New Jersey Car Accident Lawyers
This is what we can do for you.
Here’s just a glimpse of what we can do for you:
- Studies show that hiring a car accident lawyer will get you 3.5 times more compensation than going it alone. But Console & Hollawell will do even more.
- Our No Fee Promise means you pay no money upfront, and nothing at all unless we win.
- We’ll help you get your car fixed – at no additional cost.
- We have more than 20 years of experience helping car accident victims like you.
- We handle New Jersey car accident cases every single day.
- We have a 97% success rate handling cases like yours.
- Our in-house PIP specialist will make sure your medical bills get paid at no cost to you.
No fee unless we win your case
Your case is more than a claim number. You’re dealing with real issues right now: physical pain severe enough to change your life completely, property damage that keeps you from getting where you need to be. You’re confused by this whole situation and frustrated that only reason you’re going through this is because another driver was careless.
A legal case doesn’t have to be complicated – not when you have us on your side. Pursuing a claim with the help of our qualified New Jersey car accident attorneys is the only way to get your questions answered – and, of course, get the compensation you deserve.
There are millions of car accidents in the United States every year, but your accident isn’t just a statistic – and we’ll never treat it like one.
Console & Hollawell will fight for you so you can focus on what’s most important—getting better. Since 1994, we’ve represented car accidents victims throughout New Jersey. We provide every member of our client family with the kind of personal attention that’s hard to find. That means listening to your questions‚ giving you all the answers‚ and delivering the results you deserve.
Accidents are common on major highways like the NJ Turnpike — even when victims are stopped at tollbooths waiting in line to pay.
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3 Costly Mistakes Accident Victims Make:
- Never accept a first offer.Your settlement will have to cover all of your current and future medical bills and lost wages‚ plus compensation for the pain and suffering you go through. But insurance companies pay an army of employees and attorneys to minimize the amount of money you receive.Don’t be tricked into settling for less than you deserve. Instead, let us protect you from a system that looks out for itself and get you maximum compensation.
- Focus on your recovery‚ not your finances.When you’ve been in a car accident‚ your health is your primary focus – as it should be. Working toward recovery requires your full attention. That means you can’t afford to let anything distract you.Instead, let us handle the details of your claim. Your time is too important to waste on the phone with the insurance company or buried in forms to fill out. Since we make you our No Fee Promise, you won’t even have to worry about coming up with the money to pay anything upfront.
- Don’t wait until it’s too late.New Jersey has a general two-year statute of limitations‚ but there are exceptions. In some situations, you only have 90 days to file a written claim or you lose your right to compensation. The sooner you contact an attorney‚ the better.
Auto accidents can affect your work, your daily routine‚, and your quality of life. Getting your life back on track takes the help of a skilled New Jersey car accident attorney – which is where we come in. For more than 20 years‚ Console & Hollawell has successfully represented clients who have been involved in car accidents. Our track record is proven‚ with a 97 percent success rate‚ and we always provide the personal attention you deserve.
Your Questions Answered
When we say we’ll answer your questions, we mean it.
You won’t get confusing legal jargon from our NJ car accident attorneys. Instead, you’ll get reliable answers explained in ways that make sense – and are actually helpful. We’re here to make this whole difficult situation easier, from the day you first reach out to us to the day your case is closed for good.
Here are general answers to some of the most common questions people ask after a car accident. If you want answers about your situation, we’re happy to provide those, too – just call (856) 778-5500 for your free consultation!
Do I have a car accident case?
You may have a case if someone else, like a careless driver, caused your accident and you suffered injuries. Your injuries might not seem that severe at first – but even life-changing injuries can be easy to overlook in the immediate aftermath of a collision.
The claims process can be more complex than you might realize. Talk to a car accident attorney privately to find out for sure whether or not you have a case – the sooner, the better.
How much will a lawyer cost?
Nothing right now. You can have award-winning New Jersey car accident lawyers handling every aspect of your claim without paying so much as a dollar out of pocket. And if we don’t win, you pay nothing – ever.
Learn more about our No Fee Promise and how you can get your claim started at no cost.
After speaking with other people in similar situations such as my accident‚ I was not expecting to get what Console and Hollawell got for me as a settlement. I was very happy with the end result. – R. Skolo
How much is my case worth?
When an accident has cost you so much, you want to know how much money you can expect from your claim. Unfortunately, there’s no simple settlement calculator where you can plug in a few numbers and come up with a dollar amount. How much your car accident case is worth depends on a number of factors, some of which you have no control over.
So, how do you find out how much your unique case is worth? You take it to an experienced NJ car accident lawyer. The only way to reliably determine how much compensation you deserve is to have a professional who knows the legal process inside and out take a look at all of the details of your situation.
One thing is for sure – having the right lawyer on your side means you’ll get as much money as you possibly can for your claim. Find out how much more money a car accident attorney in NJ could get you.
What do I do now?
Answers to the most basic car accident questions can help you understand a little more about what to expect.
But there’s only one way to get real, trustworthy legal advice about your individual case – have a confidential, no-cost conversation with an auto accident lawyer in NJ.
Understanding New Jersey Car Accident Law
Wondering what the law says about your accident? State laws govern how New Jersey auto insurance policies work, what requirements are necessary to pursue a claim, and what kind of crashes you should report to the police.
You’ve probably heard that New Jersey is a no-fault state, but if you’ve never been in an accident before, you might not know what this law means for you.
No-fault means simply that your own insurance company is the one responsible for paying any medical bills related to an accident, no matter who actually caused the collision. The no-fault law is the reason any auto insurance policy sold in New Jersey includes a type of coverage called personal injury protection, or PIP.
When you purchased an auto insurance policy, you chose a PIP coverage limit – hoping, of course, that you’d never need to use those benefits. Now that you do, it’s important to know which expenses your insurance company will cover and which ones are your responsibility – and that’s easier said than done.
Fortunately, Console & Hollawell has an in-house PIP Department that’s dedicated to making sure your bills are being paid correctly. That’s one less thing you have to worry about.
Auto Insurance Law
The state of New Jersey requires every vehicle on the road to have a current auto insurance policy, according to the Motor Vehicle Commission.
Between the at-fault driver’s insurance policy and your own, there’s coverage to get your car fixed or replaced, get the medical treatment you need and get compensated for the pain you’ve been through.
But getting that money isn’t easy. You’ll need to figure out what coverage is available, gather evidence to support your claim that you deserve money and negotiate a settlement or win a trial.
Comparative Negligence Law
If the other insurance company blames you for the accident but you disagree, you need to take action fast. It’s not unusual for an insurance company to avoid paying a claim – or try to avoid it, at least – by disputing fault, even if the facts show that their policyholder caused the collision. A lawyer can help you determine who’s really at fault and gather the evidence necessary to prove it.
Even if you can’t convince the insurer to accept all of the blame for the crash, you might still be able to get the money you deserve. State laws allow for claims involving comparative negligence, or situations in which both parties share some fault, according to the official State of New Jersey website.
If you believe you were in the right, don’t let an insurance adjuster take advantage of you. Find out for sure by having a car accident lawyer in NJ investigate the collision for you. We can use our network of experts in fields like accident reconstruction to find out what really happened the day of your crash.
Car Accident Reporting Laws in New Jersey
Was anyone hurt, even a little bit, in your accident? Did any car involved sustain more than a few hundred dollars’ worth of damage?
If so, your accident should legally be reported to the police – no matter what the at-fault driver might say.
Hopefully, you thought to call the police when the collision happened. But many accident victims don’t, especially if they think their injuries are only minor or the damage won’t cost too much to repair.
If you didn’t call the police at the time of the accident, it might not be too late – yet. You can call the police and file an accident report after the fact. Make sure you don’t wait any longer, though. At this point, any delay in documenting the accident or your injuries or in getting legal help can threaten your claim.
When you call the police after an accident, the official report can be valuable in supporting your claim. It can sometimes take a few days for New Jersey car accident reports to become available, but once yours is, you should be able to get a copy of it for a small fee.
Many police departments in NJ allow victims to get copies of their car accident report online, so there’s no additional hassle of having to go to the police station to pick up the report.
Car Accidents Across New Jersey
Where in the Garden State do car crashes happen? Everywhere, unfortunately – from the backroads of small rural towns to the busy urban streets of the state’s biggest cities – and we’ve handled them all.
But some of the biggest, most dramatic and most devastating crashes on NJ roads happen on major highways. In particular, they happen on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, consistently ranked the deadliest highways in the state.
Car Accidents on the New Jersey Turnpike
Every year, close to 2,000 people (and sometimes more – hundreds more) get hurt in motor vehicle accidents on the New Jersey Turnpike, the Turnpike Authority reported. The highway also saw 23 deadly crashes in 2014, a dramatic spike from the 9 fatal car accidents the New Jersey Turnpike saw in 2013, NJ.com reported.
The statistics are scary, but they’re nothing compared to the real stories of what victims of car accidents on the New Jersey Turnpike go through. Like you, they saw their lives change in an instant because of someone else’s dangerous actions – and getting life back on track wasn’t easy.
New Jersey Car Accidents on the Garden State Parkway
In recent years, more than 2,000 – some years, more than 3,000 – people have suffered injuries in car accidents annually on the Garden State Parkway, according to the NJ Turnpike Authority. Both 2013 and 2014 saw 21 fatal car accidents on the Garden State Parkway, NJ.com reported.
During our 20+ years of handling car accident cases across New Jersey and beyond, we’ve handled many claims involving accidents that took place on the Garden State Parkway. We know how severe the injuries sustained in collisions on major highways can be, and we’ll do whatever it takes to help you make the best recovery possible.
New Jersey Car Accident Lawsuits
When you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you have two options:
- You can let this disaster take over your life, without fighting back, or
- You can stand up for yourself and take action by hiring the right lawyer to fight for you
You didn’t deserve this pain. You shouldn’t have to compromise your quality of life or pay thousands of dollars because another driver made a reckless mistake. And you have every right to fight back.
While no one can change what happened, we will pursue every avenue to get you the compensation – and the justice – you deserve. We will fight tirelessly to get maximum results for your car accident claim or lawsuit, even if it means negotiating aggressively or fighting for your rights in court.
It might not feel like it right now, but everything will be okay – we’re here to make sure of it.
Get the Personalized Attention Your Car Accident Case Needs to Succeed!
Your case is unique. Shouldn’t your lawyer treat it that way?
Don’t settle for a NJ car accident lawyer who sees you as a statistic and your case as just a claim number. Insist on putting your car accident claim in the hands of attorneys who provide the individualized attention you deserve.
We’ll Make Your Life Easier
Throughout the process, you’ll have dedicated members of our experienced legal team handling your case and answering your questions. They’ll know you by name – not by a number – and they’ll keep in touch regularly throughout your case to update you on its status and find out what you need.
You’ll have a direct line of communication to the attorneys and paralegals working on your case, so you’ll never have to wait long for the answers you need. If you ever have a problem, we’re here for you – even if it means searching for a doctor to treat you or setting up any transportation or translator services you need to make it to your appointment.
Building Your Case from Day One
A cookie-cutter legal strategy just isn’t good enough for your case.
Our car accident lawyers have more than 50 years of legal experience between us, so we’ve got plenty of knowledge to draw from when we investigate your accident and start preparing your claim.
We’ll use that experience to develop a tailored legal strategy that makes the most of your case – and given our 97 percent success rate, we’re confident you’ll be pleased with our results.
We’ll evaluate your case right away, because we know you can’t afford to wait to get help. Call (856) 778-5500 anytime for your free consultation!
More Information on Accidents in Your Location
Where your New Jersey car accident happened matters – more than you might realize. We have handled car accident cases throughout the state, from North Jersey to South Jersey and everywhere in between. A few of the counties we have worked in recently include Burlington County, Camden County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, and Passaic County. We have handled car accident claims like yours in Marlton, Newark, New Brunswick, Paterson, Sicklerville, Elizabeth, Cherry Hill, Toms River, Trenton, Union City, Voorhees, Willingboro, Jersey City, Mount Laurel, and beyond. Because we handle cases from every region of the state, we can help no matter where your NJ motor vehicle accident occurred.
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