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New Jersey Car Accident Laws

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The aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming, especially in a state with intricate laws like New Jersey. Understanding fault determination, comparative negligence, no-fault insurance, and claim deadlines can feel like untangling a legal knot. Here’s a breakdown of these key aspects, but remember, this is not a substitute for personalized legal advice.

Fault Determination and Comparative Negligence:

Unlike some states, New Jersey operates under a “comparative negligence” system. This means the percentage of fault you share in an accident directly impacts your damage recovery. An experienced car accident lawyer can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case to minimize your fault attribution and maximize your compensation.

No-Fault Insurance:

New Jersey is a “no-fault” state, meaning your own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage pays for your medical bills and lost wages, regardless of who caused the accident. However, PIP coverage has limitations. When your injuries exceed PIP limits or involve significant pain and suffering, a lawyer can help you pursue a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company.

Statute of Limitations:

There’s a time limit to file a lawsuit after a car accident in New Jersey. Generally, you have two years from the accident date to pursue a claim. Missing this deadline can severely limit your legal options. Don’t risk losing your right to compensation – consult a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to understand your specific situation and ensure timely action.

Why an Attorney Matters:

Car accident laws can be intricate, and navigating the legal landscape on your own can be daunting. An experienced New Jersey car accident lawyer can:

  • Investigate the accident: They’ll gather evidence, interview witnesses, and reconstruct the events to determine fault.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies: Insurance companies often try to minimize payouts. A lawyer can fight for the compensation you deserve.
  • Handle complex legal procedures: Lawyers understand the legal system and can guide you through the claims process efficiently.
  • Protect your rights: They ensure your rights are upheld and advocate for your best interests throughout the process.

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At Gencarelli & Rimasssa Law Firm LLC, our car accident lawyers possess a deep understanding of New Jersey’s complex car accident laws. We are dedicated to helping victims navigate the legal system, secure fair compensation for their injuries, and move forward with their lives. Don’t face the legal complexities of a car accident alone. Contact Gencarelli & Rimasssa Law Firm LLC today for a free consultation. Let our expertise guide you through the legal process and help you get the compensation you deserve.

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