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Motor Vehicle Crashes

Being injured in a car accident caused by another person’s carelessness can have devastating consequences. Without warning you now have to deal with a difficult physical recovery all while navigating the repair or replacement of your vehicle, loss of income and making sure that your medical bills will be paid.

Insurance companies are not your ally in this process. It is crucial to work with a car accident lawyer who understands the intricacies of your situation. Many people are saddled with unpaid medical bills or face an insurance company denying you the medical care, your own physician believes will help you recover.

You need the personal injury firm of Epstein Ostrove and their experienced, aggressive car accident lawyers on your side who can fight for you and your rights. Let us handle these issues so that you can focus on your recovery. We know how to fight for your rights and work for the highest possible compensation.

Modern car accident involving two cars on the road in Thailand

Epstein Ostrove has successfully recovered substantial compensation for car accident victims who have sustained injuries such as:

  • Head Injuries including Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries and resulting herniated discs
  • Scarring
  • Fractures
  • Amputations

Our experienced car accident lawyers will fight for you to receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to. This includes compensation for your;

  • Pain and suffering
  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement

NEVER discuss the accident or your injuries with any of the insurance companies which insure the vehicles involved until you’ve consulted an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney. A seasoned car accident attorney can advise you how to proceed properly in order to protect your rights.

An example of how insurance companies try and take advantage of an injured person, is the practice of refusing to disclose their insured’s (the at fault driver) policy limits. This practice puts an injured person at a major disadvantage because they would not know how much money was available to compensate them for their injuries.

New Law Requires Insurance Companies to Disclose a Defendant’s Policy Limits

Previously, the only way to get this information was to file a lawsuit, which is costly to the injured person and often times unnecessary. Fortunately, on July 22, 2021, New Jersey passed a law forcing insurance companies to disclose the policy limit when requested by a licensed attorney. However, the law only requires the release of the information when requested by an injured persons attorney. This is another reason to contact the experienced car accident attorneys at Epstein Ostrove. We have access, early in the process, to information the insurance companies don’t want you to know. Knowing the policy limits of the person who caused your injuries is critical to getting you the maximum amount of compensation. We strongly encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. You don’t have to go through this alone.

The New N.J. Safe Passing Law

New Jersey has experienced a rise in pedestrian related crashes as well a crashes with bicyclists.

A long-sought goal of advocates finally happened Thursday when Gov. Phil Murphy signed the state’s first law requiring drivers to safely pass people on bikes, scooters and pedestrians who are using the roads.

It would require drivers to move over one lane when passing, if it safe to do so, or allow four feet of space between the car and the person being passed. If that is not safe to do, it would require a driver to slow to 25 mph.

The bill also covers pedestrians who have no choice except to walk in rural and suburban roads where there are no sidewalks, and people riding skateboards and people with mobility issues riding electric scooters.

“It’s a simple law that protects our friends and loved ones, ensuring the ability to continue to share and celebrate life’s milestones,” said Janna Chernetz, Tri State Transportation Campaign deputy director. “Tri-State thanks the bill sponsors and Governor Murphy for making this law a reality.”

Investigators can interview your child. Investigators are allowed to interview your child with or without your presence. They are also entitled to question your child at school without your consent.

Investigators can take pictures and look for evidence of abuse. Investigators are allowed to take pictures of your home or your child. They can remove clothing to search for bruises or other markings and take photographs, although this is often left up to a doctor.

Read any releases carefully before signing. Investigators may ask you to sign a medical release or other papers. Always read these carefully before signing, and don’t feel pressured to sign something you don’t understand. Ask for more time and seek the help of an attorney or other advocate before signing.

Investigators can take your child. If they deem it necessary, investigators are allowed to take your child; however, they must get a court order within two days. Additionally, they must make efforts to keep the child at home before taking them out of the situation.

How Epstein Ostrove Can Help

A car accident that just occurred in the street

A family law attorney plays an essential role in protecting your rights as a parent during this emotional and challenging period. You may feel overwhelmed when a state agency begins an investigation into your family.

Working with Epstein Ostrove will be critical in getting the best outcome for your case. Family law is complex and navigating the legal landscape on your own can be scary. Contact Epstein Ostrove, LLC today for support and guidance. We are here for you to answer your questions and protect your rights in the legal system.

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