Dedicated Lawyers For New Jersey’s Auto And Car Accident Victims
At The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger, in Freehold, we are committed to maximizing the compensation that motor vehicle accident injury victims receive for their pain and suffering. We recognize that pursuing an accident claim can be difficult and that the limits of most no-fault insurance policies do not meet the medical needs of many injury victims. We are committed to working with our clients and their doctors to ensure that they get compensated for any medical care appropriate for their injuries, regardless of potential policy limits.
Experienced Help And A Board-Certified Attorney
Attorneys from our firm have extensive experience handling accident claims ranging from fender benders to fatal highway crashes. We will initiate an immediate investigation to protect your rights and take every necessary step to secure the recovery you need and deserve after an accident involving any of the following:
- Car crashes that were due to another driver’s negligence
- Head-on collisions, rear-end crashes and side-impact wrecks
- Motorcycle wrecks resulting in serious injury or death
- Distracted truck drivers or crashes resulting from malfunctioning truck parts
- Pedestrians who have been hit by a car driver or bicyclist
- Crashes resulting from a drunk driver
- Car accidents that occur while in a company car, in a rental car or on the job
Since filing these cases is so complex, it is important to be represented by a skilled motor vehicle accident attorney. Our firm has been providing representation to people injured in motor vehicle accidents for more than 40 years. We understand how to investigate and demonstrate the causes and consequences of our clients’ injuries. In addition, attorney Thomas J. Mallon has the distinction of being certified in civil trial law by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
What Can A Freehold Car Accident Lawyer Do For Me?
When you hire an auto accident lawyer, they provide the guidance you need during the immensely complex personal injury claims process. An attorney can explain your rights and the law to you in plain, honest terms. They will also help you maximize your financial compensation and hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.
Helping You Make Smart Decisions After Your Auto Accident
Although you may be hurt, disoriented or overwhelmed when you are involved in a car accident, the decisions you make immediately after your collision can have a big impact on your life. Learning the appropriate steps to take to protect your car accident claim now can help you build a strong case in the future.
Far too often, car accident victims have had their insurance claims denied due to preventable errors. At The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger of Monmouth County, we are strong advocates of personal injury victims because we believe that they deserve fair compensation for their injuries.
Having represented thousands of clients for motor vehicle accident issues in Monmouth County and Ocean County and throughout New Jersey, we know the questions that victims have after crashes. We are providing these answers to frequently asked car accident questions to help you make smart choices.
Why do I need to contact the police after an accident?
You may not think it is necessary to reach out to the police after your accident. However, New Jersey laws require victims to file reports with the police when they get involved in a collision that causes at least $500 in damage. If you do not report a collision, you could face penalties and fines.
Even if you believe you are partially responsible for causing an accident, it is wise to involve the police. The accident report that the officer files can be used to support your claim so that you receive compensation from your insurance company.
I feel fine after my car accident. Why should I seek medical attention after a crash?
After an individual is involved in a traumatic event like a car accident, the body responds to this stress by sending a flood of adrenaline, which masks injury pain. Doctors are trained to detect injuries that may not be immediately obvious to car accident victims. Some of these injuries, such as internal injuries or soft tissue injuries, manifest themselves days after an accident has occurred.
Having a connection between the injury and the accident is important to the strength of your case. When you have a doctor’s documentation of your injuries, you take an important step toward building a strong claim.
I think that my insurance settlement offer is too low. Should I settle anyway?
Even though you may pay your car insurance bills on time, your car insurance provider will not reward this loyalty with a fair settlement offer. Insurance companies do not make a profit when they pay out claims; they make their money by denying claims and encouraging policyholders to accept low offers. A knowledgeable attorney can review your insurance company’s offer to determine whether it is fair.
What damages can I recover?
The victims of auto collisions in Monmouth County and elsewhere in New Jersey may recover damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Emergency room visits
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Property damages
- Punitive damages
You should speak with a personal injury attorney to get a better idea of the full value of your damages recoverable.
How is liability determined in car accidents?
Numerous factors come into play when it comes to a liability determination. One factor is driver negligence, or a driver’s failure to use the same level of care that a reasonable person would when driving. Examples can include:
- Driver error
- Driving under the influence of controlled substances
- Reckless driving
- Failure to yield
- Failure to maintain vehicle
When these factors are present, they can greatly increase your financial recovery in your claim if you did not share fault for the accident.
I think that the circumstances surrounding my accident are straightforward. Is it necessary to talk to an attorney after a crash?
Our Freehold lawyers are very familiar with the strategies that car insurance companies use to avoid fulfilling their obligations to compensate victims for the full and fair amount. We recognize the value of a car accident claim and understand the factors that affect the value of a claim. When you work with us, we will make sure your claim is thorough and goes after all sources of compensation.
Contact Our Car Accident Attorneys Today
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, please contact The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger at any of our Ocean County or Monmouth County offices. Our lawyers can be reached by calling 732-702-0333 or by contacting us online.