Automobile Accidents

Burlington County Automobile Accident Lawyer

Every year, thousands of people are injured and killed in car accidents. Sadly, most of these car crashes are preventable. By law, each and every driver has a duty to other motorists and pedestrians to exert “reasonable care.” When a driver does not exercise “reasonable care” it can result in an auto accident and quite often, personal injury.

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The most common situations that result in accident and injury are when a driver ignores a traffic sign or signal, makes an unlawful lane change, is traveling with excessive speed, or is driving under the influence. This disregard to those around them can lead to devastating and long-term effects. Head injuries, brain damage, broken bones, spinal injuries, and more could lead to a lifetime of complications and disabilities.

Car accident investigations are complex and confusing, especially if they have to be taken to civil court. When you begin the civil lawsuit process you enter a complex arena that should not be attempted without experienced legal counsel. If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident, it is vital that you DO NOT talk to the insurance companies and IMMEDIATELY contact an attorney that specializes in personal injury cases. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer helps ensure that you will receive the largest settlement possible.

An experienced New Jersey attorney can help you fully recover your damages following an accident. A personal injury attorney can help you recover for a variety of damages. Below is a list of possible damages that can be recovered but not all cases have the evidence to support recovery for all of these items. Following a car accident Plaintiff’s can recover for:

  1.  Medical Bills
  2. Property Damage to your vehicle
  3. Pain and Suffering
  4. Lost/Damaged Personal Property in your vehicle such as sunglasses, car seats, etc.
  5. Mileage to and from Doctor Appointments
  6. Lost Wages
  7. Loss of Companionship
  8. Future Medical Expenses
  9. Punitive Damages
  10. Wrongful Death Claims

For more than fifteen years The Costello Law Firm has been aggressively representing accident victims and has a success rate of over 98%. Unlike the insurance companies, we fight to get our clients the compensation they deserve. We do everything we can to lessen the stress and worry that often accompanies an auto accident, so all you have to do is get better.

We start working for you right away once you hire us. We are here to help you as much as possible through out every stage of the accident recovery process. We can help you find medical specialists  that will treat you on a lien basis if you don not have health insurance. We also will work to get you a car rental on a lien if there is not coverage through your insurance. In both situations, you pay nothing until your case settles.

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What to do if you have been in an accident

An auto accident can be stressful, but knowing what to do in advance can help you deal with this unexpected event. We have prepared a comprehensive guide of the best 10 steps to take following a car accident. This guide will help know what to do immediately following the crash to contacting an attorney to seek recovery for injuries and damages.

Do I need an attorney?

Determining if you need an NJ personal injury attorney is ultimately a personal choice but there are several factors you should consider when making your decision:

Has fault been accepted?

If no party or you feel the wrong party has been faulted for the accident then you will likely need an attorney. An attorney can help to hire the right experts and recinstructionists to help determine fault based on the facts of the case.

You have injuries.

If you were injured in the crash it is very likely you will need an attorney. An attorney can help maximize your recovery and make sure all interested parties receive reimbursement.

Your damages are higher than the limits of the liability policy. 

If your medical bills and other damages exceed the amount of coverage by the Defendant you should consult an attorney as your claim will likely become a underinsured motorist claim or you will need to look at the possibility of getting a judgement against the defendant. These items can be complicated and an attorney should be consulted before proceeding.

There are unusual facts.

Anytime a claim has unusual facts or complicated issues you should consult a lawyer. A lawyer can help you make sure you are recovering for all elements and can help navigate complicated issues.

You have health insurance or Medicare/Medicaid.

If you recover for your medical bills and your health insurance paid towards yours bills they are likely entitled to be reimbursed. If your health insurance is not properly paid back it can result in them stopping payments for medical treatment, whether related to the car accident or not. Hiring an attorney can help you make sure the proper providers are paid back the proper amounts.

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer 

If you have been involved in ANY type of automobile accident, even if you don’t think there was an injury, it is important that you call an experienced car accident lawyer. The experienced lawyers at The Costello Law Firm will be happy to talk with you about your automobile accident and let you know all of your options. All consultations are free, even if you choose not to hire us, and there is never a fee unless we win your case.

Also be aware that all parties involved in traffic collisions are required by New Jersey law to provide the driver’s name, address, and the registration number of the vehicle Refusing to give this information or leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal offense.

Costello Law Firm recently helped a client receive a $495,000 settlement from an auto accident where our client had concussions.

Call us today at (609) 386-5400


1213T High St. Burlington, NJ 08016 (609) 386-5400