Experienced Car Accident Lawyers in Bergen County
A beautiful and populous area, Bergen County is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. As of 2020, the population was measured at 955,732 residents, up from the previous (2010) census by 5.6%. It contains thousands of miles of busy highways, much of which includes tourist traffic made up of families and individuals who come from far and wide to see its picturesque green spaces. Specifically, Fort Lee New Jersey in Bergen County sees a lot of traffic due to the George Washington Bridge that connects NJ to NYC.
At Mazie Slater, we pride ourselves on our extensive and successful track record as Bergen County car accident lawyers. We’re ready to help if you or a loved one becomes involved in an accident specifically in Ft. Lee, Bergen County, or anywhere else in the state of New Jersey.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident in Bergen County?
Getting into a car accident can be a stressful and nerve-wracking event. You can be forgiven if you get confused about how to proceed should you find yourself in this situation. But try to keep just a few things in mind.
First, ensure you get yourself – and everyone else involved – out of harm’s way and out of the flow of traffic. Get your vehicle out of the way as well, if that’s possible.
Second, secure any necessary medical attention for yourself and others as soon as possible. Safety first! There are several available medical facilities and hospitals in Bergen County, including:
- The Bergen Regional Medical Center: 201.967-4000
- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center: 201.894.3000
- Holy Name Medical Center: 201.833.3000
- Hackensack University Medical Center: 201.996.2000
- Valley Hospital: 201.447.8000
Third, contact the police to attend the scene and help document the situation.
Fourth, obtain driver’s license and insurance information from any other involved drivers. If they refuse to provide this info, make a note of exactly what they say.
Fifth, if you have a camera or smartphone, take photographs of the scene of the accident, the vehicles involved, and any injuries you’ve suffered.
Sixth, make notes of the conditions of the road, weather conditions, your own physical condition, and the condition of the other drivers involved (especially if they show symptoms of intoxication or fatigue).
Finally, contact a qualified Bergen County car accident attorney, like those at Mazie Slater. While you may not be sure if you need a lawyer right away, it’s better to have the expert guidance of an experienced lawyer than to try and navigate the complexities of a car accident on your own.
Types of Accidents Mazie Slater Can Assist With:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Rear-End Collision
- Head-On Collision
- Rollover Accidents
- Multiple Car Accidents
- And Many More…
Successful Car Accident Verdicts in Bergen County
The experienced car accident lawyers in Bergen County, NJ practicing at Mazie Slater have a long and storied history securing sizeable awards, settlements, and verdicts for our clients. In Bergen County and state wide, we’ve successfully:
- Obtained a $12.75 million settlement for a client struck by a New Jersey Transit bus
- Secured a $10 million settlement for a client injured by a vehicle that negligently drove away while she was attempting to retrieve her luggage
- Delivered a $5 million settlement for a client who sustained severe injuries involved in a motor vehicle accident with a commercial tractor-trailer
For discussions of just a handful of our many other cases, see Our Successes page.
Contact Our Car Accident Attorneys in Bergen County Today!
The car accident attorneys in Bergen County, NJ practicing at Mazie Slater have dedicated their lives to helping clients injured in motor vehicle accidents obtain the compensation and justice they deserve. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a crash in specifically in Hackensack, Ft. Lee, anywhere Bergen County – or anywhere else in New Jersey – please contact us as soon as possible at 973.228.9898. We’re standing by to help you and are proud to offer free consultations to help you understand your legal rights.