Hurt in an Accident?
We help injured people get the treatment and compensation they deserve.
New Jersey Car Accident Attorneys
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Civil Trial attorneys, partners Adam Kotlar and José Hernandez, as well as attorney Richard Astorino, strive to exceed the highest standards of excellence in their practice.
Less than 3% of attorneys throughout the state hold a Supreme Court board certification.
As members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, partners Adam Kotlar and José Hernandez have joined one of the most prestigious groups of trial attorneys in the United States.
Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts and settlements, and includes fewer than 1% of all attorneys throughout the country.
Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Law Advocate, partner Adam Kotlar has proven and tested his experience and expertise in the actual trials of litigated disputes, in addition to evaluating, handling, and resolving civil controversies prior to the initiation of suit and prior to trial.
NJ Car Accident Lawsuit FAQ's
We’ve settled millions of dollars worth of cases, but it’s impossible to predict the value of yours without knowing all the facts. Truly, the best thing you can do is contact an experienced NJ car accident attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your damages, including pain and suffering, to begin to measure your case’s potential value.
Nothing up front. All fees are on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if you do.
Like most NJ car accident lawyers, our fee is usually 1/3 of the amount recovered by our work. This is due to the vast amount of time and resources our firm invests in the investigation, discovery, expert witnesses, and preparation of evidence for your case.
Most importantly, we don’t get paid a cent until you do, which drives us to exceed expectations and fight to win every case we bring on.
Cases can take anywhere from weeks to years, with most falling somewhere in the middle. The more complicated your auto accident case, the longer it will most likely take to settle or reach a trial. This is because as part of our process to pursue compensation, we engage expert medical witnesses, accident reconstructionists, and construction engineers, and utilize photographs, video surveillance, and any and every other piece of evidence that we can.
If we file a suit in your favor, it’s because we’re confident in our ability to win in front of the judge and jury.
The truth is, most cases don’t go to trial – they usually settle before the trial date. Cases will likely only go to trial when there’s a dispute between parties regarding the facts and values. The better we build your case, the more likely we can reach a settlement in your favor before your trial date.
However, as Board-Certified Trial Attorneys, we are among the most highly qualified in the court room and are fully prepared to convince the jury of your case.
A pre-existing injury or condition can certainly impact your personal injury case, but it won’t necessarily hurt it. If someone injured you in an automobile accident, they and their insurance companies should be held liable for the costs and damages of the injury, including lost wages, but they won’t be forced to pay for any treatment of your pre-existing condition.
This can get complicated, so your best option is to speak to one of our experienced New Jersey car accident attorneys and explain the intricacies of your case.
It depends. In a motor vehicle accident, generally your auto insurance will pay for your medical treatment under Personal Injury Protection (PIP), which our firm is equipped to assist you with.
Otherwise, in general liability claims, the defendant may have insurance to pay some or all of your medical bills, or your health insurance may pay. Either way, it’s necessary for our team of personal injury attorneys to evaluate all of the options available to you in any matter.
Yes. The police report is meant for just that – preserving the accident scene in a written document for a case in which either the parties involved weren’t thinking clearly after the incident or their injuries were not immediately apparent.
Often times, people say they’re not hurt at the time of an accident because their bodies are full of adrenaline. Some injuries take longer than others to first produce symptoms.
Even if you said you weren’t hurt – if you’re in pain now, you should contact our team of personal injury lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your options.
The best way to maximize your personal injury settlement is to carefully build a strong case, supported by well-documented and undeniable evidence of fault and the value of each category of damages.
Careful, swift action must be taken at every step of the process, and at our firm, we treat each case as if it were our own – aggressively and with precision.
Over time, evidence disappears and memories fade. The sooner you contact a law firm, the better their ability to strategize for your case will be, ultimately lending itself better to a maximum recovery.
We help car accident victims get the best possible outcome.
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