Vehicle Accident Claims
One of the most experienced car accident lawyers in New Jersey, Ms. Tara Breslow-Testa understands the injured has enough worries and concerns about the health and wealth of themselves and their family - without the added stress of dealing with lawsuits and courts. She is prepared to go to court to find justice and assure you are adequately compensated for medical bills, lost work time, pain and suffering and other physical, emotional and financial damages.A QUARTER MILLION MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS EVERY YEAR
Take a look at the New Jersey Department of Transportation statistics and you’ll find in all New Jersey counties there are more than a quarter million automobile accidents, every year.
In 2015 there were 264,582 automobile accidents in all New Jersey counties: 60,415 of those crashes caused injury, and 547 were fatal. In this age of people not using smartphones intelligently, 1,668 crashes were attributable to handheld smartphones and 1,903 were attributed to hands-free smartphones.
A quarter of a million traffic accidents a year averages out to almost 700 accidents every day - and more than one fatality per day. Those numbers suggest a scary probability that you or a loved one could be involved in a vehicle accident, but there are no statistics finding the average cost of personal injuries caused by these accidents: hospital bills, rehab, compensation for lost time, attorneys fees and court costs - but you can bet it’s in the hundreds of millions just for New Jersey, every year.MOST COMMON CLAIMS AND CAUSES
The most common motor-vehicle accidents claims are car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian vs. vehicle and bicycle accidents.
The causes are generally bad weather or other environmental factors, bad roads, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving or drivers distracted by smartphones or passengers.
The process of establishing fault and calculating compensation can be simple, or horribly complex - defendants and insurance companies will sometimes choose not to settle, and wear down an injured plaintiff by putting up a time-consuming and costly fight.NEW JERSEY’S STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS, NO-FAULT AND PIP.
It is important to know that two years is the statute of limitation for personal injury cases in New Jersey. That means a lawsuit must be filed within two years of the injury. Failing to file within that two-year window will most likely lead to your case not being heard by the New Jersey courts, and the possibility of compensation nullified.
New Jersey also has unique laws regarding “shared fault,” “no fault,” “modified comparative negligence,” “caps on injury damages” and other rules like Personal Injury Protection (PIP) that determine who is at fault in an accident, and how much compensation is justified.
These laws can be tricky. Let’s say you make a legal left turn and are hit by another car, but it’s determined one of the turn signals or a headlight on your car was out - some of the burden of negligence can fall on you, and limit your compensation.
New Jersey car accident attorney Tara Breslow-Testa has been navigating these New Jersey-centric rules for all of her career and she is prepared to steer your case to establish who is at fault in an accident and assure that her clients are properly compensated.TARA PUTS YOU BACK ON THE ROAD TO HEALTH AND WEALTH.
While the body-repair guys are straightening out your rumpled fenders and the doctors are straightening your body, Tara Breslow-Testa is there to straighten out your legal and financial life and get it back on track.
Your consultation with Tara is free, and she will be straight with you on the ramifications of your accident. The strengths and weaknesses of your case. What is the cost in time and money? How much you can hope to recover? How long will it take to resolve your claim?
As a car accident attorney in New Jersey, Tara Breslow-Testa has represented dozens of motor vehicle accident cases in Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Bergen, Essex, Morris, and Union Counties and throughout New Jersey - with a very high success rate. She is ready to go to represent. If you have been injured in a vehicle accident anywhere in New Jersey, please call Tara Breslow-Testa at (732) 784-2880 and get back on the road to peace of mind.