Serving Injury Victims In New Jersey For More Than 30 Years
A serious auto accident or another personal injury can leave you with serious, life-changing injuries. An automobile accident always comes as a surprise and can result in injuries, medical bills and lost wages at work. After an accident, you should not try to go it alone. You need the help of an experienced, trusted lawyer who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
At Gianforcaro Law, we have been helping clients in Phillipsburg and throughout Warren and Hunterdon counties, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. While the firm’s primary practice area is child sexual abuse, we also have a reputation assisting people with their personal injury claims.
If you’ve been hurt, talk with a lawyer from Gianforcaro Law. We will help you understand your rights and options, and fight to get you full and fair compensation.
We represent clients in all types of auto accident claims, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Accidents with delivery vehicles
The Insurance Company Representative Is Not On Your Side
Although a quick and easy settlement might seem like the best you can get, it is important to note than some injuries will last a lifetime. The insurance company will call you soon after your accident, and will likely make you a settlement offer that seems generous. However, this offer might cover your immediate hospital bills, but it will almost certainly not cover the full extent of your life-long injuries and losses.
At Gianforcaro Law, we will fight to make sure you are fully compensated for all of your medical expenses and losses that could last a lifetime.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
After an accident, the next steps may feel overwhelming. You may be suffering from an injury or have suffered serious damage to your vehicle and may not know where to find information. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have helped clients in Phillipsburg obtain compensation for their injuries. We are here to answer your questions. In the meantime, please see some answers to frequently asked questions.
Why do I need a lawyer to help me after a car accident?
After an accident, you should be able to focus on healing from your injuries and moving forward with your life. Insurance companies will start calling you immediately, trying to settle your case quickly and cheaply.
When you work with us, we take over communications with insurance agencies and ensure that you don’t settle for less than you deserve. We will guide you through each step of the personal injury claims process and advocate for you and your rights. With more than 30 years of experience, we know the tactics insurance companies use. We use this knowledge and experience to benefit you and get you the compensation you need.
What are the most common causes of car accidents in New Jersey?
In 2022, New Jersey saw an increase in traffic accidents and fatalities. Distracted driving accounts for thousands of crashes every year. While checking your phone or changing the radio station may seem harmless, even one second can cause a devastating accident.
New Jersey also sees accidents caused by:
- Drivers falling asleep at the wheel
- Drunk drivers
- Reckless driving
- Poor driving conditions
I was hit by a car that fled the scene of the accident. What are my options?
Hit-and-run accidents cause a lot of confusion and anger. Without knowing who the other driver is or having their insurance information, you may not know what to do next. New Jersey is a no-fault accident state. This means that accident victims must always seek compensation from their insurance policies even when they are not at fault for the accident. The no-fault system applies to hit-and-run accidents as well.
What compensation may be available?
Depending on your injuries and the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible for economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.
- Economic damages include compensation for financial losses, including medical bills and lost wages.
- Non-economic damages cover intangible harms, such as pain and suffering. Punitive damages are rarer and are designed to punish the driver who caused the accident.
We will evaluate your case and determine what types of damages you can pursue.
If a loved one was killed in a car accident in New Jersey, what are my options?
If you lost a loved one due to a car accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death personal injury case in New Jersey. A wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate when the defendant’s negligence was the direct cause of the accident and death, and your loved one would have been able to pursue a personal injury claim against them if they had survived.
The personal executor of the deceased person’s estate or their representative may file a wrongful death suit. Compensation won from the suit may be recovered on behalf of the spouse, children, parents and any other people who were financially dependent on them.