Common NJ Car Accident Causes and Why You Need an NJ Attorney
According to the last ascertainable statistics from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, in 2017, there were 270,231 motor vehicle crashes that were reported in the state. A total of 61,753 people were injured in those crashes, while 591 people died in them. For a small state like New Jersey, these numbers are overwhelming. Some things just don’t change though. The common causes of these motor vehicle injuries and fatalities are typical. As per the Denville NJ car accident lawyers here at The Law Offices of G. Martin Meyers, here are a few of the leading causes:
- Distracted Driving: This can take on many forms like talking on a cell phone, texting, using a navigational device, eating or smoking while driving. They all take a driver’s hands, eyes and attention off of the roadway.
- Speeding: This doesn’t only entail driving above the posted speed limit. It also involves following too closely or driving too fast for weather or traffic conditions.
- Drunk Driving: Driving while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both is a crime that endangers the person and property of everybody around an impaired driver. We all know that it’s against the law, but many people choose to knowingly violate it.
If you were injured or lost a family member as a result of any of the above accident causes anywhere in New Jersey, you can contact the Denville NJ car accident lawyers at The Law Offices of G. Martin Meyers to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation. If you try to proceed on your own, the opposing insurer has you right where it wants you. It will delay, deny and treat you unfairly until such time as you are exhausted and settle for pennies on the dollar. We’re experienced, aggressive and effective car accident lawyers who produce quality results. Contact us right away after being injured in a car accident as a result of the negligence of somebody else.