New Jersey Auto Accident Attorneys Helping You Get Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
At De Frank, McCluskey & Kopp, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys work to obtain the maximum compensation available for our clients who are injured in an automobile accident. We understand that if you are hurt in an accident, you may incur significant medical expenses not only now but into the future, including surgery and rehabilitation expenses or long-term care. You may have lost wages or become disabled from working for an extended period – even permanently. In addition, there is the pain and suffering the incident has caused you to endure through no fault of your own. Our lawyers use our combined experience to see to it that you are fully compensated for your injuries, and that the responsible parties are held accountable for their negligence, recklessness or other misconduct.
Making Sure the Insurance Companies Do Their Job
Although New Jersey requires all drivers to carry liability insurance, the minimum amounts required by law are among the lowest in the country at $15,000 for bodily injury. If more than one person is injured, the minimum amount caps out at $30,000 total for all persons injured in the accident. As if that weren’t low enough, the state added a basic policy option with only $10,000 of coverage. Medical expenses in a serious accident can easily surpass these minimal amounts.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) under the state’s no-fault insurance law can also compensate you for your medical expenses, but compensation for pain and suffering is only available in limited cases where you can prove a serious or permanent injury under the law.
Whether you are filing a claim with your own insurance company for PIP benefits or against the other driver’s liability insurance, your interests in obtaining maximum compensation are opposite the insurance company’s interests in maximizing their profit. We work to make sure the insurance adjusters fully understand the extent of your injuries and treat you fairly in settling your claim.
Holding All Responsible Parties Accountable
Auto accidents can be complicated events. Often there is more than one at-fault driver responsible for the accident. Our lawyers employ accident reconstructionists and other investigators as necessary to thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident and hold all responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
Other parties may be liable in a car accident as well. For instance, if the accident was caused by a drunk driver, the bar or restaurant which served the driver may bear some responsibility. A defect in the road or a construction hazard may be the fault of the government or a private contractor. The vehicle itself may be subject to a design or manufacturing defect which caused the accident to occur. We carefully examine all aspects of the accident and work to hold all liable parties responsible in order to obtain the maximum in compensation for your injuries.
Get Help with Your Auto Accident Claim from Experienced New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured in an auto accident in Wayne, New Jersey or beyond, contact De Frank, McCluskey & Kopp for a free consultation. We can take your case with no upfront costs and only charge a fee if and when we are successful in obtaining a recovery for you. Your call is confidential, and you are under no obligation to retain us. Time is of the essence in a car accident claim. Call De Frank, McCluskey & Kopp today at 1-844-465-4487 or contact us online.