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Auto Accident Attorney in New Jersey

Let a Car Accident Attorney Represent You

car accident lawYou make every effort to stay safe behind the wheel, but unfortunately, that doesn’t mean everyone else is so concerned with safety. Another person’s negligence or poor decision-making can cause an auto accident at no fault of your own. If you’ve recently been injured in an accident, Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC can help. Our auto accident lawyers have years of experience helping New Jersey clients get the compensation they need to make a full recovery. No matter the circumstances of the accident, we encourage you to give us a call.

What to Do After an Auto Accident

Traffic accidents are scary, but you can alleviate some of that fear through education. Our team wants you to know exactly what to do in the event of a car accident. We recommend the following steps:

  • Move Your Car: Only if it is safe to do so, move your car out of the flow of traffic. Be sure to keep the vehicle as close to the crash site as possible.
  • Call for Help: No matter the severity of the accident, you should always call emergency services. New Jersey law requires that accidents involving more than $500 of damage be reported.
  • Accept Medical Help: When first responders arrive, allow them to evaluate your condition. While you may feel and look okay, you could have internal injuries.
  • Talk to Witnesses: Were there any witnesses to the accident? Take down their name and contact information, as they could be instrumental in building your case.
  • Report the Accident to Insurance: Many insurance companies require that accidents be reported within a set timeframe. Make sure to file a report quickly.

We Work with an Array of Claims

Auto accidents happen for a wide variety of reasons, and you often can’t predict when one will happen. At Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC, we’ve worked with all kinds of claims and have the know-how to take care of your case. Over the years, our attorneys have gained expertise with the following types of claims:

  • Airbag failure
  • Distracted driver accidents
  • Drunk driver accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Truck accidents

What Damages Can I Receive?

New Jersey law allows for auto accident victims to receive both economic and non-economic damages. Economic losses may be paid out if you’ve lost income or earning capacity, and they may also be used to cover medical costs now and in the future. Non-economic losses are more challenging to quantify. These might include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and a general loss of quality of life.

How We Can Help

The team at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC is committed to providing you with expert counsel and peace of mind during this difficult time. We’ll take care of all the nuts and bolts of your case, from gathering evidence and securing documentation to solidify your claim. For over 65 years, New Jersey communities have relied on our outstanding expertise. When you choose us, you’ll receive counsel that puts professionalism, ethics, and justice at the forefront of every case. You, your family, and your peace of mind are our top priorities.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s crucial to take those first legal steps as soon as possible. The attorneys at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC are ready to help you build a case and earn compensation for your injuries. We understand how difficult it can be to return to normal life after a traumatic accident, and our team strives to make your experience a little easier. You can find our attorneys in offices across the state. Our Dover, Newton, Bernardsville, and Elmwood Park offices are all here to serve you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
  • In 2021, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of nine million dollars. Furthermore, our average settlement—for the first time in the firm’s 70+ year history—exceeded $100,000.00. In the last ten years, the firm’s clients have recovered over 100 million dollars.
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Our Offices
  • Dover Office
    77 Union Street, Suite 2A
    Corner of Rt. 46 and Union Street
    Dover, New Jersey 07801
    Phone: 973-366-3900
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Newton Office
    93 Spring Street
    Suite 406
    Newton, New Jersey 07860
    Phone: 973-512-2207
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Suite 304
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Bernardsville Office
    150 Morristown Road
    Suite 103
    Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360