Experienced Monmouth County Car Accident Lawyers
Automobile Accident Attorneys in New Jersey
If you have been injured in a car crash, you should speak with our lawyers to discuss your legal rights. Injuries from car collisions can be severe and can impact every aspect of a person’s life. Everyday responsibilities, such as your ability to work or take care of your family, can change drastically depending on the nature and extent of the injuries that you have suffered in a car crash. In addition to losing income and loss of your transportation, your quality of life may change because you can no longer enjoy the hobbies or activities you love. Contact Shebell & Shebell for a free initial consultation.
Our commitment to clients
As Monmouth County car accident lawyers, we are focused on evaluating the needs of our clients, providing honest advice and guidance, and gathering the necessary evidence to prove your case. Our job is to stand with you and your loved ones through the process of recovery and to prepare your case for trial. By thoroughly preparing your case for trial from the beginning, we will be in the best position possible to obtain full and complete compensation for the damages you have been caused.
We believe that trials are what insurance companies are concerned about because they cannot predict what will happen. If an insurance company knows that the lawyer representing you is afraid to go to trial, they will not attempt to settle your case for full and fair compensation. We do not ever pressure you to settle your case, and will always to be ready to take your case to trial if the insurance company does not offer a settlement to fully and fairly compensate you for the harm that you have suffered.
At Shebell & Shebell, LLC, we will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the cause of the crash, to properly identify the party at fault, and will vigorously seek compensation on your behalf against the party’s insurance company.
It is important that you follow all medically-reasonable recommendations of your doctors, and that you receive appropriate treatment as soon after the accident as possible, to prevent worsening of your injuries. If you are dissatisfied with the doctors or therapists who are caring for you, then you may wish to consider a second opinion.
What should I do if the other person’s insurance calls me?
Depending on many factors, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and economic harm that you have suffered. New Jersey requires that all drivers carry car insurance. In the event of a car collision, the other driver’s insurance company will often contact you. Usually, the company will record the conversation and attempt to learn facts about your injuries and how the collision occurred. The insurance company may also attempt to negotiate directly with you, sometimes offering a quick settlement for a pittance, in exchange for a permanent release of all claims.
We recommend that before you talk with the other driver’s insurance company, that you call a lawyer to understand your rights. The person who hurt you will have a team of lawyers and doctors working from the date of the accident to protect their own interests. The auto injury lawyers at Shebell & Shebell will help you to deal with the insurance companies and will investigate your case to see if you are eligible for compensation.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
New Jersey follows a no-fault insurance system. For the most part, if you are injured in a car accident, your medical bills and lost wages will be covered under your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy. PIP allows you to get the care you need without regard for a future burdened financially.
Taking legal action
In some cases of serious injury, you may have the right to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. You may be able to recover both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are the financial effects of the accident. This can include your loss of income, medical bills, and other financial burdens from the accident. Non-economic damages are more complicated, known regularly as “pain and suffering.” These damages can include the pain your experienced, the effects on your quality of life, and how your life has been altered by the negligence of the other party. When pursuing damages, it is important to discuss your matter with an attorney that can assess your case and help you make informed decisions about your legal matter.
The Role of Jurors
There is a massive campaign by the insurance industry to impress the public with the need for reform that makes it more difficult for victims to recover when they are injured in lawsuits. Insurance companies have done everything in their power to make the words “plaintiff’s trial lawyer” bad words in our country.
Our courts do not permit lawyers to discuss the influence of insurance companies during courtroom proceedings, despite the fact that insurance companies are driving many cases to trial by a refusal to pay damages for valid claims.
Jurors have been bombarded with grossly-exaggerated and even deceitful claims from insurance and political lobby groups that encourage skepticism of every human being that files a lawsuit. Those same jurors are then asked to take on the difficult task of putting those feelings aside to decide a case fairly.
For jurors, although they do not hear the word insurance, the financial power of the industry has already shaped the law that they will hear as insurance company lobbyists have had a direct impact on the creation of those laws. Judges, who are required to act as gatekeepers to prevent certain kinds of evidence from reaching the ears of the jury, are sworn to uphold those laws.
When a case reaches trial, jurors must be the heroes of your case. Our most important job as trial lawyers is to help jurors reach this goal by overcoming the prejudices and pressures that corporations have laid down through political lobbying, support for specific political candidates, multi-media advertising, and unfair positions taken in handling claims for victims of injuries.
Contact Shebell & Shebell
We handle cases for the victims of serious injuries and death. Only a Monmouth County automobile accident injury lawyer who has the experience and the desire to fight for you will be able to fully protect your rights. Do not accept any settlement offer made to you by the other driver or their insurance company before speaking with a lawyer at Shebell & Shebell. We are ready to help you with your claim, contact us today!