Personal Injury Lawyer Millburn, New Jersey

Millburn Rear-End Accident Lawyer

A Northern New Jersey attorney who is ready to fight for you

Some of the most common types of car accidents in New Jersey are rear-end accidents. The front of one vehicle crashes into the back of another. Insurance companies often dismiss these types of crashes as minor incidents. But a rear-end accident can leave you with a serious injury. You need an experienced lawyer who knows how to get results.

Rear-end accident attorney David Leigh of The Leigh Law Firm, P.C. knows what it’s like to deal with insurance companies after an accident. They’re not on your side, but they have the advantage in these situations, so what can you do? If you’ve been injured in Millburn or anywhere in Essex or Union counties, attorney Leigh can help.

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A rear-end accident can cause many types of injuries, including:

  • Whiplash and other neck injuries – During a crash, the impact of the collision can cause your head to whip back and forth at great force, resulting in physical damage and pain.
  • Concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) – If a crash happened at a high speed, the rapid movement of the head from back to front or side to side can cause the brain to hit the inside of the skull.
  • Herniated disc injury – During the collision, a disc between one of the vertebrae in the spinal column can bulge out of place, resulting in pain and mobility issues.
  • Seatbelt injuries – Seatbelts save lives, but when your body is thrown forward during a collision, the force of the seatbelt can cause injuries to the neck or chest area.
  • Broken bones – A seatbelt or deployed airbag can cause fractured ribs.
  • Facial injuries – During a high-speed collision, the face can be slammed into the windshield or struck by broken glass and other debris.

Medical expenses can add up quickly after a rear-end accident injury. These include the costs of the ambulance, diagnostic tests, imaging tests such as MRIs and X-rays, surgery, hospital stays, medication, physical therapy, and follow-up visits with doctors. You may have to miss time from work, resulting in financial stress.

Recovering financial compensation seems like it should be a straightforward matter. A driver crashed into you from behind, and the insurance company should pay your damages. But it’s not quite that simple.

The negligent driver who hit you may have been speeding, distracted, or driving under the influence. But negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong. They may not want to get into trouble or think their insurance premiums will go up. This leaves you in the position of having to prove negligence.

Strong cases the insurance company has to take seriously

Insurance companies are supposed to help the injured. But they may question the seriousness of the injuries you suffered. They may even seek access to your medical history to try to argue your injuries were pre-existing. Or they may simply offer you a settlement – one that falls far short of covering the damages you suffered.

You may even be blamed for what happened. This might be surprising in a rear-end crash scenario, but it happens. The insurance company may argue that you braked too quickly or were negligent in some other way.

We think you deserve better. Attorney Leigh knows all of the tactics insurance companies use to try to pay you less. He used to represent them. He knows how adjusters approach these cases and what’s going through their minds as they handle your claim.

He has also seen firsthand what it’s like to deal with insurance companies when a family member was injured in an accident. It was a confusing and frustrating process. All you want is to be treated fairly. Attorney Leigh will fight to make sure that you are.

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Our firm takes nothing for granted. We investigate your rear-end accident to get the facts. We gather evidence and carefully review accident reports and other documentation. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we may consult an accident reconstruction expert.

Attorney Leigh is dedicated to making a difference by fighting for maximum compensation. This includes compensation for current and future medical expenses, as well as lost wages and other damages such as pain and suffering. If the insurance company won’t agree to a settlement that works for you, we will be ready to fight them in court.

We know you have questions. One of them may be, do I even have a case? We think you should know what your options are. But it’s important to get legal advice from an experienced rear-end accident lawyer as soon as possible, before evidence gets lost and witnesses forget details. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at our Millburn office. Or we can meet you at a location that is more convenient.

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