If you suffer injury in a New Jersey auto collision, you will no doubt be speaking with police officers, health care workers, insurance agents and other support personnel. Car accidents often prompt personal injury claims in civil court. This is because state law allows recovering accident victims or immediate family members of fatally injured victims to seek compensation for damages when the evidence suggests the negligence of another was a causal factor in an accident.
In the immediate aftermath of a motor vehicle collision, there are often more questions than answers when investigators arrive at the scene. It can take days, weeks, even months to determine who or what may have caused a particular collision to occur. In many instances where people have suffered injuries, driver negligence is often a direct cause.
If you file a personal injury claim against a driver believed responsible for your injuries, you are tasked with providing evidence in court to substantiate your claim. This means you not only have to convince a judge or jury that the defendant named in your claim was negligent, but that his or her negligence caused you physical, mental or economic damages. This type of litigation is often complex and highly stressful.
At Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C., an experienced New Jersey legal team is available to provide strong support as you navigate the civil justice system. Many cases concerning car accidents are able to be settled out of court. Others go all the way to trial. Either way, it pays to have a skilled negotiator and experienced litigation attorney by your side to represent your interests in or out of court.