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 and his team have access to a network of professionals that can 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
If you meet at least one of these requirements, you are legally permitted to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. 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, so don’t hesitate to contact us.
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.