AUTO Accident LAWYER NJ
Auto Accident Lawyer NJ
When you've been hurt in an accident, you need a New Jersey car accident attorney with experience—someone who's been helping New Jersey auto accident victims for more than 25 years.
The professionals at Law Offices of Steven I. Greene understand what you're going through. You have questions about the worth of your insurance claim and how long it will take to get a fair settlement. A New Jersey car accident attorney from Law Offices of Steven I. Greene will give you straight, simple answers about out-of-pocket expenses, medical payments coverage, property damage, and lost wages, as well as assist you in completing necessary paperwork.
Whether it's getting money for medical bills and car repairs or stepping in to deal with the insurance company, we're here to help get you back on your feet.
"Speeding is the most common contributing cause in car accidents and is a factor in nearly one in three deadly crashes." -National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Severe Weather—Serious Accidents
Each year, hundreds of accidents are caused by irresponsible drivers who fail to take extra precaution during rainy weather. Severe weather conditions can make driving difficult, but it doesn't excuse reckless drivers from being responsible for negligent behavior. With combined over 60 years of experience defending the rights of accident victims, our New Jersey car accident attorneys know the ins and outs of complex cases and have what it takes to get compensation for you.
In many cases, rain on the roadways can reduce a car's tire traction and cause skidding or hydroplaning. As a result, motorists need to be cautious while driving in rainy weather to help prevent car accidents. This includes slowing down, using headlights, and keeping extra distance between cars. Our New Jersey car accident attorneys urge everyone to be safe and drive responsibly. Call us at (973) 575-5001 to speak with a lawyer today or fill out a free consultation form.
Why Hire A New Jersey Car Accident Attorney?
If you are the victim of an auto accident, don't try to take on the insurance company alone. You have rights that protect your best interests, and you may be entitled to more money than the insurance company wants to admit—but you may not know unless you contact the New Jersey car accident attorneys at Law Offices of Steven I. Greene. Your concerns will be addressed and there is no obligation. We never charge an attorney's fee unless we obtain a recovery for you.
Our New Jersey injury lawyers are committed to protecting your rights. Each and every personal injury lawyer at our firm is innovative, aggressive, and result-oriented when serving the diverse legal needs of our clients. Make one call to The Law Offices of Steven I. Greene and let our team deal with the insurance company.
The Five Essential Steps You Should Take After A Car Accident.
There are millions of car accidents in the United States each year, and many of them turn into he-said, she-said battles that can result in an innocent driver being blamed. Fortunately, if you're one of the unlucky drivers on the road, you can play an important role in making sure the police and the insurance company get the most accurate picture of what actually happened. You already know about contacting the police, filing an accident report, and notifying your insurance company. But here are five steps that are essential should you be involved in an accident that results in a dispute, perhaps even landing you in a courtroom.
You don't have to get out of the car when you do this. Just snap a few photos with your cell phone from your driver's seat that clearly shows the area of impact from your vantage point.
This way, if the cars are moved for any reason, or, if the police report does not reflect what took place, you will now have the physical evidence you need to protect your interests.
Practice Before You Preach
It may take the police upwards of an hour to finally get to you. No injuries, and low volume traffic, usually make most real-world accidents a low priority for the police.
Don't worry. They will come. In the meantime though, go ahead and practice telling your side of the story and record yourself. Practice. It is always best to be calm, factual, and use any evidence available to add support to your statement.
Recording your voice on your phone's audio recorder, if it has one, will help you review the facts and allow you to calm yourself so that your experience can be clearly understood by the officer when it's time to explain what took place.
You Don't Need To Speak With The Police First
There is this myth, propagated by police reality shows, that those who speak first get the advantage. It's not true. Not even close.
Police often see the guilty or anxious party come right up to the police cruiser as soon as they arrive at the scene of an accident. Don't be anxious. Let the police officer come to you. Be reasonably calm, decent, stick to the facts, point out your pictures and physical debris that may be on the road. and let them ask questions.
Record The Conversation
If you are comfortable with recording the conversation between yourself and the police officer, feel free to do so. It's legal, and it can often be helpful later if your statements on the police report do not accurately reflect what you said to the police.
Police Reports Can Be Changed
Nobody is perfect all of the time. Just because a police officer writes down a certain thing on their police report, that doesn't mean it represents the final word or even a qualified opinion.
Insurance companies have to reconcile these issues all the time. So if you find that you have been misquoted, or if the information on the report is just plain false, contact the police department which filed the report, and attempt to meet with the officer so that the report can be modified. If the office will not meet with you, submit a written request to have the report amended to reflect your version of the event.
By showing physical evidence to the officer, practicing your explanation of the accident, and acting in a calm and fact focused manner, you may be in a better position to have the true facts heard if a dispute arises in the future. Contact the Law Offices of Steven I. Greene 973-575-5001 firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help you!