How Can a Lawyer Help With My Car Accident Case?

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If you get hurt in a car crash, you may want to pursue compensation. That can be far easier with our experienced Monmouth County car accident attorneys on your side. Navigating the legal process and dealing with insurance companies can be tough, but our law firm is used to handling these types of things. We will help you hold a negligent driver accountable and fight for the compensation that you deserve.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me With My Car Accident Case?

Your lawyer can do a lot to help you with a car accident case. They can:

  • Gather evidence needed to strengthen your case
  • Put you in touch with expert witnesses who can bolster your claims
  • Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing or fault
  • Negotiate with insurers on your behalf
  • Prepare you for testimony or depositions
  • Keep you updated on the progress of your case
  • Make sure that you do not miss important deadlines or court dates

A personal injury lawyer cannot guarantee any particular outcome, but you can be positive that an attorney from our firm will do everything that they can to aid you in the fight for fair compensation.

How Long Do I Have to Sue After a Car Accident?

New Jersey gives you two years to sue for damages after getting hurt in an accident. Wait any longer than that and your car accident case is likely to get thrown out of court, no matter how strong it is.

This is why it’s a good idea to act quickly. As an added benefit, the faster you act the easier it can be for your lawyer to secure evidence like surveillance footage or get the stories of eyewitnesses.

Should I Just Take an Insurer’s Offer Instead of Filing a Car Accident Case?

We rarely recommend taking the first offer from an insurance company. If you have already received an offer, you should talk to a lawyer before accepting.

Insurance companies do not like giving away money. They do the math and send a first offer that will cost them an acceptable amount. This might not be enough to adequately compensate you though, so you should not just take any settlement offer just to get this process over with.

Can I Sue If I Was Partly to Blame for the Accident?

You can still sue for damages even if you did something wrong. As long as you are less than 50% at fault, you can sue for compensation. What you receive will just be reduced by the same percentage as your fault. So if you were 10% to blame for the accident and you are awarded $50,000, your damages will be decreased by 10% and you will receive $45,000 instead.

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If you are considering pursuing a car accident case and seeking out damages, contact the Wilton Law Firm first. We can tell you more about what to expect and how our personal injury lawyers can be of assistance. Schedule a free consultation today.