attorney Do For Me?

There are a variety of factors in a car accident case, and your attorney will handle them for you.

They will collect all relevant information and evidence to support your case and prove the liability of the other party. This evidence will include photographs, videos, police reports, witness statements, and any other pertinent data. Other important information that your attorney will be able to gather and organize for you will be your medical records and bills which will impact the scale of your compensation.

They will also calculate the losses and damages so you are both aware of what compensation you should be looking to achieve. An experienced attorney will not only compile significant data but will also analyze and assess the information to determine the strength of your claim and set expectations for the settlement to come.

Your attorney will effectively communicate with both your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company to ensure positive relationships and open lines of communication. They will negotiate on your behalf to reach an adequate settlement so you receive the compensation you deserve.

Can I Represent Myself?

It is technically legal to represent yourself in a car accident case but it is not recommended. Our attorneys are equipped with the experience and professionalism to negotiate the terms of your claim and advocate for you to receive the best possible outcome.

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