Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Accidents

Q. What are some common confusions about auto accident lawsuits?
A. There are many common misconceptions about auto accident litigation. Most of us have seen sensationalized interpretations of car accident litigation on television programs and in movies. It is important to learn the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to auto accident laws.

Q. How do automobile accidents usually happen?
A. No two automobile accidents are exactly alike, but there are a few common causes for auto accidents. At Kirsch, Gelband & Stone, a leading Newark, New Jersey automobile accident law firm, we have been practicing auto accident law for years and have worked with and represented thousands of victims in every type of automobile accident.

Q. What kinds of injuries do you see from auto accidents?
A. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 3,335,800 people are injured in auto accidents in the U.S. each year. While no two car accidents are the same, neither are injuries. Though they differ in severity from case to case, there are some common car accident injuries.

Q. How often do auto accidents happen?
A. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic accidents occur quite often - at least one every 12 minutes. This is a frightening statistic that unfortunately touches most of our lives, at one point or another. While many of the auto accidents that occur every day in the U.S. are minor, there are many that result in serious injury or death. Accident victims are often unaware of their rights. This is why it is important to seek legal counsel immediately after an accident.

Q. What has law enforcement done in New Jersey to make roads safer?
A. Irresponsible or aggressive drivers make the road an unsafe place. This type of driving often leads to accidents. The New Jersey State Driver Responsibility Program states that those driving illegally or irresponsibly may be liable for the injuries and/or damages cause by their actions. Similar programs have been adapted in Michigan, New York and Texas. These programs have become lucrative revenue streams for each state. As a New Jersey driver, it is important to understand what the Driver Responsibility Program means and how it can affect you.

Q. I’ve just been in a car accident – what should I do first?
A. Being in a car accident is often a traumatic event. Dealing with injuries, insurance companies and property damage can often be too much to handle. Let an experienced car accident law firm help you through this difficult time.

Q. My brother was seriously injured in his car accident. What should he do next?
A. It is important to seek legal counsel immediately with a law firm that has a proven record of success with injury accident cases. Newark car accident attorneys Kirsch, Gelband & Stone have represented thousands of seriously injured auto accident victims throughout the state of New Jersey. Be informed to ensure you or your brother have taken the right steps after the accident.

Q. How important is legal experience in selecting an attorney?
A. You are likely seeking legal counsel but do not know where to start. Finding an experienced auto accident law firm should be your top priority. When searching for a law firm, to represent you, it is important to review the firm’s auto accident lawsuit results.

If you or a loved one have recently been in an auto accident, call Kirsch, Gelband and Stone at (973) 623-0100 or use our email contact form to discuss your case today. We will fight the insurance companies on your behalf.

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