New Jersey Personal Injury AttorneysIf you've been injured due to negligence of another, call the Law Office of Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law, LLC 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. As an expert and well experienced New Jersey Personal Injury attorney, Dan T. Matrafajlo's legal practice concentrates on the following areas:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip & Fall
What separates Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law from all other New Jersey personal injury law firms is selection, devotion and dedication (S.D.D). Not all cases are accepted by the B&M firm, but once we accept your case, we promise our clients complete dedication and devotion to aggressively pursuing the claim.
How can Beninato & Matrafajlo help you?First, we will 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 or workers compensation matter because the negligent party is definitely aware of his/her 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.
New Jersey Workers Compensation AttorneysIf 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 Workers Compensation attorneys, such as B&M, will guide you through the process.
Common Types of Damages In a Personal Injury ClaimWhen 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