Experienced Lawyers For Your Auto Accident Claim
We understand how a car accident can change your entire life. With more than three decades of experience protecting the rights of clients across New Jersey, our personal injury lawyers understand what you are up against.
Our Mount Laurel law firm has obtained verdicts and settlements in every type of motor vehicle accident. We will do everything we can to get fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and any disabilities or disfigurement.
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Get answers to your questions at 800-598-3944. We take pride in personalized service, starting with a free consultation with our experienced trial lawyers.
Protecting The Rights Of New Jersey Accident Victims
After seeking proper medical attention as soon as possible, talk to an experienced car accident lawyer. We aim to take care of your legal and financial concerns so you can focus on your health and family. Attentive and accessible throughout the recovery process, we will be there for you during this difficult time.
Our first step is to conduct a thorough investigation into how the car accident happened. We then document all the ways your car crash has affected you, from physical pain to medical bills and other expenses. We interview witnesses, examine police reports and survey the accident scene to form a complete picture of what led to the crash. Our team has experience with:
- Distracted driver accidents such as texting while driving
- Alcohol-related accidents and third-party liability
- Accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles
- Pedestrians or bike riders hit by cars
- Car accidents on the highway or turnpike
- Transit bus accidents (as a rider or hit by a bus)
- Road conditions or vehicle defects as a contributing factor
We have handled hit-and-run accidents and other cases that present unique challenges. We regularly handle crashes involving insured or underinsured drivers, which may be a claim against your own auto policy.
As we work to build your case, we will work with medical experts as necessary. In addition to making sure you get proper treatment for your injuries, they can provide invaluable testimony on your behalf.
Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Accidents
Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we receive about auto accident liability in New Jersey.
Can I still sue the other driver if I was partially at fault for the crash?
Yes, you can, so long as your level of fault is lower than the other driver’s. New Jersey recognizes the legal principle of comparative negligence. Under New Jersey law, each driver may be assigned a percentage of fault in a car accident. If one person is considered 51% at fault or greater, they cannot pursue damages from the other driver.
Additionally, if you are permitted to sue and you win/settle your case, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. If you were 10% at fault, for instance, you could still recover 90% of the total damages you were seeking.
Who is liable if the accident was caused by a commercial driver?
Anyone who drives for money is considered a commercial driver. If that person is an employee of a business and causes a car accident while acting in the scope of their employment, the business itself is considered vicariously liable. This is why, after truck accidents, plaintiffs typically sue the trucking company in addition to the driver.
Unfortunately, some companies try to absolve themselves of vicarious liability by classifying their workers as “independent contractors.” This is the case with Uber and Lyft drivers as well as Amazon delivery drivers. It is more difficult to hold companies responsible when independent contractors cause a crash, but it isn’t necessarily impossible. Our attorneys can help you understand all your legal options in you were involved in a commercial driver/vehicle accident.
I was injured by a drunk driver. Will the outcome of their criminal case impact the outcome of my personal injury case?
It could have an influence on your case, but a criminal verdict would not determine the outcome of a separate civil action. If the drunk driver is convicted, it would strengthen your argument that they were liable for your injuries.
Even if the driver was criminally acquitted, however, they could still be found liable in your personal injury suit. A civil court has a lower standard of proof than a criminal court does. In criminal court, a person must be proven guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” In a civil matter, the defendant must be considered at fault based on a “preponderance of the evidence.”
What should I look for in a personal injury firm?
You’ll want to hire a firm with highly experienced attorneys who have a track record of success and provide personalized attention to each client. Our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience, have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of clients and treat each client as a top priority for the firm.
Serving Burlington County And Surrounding New Jersey
You do not have to go through this difficult time on your own. Do not wait to call our Mount Laurel law office toll-free at 800-598-3944, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about your rights and options.