New Jersey personal injury attorneys: effective representation for car crash and other accident victims
Have you or a loved one been injured as a consequence of another’s careless, reckless, or intentional act? Let the New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Zager Fuchs, P.C. help you get the compensation you need to pay your bills, support your family, and move forward with your life. At this stressful time, your full attention needs to be devoted to your recovery and rehabilitation. Leave the frustration of dealing with insurance companies and their lawyers to us.
With over 45 years of experience, Zager Fuchs provides effective representation to people injured in motor vehicle accidents or hurt on private or public property.
Cases we handle
The skilled New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Zager Fuchs are prepared to take on:
- Car accidents.
- Truck collisions.
- Motorcycle crashes.
- DWI/DUI accidents.
- Premises liability (slip and fall) accidents.
- Wrongful death.
What we do
If you hire us to represent you in your New Jersey personal injury case, our attorneys will:
- Thoroughly investigate your accident and preserve the evidence.
- Hire scientific and medical experts to prove the cause of the accident and the extent of your injury.
- Identify all legally responsible parties to maximize your recovery.
- Negotiate vigorously with their insurance companies to settle your case.
- Take your case to a jury if a fair settlement offer is not forthcoming.
What you need to know about the insurance industry
The insurance industry is not out to help you if you are injured. The insurance adjuster wants to close your file as cheaply as possible. According to Mary Beth Senkewicz, former senior executive at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, “The bottom line is that insurance companies make money when they don’t pay claims. They’ll do anything to avoid paying, because if they wait long enough, they know the policyholders will die.”
To cut the best deal for the insurance company, adjusters try to get you to settle for as little as possible. Do not be surprised if the insurance adjuster:
- Blames you for the crash or other accident.
- Claims that you are not cooperating in the investigation.
- Tells you that the insurer must keep the settlement offer low to keep premiums from rising.
Be cautious when dealing with claims adjusters after you are first injured and before you have had the opportunity to consult with an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer. The adjuster may:
Tell you that you do not need an attorney. Don’t believe it. Adjusters want to prevent you from getting an attorney because the amount of the recovery usually goes up when an attorney gets involved.
Ask to take your statement. Decline until you have spoken to an attorney. If you are unrepresented, the adjuster may write up your statement in a way that is slanted to favor the other party without your realizing it.
Ask you to sign medical authorization forms. Again decline until your attorney has reviewed the forms. Insurer medical authorization forms are often worded broadly to allow the insurance company to pry into your complete medical history looking for pre-existing conditions and other evidence that could discredit your case.
Threaten to withdraw an offer if you don’t accept it immediately. This is typically a bluff. The offer, in fact a better offer, will likely be on the table after you have hired a personal injury attorney.
Contact a New Jersey personal injury lawyer
Immediately following an accident is the most important time to obtain assistance from a qualified personal injury attorney. Insurance companies waste no time gathering evidence to justify their position. You need professionals who will do the same for you. At Zager Fuchs, you know you have a trusted advocate protecting your rights and working hard for a favorable outcome. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, complete the form on this page or call or email us today.
Zager Fuchs, P.C.
New Jersey personal injury attorneys
P.O. Box 489
268 Broad Street
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701