Accidents are overwhelming – especially when you or a loved one are injured. Your priority, first and foremost, after an accident should be getting back on the road to recovery both physically and emotionally. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay for that recovery, or how you’re going to pay for car repairs. Not to mention, the headache of dealing with work and insurance companies. All of this uncertainty brings additional stress to an already frustrating situation.
But what if you had a team of legal experts handling all these headaches for you? An experienced team with your best interest in mind, dedicated to winning your case and getting you the maximum available financial compensation possible.
At Dimian & Masterpalo, that’s exactly what you’ll get. We have a proven track record of holding negligent drivers and insurance companies accountable to the fullest extent.
When you hire Dimian & Masterpalo, you pay nothing upfront. If we don’t win, you don’t pay! Contact us for a free consultation 24/7 at (732) 508-9200.
The car accident laws of New Jersey entitle car accident victims to compensation for things like medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disfigurement or injuries. If you or your loved one was injured in a crash, you deserve the maximum available financial compensation to cover you during this time of need.
Unfortunately, many car accident victims struggle to get the compensation that they rightfully deserve. Insurance companies are known to offer lowball coverage that barely addresses your needs, sometimes even refusing to cover some of the damages. A legal claim greatly improves your case with insurance and work. Research shows that accident victims who choose to retain an attorney typically receive three times as much compensation compared to those who do not have legal counsel or representation at their side.
Our New Jersey car accident lawyers have the skills and experience needed to protect your rights. At Dimian & Masterpalo, we believe in exceptional client care – you can count on us working tirelessly to win your case and make sure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.
why choose dimian & masterpalo?
Dimian & Masterpalo Attorneys at Law specializes in auto accident cases in New Jersey. We have a proven track record dating back to 2012 – helping thousands of people just like you win their case and move forward after sustaining an injury caused by another’s negligence. With 98% of our business coming from auto accident victims, we are expertly equipped to address any and all complicated legal issues your case might present.
We are the best auto accident lawyers in New Jersey – not only because of our success rate and experience, but also because of how we treat our clients. At Dimian & Masterpalo, our main focus is to assure you get the individual attention and expertise required to receive the justice and compensation you deserve. From the moment of the accident through the entire litigation process, Dimian & Masterpalo are there to advise you every step of the way.
And when you hire Dimian & Masterpalo, you pay nothing upfront. Our fees are only collected if we win your case. If we don’t win, you don’t pay!
Contact us for a free consultation 24/7 at (732) 508-9200.
Dimian & Masterpalo is ready to serve you with premiere legal representation through unmatched client service, uncompromised professional integrity, and dedication in the field of law as it pertains to motor vehicle accidents.
What to do after an accident
The first thing you should do after an accident is check if anyone was hurt (those few minutes can mean life or death to an injured accident victim). If someone was hurt, call for medical assistance immediately. Also, make sure you and others are out of harm’s way. If your vehicle is in the line of traffic, move it out of the way and into a position of safety if possible.
CALL THE POLICE
In New Jersey, accidents over $500 in damage MUST be reported to the police.
Never leave the scene of the accident. Wait for the police to arrive. The police will take statements from you and the other driver. They will prepare a report that will be available within 10 days of the accident. It’s important when filing an injury or property damage claim, that you have a copy of this report. This is your proof that the accident happened the way you say it happened.
Contact your insurance company to inform them about the accident.
DOCUMENT THE SCENE
Gather as much information as possible regarding the accident. Take pictures of the vehicle damage, where the vehicles landed, your injuries, any skid marks and any road or weather conditions that might have played a role in the accident. Exchange vital information with the other driver including: driver’s license numbers, insurance policy number and contact information, license plate numbers, name and phone number (yours and theirs) etc. DO NOT discuss fault of the accident with the other driver.
Gather the names and numbers of any witnesses to the accident, this will be helpful later on. Cooperate with the police fully and carefully detail the facts of the accident, but NEVER admit fault. If the other driver admits fault or apologizes, write or make a mental note of exactly what was said at the scene of the accident.
CALL A MEDICAL PROVIDER
Often at the scene of an accident, due to an adrenaline rush, many of our clients have said they didn’t feel any pain or discomfort, sometimes for hours or even days after an accident – even if you are in fact injured. That’s why it’s so important to seek professional medical treatment immediately.
Your health and getting the proper treatment for any injuries you may have sustained should be your primary concern. It’s also incredibly important to get documentation from a doctor regarding your injuries if you plan on pursuing a claim.
CONTACT AN ATTORNEY
It is always best to seek legal advice as soon as possible. An attorney can help you review your police report, guide you through talking to insurance agents, and file a claim if that’s what you decide to do.
Insurance companies will be calling you to gather as much information as possible. Be careful in speaking with any insurance representative, as everything you say will be recorded. Don’t be tempted by a quick offer to settle. Getting counsel from an experienced auto accident attorney will help you get the financial compensation you deserve.
If you have any questions, call Dimian & Masterpalo Attorneys At Law at (732) 508-9200. We’re here for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much is My Car Accident Case Worth?
All motor vehicle accidents are unique, and the value of your claim will depend on the facts and circumstances involved. While it’s difficult to pinpoint an average car accident payout, many minor accidents settle in the range of around $10,000 to $30,000.
More serious accidents that lead to permanent injuries, disfiguration, or death can settle for much more. If the other driver exhibited reckless behavior, such as driving under the influence or leaving the scene of the accident, the settlement might increase.
Before you can figure out if a settlement offer is fair, you need to know how much your injuries are worth. An offer may seem like a lot of money until you realize this amount won’t even begin to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other potential losses. You may be thinking of current or recent medical bills, but you may also be eligible to recover compensation to help pay for your damages. We can help you navigate the complexity of estimating the compensation you deserve.
While insurance companies may initially balk at a settlement request, they do not want to go to trial. In fact, more than 90% of personal injury lawsuits are settled before trial. So we use this knowledge to our advantage and press insurance companies hard at the negotiating table. Our goal is to get you the highest settlement available.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim After My Accident?
You only have a limited amount of time to file a car accident injury claim. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is typically two years from the date of the crash.
If you fail to initiate your legal claim before the statute of limitations expires, then you may lose out on your right to recover any and all compensation.
Do not let this happen to you. Get help from a New Jersey car accident lawyer as soon as possible after your wreck.
What if the Person Who Caused the Accident Doesn’t Have Insurance?
Uninsured Motorist coverage is included in every New Jersey private passenger automobile insurance policy. So no need to stress about the other party not having insurance. However, in these situations it’s very important to have an experienced car accident attorney, since uninsured claims are generally resolved directly between the insurance company and your lawyer.
Contested claims are submitted to 3-party arbitration, with each party choosing one arbitrator, and the two selected arbitrators choosing a neutral arbitrator, who acts as head of the panel. In some cases, awards rendered by these panels can be refused, requiring the claim to be decided in court by a judge or jury. We’ll handle this entire process to get you maximum compensation, so you can focus on your health and well-being.