Accidents and Personal Injury Attorneys In New Jersey
The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience successfully representing clients who were injured in various accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. In addition to motor vehicle accidents, we also have experience representing clients injured in other types of accidents, including construction accidents (ladder and scaffold falls), product liability (defective products), and slip and fall accidents (premises liability).
Our firm offers free, no obligation case evaluations. Contact one of our attorneys today if you were injured in a New Jersey accident. The money you obtain from a verdict or settlement can help pay for medical expenses related to your injury, such as hospital bills, doctor’s visits and physical therapy. You can also sue for lost wages if you missed time from work due to injury, in addition to pain and suffering.
Due to statutes of limitations, injured individuals have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you have questions about filing an injury claim, speak with a New Jersey personal injury attorney today.
Motor Vehicle Accidents (Car, Truck, Motorcycle Accidents)
Motor vehicle accidents are all too common in New Jersey, as well as other highly populated areas with a significant amount of traffic. Personal injury lawsuits may be filed over injuries sustained a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident or pedestrian accident. According to 2016 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rates of traffic deaths are increasing nationwide.
According to a report compiled by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, there were 522 fatal motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey in 2015, leading to 562 deaths. The report notes that traffic fatalities are a leading cause of death in New Jersey and nationwide.
Generally, car accidents may be caused by speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, reckless driving, and aggressive driving. Common injuries that can occur with car accidents include traumatic brain injuries (TBI), herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, and whiplash. People involved in a motor vehicle accident may also suffer from other injuries such as broken bones, bleeding or internal injuries. Our New Jersey Car Accident Lawyers, New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyers and New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyers know how to deal with these companies and have significant experience handling truck accident cases.
When one thinks of traffic accidents, the involvement of cars and trucks quickly comes to mind. However, it is important to remember that motorists are not the only ones on the road. Pedestrian accidents are particularly of concern in high density areas, such as cities and urban areas of New Jersey. With a greater emphasis on walking for both health and environmental reasons, pedestrian safety is becoming an increasingly relevant topic.
Pedestrian safety is an important traffic topic that was recently highlighted in report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The GHSA report noted a substantial spike in pedestrian deaths from 2015 to 2016; data showed an increase of 11 percent to nearly 6,000 fatalities nationwide in 2016. The increase marks the largest single-year spike in pedestrian deaths recorded, the report states. While the total number of traffic deaths in the U.S. increased by six percent between 2010 and 2015, the number of pedestrian deaths jumped up by 25 percent. During the first half of 2015, a total of 71 pedestrians died in traffic fatalities.
Parker Waichman has many New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Lawyers that is familiar with all of the regulations and rules involved with pedestrian accidents in New Jersey .
Construction Accidents (Labor Law)
Construction sites present numerous serious safety hazards. If proper safety precautions are not taken, construction accidents can lead to serious or fatal injuries. Construction injuries and deaths are often caused by falls from scaffolding, ladders or roofs, electrocutions, burns, getting struck by an object and being caught-in or between equipment.
Under state and federal law, construction sites must adhere to a certain standard of safety. Workers are to receive the appropriate gear and training. Injuries can occur if there is inadequate safety equipment, training, or if safety rules are violated. If you have questions about filing a construction accident lawsuit feel free to contact New Jersey construction accident lawyers at Parker Waichman today.
Under product liability, manufacturers are responsible if their product is defective and causes injuries. Many product liability claims involve injuries associated with a medical device. For example, lawsuits are often filed over an undisclosed side effect associated with a pharmaceutical drug. Similar, plaintiffs in medical device litigation often allege that the device caused a serious complication. Product liability also includes defective consumer products.
There are three main ways that a product is defective and dangerous, in terms of personal injury litigation. The product may contain a design defect, meaning it is defective inherently. If a product has a manufacturing defect, it means that it was made dangerous while being produced or assembled. For example, a drug may be safe in design but became contaminated due to dirty equipment at the manufacturing site. A product defect lawsuit may also be filed over failure to warn. New Jersey Product Liability Lawyers at Parker Waichman have deep and substantial knowledge about the New Jersey laws meant to protect consumers from defective products.
Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents (Premises Liability)
If you were injured on someone’s property in New Jersey, can you file a personal injury lawsuit? Our New Jersey Trip and Fall Accident Lawyers are here to answer any questions you may have about your injury. Premises liability dictates that property owners are liable for injuries occurring on their property due to negligence. In general, this means that your injury was caused by an unsafe condition and the owner failed to address it despite being aware of this condition and having adequate time to fix it.
Premises liability lawsuits often involve injuries from slipping, tripping and falling. These accidents may occur in or around apartment buildings, private residences, businesses (such as stores, shopping malls or supermarkets), parks or the workplace. During the wintertime and rainstorms, icy sidewalks and slippery floors increase the likelihood of slip and fall accidents.
Slip and fall accidents can be filed against private property owners who are shown to be negligent, but what if you were injured due to unsafe conditions on public or government property such as the post office? Generally, you can file a personal injury claim against the government under certain conditions. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide information about these requirements.
Filing a New Jersey Accident
If you or someone you know is interested in filing a personal injury lawsuit involving an accident that occurred in New Jersey, contact one of our New Jersey accident attorneys today. Parker Waichman offers free, no-obligation case evaluations. For more information, fill out our online form or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
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