Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents In New Jersey

At Benjamin M. Del Vento, P.A., we help victims of motor vehicle accidents all over the state recover their losses and get the compensation they need. When you’ve been injured in a car accident, we know that you likely have some questions. Below, we answer some of the most common questions we hear to get you started.

What should I do after a serious car or truck accident?

The first thing you should do is call 911 and get immediate medical attention. Everything else is secondary. Once you have obtained medical care, you need to call an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney. They can handle the interactions with the insurance companies on your behalf, gather evidence in support of your claim and protect your interests.

How long after a car accident can you file a claim in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations in New Jersey, which controls how long you have to file a lawsuit, is only two years. Do not wait until the last moment, however, to seek legal guidance or take action.

Is New Jersey a no-fault car accident state?

New Jersey is a no-fault state. That means that medical coverage for your injuries are provided by your own insurance company, no matter who is at fault. Your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance may also provide lost wages. Generally, your right to sue is determined by what type of car insurance policy you selected and whether or not you have permanent injuries.

Should I get a car accident attorney after a serious car accident in New Jersey?

You should always get a car accident attorney after a serious wreck. It takes legal experience and knowledge to understand all potential avenues of compensation after a serious crash.

Do I have to report an accident to my insurance company in New Jersey?

Since New Jersey is a no-fault insurance state, you must report a car accident to your own insurance if you want to recover your losses.

Call Us To Get Help Fast

When you or your loved one has been injured in a car wreck, you need legal guidance. Call Del Vento Law at 973-869-5325 today or email our office right away to schedule your initial consultation with an attorney at our Livingston office.