UPDATED Oct. 7, 2018

After a car accident, many people ask themselves, “Do I need a lawyer?” How does a person know if they need a lawyer after an accident? We have handled countless New Jersey car accident cases – since 1922 – and we discuss below some of things that should tell a person that they may want to contact a New Jersey personal injury lawyer.

Do I need a lawyer?

It is your lawyer’s job to give advice, argue your position, and protect your rights. If you have questions about what your rights are, or how best to proceed, it would be a good idea to contact a lawyer after an accident. In other words, if there is even a chance that your rights may be violated after a car accident, you will be better off if a lawyer is involved early on in the process. We offer 100% free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by meeting with us to discuss your case.

For example, you may have been hurt in the accident or have significant damage to your vehicle. If this is the case, I lawyer can tell you whether you may be able to collect damages or settlement funds from an insurance company. Sometimes, people hurt in accidents assume that their injuries are minor and will go away be themselves, only to find out later that their injuries have not resolved and they need extensive treatment. You will want to have a lawyer involved who can let you know from the beginning what your rights are and how to best protect your rights after an accident.

How can a personal injury lawyer help?

Most people are very unfamiliar with how car and liability insurance companies work. They often expect that you can send a letter arguing your case and receive a check. Not so, even when dealing with cases that should be very simple. Often times, when people are injured and they attempt to get compensated on their own, they find out that they are unable to get full and fair compensation. As skilled personal injury lawyers, we are able to help you through the process.

We are skilled in contacting insurance companies and making sure that all appropriate materials are exchanged. We are able to better communicate and negotiate with the insurance companies. Critically, we are able to evaluate a case and advise client on whether it is in their best interests to settle early, litigate and settle later, or take the case to trial.

New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer – Free Consultation With a Skilled Attorney

Remember, the insurance companies have teams of adjusters and attorneys who will do all that they legally can to avoid compensating injured people. We have been representing injured individuals and their families since 1922 and we are very familiar with dealing with their tactics. If you have any question or you or a loved one were injured, please do not hesitate to contact us for a 100% free consultation.

Raff & Raff, LLP
Attorneys at Law
30 Church Street
Paterson, NJ 07505

Tel: (973) 742-1917
Fax: (973) 742-2454

Based in Paterson, New Jersey, Raff & Raff, LLP services clients in the communities of Bloomingdale, Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, Passaic, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Ringwood, Totowa, Wanaque, Wayne, West Milford, Woodland Park, Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood, Fair Lawn, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Garfield, Glenn Rock, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, Teaneck, Tenafly, Teterboro, Waldwick, Wallington, Westwood, Wood-Ridge, Woodcliff Lake, Wyckoff, Belleville, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Orange, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, Newark, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, West New York, Guttenberg, Secaucus, Kearney, Harrison, North Bergen, Weehawken, Elizabeth, Linden, Plainsfield, Rahway, Union, Scotch Plains, Clark, Cranford, Hillside, Westfield, Roselle, and surrounding areas.