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Trenton Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents are behind a large portion of personal injury lawsuits in the state of New Jersey. The state’s Department of Transportation reported close to 280,000 traffic accidents in 2018 alone. Mercer County accounted for almost 10,500 of these accidents. Auto accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, both internal and external. A serious collision can also inflict lasting emotional damages.

As the victim of a car accident, speak to an attorney about your right to file a claim and demand compensation. The Trenton car accident lawyers at Console & Associates PC have in-depth experience helping survivors through auto accident claims. Our Trenton personal injury lawyers know how to secure maximum compensation on behalf of victims with life-changing injuries. Call (856) 778-5500 today for a free consultation.

Why Hire Our Car Accident Lawyers?

  • You deserve high-quality representation. Console & Associates PC has been helping accident victims throughout New Jersey for more than 25 years. We are proud to have served over 6,000 satisfied clients in that time and retrieved more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts.
  • You pay $0 unless we win. Our No Fee Promise guarantees you do not pay anything for our legal services unless we win your Trenton car accident case. You pay $0 upfront to retain our attorneys and $0 while we handle your case. You will only pay through your settlement or verdict, and only if we win.
  • You matter to us. We care about more than just obtaining the best possible financial awards for clients – we care about their total wellbeing. Our attorneys will do what they can to improve your physical, emotional and economic situation after an auto accident.

How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help?

Do not underestimate the power of a good attorney. A lawyer can inform you of your rights and explain how the injury claim process works in your state, arming you with knowledge for stronger negotiating abilities during an insurance settlement. Using a lawyer during your car accident case is about more than just getting information after a crash, however. It is about having someone in your corner looking out for your rights and best interests, 100% of the time. With a car accident attorney representing you, an insurance company will treat your claim with the respect your injuries demand right from the beginning. An insurance company will not take advantage of you when you hire a lawyer to be your advocate.

Hiring a lawyer also comes with day-to-day assistance in the difficult and confusing aftermath of an auto accident in Mercer County. Your lawyer can walk you through tasks such as finding a doctor and communicating with the insurance company of the at-fault party on your behalf. You can receive the peace of mind you need to focus on recuperating from your physical injuries and emotional trauma while your lawyer handles matters such as interviewing eyewitnesses, collecting crash reports, accessing medical records and building your case.

Types of Cases We Accept

The personal injury lawyers at Console & Associates PC have spent decades improving their skills and expanding their knowledge of New Jersey’s auto accident laws. We accept cases involving a variety of vehicle collisions in Trenton, as well as catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims.

  • Passenger vehicle accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Delivery truck accidents
  • Rideshare (Uber/Lyft) accidents
  • Taxi accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Mass transit accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian collisions

Our attorneys can help after auto accidents caused by drunk, drowsy, reckless, speeding or distracted drivers, as well as hazards such as roadway problems and vehicle defects. No matter who or what you believe caused your car accident in Trenton, we can help you seek recovery.

What Are the Main Causes of Trenton Car Accidents?

Identifying the cause of your car accident is an essential step toward obtaining fair compensation. The cause of your crash will help you determine the defendant, or the at-fault party that will receive your claim. You may need a lawyer’s assistance in determining the cause of your crash, as many car accidents involve multiple factors. Another driver might have crashed into you, for instance, but a defective seat belt could have worsened your injuries. Retain an attorney to investigate your car accident before filing a claim.

  • Driver mistakes. Drivers making mistakes behind the wheel, such as breaking the state’s cellphone laws or speeding, cause most auto accidents in Trenton. Every driver in New Jersey must purchase minimum amounts of insurance to cover others’ damages after at-fault accidents.
  • Dangerous roads. Acts of God do not always cause dangerous roads. Sometimes, human error is to blame, such as the City of Trenton ignoring complaints regarding potholes or broken traffic lights. In these situations, the entity in charge of roadway repairs or maintenance may be liable.
  • Defective vehicle parts. Tires, brakes, starters and other vehicle parts that do not pass roadworthiness tests can cause car accidents through malfunctions in transit. Others, such as defective seat belts and airbags, can contribute to catastrophic occupant injuries. The part manufacturer may be responsible in these cases.

Investigating your car accident by returning to the scene, analyzing video footage or photographs, working with experts, and consulting crash reconstructionists could put together how your crash occurred. From there, your lawyer can identify the defendant(s) and file your claim before New Jersey’s deadline. Do not make assumptions about fault until a professional has investigated your car accident. More than one party might be to blame.

Common Car Accident Personal Injuries

Any car-accident related injury could have a substantial effect on your life. A physical injury, even a temporary one, can be a source of pain, discomfort and frustration. You may have to miss time at work and lose career opportunities, as well as miss out on favorite activities; not to mention the burden of paying for expensive medical bills, treatments and therapies. At Console & Associates PC, we are passionate about helping victims with all types of injuries get their lives back.

  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Skull fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Internal injuries/organ damage
  • Permanent disfigurement/scarring
  • Loss of limb
  • Wrongful death

No matter what diagnosis a doctor recently gave you, you can benefit from our 25-plus years of legal experience. Our singular focus on personal injury law gives us unique insights into how these cases work – in New Jersey and Mercer County in particular. We have connections to local courts and a passion for helping those in need. Tell us your story, including how your injuries have impacted your life, during a free consultation.

New Jersey Uses a No-Fault Law…What Does This Mean for Your Case?

New Jersey is not a tort-based or fault insurance state. Instead, it is one of the few states that uses a no-fault law. The no-fault law means you do not have to prove someone else’s negligence to receive financial relief for your injuries. Your insurance company will pay you according to the limits of your policy whether someone else caused your car accident or not. The trade-off for not having to prove fault, however, is a smaller recovery award, in many cases. A first-party insurance claim may not lead to the same compensatory award as a personal injury lawsuit.

New Jersey has an exception to its no-fault law: cases involving serious injuries. Under state law, a serious injury is a broken bone, loss of a bodily function, loss of limb, a permanent injury or wrongful death. With a serious injury, you may file outside the state’s no-fault insurance rule and bring a claim against the at-fault party. This could lead to better compensation for your economic and noneconomic damages.

When you purchase insurance in New Jersey, you have the option of buying unlimited or limited right-to-sue insurance. Unlimited right-to-sue comes at a higher premium but will allow you to bring a claim for pain and suffering after a car accident. Limited right-to-sue insurance only allows you to bring a claim for economic, or financial, losses. Ask a lawyer any questions you might have regarding New Jersey’s unique insurance system and get the information you need to make a sound decision during a free meeting with our Trenton car accident lawyers.

Frequently Asked Car Accident Questions

At Console & Associates PC, we care about more than just your financial recovery. We want you to feel as calm and confident as possible throughout the claims process. To help with your mental and emotional wellbeing, we make ourselves available to answer your most pressing questions at no charge. We are happy to answer your specific questions.

  • Why should you file a lawsuit? A lawsuit might take longer to complete than an insurance settlement, but you could receive greater payment for your damages. A lawyer can help you decide which option is right for you.
  • What if multiple people caused your crash? If more than one defendant contributed to your car accident, they may each owe you compensation for your damages – at least in proportion to their degrees of fault.
  • What if you contributed to the car accident? Even if you were partially to blame, you could still qualify for compensation. New Jersey’s comparative fault law makes plaintiffs eligible for recovery with up to 50% of fault.
  • How much does a lawyer cost? It depends on the firm. At Console & Associates PC, we operate on a contingency fee basis. You will only pay us if we collect an award on your behalf, and then only out of the verdict or settlement achieved. You never have to afford our legal fees out of pocket.

It is normal to have a lot of questions after a Trenton car accident. It can be difficult to get straight and trustworthy answers from an insurance company while it is trying to minimize your recovery. Contact an attorney at Console & Associates PC instead to get answers you can trust. We can discuss your car accident case in more detail during an initial review at our nearby Marlton or Cherry Hill law office.

What Is Your Car Accident Case Worth?

An “average” car accident settlement does not exist. Case results vary widely according to several factors. Our past outcomes during auto accident claims have reached well into the six digits, however, with some just under $1 million. This is a testament to our hard work and dedication. While we cannot guarantee results, we can help you understand the possible losses for which you could recover.

  • Lost income
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of household services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Psychological stress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Death benefits
  • Punitive damages

New Jersey personal injury laws allow you to seek benefits for both economic and noneconomic damages during a lawsuit. To estimate the potential value of your claim, as well as for guidance on the compensable losses you have suffered, schedule a free consultation in Trenton.

Act Now – The Clock Is Ticking

A firm deadline exists on when you may bring a car accident claim in New Jersey. The statute of limitations is two years from the date the crash occurred. If you did not notice you had injuries until later, your deadline will not start until the date of injury discovery or diagnosis. For a wrongful death lawsuit in New Jersey, the clock starts ticking on the date of death. Be careful not to miss your time limit. Trying to file after the expiration of the two-year deadline will most likely result in a Mercer County civil court denying your claim.

Contact a Trenton Car Accident Lawyer Today

After a car accident, call the police to get an official report of the crash. The police can help you document important details and evidence. Then, go to Trenton General Hospital or another nearby facility for medical treatment. Follow your doctor’s treatment directions exactly. Next, call your insurance company to report the crash. Do not admit fault or accept a fast settlement. Finally, contact an attorney in Trenton for advice about your car accident case.

Car accident victims do not have to walk the path to recovery alone. A car accident lawyer can become your trusted advocate, legal advisor and confidant during this difficult time. From someone to listen to your struggles to a legal professional negotiating better settlement terms on your behalf, a lawyer can provide many key services in the aftermath of a bad car crash. Discuss how our Trenton car accident lawyers can help you today during a free consultation. Request yours through our website or over the phone at (856) 778-5500.

Directions to our Marlton office

From Downtown Trenton, head south on S Stockton St toward Steward Alley and turn left onto the U.S. 1 S ramp. Keep right at the fork, and follow signs for U.S. 1 S/Morrisville/Philadelphia and merge onto U.S. 1 S (U.S. 1 S is a toll road). Continue on U.S. 1 S for 6.9 miles, then take the exit onto I-295 W toward I-95 S/Philadelphia. Merge onto I-95 S and continue for 12 miles. Use the 2nd from the right lane to stay on I-95 S, then take exit 26 for Betsy Ross Bridge S. Continue onto NJ-90 E/Betsy Ross Bridge for 3.2 miles and keep left to stay on NJ-90 E. Continue straight to stay on NJ-73 S, then in .9 miles, keep left to stay on NJ-73 S and continue straight for .4 miles. Take a slight right toward Holtec Dr/Lincoln Dr W and turn right onto Holtec Dr/Lincoln Dr W. Turn left after 236 feet onto Holtec Drive and our office is on the left hand side of the street. We are on the bottom floor in Suite #100.

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