Millburn, New Jersey Car Accident Lawyer
An attorney dedicated to getting the results you need
A car accident can happen in seconds, but you may be dealing with the consequences of your injury for months or even years. The accident wasn’t your fault, but it doesn’t seem like the insurance company is on your side. That’s why you need an experienced Millburn, NJ car accident attorney to fight for you.
Attorney David Leigh of The Leigh Law Firm, P.C. knows how an injury from a car accident can affect you and your family. If you were injured in Millburn or anywhere in Essex or Union counties, he can help. He builds strong cases that the insurance company has to take seriously and fights for the financial compensation you deserve.
A car accident can happen anywhere in Millburn – the Wyoming district, South Mountain, Millburn Center, or Short Hills. People can be hurt in:
- A rear-end crash on Essex Street.
- A T-bone accident at White Oak Ridge Road, Hobart Avenue, and Hobart Gap Road.
- A head-on collision on Parsonage Hill Road.
- A speeding accident on I-78.
Following an accident, you may have been treated at AFC Short Hills Urgent Care, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, or Morristown Medical Center. Medical treatment is expensive, and expenses add up fast. This can lead to financial stress as you worry about how you’re going to pay these bills, especially if you can’t work.
If a negligent driver caused your accident, you deserve financial compensation. But the process can be complicated, and insurance companies have the advantage. That’s why you need an experienced car accident lawyer who knows how to get results.
We hold negligent drivers accountable for what happened
Most car accidents are caused by negligence. The driver who caused your crash may have been:
- Texting behind the wheel
- Talking on the phone
- Driving aggressively
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Falling asleep at the wheel
When a negligent driver caused your crash, you should be able to recover financial compensation for the damages you suffered. But that’s when it gets complicated.
Negligent drivers typically don’t admit they caused an accident and refuse to accept responsibility. They may even blame you for what happened. Insurance companies just want to process your claim quickly and pay you as little as they possibly can. They’re not interested in fairness. Mostly, they are interested in saving money by paying you less.
Insurance companies have the advantage when you are filing a claim for compensation. They also have attorneys who are looking out for their best interests. You need an attorney who is dedicated to making a difference by helping you get the best results possible.
Why should I hire The Leigh Law Firm, P.C.?
Here are some things our firm has to offer:
Experience: Attorney Leigh has been practicing law since 2006, and once represented insurance companies. He is very familiar with the tactics they use to try to limit compensation and how to successfully fight back.
Compassion: When a family member was injured in an accident, attorney Leigh saw how confusing and frustrating the claims process can be for victims. He will fight to ensure you are treated fairly.
Hard work: Our firm knows that it takes hustle to move your case forward. We take nothing for granted; we take the steps needed to build the strongest case possible.
Availability: We know that as your case progresses, you will probably have questions and concerns. When you need to talk to your lawyer, you can call him directly. There are no case managers here. Our clients get attorney Leigh’s cell phone number.
What should I do after a car accident?
If you’ve been involved in a collision, there are certain steps you can take to protect your safety and health. There are also other steps you can take, if you are able, that can protect your right to seek financial compensation. If you’ve been in a crash:
Call the police. They can secure the crash scene and get help for the injured. They will also complete an accident report that will have important information about the crash.
Get medical attention. Maybe you seem OK. Maybe you think you are just shaken up a bit. It’s important to see a doctor, anyway. You could have an injury with delayed symptoms. A doctor will diagnose your injury, begin treatment, and create documentation.
Gather information. Get the name, contact information, and insurance information of the other driver. But don’t discuss the crash or who was at fault. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses, also.
Take photos of the accident scene. If it is safe for you to do so, get photos and video of the crash, from different distances and angles. Also, get photos of any visible injuries you have.
Call a Millburn car accident lawyer. An attorney can review the details of your accident and discuss your options.
How can a lawyer help me after a car accident?
Some people wonder if they need legal representation after a car accident. If you choose our firm, here’s what we can do for you:
- Investigate your accident to gather evidence of negligence.
- Review accident reports and other documentation.
- Interview witnesses.
- Consult accident reconstruction experts, if needed.
- Deal directly with the insurance company on your behalf.
- Handle all paperwork for filing your lawsuit, if necessary.
- Keep you updated on the progress of your case.
- Negotiate a settlement that meets your needs.
- Fight for you in court if a settlement can’t be reached.
How much will this cost? We work on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront fees or other charges you need to pay, and we cover all of the costs to move your case forward. You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Northern New Jersey, you may not be sure what to do next and probably have a lot of questions. We think you should know where you stand. We also know the last thing you need right now is another bill. That’s why we offer a free consultation.
Learn more about how we can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a car accident lawyer. Our office is in Millburn. Or attorney Leigh can meet you at another location that is more convenient for you, such as your home or hospital room.
“When my mother suffered back and shoulder injuries due to a car accident, Mr. Leigh went above and beyond to make sure she was rightfully compensated for her traumatic ordeal. He was tough with the insurance company yet very patient with my older mom, as he navigated her through these complex negotiations. He exemplifies what a personal injury attorney should be and we highly recommend him.”