Personal Injury Attorney Paterson NJ
An accident can leave you shaken. Even if the injuries aren’t life-threatening, even if your car isn’t totaled, the sudden trauma is enough to jar even the calmest personality. It can be hard not to panic – and when the pain begins setting in, it gets even harder.
In the immediate aftermath of your Paterson accident, you’re only seeing the destruction right in front of you. Soon, though, you realize the accident was only the start of a long, draining ordeal – the kind you can’t handle on your own. With Console and Associates’ Newark personal injury attorney handling your case, you won’t have to. Call (862) 229-1137 – because you need someone on your side.
You Need Help after an Accident
No matter what circumstances caused your injuries, you’ll need plenty of help to get your life back on track. Legal help is just one part of the equation. Following a Paterson accident, you’ll likely seek emergency treatment at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center or, for kids, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. First responders to the scene might include officers from the Paterson Police Department and Paterson Fire Department.
Part of what makes an accident such an ordeal is how lost you feel. You don’t know all of the tasks you’ll have to somehow find the time and energy to accomplish. You’re not sure what you need to do right now, and what can wait.
If this all seems confusing and frustrating, it’s not just you. And it’s only going to get worse.
Understanding the Personal Injury Process
A personal injury can mean any type of injury you suffered because of someone else’s careless actions. Some of them fit into neat categories, like a car crash or a slip and fall. Others are more complicated. The most important thing you need to know is that when someone else has hurt you, you have rights.
What kind of rights?
- To hold the person or organization that caused you this pain accountable.
- To get full compensation for your damages – that’s anything you’ve lost, from your health to your wages – and for the suffering you’ve experienced because of the accident.
But don’t expect the other party to do the right thing and just give you the money, and accountability, you deserve. You’ll have to fight for it through the personal injury claims process, a complex system that includes powerful insurance companies, teams of influential defense lawyers, and legal technicalities. The right Paterson personal injury lawyer can be your guide and advocate through a complicated process, getting you maximum compensation, no matter what kind of accident hurt you.
Transportation Accidents in Paterson
All of us use transportation – cars, buses, motorcycles, trains, bicycles, and even our own feet – on a daily basis to get where we need to go. No matter how many times you’ve traveled this route, life becomes anything but routine when an accident happens. All it takes to change your life forever is a single moment of negligence on someone else’s part.
Every year, Paterson car accidents leave victims fighting for their lives – if not literally struggling to recover from life-threatening injuries, then fighting to get their lives back on track. Among other major state, interstate, and secondary roads, Paterson is home to U.S. Route 46 – the most dangerous road for pedestrians in the county, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are all too common across Passaic County, accounting for more than one-third of all traffic deaths in recent years, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign reported.
Other roads in Paterson are disproportionately dangerous, too – to pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers. These include:
- The Garden State Parkway
- Interstate 80
- State Route 4
- State Route 19
- State Route 20
A single incident can become a full-scale disaster when it comes to public transportation vehicles that transport dozens, even hundreds of passengers at a time. New Jersey Transit Main Line commuter trains stop in Downtown Paterson. Buses departing from the Broadway Bus Terminal downtown and stopping near City Hall take passengers to nearby counties and across state lines into Manhattan. An instant of operator distraction or the slightest vehicle defect can cause a catastrophe.
No matter what kind of transportation accident you’ve been in, we’ll handle it. The only thing you need to worry about right now is getting better.
Accidents on Dangerous Properties
Do you expect a life-changing injury every time you step out the front door? Are you constantly searching for signs of someone else’s careless behavior every time you go to the grocery store, or to landmarks like Lambert Castle, the Great Falls of the Passaic River, and Paterson’s historic district?
Of course not. And you shouldn’t have to. You have the right to expect others not to recklessly endanger your health.
Whether you fell on a slippery or defective surface, were struck by a precariously placed object, suffered injuries in a hazardous workplace, or were attacked by an aggressive animal, it’s the property owner who should pay for the harm you sustained. We’ll make sure they do.
3 Ways to Get Help Now
Our Paterson personal injury lawyers know the ins and outs of New Jersey accident laws. But we also know what it’s like to be a victim – and that having more options to get help can make the whole process easier on you. That’s why we offer three ways to begin your case.
- A face-to-face meeting. While our main office is in Marlton, Console & Hollawell serves accident victims across the state. Our Newark office is conveniently located less than half an hour’s drive from Paterson. Call (862) 229-1137 if you’d like to schedule a face-to-face meeting with a member of our experienced legal team.
- Can’t make it to either office? No problem. Get help by phone or email anytime – at no charge, of course. We’ll send you important paperwork by mail, or securely by email, so we’re never inconveniencing you. After all, the point of hiring an attorney is to make your life easier, not add the hassle of having to fit frequent office visits into your busy schedule.
- Request a call now. If you’re ready to get the ball rolling, fill out the contact form to the right to request your free, no-pressure confidential case evaluation. We’ll be in touch soon!