Automobile Accidents

Involved in a road accident?  Injured by another vehicle? Pedestrian victim of a negligent driver?

We are premier New Jersey attorneys representing automobile accident victims – Call us at (201) 798-8300

Most road users know that statistically there is a chance of being injured or killed on the roads, but we do not think about this risk as we head out each day. Many of us have been involved in a minor “fender bender” where no-one was injured. In 2019, according to the New Jersey State Police, there were 459 fatal road accidents causing 479 deaths of drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. The good news in a bad situation is that civil law provides you and your loved ones with remedies to pursue the drivers who may be liable for your injuries, pain and suffering, and even wrongful death.

We are here to guide and support you through the legal process from initial accident and injury to compensation.

At LoPiano Law, our experienced attorneys have helped many clients, both drivers and pedestrians, involved in automobile and motorcycle accidents recover appropriate compensation in a timely manner. Many of our settlements produce multi-million dollar compensation for our clients.


Road accidents can be caused by any number of factors: distracted driving, mechanical failures, dangerous weather conditions, and reckless driving are just some examples. Any driving deviation which injures another driver or pedestrian could form the basis of a complaint. You may be entitled to damages following a variety of different automobile accidents.

New Jersey has something known as “No Fault” automobile insurance. This is designed to prevent unnecessary litigation and to ensure that victims get their medical bills paid quickly. Regardless of who or what causes the accident, your own insurance company pays for medical treatment, including physicians, surgeons, ambulance and ER costs, tests such as X-Rays, MRIs, and CT scans, as well as prescriptions.  No Fault insurance also extends to rehabilitation if physical therapy is required and compensation for lost wages in certain circumstances. However, pain and suffering is not covered by No Fault insurance. Compensation for this must be pursued by filing a personal injury claim.

New Jersey drivers (with a few exceptions) are required to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP). This is an extension of car insurance that covers medical expenses and, in many cases, lost wages. If you have PIP insurance and are hurt in accident, you can receive maximum benefits whether or not the accident was your fault. On top of medical bills and lost wages, PIP insurance can also cover expenses like transportation to medical appointments. It extends not only to the injured driver but any passengers and pedestrians injured in the same incident.

Sometimes serious physical consequences can result from an automobile accident. You may suffer bodily harm which will have lifelong consequences. In these circumstances, you may need to file a bodily injury claim (BI), separate to the No Fault payment claims.

Whatever the case, you should have a specialist attorney review the details of your claim as soon as possible in order to preserve physical evidence and locate witnesses.  At LoPiano Law Firm, we are knowledgeable in assessing the likely complications of your injuries, calculating the cost of future medical expenses, loss of wages, and damages relating to pain, suffering and the psychological impact of the accident. We undertake to handle all aspects of litigation designed to address long-term disabilities, emotional trauma, together with the loss of any economic opportunities.


At LoPiano Law, we will:

  • investigate the circumstances of your accident and treatment and gather evidence to support your claim,
  • investigate possible defendants and all available insurance coverage,
  • discuss your case with experts and build a strong case,
  • handle all aspects of the preparation and filing of legal documents, in accordance with the Court’s rules and deadlines,
  • pursue any third-party claims which arise from our investigations, and
  • engage in continuous negotiation with the defendants’ attorneys and insurers to bring about either a satisfactory out-of-court settlement or to secure a verdict for you at trial.


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What to do if you are injured or harmed on the road in New Jersey?

Our New Jersey automobile accident attorneys provide the resources and guidance you need to understand your options and obtain rightful compensation in a timely manner. We can help you determine the next best step for your legal matter. We will investigate your case, advise you of your options under the law, and hold the negligent driver accountable.

Automobile accidents which result in bodily injury cases can be complicated. They may take many months to come to trial. All aspects of the case will be thoroughly investigated to uncover the facts, preserve evidence, locate witnesses, establish liability, and assess the extent to which you and your family have been damaged by negligence.

We work on a contingency basis: we don’t get paid unless we obtain a victory for you. Constructing a solid case for the Plaintiff takes time, energy, and money. So, it is vitally important that you choose a personal injury lawyer in New Jersey who has adequate financial resources and experience to pursue your claim. As your lawyer, we will incur the costs of medical professionals and expert witnesses to prepare your case.

We will be negotiating with lawyers and experts retained by the defendants and their insurers. This process can be time-consuming and often contentious. You need dedicated and experienced professionals by your side. Your job is to concentrate on recovery. Our job is to stand up and fight for you and insist that your rights are protected. You want to move on with your professional and personal life. Our goal is to put you in the best possible position to do this by obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries.


Each state has a different statute of limitation which determines when legal action for automobile and motorcycle accidents can be brought. Generally, you have two years to bring a claim, but if your accident involves a state agency or organization, then you must file a Tort Claims Notice within 90 days. Each case is different and must be considered on its merits by an experienced professional. To preserve your rights, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure that you and your family are protected.


At LoPiano Law, our specialist attorneys have your back! We are your neighborhood lawyers with a statewide reputation for aggressive and tenacious representation. We will protect your rights and recover the compensation you and your family deserve. Do not agree to any settlement offers or arrangements with insurance agents before talking to us.

To discuss your options during a free consultation, call (201) 798-8300 or send an email today.

We can meet with you virtually or in person at our office, at home, or in the hospital.

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