Proving An Automobile Negligence Case
Want to Prove Negligence in a New Jersey Auto Accident Case?
Anytime you get into a car, it’s possible that you could be involved in an accident. Whether you are driving on the highway during your morning commute to work or traveling along icy back roads during the winter, there is a chance that another motorist could cause a collision that damages your vehicle and injures you and your passengers. In fact, people can suffer a wide range of injuries in an automobile accident. Some of those injuries may be very serious, especially because many car accidents happen suddenly and leave the driver and passengers unable to protect themselves. What matters most in situations like this is that you get immediate medical assistance. Once you’ve done that, your next step should be to speak to an experienced attorney who can handle the legal matters and help you prove your automobile negligence case.
If you or someone you love has suffered harm resulting from an accident involving a motor vehicle, contact the New Jersey Car Accident Attorneys at our firm for immediate assistance. Our skilled injury lawyers have represented countless car crash victims in Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey, so we know what it takes to win automobile negligence cases. In order to recover damages for your injuries, you’ll need help from a team who can successfully prove negligence on the part of the other drive or another party. With our dedication and experience, we can and do hold negligent parties accountable on behalf of our clients statewide. Call 732-825-6120 or fill out our convenient online form to request a free consultation today.
Common Accidents Caused by Negligence in New Jersey
No matter how safe you are while operating your car, truck, or motorcycle, there might not be anything you can do to prevent a serious car crash when another motorist is negligent. In fact, the vast majority of car accident injuries are suffered by motorists, passengers, and pedestrians who were not at fault for the accident. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer can examine the circumstances of your accident and determine the best legal strategy to secure you the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries, vehicle damage, and other costs and expenses. A determination of the exact type of accident that occurred is often crucial to establishing liability in these cases.
Different types of car accidents tend to involve different causes and may require different legal arguments at trial. Our attorneys handle a vast array of motor vehicle accident cases caused by negligent drivers, some of the most common of which include:
- Single-car accidents: A single-car accident can be caused by driver error, dangerous road conditions, inclement weather, an animal in the road, road debris, etc. Regardless of the reason for the accident, you should still be able to file an auto insurance claim because New Jersey is a no-fault state.
- Multiple-vehicle accidents: When a car accident involves two or more vehicles, there could be competing stories about which driver was responsible for the collision. An experienced attorney can investigate the accident and prove the other motorist’s liability.
- Hit-and-run accidents: Motorists who cause an accident and then leave the scene without waiting for the police are committing a serious violation of the law. This can result in both criminal and civil liability for the hit-and-run crash.
- Drunk driving accidents: Intoxicated motorists are more likely to lose control of their vehicles and may have slow reaction times, which can cause catastrophic accidents and resulting injuries.
- Distracted driving accidents: Distracted drivers who are too busy using their cell phone to focus on the road may fail to notice a red light or a pedestrian crossing the road.
- Rear-end collisions: A rear-end accident may be caused when one vehicle travels too closely to another vehicle, making it impossible for the trailing vehicle to stop in time to avoid a collision.
- Head-on collisions: One wrong turn on the roadway can lead to a head-on collision with another vehicle. These types of accidents are often deadly.
- Truck accidents: Trucks tend to be much larger than cars, which means that a collision between a truck and a smaller vehicle often results in significant injuries to the people inside the car.
- Motorcycle accidents: Motorcycle riders are not protected by the body of a car, so a collision with a car or truck can result in severe injuries and even death.• Defective auto parts: When an accident is caused by a defective auto part, such as a malfunctioning brake light, it may be possible to file a product liability lawsuit against the auto manufacturer.
Proving an automobile negligence case can be extremely difficult, particularly when the cause of the accident is unclear. Regardless of how your car accident occurred, it is important to contact an experienced attorney immediately after the accident. Not only can our firm investigate the cause of your crash, but we can also help you negotiate with the insurance company and get you the compensation you deserve.
How to Recover Damages after a Motor Vehicle Collision in NJ
Proving an automobile negligence case involves various aspects of tort law. In order to prove an automobile negligence case, the plaintiff must first show that the other party was in fact negligent. The plaintiff in an auto accident case must also prove that the defendant had a duty, that the defendant breached that duty through their specific conduct, and that the breach of that duty legally caused the plaintiff’s damages and/or injuries.
On the roadway, all drivers have a duty to drive in a safe manner and obey all traffic laws. There are various ways to prove that an individual did in fact breach their duty to drive lawfully and safely. This may include the testimony of police officers, admissions made by the defendant driver, or the use of an accident reconstructionist. Once evidence establishes that the defendant driver breached a duty to operate their vehicle in a lawful and/or safe manner, the plaintiff must establish that the defendant’s unsafe or unlawful operation of the vehicle caused the plaintiff’s damages.
Proof that the motor vehicle accident caused damages is often made through the use of expert medical testimony, which may include testimony by doctors, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, or other health care professionals. In some circumstances, the plaintiff might have to satisfy the verbal threshold and/or limitation on lawsuit provisions under New Jersey law by securing testimony from medical professionals who treated the accident victim.
Get Help Proving Your Car Accident Claim from Experienced Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should contact the New Jersey motor vehicle accident attorneys at We Can Help Law as soon as possible. Our lawyers represent individuals who have suffered accident injuries in Monmouth County, Ocean County, Mercer County, Atlantic County, and throughout New Jersey and we are here for you. Call 732-825-6120 to find out how our attorneys can help you obtain compensation. Our team will meet with you, discuss the relevant evidence, and outline the ways in which your case could be proven and the potential outcomes. If you retain our firm for your motor vehicle accident claim, our attorneys will aggressively fight to obtain the compensation that you deserve. Contact us now for a free case evaluation from a knowledgeable NJ auto accident negligence lawyer.