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Paterson Car Accident Attorney

Auto accidents cause hundreds of people significant personal injuries and property damages each day in the U.S. New Jersey alone recorded 278,413 auto accidents in 2018. Passaic County accounted for 19,110 of these collisions. You do not have to settle your claim with an insurance company without questioning your other options after an auto accident in Paterson. An attorney may be able to help you receive greater compensation for your losses through aggressive negotiation or litigation.

If you were recently in a car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian accident in Paterson, contact Console & Associates PC at (862) 229-1137 for a free consultation. We may be able to help you fight for better financial recovery after a serious accident.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have the power to take auto accident cases to court in Passaic County if necessary.
  • We have won impressive verdicts and settlements for car accident clients in the past.
  • We have expanded our firm over the past 25 years to include multiple New Jersey office locations.
  • We promise to put your well-being first, always keeping you informed about your case.
  • We can represent you during a car accident claim in Paterson on a contingency fee basis.

When to Hire a Paterson Car Accident Attorney

Although no law in New Jersey requires car accident victims to hire attorneys, doing so could improve your chances of recovering fair compensation. As soon as you hire an attorney, your insurance company will realize you have the power to take your case to court. To avoid this expensive process, your insurer may offer a better settlement.

Your lawyer can help with settlement negotiations using aggressive and proven legal tactics. If this does not work, however, you can focus on recovering while your lawyer takes your case to trial. A lawyer can take over complicated and often frustrating legal processes on your behalf while fighting for maximum compensation.

Main Causes of Car Accidents in New Jersey

Most serious and deadly auto accidents in New Jersey are preventable. Commercial trucking collisions, for example, often stem from negligent trucking companies or fatigued and distracted drivers. Human error is behind the majority of vehicle collisions in Paterson, followed by equipment breakdowns and dangerous roads.

  • Distracted driving
  • Texting and driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Making unsafe lane changes
  • Running red lights
  • Defective auto parts
  • Roadway defects

If another party caused your car accident, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit against that party in pursuit of compensation. Someone else may owe you for damages, including another driver, a part manufacturer or the city government. To file a claim outside of New Jersey’s insurance system, however, you must have serious injuries.

New Jersey Uses a No-Fault Insurance System

With no-fault insurance, most auto accident victims may only recover compensation through their own insurance providers, even if other drivers caused their crashes. After a collision, your personal injury protection insurance will provide coverage for your medical bills and property repairs up to your policy’s maximum. You may only file a claim beyond this system if you have serious enough injuries.

  • Permanent disability
  • Significant loss of a bodily function
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Broken bones
  • Loss of an unborn child
  • Death

If you do have grounds for a lawsuit, this could mean greater compensation for you and your family than a first-party insurance settlement. Speak to an attorney to find out what your damages might be worth. If you have high-value losses or life-changing injuries, a negligence suit against the at-fault party might be in your best interest.

Contact Us Today

The Paterson car accident lawyers at Console & Associates PC have years of experience helping survivors of all types of collisions throughout New Jersey. We may be able to help you pursue maximum compensation through settlement negotiations or a personal injury lawsuit. Whether you were injured in a crash involving a passenger car, bicycle, motorcycle, rideshare vehicle, commercial truck or as a pedestrian, contact us for a free consultation. Reach our local lawyers online or over the phone at (862) 229-1137.

Directions to our Newark Office from Paterson (City Center)

From Downtown Paterson, head east on Market St toward Colt St, then turn right onto Clark St. Turn right onto Federal Plaza/Ward St and continue onto NJ-19 S. Use the middle lane to turn left onto the NJ-19 S ramp to I-80 E and continue onto NJ-19 S for .3 miles. Then, take the exit onto I-80 E toward George Washington Bridge/Newark and continue for 1.9 miles. Take exit 60 to merge onto NJ-20 S/McLean Blvd toward US-46/NJ-21/ Clifton and continue onto US-46 W for .4 miles. Keep left to continue on NJ-21 S for 10.9 miles. Turn right into Clay St, then use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Broad St. We are on the second floor in suite #208b.