Bergen County lawyers help you through auto accident claims for serious injuries
An auto accident can cause you severe, life-changing injuries that may require costly medical treatment and extensive time away from work. To make sure your injuries do not also result in financial disaster, you must obtain full compensation for your losses.
At the Law Offices of Richard S. Greenberg, our Bergen County lawyers have the extensive experience, knowledge and skills to secure full compensation. We guide you through every step of your accident case to make sure you do not say the wrong thing to an insurer or miss important evidence or filing deadlines for your lawsuit. With our experience and dedication to client satisfaction, we take a large amount of the stress and worry out of your situation and help you get the results you deserve.
What are common causes of car crashes in New Jersey?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) found that in 2011, 29,757 auto accidents resulted in fatalities. Thirty-one of New Jersey’s 627 traffic fatalities occurred in Bergen County. More than 190 of the New Jersey fatalities were related to alcohol consumption. While drunk driving is a common cause of accidents, many other factors may contribute to a crash, including:
Manufacturing defects in the vehicle or auto parts, including seat belts, air bags and tires
Poor vehicle crashworthiness
Dangerous road conditions or road design
Reckless and negligent driving commonly cause accidents and may include all types of wrongful behavior, such as:
Driving too fast for road or weather conditions
Drinking or drug use
Distracted driving, including:
chatting with passengers
changing the radio
Texting or using a cell phone while driving
Unsafe lane changes or turns
Failure to stop or yield
Failure to obey the rules of the road or road signs
Have you suffered serious injuries in an auto accident?
When an auto accident occurs, whether it’s a single car crash or multicar pileup, the results are often devastating. Auto and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal injuries, responsible for more than 40 percent of new spinal cord injuries each year. Motor vehicle accidents are also the second most common cause of head injuries, responsible for more than 17 percent of all serious traumatic brain injuries. If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, our lawyers guide you through this difficult, painful time to help you get compensation for immediate medical treatment, long-term care and other losses.
How do you determine fault in an accident?
In most cases, to collect on a personal injury claim arising from a car accident in New Jersey, you must prove the person who caused the injury was negligent and did not exercise reasonable care, and that this negligence caused your injuries. New Jersey law also allows victims to collect damages even if you were partly negligent as long as the other person was more negligent than you.