Long Branch Car Accident Lawyers
As the most congested state in the country, New Jersey has its fair share of car accidents, particularly along routes in and out of New York City. Car accidents are inevitable with traffic of this magnitude on the roadways. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, reports that there are approximately 275,000 car accidents each year, 600 resulting in fatalities, leaving tens of thousands sustaining disabling or permanent injuries. The leading causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving: Engaging in activities other than driving is far too common. Taking your eyes off the road even for a few seconds can have disastrous consequences, particularly during periods of congested traffic or traveling at high speeds. Do not hold your phone to talk, do not text or email, play with pets, apply makeup, or any other activity that diverts your eyes and attention away from the road.
- Drunk or drugged driving: In addition to being unlawful, drunk or drugged driving is especially dangerous to all others on the road. Drugs and alcohol slow reaction times, impairs vision, and inhibits concentration and thought processing.
- Drowsy driving: Driving while sleep-deprived can be just as dangerous as drunk and drugged driving. Studies have shown that exhausted drivers with less than four or five hours of continuous sleep exhibit the same behaviors as those of drunk drivers.
- Speeding: Speeding is one of the leading causes of car accidents, and those who ignore speed limits put themselves and all other motorists in danger of a serious collision.
- Aggressive driving: Aggressive driving and road range are not the same, though aggressive driving can incite another driver into road rage. Aggressive drivers follow too closely, dart in and out of lanes, speed, or pass others with little room, in an opposite lane or on the road’s shoulder.
- Road rage: Road rage is more common during periods of stopped or congested traffic situations, when a driver can become enraged by another driver’s actions or perceived actions, such as cutting them off. Enraged drivers can chase after other drivers, become violent, tailgate, cut them off, stop in front of them or force a stop, and verbally or physically abusing the other driver.
- Pedestrians, large trucks, and motorcycles: Pedestrians disobeying signs or designated walking areas can cause serious accidents because they are harder for drivers to spot. Bicycles and motorcycles can be as well. Because they are smaller, it is often difficult for drivers to see them and when riders do not follow traffic rules or signs, pass between cars, or travel in non-bike lanes, they are increasing the risk of causing serious accidents.
At Ellis Law, our team of Long Branch personal injury attorneys know firsthand how devastating being injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence personal injuries can be. Let our compassionate attorneys fight for you and for you the compensation you deserve so you can focus on the most important task – your recovery.
Verdicts and Settlements
Motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff sustained a brain injury.
Plaintiff motor vehicle side-swiped by tractor trailer forcing Plaintiff vehicle off the road.
Defendant motor vehicle went through stop sign.