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Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

A car accident can be a devastating experience for everyone involved. It can turn your life and your family’s upside down in the blink of an eye. Auto accidents are also unfortunately quite common. In 2016 alone, over 273,000 car crashes occurred in New Jersey. Of those, 62,690 resulted in injuries and 570 were fatal. At Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli, we have seen the life-altering effects that car accidents can have first-hand. Extensive medical expenses, pain, and suffering are just a few of the severe repercussions an accident can have, and it is crucial that the responsible party be held responsible. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, getting trusted legal help is the best step you can take. When you choose Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli, Passaic County car accident attorney Robert J. Bavagnoli and his team, who have been providing experienced and compassionate legal help to area residents for over 28 years.


Proving Negligence in Car Accidents

Negligent behavior on the part of another driver is among the most common causes of auto accidents. Distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and aggressive driving or violating traffic laws are just a few of the countless negligent behaviors that can lead to severe injuries and costly medical bills. While proving negligence may sound straightforward, doing so in court can sometimes be complicated, which makes a good lawyer an indispensable resource. An experienced Passaic County car accident attorney will have a wealth of resources to support your case. From medical experts to accident reconstruction experts, Robert J. Bavagnoli has access to a network of professionals to strengthen your case and help you receive the best possible outcome.


Recovering Car Accident Losses in New Jersey

If you have a car accident in New Jersey, it is important to understand New Jersey’s no-fault car insurance laws. Under these rules, all drivers must file a claim under their own personal injury protection coverage in order to be compensated for medical bills, lost income, and other losses, regardless of which driver is at fault. This type of claim does not, however, compensate for pain and suffering. In addition, if you have a Basic New Jersey auto insurance policy, it allows you only a “limited right to sue.” This means you waive your right to sue the responsible party except in certain circumstances. If you have a Standard Policy, on the other hand, you can choose either “limited right to sue” or pay more for a policy that allows you an “unlimited right to sue.” For those with Basic and/or Standard “limited right to sue” policies, in order to bring a claim against the driver at fault, you must meet one of the following prerequisites:

  • Displaced fracture
  • Loss of a body part
  • Severe disfigurement
  • Severe scarring
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Permanent injury of a body part
  • Death

If you meet at least one of these requirements, you are legally permitted to file a lawsuit. Under a lawsuit, you can also seek compensation for pain and suffering.

As you can see, these cases can be incredibly complicated. Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli’s knowledgeable legal team is committed to fully, clearly, and accurately explaining how these laws work and how they can affect your case. We are always available to answer your questions by phone or during an in-person consultation. Don’t hesitate to contact us today.


The Help You Need to Fight Your Case

After years of practice as a car accident attorney in Passaic County, Robert J. Bavagnoli knows that the repercussions of car accident injuries are often severe. They can result in injuries with significant recovery time and sometimes permanent disability, as well as medical and physical therapy bills that can be extremely difficult to manage. Our compassionate team is committed to helping victims recover the maximum possible compensation for their losses, so they can get the best medical care possible. When you choose Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli, you are choosing to work with a firm that respects the individual needs of each of our clients and will always put your well-being first.

To learn more about us and about your case, get in touch for a free consultation at 973-785-9522.

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Robert J. Bavagnoli is a Passaic County attorney specializing in personal injury and real estate law. He founded Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli in 1995 where he practiced for many years alongside his brother, Ronald C. Bavagnoli (now deceased). For over 28 years, he has proudly served Northern New Jersey including Passaic County, Bergen County, and Essex County, among others, recovering millions in damages for his clients.

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Highest praise for the professionalism and ease of working with Robert Bavagnoli and his team! I used his services for the sale and closing of a home. He acted quickly, made the process easy and covered all the bases so I didn't have to be concerned about anything. This gentleman is a pleasure to do business with and who I want in an attorney!

- Lynda R.

Great firm for personal injury plaintiffs. The welfare of the client always comes first.

- Jonathan M.

Thorough, friendly, upbeat and very professional. They kept me informed of every decision they made.  They made me feel like I’m part of their family. I would highly recommend Robert Bavagnoli to anyone that needs the assistance.

- Earl C.

I was involved in an accident and didn't know what to do.  I decided to call Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli. They welcomed me to their firm. They were so polite and as I spoke with them and saw how friendly and polite they were it lifted me up and put my mind at ease. I wasn't scared anymore and it was an excellent experience from beginning to end.

- Tamika P.

For me the experience with Bavagnoli and Bavagnoli was wonderful!  My lawyer handled my case and it went excellent, even better than I imagined.

- Ms. Dela Cruz

The Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli Difference


  • Individualized attention
  • Clear and honest communication
  • Prompt answers to all calls
  • Your needs are our top priority
  • Respectful, compassionate treatment
  • Collaborative approach to each case
  • Over 27 years of experience
  • Millions recovered



Passaic County

  • Pompton Lakes
  • Little Falls
  • Clifton
  • Passaic
  • Paterson
  • West Paterson
  • Wayne
  • Woodland Park
  • Prospect Park
  • Preakness
  • Haledon
  • Woodland Park
  • Hawthorne

Bergen County

  • Fair Lawn
  • Rochelle Park
  • Maywood
  • Lodi
  • Garfield
  • Elmwood Park
  • East Rutherford
  • Wallington
  • Hackensack
  • Paramus

Essex County

  • Nutley
  • North Caldwell
  • Newark
  • City of Orange
  • Essex Fells
  • West Caldwell
  • Cedar Grove
  • Roseland
  • Belleville
  • Montclair
  • Glen Ridge
  • West Orange
  • Bloomfield

Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli Office

12 Furler St.
Suite 5,
Totowa, NJ 07512

Phone: (973) 785-9522


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