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Hackensack Car Accident Attorney

Car Accident Lawyers in Hackensack, NJ

A car crash can lead to serious personal injuries, such as back injuries, neck injuries, bone fractures, head injuries, or other serious injuries. At Cowen & Jacobs, we help individuals suffering from serious injuries recover the compensation they need for medical expenses, lost wages and other losses related to the car accident.

If you have been injured in a car accident in New Jersey, our attorneys can answer your questions, assure that you know your rights and explain the laws applicable to your situation. Contact our car accident attorneys in Hackensack, New Jersey, by calling 201-525-0025.

How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help With Your Case

The car accident lawyers at Cowen & Jacobs can level the playing field by working with you to build a strong case regarding the at-fault driver’s negligence and the severity of your injuries. When the at-fault driver’s insurance company receives notice of a potential personal injury claim, they will immediately investigate the collision to identify and build possible defenses. Additionally, when the at-fault driver’s insurance company learns you were injured, they will search for reasons to minimize the extent of your injuries or will claim you were not hurt.

Why Choose Cowen & Jacobs? 

The distinguished personal injury attorneys at Cowen & Jacobs have been fighting to protect the rights of injured victims in Hackensack for over 35 years. The personal injury lawyers at Cowen & Jacob are true litigators who are not afraid to battle powerful insurance companies. Unlike other law firms, we focus on building and preparing our clients’ cases for trial instead of seeking swift but minimal settlement offers.

Damages Available in a Car Accident 

You may be entitled to monetary compensation if you were injured in a car accident. To obtain financial compensation, you must claim and prove your damages, i.e., the losses you suffered due to the at-fault driver’s negligence. Under New Jersey State Law, three types of damages are available.

Economic Damages

You can claim economic damages for the cost of your medical care, e.g., emergency room visit, ambulance service, physical therapy, etc. You can also claim the cost of your future medical care. If your injuries prevented you from working, you can claim your lost wages as part of your economic damages. 

Non-Economic Damages

While an economic damages claim is meant to compensate you for your financial losses, a non-economic damages claim is intended to compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. Specifically, you can obtain monetary compensation if your injuries caused you to experience physical pain and mental anguish. You can also seek non-economic damages if the car accident resulted in your suffering a permanent disability or bodily disfigurement.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are not intended to compensate you for your losses. Instead, they are meant to punish the at-fault driver financially and deter future tortfeasors. Obtaining punitive damages is difficult as New Jersey Law requires you to prove, by clear and convincing evidence, that the at-fault driver acted maliciously and recklessly.

Common Causes of Auto Accidents

According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, 190,783 automobile collisions occurred in 2020. While this figure represents a departure from 2019’s numbers, it demonstrates the ongoing issue of human negligence. Automobile collisions are often caused by drivers who negligently:

  • Disobey the rules of the road
  • Follow vehicles too closely
  • Fail to observe their surroundings
  • Speed
  • Drive while talking on their cellular phones (in 2020, 837 collisions involved drivers who were using a handheld phone)
  • Drive while texting on their cellular phones
  • Drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs

Attentive and Skilled Auto Accident Attorneys in Bergen County, New Jersey

When you come to our personal injury law firm following a serious car accident, you can expect to receive personalized legal counsel from experienced lawyers who are attentive to your needs and concerns. We work closely with you and your medical professionals to understand the extent of your injuries and provide you with a realistic assessment of the compensation you are likely to receive.

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling car accident claims involving complex situations, including:

  • Car accidents resulting in catastrophic injury, such as paralysis or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Hit-and-run accidents where uninsured motorist claims may come into play
  • Pedestrian or bicycle accidents involving children, adults, or the elderly
  • Drunk driving accidents involving complex alcohol liability issues
  • Rear-end collisions where serious neck injury claims are often disputed due to limited visible damage to the vehicle
  • Fatal car accidents involving the loss of a child or the primary income to the household

Let Our Experienced Attorneys Help You – Call Today 

If you were injured in a car accident in Hackensack, you need skilled legal representation to navigate the personal injury claims process successfully. Our Hackensack car accident lawyers will fight to ensure you receive the monetary compensation you need to rebuild your life. Contact us today to receive a free case review!

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