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Hurt in a Car Crash?

Our Vehicle Accident Attorneys Serve All of New Jersey

In New Jersey, the leading cause of death among teenagers – and the leading cause of accidental death overall – is traffic accidents. The most common causes of traffic accidents are high-speed driving, distracted drivers using cell phones, drunk drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and inattentiveness. Typically, these accidents have a devastating impact on the lives of the individuals involved. Our Atlantic City accident attorneys have experience representing individuals who have suffered paralysis, debilitating brain injuries, severe spinal injury and other harm from such accidents. We also help clients who lost family members in wrongful deaths stemming from car, bus, motorcycle and truck accidents.

Unsurprisingly, catastrophic injuries can create a heavy financial burden on victims and their families. Auto insurance companies often deny coverage for necessary medical procedures. They also offer low settlements that do not cover the true cost of an accident. The possible delay in receiving medical treatment can cause worsening disability and jeopardizes your recovery. Furthermore, you may not be able to return to work. This could force you to lose a significant amount of wages. You should never fight with an insurance company for compensation while dealing with the physical limitations from an accident. For the New Jersey vehicle accident attorneys at Pender & Strickland, P.C., our goal is to allow our clients to focus on simply getting better.

What Are Common Types of Vehicle Accidents?

There are countless ways that someone can be injured while behind the wheel of a vehicle. Auto accidents are one of the most common reasons for personal injury claims. The following are common types of vehicle accidents that our New Jersey vehicle accident attorneys have experience handling:

  • Rear-End Collisions — These types of vehicle accidents involve one car hitting the backside of the car in front of it. Most rear-end collisions are attributed to following too closely, but there are other factors that can be involved.
  • Head-On Collisions —This is when the front end of one car hits the front end of another vehicle, often caused by a driver disobeying traffic laws (such as running a red light).
  • Vehicle Rollovers — Certain multi-passenger cars and pickup trucks are usually designed with a high center of gravity. This can make them vulnerable to rolling over in the event of a serious collision and cause great harm to victims.
  • Side Impact Collisions — These types of vehicle accidents often occur at intersections, and usually involve at least one driver not following the laws of traffic or avoiding traffic signs and signals. This accident is common with motorcyclists.
  • Multi-Vehicle Collisions — The more vehicles involved in a crash, the more complicated and cumbersome the insurance claim process will.
  • Hit and Run Accidents — These types of accidents are often the most traumatic and confusing for people, because the victim is left with no immediate party to pursue compensation for their injuries. For this reason, you will benefit from having one of our experienced Atlantic City vehicle accident attorneys by your side.
  • Sideswipe Collisions — This is where the side of one car collides with another. Often caused by a careless lane change, these vehicle accidents usually produce minor damages and injuries, but can also result in a major accident.

Significant Results in New Jersey Vehicle Accident Cases

Our experience in handling complex injury cases has allowed us to provide effective representation for our clients. This work has led to several significant case results. For example, we represented a teenage girl who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury when an elderly, colorblind driver ran a red light and struck her vehicle. The case required significant investigation and involvement by brain injury experts. We recovered a $2 million settlement for our client in this case.

We also represent individuals involved in bus-related accidents. For example, we represented a husband and wife who managed a motel along the Black Horse Pike in Atlantic City. One evening, a casino bus driver fell asleep at the wheel while traveling at over 40 MPH. When he woke, he realized he was about to rear-end a vehicle stopped at a red light. The bus driver veered off the road and veered directly into the hotel. The accident caused significant physical and psychological injuries to our clients. Complicating this case was the fact that the bus company went into bankruptcy for this and other claims. Fortunately, we located insurance and settled the claim for the available policy limit of $950,000.

No matter the case, our legal team will help you identify liability and recover what you have lost.

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