Aggressive Springfield Car Accident Lawyer
Comprehensive Legal Counsel for Drivers and Passengers Hurt in Motor Vehicle Crashes
It’s the most common cause of personal injury—a motor vehicle accident. According to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more than 6 million passenger vehicle accidents across the United States every year. Even when collisions involve relatively low impact, the consequences can be serious. You may be unable to work for a period of time, if ever again. You may need extensive medical treatment, not all of which will be covered by insurance. You may experience such physical pain on an everyday basis that you have to give up many of the activities that were previously a big part of your life.
When you’ve been hurt in a car accident because of the carelessness or negligence of another motorist, you want a proven attorney to help you pursue full and fair compensation. You want the Lee Law Firm, LLC.
Experienced Car Accident Attorney in Springfield, NJ
At the Lee Law Firm, we have protected the rights of personal injury victims in Springfield and across New Jersey for more than 30 years, including people who have suffered any type of loss or injury in an automobile accident. Ed is a proven trial advocate, certified as a civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court since 2005. He’s among the “Top One Percent” chosen by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer. His clients have given him an Excellent rating with Avvo and he’s a Top Lawyer Lifetime Member of the Global Directory of Who’s Who.
There’s no charge or obligation for your first consultation.
The Common Causes of Car Accidents
As a general rule, motor vehicle accidents are based on allegations of negligence. Negligence can take many forms when it comes to a car wreck:
- Distracted driving—With the advent of smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices, this has become a national epidemic, as drivers take their eyes off the road to send text messages, answer emails or surf the internet. Other forms of distracted driving include grooming or eating while behind the wheel, adjusting the stereo, paying attention to passengers (such as children), or focusing on roadside attractions.
- Violation of traffic laws—Speeding, making illegal lane changes or failing to stop at a red light or stop sign can all lead to serious accidents
- Aggressive driving—This includes tailgating, cutting corners, cutting off other motorists or rolling through stop signs or signals
- Failing to take weather conditions into account—Drivers may neglect to adjust their driving habits in rain, snow, ice or sleet
- Driver fatigue—Lack of rest can dull your reflexes and response time, causing unnecessary accidents
What Types of Compensation Can You Expect after a Car Accident Injury?
When you’ve been hurt in a collision caused by the negligence of another driver, you can seek full and fair compensation for all your losses, including:
- Any wages or income lost because you can’t work
- All medical expenses not paid for or reimbursed by insurance
- Your loss of enjoyment of life—the ability to engage in ordinary activities or things that gave joy or meaning to your life before the accident
- Your loss of companionship or consortium—the ability to have close and intimate contact with loved ones because of your injuries
- Physical and mental pain and suffering caused by the accident
- Any property damage or loss resulting from the crash
What Types of Injuries Are Covered in a Springfield Car Accident Claim?
We will help you pursue damages for any kind of injury, from sprains, strains and other soft-tissue trauma to serious and catastrophic loss. We take cases involving spinal cord and traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken bones or fractures, burns, paralysis, road rash, permanent scarring or disfigurement, and amputation or loss of limb. We also represent surviving family members in accidental or wrongful death claims related to car accidents.
What Should You Do Immediately after a Car Accident?
In the aftermath of an automobile accident, your first priority should always be your health. If you have any injury to your head, neck or spinal cord, you should stay right where you are, provided you can do so safely. The same holds true if you don’t feel you can move under your own power. Don’t try to be brave or strong, and don’t try to shake off your injuries. If necessary, wait until emergency medical personnel arrive and let them determine whether or not you need to go to the hospital by ambulance.
Even if you are able to walk away from the accident, seek medical care as soon as possible, either from a hospital emergency room, an urgent care facility or your primary care physician. The sooner you seek medical care, the less risk that you’ll be involved in some other type of accident that will complicate proving the cause of your injuries. Furthermore, when you get medical attention, make certain you tell doctors and nurses about anything that’s out of the ordinary, and specifically ask them to document everything in writing.
If possible, gather contact information from other parties to the accident, as well as any witnesses. This can be tremendously helpful when your attorney investigates your case. In addition, take pictures of everything that seems relevant, from the damage to your vehicle to your injuries, the roadway conditions and the weather.
Contact Our Springfield Car Accident Lawyer Today
Don’t wait another day to take action to get compensation for losses suffered in a car accident. Call us at 973-315-9080 or contact the Lee Law Firm online to schedule a free initial consultation with the Lee Law Firm. We can come to your home or the hospital to meet with you, if necessary. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We accept all major credit cards. Nosotros hablamos Español!
We represent car accident injury victims on a contingent fee basis. You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.
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