New Jersey Single Car Accident Lawyers
Accidents involving a single vehicle are surprisingly common. They cause more fatalities than any other car accident type according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In New Jersey, more than 350 fatal single-car crashes occur each year. Middlesex, Essex and Ocean counties have the highest number of single car accidents followed by Mercer, Monmouth, Union, Morris, Bergen, Passaic and Atlantic Counties.
Single Car Accident Injuries and Types
Single car accidents are extremely dangerous for occupants as well as pedestrians, cyclists and anyone in the area.
They are usually caused by one or more of the following situations:
- Collisions with stationary objects, including barriers, trees and utility poles
- Striking or attempting to avoid pedestrians or cyclists
- Intentional or accidental roadway departures
- Poor road maintenance, such as potholes, construction hazards and downed limbs
After determining the cause of the car accident, it’s important to establish the cause of your personal injuries. Tire blowouts, airbag deployments and vehicle defects have the potential to cause an accident or exacerbate injuries. Individuals involved in violent single-car collisions frequently suffer broken bones, head injuries, spinal trauma, organ damage, amputation and other life-changing medical events.
Single Car Accident Liability and Lawsuits
When evaluating your case, our experienced New Jersey single car accident lawyers examine the evidence to determine the cause of the crash and the cause of your injuries.
If the accident was caused by dangerous roads, improperly marked construction areas or poor maintenance, government agencies might be responsible. One of our single car accident lawyers can help you determine if the New Jersey town, county or the state is responsible for the road in question.
Different rules govern these cases, so it’s imperative that New Jersey accident victims contact a lawyer immediately and notify the governing body of their intent to file a claim (a Tort Claims Notice) within 90 days of the car accident. If they do not, they could be barred from pursuing such an accident claim against the New Jersey public entity.
Single Car Accident Lawsuits
Our experienced New Jersey single car accident attorneys offer aggressive representation to recover damages for personal injuries and other damages. If you or a loved one were injured in a single car accident, contact the aggressive New Jersey law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman. We’ll respond as soon as possible to discuss your case while you concentrate on your recovery.