The most common kind of personal injury lawsuit is the auto accident. More than 37,000 people died in auto accidents in the United States last year. Countless more were seriously injured. Motor vehicle accidents are usually a result of driver negligence. In New Jersey car accident cases, many factors can be involved in determining who is responsible for the injuries suffered by drivers or passengers in car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, or motorcycle accidents. New Jersey and New York laws often revolve around a person’s failure to act or drive as a reasonable, ordinary person would be expected to act or drive in the particular situation that caused the accident.
Although most accidents are caused by negligent driving, sometimes there are other factors involved. For example, defective maintenance of traffic signs and traffic signals, as well as other dangerous conditions on a roadway itself, are frequent causes of traffic accidents. However, it is important to recognize that when the cause of an accident is a public entity such as the State of New Jersey, or a municipality, extremely strict “notice of claim” rules must be adhered to, and those rules generally require the filing of a Notice of Claim with the public entity involved within 90 days. As a result, in any case where the negligence of a State or local government may be involved, it is extremely important to seek legal representation as quickly as possible. If you are seriously injured in a car accident, whether you were the driver or a passenger, you should consult a trial lawyer who is experienced in personal injury cases to protect your legal rights at the earliest possible date.
The attorneys of the Law Offices of G. Martin Meyers, based in Morris County, New Jersey, represent drivers and passengers injured in car accidents, SUV rollovers and other motor vehicle accidents in the states of New Jersey and New York. They have a record of success in vindicating their clients’ rights, and maximizing the value of those rights to the greatest possible extent. This page provides a partial listing of cases that may involve negligence. Whether or not your specific problem is listed here, please call the office for a free, no-obligation assessment of your case. You can reach us at (973) 625-0838.
If you have been involved in an accident in New Jersey, it is important to have an attorney who has the wherewithal to fully investigate the accident. G. Martin Meyers and his team will fully investigate every aspect of your motor vehicle accident, holding wrongdoers accountable so that you get the maximum compensation for your losses.