Representing Injured Car Accident Victims in New Jersey & New York
Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured in car accidents throughout New York and New Jersey. After being harmed, victims can seek legal guidance from a responsive legal team to obtain compensation to help alleviate some of the costs they face moving forward. Working with a skilled and aggressive legal team can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to protect your interests after suffering an unexpected injury.
Compensation for injuries suffered in car accidents largely involves two issues: evaluation of injuries and insurance law. If your attorney is not familiar with all aspects of no-fault insurance and coverage laws or is inexperienced in documenting your injuries and their causes, your case can suffer as a result.
At the personal injury law firm of Metro Law, we have developed our car accident litigation skills over several decades and have successfully recovered awards for thousands of car and truck accident victims.
For a free consultation to discuss your options, call (973) 721-9984 or contact us online.
Our firm’s lawyers work with a range of experts when building a car accident case:
- Investigators to prove the liability of the person who injured you.
- Doctors to prove that your accident caused or exacerbated your injuries.
- Financial experts to determine your financial loss, including lost earning potential and loss of earnings.
Car and Truck Accident Cases We Have Handled Include:
- Our client’s car was sideswiped by a drunk driver, resulting in serious injury to our client and the death of her spouse. Our client’s injury claim resulted in a $305,000 award.
- A negligent driver made a U-turn in front of the vehicle our client was riding in as a passenger. Our client suffered a debilitating and painful fracture.
- An individual made a U-turn in front of our client while our client was driving a work truck. Our client was thrown from his vehicle and suffered crushing injuries to both legs. Our client was awarded $1 million in damages.
We can assist clients in managing medical bills, resolving property damage claims, and filing claims against insurance companies or negligent parties to recover for damages. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious truck or car accident injury, including a broken bone, a displaced fracture, disfiguring scars, fatal injuries, wrongful death, or the loss of a limb, fetus, or organ, we can help.
Were You Hurt in a Drunk Driving Accident?
Drinking and driving is an unfortunate and costly choice far too many people make. These poor decisions can lead to loss of life when the impaired driver causes a car accident. If you’ve been the victim or lost a loved one due to a New York or New Jersey drunk driving auto accident, you need someone on your side to help you navigate the legal system. Let that someone be a New York and New Jersey drunk driving injury lawyer from Metro Law. We understand the hardship and uncertainty you’re facing as a result of the accident, and we’re ready to help you get compensated for the pain, suffering, and injuries you’re enduring.
DUI: It’s a Crime
Driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or greater is a crime. When someone gets behind the wheel of a car after drinking, they are placing both his or her own life and the lives of everyone else on the road in danger. Such a careless choice should not go without redress, particularly when other people are injured or killed because of a reckless decision.
As the victim of a drunk driving accident, whether you were injured or you’ve tragically lost a loved one, you deserve to be compensated for physical and emotional injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other loss caused by the accident. The process to get the compensation you believe is comparable to what you’re facing can be challenging, as insurance companies will try to give as little as possible. At Metro Law, we know you’re already trying to handle enough. We can help you by representing you and your best interests to the insurance companies and in court, should a trial be necessary.
For several decades, our New York and New Jersey personal injury attorneys have represented people who have endured tragedies. Our experienced and dedicated support staff enables us to focus our attention on your drunk driving injury claim. Should you choose to have one of our personal injury lawyers represent you, rest assured that we’ll keep you informed every step of the way and we’ll fight for what you deserve. We’re here to support you, answer your questions, and take some of the burdens off your shoulders.
What to Do Next
It’s important in the days and weeks following your New York or New Jersey drunk driving accident that you document your injuries, medical care, and recovery progress. Doing this is easy and should require little time.
Because bruises, broken bones, and lacerations eventually heal, begin by taking photos of initial injuries. These pictures can be used as evidence for your injury lawyer as he or she negotiates your settlement or tries your case. Also, take note of how you feel and how the injuries hinder your daily life.
- Get medical care as soon as possible, even if you do not feel seriously injured. You may be in a state of shock and not feel back, neck, or other soft tissue injuries until days later. The longer you wait to obtain treatment, the harder it will be for you to prove that your injuries were caused by the drunk driver accident.
- Contact a New York and New Jersey drunk driver accident lawyer right away to protect your right to compensation. Most New York and New Jersey personal injury lawyers will offer a free initial consultation to drunk driver victims.
- Let your attorney handle all communications with both your insurance company and the insurance company of the drunk driver.
Helping in the Aftermath of a Vehicle Rollover
When you are on the road, nothing is scarier than losing control of your vehicle. If you have been in a rollover accident, you know this feeling, and now you face the equally serious challenge of protecting yourself. The injuries suffered in rollover accidents tend to be serious and long-lasting, especially when seat belts were not used.
At the New Jersey and New York law offices of Metro Law, we are dedicated to helping personal injury victims get the medical and financial compensation they deserve. If you have been involved in a roof crush or rollover accident, we can help make things right again.
Rollover Accidents and Roof Crushes
Rollover accidents are common in trucks, SUVs, and other cars that have a high center of gravity and are generally unstable. Even if you have never had an incident in your car before, you could still be susceptible to a rollover accident in the right circumstances.
In many cases, truck and SUV rollovers are the result of a design flaw. We can help you file a claim against the manufacturer. In other cases, you may be able to file a claim against a municipality for badly designed roads, such as an exit ramp that is not properly banked. Sometimes, you won’t know if you have a case until you talk to an experienced attorney.
Our lawyers are not afraid to stand up to insurance companies and make sure you get the full extent of compensation you deserve. We work with experts in a variety of fields, including investigators to gather information, doctors to examine your injuries, and financial experts to help you make a full recovery.
Due to the extremity of these types of accidents, many rollover accident victims suffer catastrophic injuries. From paralysis to brain injuries, it is important that you do everything you can to get the medical help you need right away.
You Can File a Claim for Tire Failure
You rely on every part of your car to work properly and keep the people you love safe. Tire failure can cause loss of vehicle control and cause car accidents. You can take action, get the compensation you deserve, and hold the manufacturer accountable.
For several decades the attorneys at Metro Law have been protecting the rights of New York and New Jersey personal injury victims whose accidents were caused by tire failure. We have handled numerous accident cases involving auto defects.
Who is at Fault?
Tire failure is often the catalyst that leads to serious car accidents such as SUV rollovers and pedestrian accidents. Many factors can lead to a bad tire. We will conduct an exhaustive investigation into your accident, so we can understand what caused your tire failure:
- Weak sidewalls
- Defective materials
- Defective design
If your tire failure was the result of a defective product, you can file a suit against the tire manufacturer. If your accident occurred in a newer car, you may have a claim against the car manufacturer who chose the tire. We will work with experienced investigators to determine the cause of your tire failure and figure out the best way to reach the settlement you deserve.
Tire failure can happen at any time, and when it happens in traffic or at high speeds, it can lead to serious accidents that cause severe injuries. As your attorneys, it is our job to help you get proper medical treatment after tire failure caused your car accident.
Can You File a Claim if the Driver is Uninsured?
An auto accident involving an uninsured or underinsured motorist is often more complex than one involving fully insured drivers. If you have been injured in an accident involving a driver with little or no insurance, you can seek compensation through your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
Metro Law offers a free consultation where you can discuss your options for recovering compensation for your accident injuries. Call (973) 721-9984 or contact us online for more information.
Most auto insurance plans have an option for uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. You can seek compensation through your own insurance coverage. This also applies to family members who have lost a loved one in an accident and want to file a wrongful death claim.
As easy as it sounds, insurance companies rarely pay out policy limits for any auto accident–especially uninsured/underinsured motorist accidents. For this reason, it is important to work with an attorney experienced in dealing with insurance companies and their tactics to minimize accident claims.
If you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident, you may be able to seek compensation through your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
Do you have questions regarding a car crash injury in New York or New Jersey? We offer free initial consultations and are available for evening and weekend appointments. To contact us, call us toll-free at (973) 721-9984.