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New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another, call the law office of Beninato & Matrafajlo for a free case analysis. Dan T. Matrafajlo is an experienced New Jersey Personal Injury attorney regularly representing individuals involved in all types of car accident cases throughout central New Jersey.
As an expert and well experienced New Jersey Personal Injury attorney, Dan T. Matrafajlo’s legal practice concentrates on the following areas:
Located in Elizabeth, NJ near the Newark and Linden Border.
- Elizabeth, Newark, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Union, Woodbridge, Linden, Roselle, Roselle Park, South Plainfield, Dunellen, Middlesex, Piscataway, Plainfield, Metuchen, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, South River, Old Bridge, Hillside, Somerset, Sayreville, Cranford, Kenilworth, and Clark.
If you choose to file a claim with the Division of Workers’ Compensation, you should hire an attorney to help with your claim. The legal system can be confusing and overwhelming, and there deadlines to be met. An experienced New Jersey Personal Injury attorney will guide you through the process.
Read more: What to do after you’ve sustained a job injury in New Jersey.
How can Beninato & Matrafajlo help you?
First, he’ll ensure you’ve been provided adequate medical attention. Your health and general well-being should not be compromised. Next, you’ll be provided a detailed explanation and assessment of the damages you’re entitled to as a matter of law.
It’s important you understand all your legal rights regarding your particular personal injury matter because the negligent party is definitely aware of their rights. This includes, but is not limited to, automobile accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, and/or work-related accidents.
Steps to take following an auto accident in New Jersey:
- Remain in the car until the police arrive.
- Tell the police what happened and provide them the names of any witnesses of the auto accident.
- If you’re injured demand medical attention.
- At the hospital, provide medical staff with all your complaints including the body parts affected.
- Refrain from speaking to any insurance representative other than your insurance carrier until you speak with your attorney.
- 5-7 days following the auto accident obtain a copy of the police report.
- Remain calm and collected. You don’t want to further exacerbate the situation by arguing with the negligent party.
- If you’re injured stay in the car until the police arrive, unless it’s dangerous to do so and demand medical attention once the police arrive. It’s always helpful to inform the police how the auto accident occurred but, if you’re seriously injured focus on receiving proper medical treatment rather than worrying about giving a statement to the police under duress. Understand that the state of New Jersey including cities such as Elizabeth, NJ or Newark, NJ, almost always permit a party involved in an auto accident to amend or supplement a police report.
- In the emergency room following a truck or car accident, make sure you provide the medical personnel with a complete description of your injuries, including the body parts affected. In the state of New Jersey it’s customary practice for hospitals to memorialize all your complaints at the time of your admission. This means the hospital keeps a record of your admission including the statements you made to the medical staff. Therefore, it’s imperative you let the hospital staff know exactly what’s bothering you.
- Lastly, refrain from speaking to any insurance representative other than your insurance carrier until speaking with your New Jersey Personal Injury attorney, Dan T. Matrafajlo.
If the police report fails to accurately describe the car accident request that the drafting officer amend the police report to correctly reflect the events leading to the auto accident.
Common Types of Damages In a Personal Injury Claim
When you are injured in an accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses – this involves both past and future medical expenses relating to any injuries you sustained as a result of the accident.
- Loss of income or loss of future earnings
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
If your case involves gross negligence or reckless conduct on the part of the defendant, the judge may also award punitive damages to punish the defendant and deter such acts from happening in the future.
Call Beninato & Matrafajlo today at 908-248-4404 to schedule a free office consultation with an expert New Jersey Personal Injury attorney.