Newark Car Accident Attorney
Trust your case to the attorneys with decades of experience handling Newark car accident claims.
In one of the worst driving cities in the nation, accidents are bound to happen. But when you get hurt in a car accident in Newark, NJ, the statistics become personal. The approach to your injury claim should be, too.
At Console and Associates, our Newark injury lawyers make every claim personal by providing individual attention throughout your case and developing a customized legal strategy for your situation.
Our boutique firm is small enough that we know every client by name, not just case number – but big enough to have all of the resources of a large firm, including the benefit of three Newark car accident lawyers. And although we have handled dozens of claims in Newark involving accidents of all kinds, the overwhelming majority of our Newark cases are motor vehicle accidents, just like yours. If anyone has the experience to make your case a success, it’s us.
Don’t wait another day to get help. Call (862) 229-1137 to get started risk-free.
What Will We Do for You After a Newark Car Accident?
When you’ve been in a serious crash, you need more than a legal advisor and advocate – you need help in real, tangible ways right now. When you choose Console and Associates to handle your case, that’s just what you’ll get.
Here are just a few of the ways our Newark auto accident attorneys work to help you from day one:
- We’ll take care of getting your car fixed.
A property damage claim is separate from your personal injury claim. A lot of lawyers leave you to deal with the claim to pay for your car repairs or replacement on your own. But we know that you’ve already got enough on your plate. We’ll handle this for you – at no charge, of course. After all, what are friends for?
- We’ll make sure you’re getting the medical care you need.
The right treatment is essential to help you get better. But how do you know you’re getting the best care possible? We can help. We’ll keep in contact with your doctors to find out how your treatment is going and if there’s anything else you need for recovery. If you need help getting an appointment with a hard-to-find specialist or searching for a physician to give a second opinion, we’ll do the research for you. And if your insurance company tries to deny your treatment or discontinue your medical benefits, we’ll fight for your rights, no matter what.
- We’ll investigate the accident for you.
Proving fault in a car accident isn’t always as clear-cut as you might think. Insurance companies are reluctant to admit their own policyholder was at fault, especially if they could be on the hook for paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in claims.But our Newark car accident attorneys have insider knowledge of the insurance industry from working in it for years. We know the tricks insurers use to try to get out of paying what you deserve, and we know how to stand up to them. With our thorough investigation of the crash and compelling presentation of the evidence, we can try to increase the odds of making your case a success. We’ve even handled cases where our clients don’t remember the crash at all. In those situations, we tapped into our network of professional experts across all industries to get an accident reconstruction specialist’s insight on what happened – and the evidence necessary to prove fault.
- We’ll make sure your medical bills get paid the right way, at the right time.
Medical billing is complicated at the best of times, but it gets even more problematic when Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage gets involved. If you have more than one insurance company involved in paying your medical costs, it’s very common for the companies to argue over who is responsible to pay, instead of actually paying.That’s precisely why we launched an in-house PIP department dedicated to resolving medical billing issues related to PIP coverage. You shouldn’t have to spend your valuable time interpreting the jargon and codes on the bills and insurance company documents or hashing things out with insurance adjusters over the phone. We’ll do it for you.So send us your medical bills – all of them. We’ll keep everything organized and make sure every expense gets paid by the right party.
- We’ll deal with the hassles so you don’t have to.
It doesn’t take long to for the insurance paperwork and phone calls to get frustrating. Frankly, you don’t have time for this. You need to focus on getting better, and every interaction with the insurance company is a distraction from what really matters. So let us handle the paperwork, the calls, and all of the correspondence. You might be surprised how much freer and less stressed you feel when you no longer have to worry about dealing with the insurance company all the time. And we’ll make sure every interaction puts your case in the best possible light.
- We’ll try and get you maximum money damages.
Your car accident claim is the only chance you will ever have to get compensation for the harm you have suffered. You don’t get a do-over or a chance to get more money later down the line. So you can’t afford to settle for less than what you really deserve. Our Newark, NJ, car accident lawyers will fight to get you the full amount of money you’re entitled to. That means pursuing every legal avenue. We’ll figure out all possible defendants and sources of insurance coverage. We’ll pursue as many actions as it takes to get you everything you deserve.
- We’ll help you keep more of your money.
If you’re like many of our clients, you may have outstanding medical expenses when your claim ends. Those costs come out of your settlement or jury award – which means you get less compensation in the end.But we want the money we win for you to wind up where it belongs – with you. So we go the extra mile to save you money. We work with your medical providers to negotiate your bills. In the past, we have saved clients tens of thousands of dollars. Some law firms might leave you to do this on your own, but we’ll put our excellent negotiation skills to work for you at no cost. It’s all part of our commitment to treat you like family.
Are you ready to get help now? Give us a call today at (862) 229-1137 and let us take charge of your Newark car accident claim.
Car Accidents in Newark, NJ, and Beyond
As the largest city in New Jersey and one of the biggest shipping‚ air‚ and rail hubs in the nation, Newark sees more than its share of serious motor vehicle accidents – of all kinds.
Every year, tens of thousands of car accidents occur in Essex County, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) reported. It’s frequently one of the most accident-prone counties in the state. And approximately 80 percent of these crashes happen in Newark.
You’re far from alone in being injured in a Newark car accident. At least 6,000 people suffer injuries on Essex County roads each year, NJDOT reported. Dozens more lose their lives in fatal crashes.
Whether you suffered harm in a Newark car crash yourself or whether it was a family member who sustained serious injuries or even lost their life in an accident, you have rights.
You can hold the reckless driver who hurt you accountable. And you can seek compensation for all of the losses that resulted from the collision:
- Your physical injuries and the cost of treating them.
- The pain and suffering caused by your injuries and medical treatments.
- The ongoing impact of your injuries on your life.
- The income you lose if your injuries keep you out of work – whether for a few days or for the rest of your life.
In the field of personal injury law, we call these losses “damages.” Some of your damages have a clear financial value. Others are non-economic – they don’t have an obvious number value, but that doesn’t mean they’re not significant.
After all, this is your life we’re talking about. Anything that reduces your quality of life or prevents you from reaching your dreams is a loss that must be rectified.
At Console and Associates, we take all of your damages seriously because they are serious. That’s why our Newark accident attorneys fight to get you every dollar of compensation you deserve. No matter how much work it takes, we’ll go the extra mile – because your life is worth it.
Why are there so many car accidents in Newark, NJ? The reasons range from the volume of traffic to the dangerous behavior of the drivers all around you.
Newark Drivers Have a Bad Reputation
Think driving in Newark is the worst? You’re not alone – and there are statistics and articles to back you up.
In recent years, Forbes, Yahoo! Autos, and other media sources have ranked Newark, NJ, among the cities with the worst drivers nationwide. Add to that the massive amount of traffic congestion and one of the longest average commute times in the country, and it’s clear that driving in Newark has its risks.
Unfortunately, there’s little you can do when you’re surrounded by inattentive, impatient, and aggressive drivers. No matter how cautiously you drive, being in the wrong place at the wrong time is all it takes to get caught up in a horrible car accident.
Cell Phone Involvement in Newark, NJ, Car Accidents
As if the driving conditions in Newark aren’t dangerous enough, too many drivers make things even worse by selfishly paying more attention to their mobile phones than the road in front of them. In recent years, handheld cell phone use has caused or contributed to more than 200 crashes annually, injuring more than 100 victims each year.
If you think the driver who caused your accident was distracted by a cell phone, we’ll investigate. It is illegal to use a handheld phone at any time while driving, as the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission reported. Even hands-free cell phone use can be distracting, with dangerous consequences. When the at-fault driver picked up a cell phone while behind the wheel, they didn’t just break the law – they put you, and everyone around them, at risk. There’s no excuse for that.
Why You Need to File a Newark Car Accident Claim
We know that one of the most frustrating things about being hurt in a crash with a driver who is drunk, distracted by a cell phone, or simply careless is the unfairness. Someone else made a choice to act recklessly, and now you’re the one paying for their mistakes.
Pursuing a car accident claim is the one way you can address this unfair situation under New Jersey State laws. You can hold the driver who hit you legally and financially accountable for the harm you suffered and get the money damages necessary to help you get better.
But to truly get maximum compensation, you’ll need a Newark car accident lawyer on your side. Otherwise, you’ll probably end up with less than one-third of what you really deserve. And that’s nowhere near enough for what you’ve been through.
What If You Weren’t Behind the Wheel?
Your legal rights don’t disappear just because you weren’t driving the vehicle that was hit – or even if you weren’t in a vehicle at all. Accidents involving passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists are disturbingly common in our state.
Every year, between 150 and 200 pedestrians and cyclists lose their lives on New Jersey roads, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported. So do hundreds of passengers.
The Newark auto accident lawyers at Console and Associates have helped many passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists recover settlements. We’ve even helped clients hurt in heinous hit-and-run crashes.
Unlike general practice attorneys who only dabble in the occasional car accident claim, we understand the complexities of these cases, because we handle personal injury cases exclusively. We have decades of experience with cases like yours. If a challenge arises in your case, there’s a good chance that we’ve come up against a similar situation before – and that we know how to solve it.
When you bring your passenger, pedestrian, or cyclist car accident claim to us, we’ll do the research need to determine if you’re covered by any auto insurance policy yourself. If necessary, we’ll seek coverage for you through the New Jersey Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association(NJPLIGA). And if your case requires a little extra investigation, don’t worry – we’re up to it. In the past, we’ve brought in accident reconstruction specialists to delve deeper into the facts of how a disputed pedestrian accident happened and who was really at fault.
The most important thing is that we know what help exists for passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists hurt in Newark car accidents, and we’ll to whatever it takes to get you every benefit available to you.
Accident-Prone Roads in Newark, NJ
Between the high speeds, the frequent traffic congestion, and the many exits and merging points, it’s no wonder that accidents happen on big highways. Newark and the surrounding area have more than their share of major state and interstate roads, such as:
- The Garden State Parkway
- New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95)
- Interstate 78
- Interstate 280
- The Pulaski Skyway
- Route 21
- S. Route 1/9,
- S. Route 22
But it’s not only the major freeways in Newark that present a risk. A number of the city’s local roads have seen recent accidents, too, including:
- Bloomfield Avenue
- Broadway (formerly Belleville Avenue)
- McCarter Highway
- South Orange Avenue
- Springfield Avenue
No matter where in Newark your car accident occurred, you deserve legal representation from attorneys with the experience to make your case a success.
Choosing a NJ Car Accident Attorney
Your choice of attorney matters. Who’s representing you – and how committed they are to your case – can mean the difference between getting the settlement you need and walking away without enough money to compensate you for your losses. You can’t afford to make the wrong decision.
When you select a New Jersey Car Accident attorney from Console and Associates to handle your car accident claim, you get personalized service and support without having to sacrifice skill and experience. Our entire legal team makes it our priority to provide you with everything you need from an attorney – just as we have for more than 25 years.
Getting your life back on track after a Newark, New Jersey car accident is a process. But with Console and Associates on your side, you can focus on getting better sooner while we handle the rest. For your free, confidential consultation, call (862) 229-1137 today.
Console and Associates P.C.
494 Broad Street #208b
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (862) 229-1137