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Compensation for Car Accident Injuries in New Jersey

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A car accident can leave you physically injured, emotionally scarred, and facing unexpected financial burdens. While recovering from your injuries is paramount, understanding the types of compensation available in New Jersey can significantly aid your journey towards financial recovery. Here’s a breakdown of what you might be entitled to:

1. Medical Expenses:

Past and future medical bills: This includes doctor’s visits, hospital stays, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and therapy.

Medical equipment: Costs associated with necessary medical equipment like wheelchairs, crutches, or prosthetics can be included.

2. Lost Wages:

Missed income: Compensation for time missed from work due to your injuries.

Reduced earning capacity: If your injuries permanently impact your ability to work and earn, you may be compensated for future lost income.

3. Property Damage:

Vehicle repair or replacement: Covers the cost of repairing or replacing your damaged vehicle.

Personal property damage: This can include damaged belongings like phones, laptops, or clothing that were in the car during the accident.

4. Pain and Suffering:

This non-economic damage compensates for the physical and emotional pain, suffering, and inconvenience caused by the accident. Quantifying pain and suffering can be complex, and an experienced car accident lawyer can help you establish the value of this claim.

5. Punitive Damages (Rare):

In rare cases, the court may award punitive damages to punish the at-fault driver for intentional misconduct or reckless disregard for your safety. However, securing punitive damages is challenging and requires a strong legal case.

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Maximizing Your Compensation: Why a Car Accident Lawyer Matters

Navigating insurance claims and legal proceedings after a car accident can be overwhelming, especially while dealing with injuries and other challenges. An experienced car accident lawyer can:

  • Assess your case: They will thoroughly evaluate your situation and identify all potential avenues for compensation.
  • Gather evidence: Lawyers can gather medical records, police reports, witness statements, and other evidence to support your claim.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies: Insurance companies often try to minimize payouts. A lawyer can advocate for the full compensation you deserve, negotiating aggressively on your behalf.
  • Handle complex legal matters: They can navigate the legal complexities of your case, ensuring all deadlines are met and legal procedures are followed correctly.

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At Gencarelli & Rimasssa Law Firm LLC, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial hardships car accident victims face. Our dedicated legal team possesses extensive experience in maximizing compensation for our clients. We are proven car accident lawyers in NJ committed to fighting for your rights and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life.

Dan RDan R
20:05 15 Dec 23
I was referred by another attorney to Gencarelli & Rimassa, as among other areas of practice, they are experts in medical malpractice. After reviewing my Complaint carefully, Mr. Rimassa determined that I had a viable case. He also had no problem representing me in Warren County, although his office is in Bergen County.As things progressed, Mr. Rimassa kept me well informed at all times, advising me throughout the whole process about what to expect in the proceedings, including depositions, and the timeline of litigation. He was very precise in the information he needed from me and was always prompt in answering my telephone calls and e—mails. Mr. Rimassa was very professional and extremely astute, but he also had compassion for my situation.At one point, the defendant’s attorney offered to go to mediation to potentially settle the case outside of a court trial. Mr. Rimassa tirelessly fought for me in mediation until a resolution was reached that I found very satisfactory. Even after the fact, he continued to work on my behalf to negotiate with my secondary insurance to lower its lien, and was ultimately successful.It was obvious from the start that Mr. Rimassa knows his stuff and is a fighter, going above and beyond for me. I highly recommend both him and his law firm!
Kaitlin LepreKaitlin Lepre
21:33 21 Oct 23
I had a wonderful experience with Nick Rimassa. Nick genuinely cared about my case and was very knowledgeable.
Cristy RossCristy Ross
09:30 21 Nov 22
Nick is one of the most knowledgeable and professional lawyers i have ever met. With in just a few hours of my first phone call Nick made the time to meet with me to go over what happened and how to proceed . He kept me informed during the entire process and made things as easy in me as possible. He truly cares for his clients. I would not hesitate to send any of my family and friends to his services. He is a true professional!
Scott GoldScott Gold
14:47 03 Nov 22
They treat you like family and not just a customer.
Tatjana BabunskaTatjana Babunska
00:35 08 Sep 22
Arlene RodriguezArlene Rodriguez
23:45 09 May 22
They are amazing people. I will most definitely refer this law firm to anyone they worked very diligently with my case and I am very satisfied thank you so much again
19:37 23 Mar 22
This firm represented me in an employment matter. Nick was the representing attorney. Not only did he make me feel like my case mattered but he also made me feel like I gained a friend.
Lillian RichardsonLillian Richardson
17:41 16 Mar 22
Gencarelli & Rimassa Law firm represented me in a personal injury case, I was happy with their services and I highly recommend them!!!
Rocio EspinosaRocio Espinosa
15:49 09 Jun 21
Nick Rimassa was awesome, he kept me updated on the status of my case and got me the maximum amount possible. He is professional and attentive . I appreciate everything he did for me, truly a nice guy...
rew orew o
17:32 30 Apr 21
Melissa is a great attorney. She has represented our family in several issues that were very critical to the future well being of our financial stability. Her team brings big firm tenacity with boutique firm personablility and responsiveness. She was easy to access with questions and always updated us on the status of our cases. She handled a serious car accident and also a contractor fraud case after Hurricane Sandy for our family . In both cases she understood the law and how it applied to our situation and won against much larger firms on the other side. The results of her work were great and we would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great lawyer.
Andrea MatthewAndrea Matthew
16:55 13 Feb 18
I was involved in not one but two auto accidents and had the pleasure of being represented by Mrs. Gencarelli. She was just phenomenal !!! Always and continues to be very supportive and professional throughout this process. Melissa is not only a great attorney, but just a great person overall. Always make you feel very comfortable. I completely trusted her to be my best advocated during this very difficult and tedious process. I would highly recommend her over and over again. Thank you Melissa!!

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