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At the New Jersey law firm of Breslin & Breslin, our personal injury lawyers advise and represent people who have been injured in auto accidents of all kinds. Even what appears to be a simple car accident can present complex legal problems involving insurance coverage, proof of damages, or the potential liability of component manufacturers or highway engineers for dangerous road conditions.
Do not settle your car accident claim until you have talked to a knowledgeable Hackensack car accident attorney. Contact Breslin & Breslin for a free consultation about your legal rights.
A Long History Of Success In Northern New Jersey
The first thing to do after a car accident is to get medical treatment for your injuries. The next step should be to notify your insurance company. Then, you seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Because New Jersey car insurance law can be very complicated, it is easy to make mistakes in your dealings with your own insurance adjuster or the other driver’s insurer.
For example, your rights will vary significantly depending on what kind of insurance you carry. In some cases, injured passengers in the same car might have different rights depending on whether they have “zero threshold” or “verbal threshold” insurance coverage.
People with zero threshold coverage have unlimited rights to sue for noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering, while those with verbal threshold coverage can only collect such damages if they have suffered certain permanent or disabling injuries.
Either way, you can look to your own insurer’s personal injury protection (PIP) benefits to cover your medical expenses, but that can get complicated, too. Can you choose your own doctor? What if you need a second opinion? What if some of your injuries were missed in the emergency room?
Our attorneys work closely with car accident victims to make sure that you are getting the full benefit of all available insurance coverage, including your own uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits. If you suffered severe or disabling injuries, it is likely that the other driver’s liability coverage will fall short of what you need to support your recovery. This means that the other driver may not have the resources to fully compensate you for your injuries, even if the other driver was clearly at fault — such as in a rear-end collision.
We Examine All of Your Options for Financial Compensation
When the other driver’s insurance will not be enough to meet your damages demand, we will consider legal action against other defendants, such as road maintenance contractors, public transportation agencies, or component manufacturers. Defective parts or road design can often play a crucial role in a car accident, and our lawyers know how to investigate and present the evidence of their responsibility.
Our firm has a lengthy history of recovering substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We recovered $6.5 Million for two children seriously injured in an auto accident. We recovered $2.5 Million for a pedestrian struck by an automobile while walking on the sidewalk. We recovered $2.3 Million for a retired dentist who suffered severe spinal damage when he was hit by an automobile. We recovered $2.3 Million for a passenger injured when the vehicle he was riding in struck a pole. We recovered $4.25 Million for a driver assembly that disengaged from a van.
As well as representing clients from northern New Jersey, we also serve as counsel for accident victims from other states who suffered their injuries here. To learn more about our ability to help you recover the damages you are entitled to, contact a Hackensack car accident attorney at Breslin & Breslin.