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Passaic County Car Accident
Located in northern New Jersey, close to the New York metropolitan area, lies Passaic County – home to approximately 500,000 residents. Traffic accidents are not a rarity here: According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, there were over 17,000 traffic collisions in the county during 2015 alone (that is almost 1,500 collisions every month, or about 50 wrecks per day, every day). While not every Passaic County auto wreck causes injuries or one or more fatalities, these outcomes can and do result from some of these collisions. When this occurs to you or your loved one, you will want experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel to assist you.Overview of a Passaic County Auto Wreck Lawsuit
When you or your loved one are injured or killed in a Passaic County car wreck and another person’s careless or reckless behavior is believed to be the cause, you may be able to pursue a claim seeking monetary compensation from that at-fault driver. Unless your case is resolved through a settlement agreement, you can expect your case to proceed through the following stages:
- Pleadings: During this stage, the at-fault driver receives a copy of your claim (which includes the facts and legal authorities you and your attorney believe entitle you to compensation). If the at-fault driver has any defenses to your claims, or believes he has a claim against you, he or she will file pleadings during this stage as well.
- Discovery: Once the pleading stage is complete, the parties to the lawsuit – you (the plaintiff) and the alleged at-fault motorist (the defendant) will depose witnesses, exchange reports from expert witnesses, and disclose other evidence and witness statements to one another in advance of trial. This purpose of this is so that each side can have a fair understanding of the facts and evidence the other side intends to present at trial.
- Litigation: If the parties are still unable to resolve their claims, the last phase will involve the litigation of the claim before a judge or jury. The judge or jury will determine the facts of the case and render a verdict for one party or the other. The party who “loses” at trial can appeal the verdict if he or she believes errors occurred.
Aretsky Law Group, P.C. is committed to assisting you and your family’s moment of need. We will explain the process through which your claim will proceed and will work to assist you in obtaining a speedy resolution of your auto accident lawsuit.
Call Aretsky Law Group, P.C. at 800-537-4154 number or email Mr. Aretsky at Eric@aretskylawgroup.com for your initial consultation. You may also view our firm overview, attorney biographies and our areas of practice when you visit our website at Aretsky Law Group.
Passaic County Office *
Law Offices of Natalie Esposito Capano, LLC
1181 McBride Ave.
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
*Natalie Esposito Capano, Esq.
Of Counsel to Aretsky Law Group, P.C.