Atlantic City Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents happen. In fact, if you drive long enough, an accident of some kind will almost certainly involve you. If a car accident injured you, first seek immediate medical attention, then consult an experienced Atlantic City car accident attorney. Even if your car accident seems more like a fender bender, every accident is unique and the injuries you incur may not prove noticeable at the outset. If a car accident injured you, obtain skilled legal counsel. Do not hesitate to contact The Levin Firm today.
New Jersey Car Accidents
If a car accident injured you in New Jersey, your own car insurance—via your no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) coverage—will cover you even if the other driver’s negligence caused the accident. PIP is highly efficient (in theory) at paying out for the medical expenses you incur.
PIP, however, won’t cover your non-economic damages. Pain and suffering, which is so often associated with significant car accidents, is one such non-economic element that PIP doesn’t cover.
If someone else’s negligence injured you in a car accident, you no doubt feel overwhelmed. This is no time to take matters into your own hands. Allow the experienced Atlantic City personal injury attorneys at The Levin Firm to aggressively advocate for your claim’s most favorable resolution.
Taking Your Auto Accident Case To Court
If another driver’s negligence injured you in an Atlantic City car accident, your claim will probably go through your own car insurance company. If, however, your injuries reach a significant level, you can bring a legal case against the at-fault party:
- If you lost a body part in the accident
- If you suffered significant scarring or disfigurement in the accident
- If you were pregnant and lost your unborn child in the accident
- If you sustained a broken bone in the accident
- If you sustained an injury in the accident that hasn’t healed—and that doctors don’t expect to heal
- If your loved one died in the accident or from injuries sustained in the accident
Every car accident is both unique and uniquely complicated. Discuss your claim with an experienced car accident lawyer who will help you explore your options and make the right decisions for you and for your claim.
Car Crash Damages
Often, your PIP coverage won’t adequately cover all the damages you incur in a car accident. In such instances, you will need to pursue additional negotiations—or even litigation—to receive compensation for your losses. Typically, economic losses fall into these categories:
- Medical expenses—both current and ongoing
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
If your claim is serious enough, these non-financial losses may play roles in your claim:
- The pain and suffering you’ve endured
- The mental and emotional anguish you’ve suffered
- Any loss of consortium (or marital companionship) that you’ve encountered
- Any punitive damages against the negligent party
Common Myths Associated With Car Accidents
People commonly associate plenty of myths with car crashes. Let’s separate the useful information from the less useful:
If I meet with a car accident attorney, I’ll end up going to court. Meeting with an experienced car accident attorney in no way means that your case will go to court and that you’ll incur exorbitant legal fees. In fact, consulting with a skilled car accident attorney means that your rights are better protected and that you are more likely to receive full compensation for your injuries. While your car accident lawyer will prepare your case for court, most claims settle out of court. Furthermore, your initial consultation with your car accident attorney is free.
My car insurance made a settlement offer, which should adequately cover my damages. This is a big one. Always keep in mind that your insurance company is in the business of making money and that—while it does cover you and must abide by legal and industry standards—its bottom line is always its top priority. It is rarely in your best interest to accept your insurance company’s initial settlement offer, which we can almost guarantee is a lowball attempt to get rid of your claim and leave you with no further legal options.
If I didn’t notify my car insurance provider immediately, so I can’t proceed with my personal injury claim. While it’s important to notify your car insurance provider after a car accident, injuries sometimes blossom with time and may necessitate filing a later claim. Furthermore, your insurance company can’t require you to provide a statement about the accident before you’re ready or before you consult with a car accident attorney (who will help protect your claim).
I didn’t seek medical attention immediately after the accident, so insurance won’t cover my injuries. Just because you didn’t seek immediate medical attention after a car accident does not mean that the car accident didn’t injure you. Injuries sustained in car accidents (and many other kinds of accidents) can manifest with time (from a few minutes or hours after the accident to a lapse of several weeks or more). If you think a car accident left you unharmed, seek medical attention anyway to identify and treat the long-term serious effects of injuries your car accident may have caused.
If A Car Accident Injured You, Contact An Experienced Atlantic City Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents can overwhelm you, and if you were in one, you know how difficult that is. The law and insurance companies can make car accident claims complicated, but you are not alone. Allow the skilled legal team at The Levin Firm in Atlantic City to help navigate your claim toward its most positive resolution. Our experienced and dedicated car accident attorneys are here to help, so please contact our office online or call us at (215) 825-5183 to discuss a possible claim for free today.