Like most cities in New Jersey, Camden is prone to a wide range of auto injury accidents. One of the major causes of car accidents is mechanical failure.
Mechanical failure comprises of about 13% of all car accidents in the United States. Aside from normal wear and tear, a main cause of mechanical failure is faulty maintenaace. Sometimes drivers will receive substandard service from a repair shop, in which case the mechanic is liable for the driver’s injuries. Common mechanical issues include tire manufacturing defects, faulty brakes, and defective steering mechanisms.
In order to avoid mechanical failures, a driver can check his tire pressure, check his tire treads and replace them if they are too worn down, replace his wiper blades if they are clearly not working, and check for recalled parts from his dealer.
Sometimes it’s not the mechanic or dealer’s responsibility if there was a design defect in the vehicle in the first place. An auto design defect could be the basis for a product liability claim if it leads to injuries. However, manufacturers can claim driver negligence if it can be proved that the driver knew about the issues but chose to go on the road without inspection.
If you think you have a case against a dealer or another person who you think was responsible for your auto accident, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our local Camden attorneys at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis at 888-355-4752.
Just Who’s Fault Was It?
Have you ever been in an accident, but you can’t prove that the other driver was responsible? Sometimes even if it was the other driver’s fault, he’ll contact his insurance company and they’ll say it was your fault. If you’re ever stuck in this pickle, you need to know the steps to take to prove that it was the other driver’s fault.
Once the case is taken to court, what can really help you is physical evidence. Physical evidence is usually proved by photographs—you need to take pictures of the damage immediately after it happened, before days pass and the cars are repaired.
It also helps to get names of any witnesses who were present around the scene of the accident. Neutral witnesses are vital because they have no stake in the litigation. Juries are more prone to believe them because they weren’t actually affected by the accident. For instance, the defendant can testify that the light was red during the time of the accident, but the bystander will say that it was green. Since the bystander has no stake in the outcome of the cause, the jury will be more likely to believe them.
Regardless of whether or not you hire an attorney for an accident case, remember to report the accident to your insurer if the other driver gets hurt and is blaming you for it. Your insurer will defend you and pay whatever settlement it deems necessary.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney Near Me in Camden
Did you get hit by a car while trying to get on the highway? Were you involved in a road accident? You need a car accident attorney on your side.
Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis are trained to resolve all auto accident matters. We know it’s not easy driving in Camden (or anywhere else for that matter), but with over twenty years of experience on our side, we will use our keen abilities and perception to your greatest benefit in the courtroom.
At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, we like to care of our clients and treat them like family. There’s no cap as to how far our legal professionals will go to serve our clients in Camden, which is why we proudly proclaim our full-time availability to each and single one of them.
Our legal professionals earn their reputations every single day. We provide a free initial consultation for our clients. To schedule a meeting, call our office toll free at 888-355-4752. We have offices in Freehold, across Camden County, and throughout New York and New Jersey, including Camden.
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