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A Crash On The Road Is A Common, Damaging Accident

Car accidents can disrupt someone’s life for years afterward. The frequency of these accidents doesn’t make it any easier for an injured individual to navigate the healing process while trying to negotiate their right to fair compensation. At Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, L.L.P., our car accident lawyers are committed to advocating for your rights while giving you the space you need to get well.

Our lawyers serve injured individuals throughout New Jersey and New York City in the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Bike accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents

Injuries Can Be Severe

The injuries that result from these accidents can range from soft tissue damage and whiplash to catastrophic injuries and death. No matter how severe your injury may be, we are prepared to work actively and tenaciously on your behalf as we negotiate your compensation with the insurance company. Should litigation be necessary, we are prepared to take your case to court and fight aggressively for the best outcome possible.

Dealing With Distracted Driving

We have become a very distracted nation. Technology is constantly changing to make our lives easier. However, as our lives become more convenient, the risk for distracted driving has increased. Instead of changing the radio station, drivers text, talk, read, watch, and take pictures on the road. Sharing the road with a distracted driver can be deadly. Our attorneys have ample experience representing the victims of auto accidents. We work efficiently and cost-effectively as we pursue the compensation you need to afford costs associated with your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

How Long Does A Car Accident Lawsuit Take In NJ?

There is no specific time limit to resolve a car accident claim in New Jersey. Most lawsuits can take somewhere from six months to two years, but many factors affect this. A simple claim with few injuries can be resolved in months, while a complex claim involving permanent injuries may take years. The specific circumstances of your case, the insurance company involved, and the complexity of your claim can all impact the duration.

The New Jersey statute of limitation gives you two years from the date the accident occurred to file a personal injury lawsuit and six years for a property damage claim. But it’s worth taking legal action promptly, as evidence can become more challenging to gather over time, and delays can raise doubts with insurance companies.

Once someone files a lawsuit, the legal discovery phase begins with both parties exchanging information and evidence. This process can take several months, depending on the volume of records, depositions needed and the parties’ responsiveness.

If the parties cannot reach a settlement, the case proceeds to trial. Since court calendars are often backlogged, scheduling a trial date may take several additional months to over a year.

At any point during this process, settlement negotiations can continue. Insurance companies may be motivated to settle before trial to avoid the potential for a larger jury award against them. However, protracted settlement talks are common if liability is disputed or the injuries are severe.

With many years of navigating the legal system and commitment to maximizing client compensation, our experienced car accident lawyer team at Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, L.L.P., can help your car accident lawsuit proceed as efficiently as possible while protecting your rights at every step. We can:

  • Thoroughly investigate your claim
  • Gather all the required evidence
  • Handle negotiations with the insurance companies
  • Take your case to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached

No matter how long your motor vehicle accident case may take, our legal team can advocate tirelessly on your behalf and help you understand the process. After all, our legal goal is to help you secure the maximum compensation you deserve in your unique situation.

Talk To An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer Today

To learn more about how our Bergen County and Passaic County car accident attorneys can help, call 973-370-0997, or email us. We offer Free Consultations on all personal injury matters.