New Jersey Car Accident Lawyers

Injured? Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law Can Help.

Have you been involved in a serious auto collision in New Jersey? If so, you probably have several pressing questions running through your mind, including "Who is going to pay for the damage that was done to my car?" or "How will I be able to afford my medical bills?" Although the answers to these questions are dependent on the circumstances of your accident, there are a few simple steps to remember when navigating through the aftermath of a collision. To start, it is important to assess the damage that was done to your vehicle and to document all of the evidence that is available at the accident site.

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Three Steps to Take After a Car Accident

We recommend that you take the following steps after a car accident:

  • Take photos of the scene - This may prove to be a vital component in the success of your case later on, as the other driver may try to dispute the allegations that they were at fault for the accident or that you have suffered a serious injury in the crash. Luckily, almost everyone has a cell phone that is equipped with a camera, so there is no reason not to snap a few pictures of both vehicles and of any visible injuries that you have sustained.
  • Get witness statements - Speak to any witnesses that were present during the accident. Collecting their contact information could be an invaluable asset to your claim, as the other driver and/or their insurance provider may try to skew the facts in an attempt to pay you less in a settlement. Having the testimony of multiple eye witnesses, however, will protect you from being manipulated by the other party. Make sure to take the third step.
  • Get medical attention - Seek medical treatment for your injuries, regardless of how minor they may seem on the surface. Many times a victim will not realize how injured they really are until they have been checked out by a doctor, as some types of injuries are not immediately visible. This often includes closed-head injuries, internal bleeding, organ damage, and a variety of other serious conditions. In addition, having a detailed medical record is a good resource to utilize when filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.

The next thing to do is hire a car accident lawyer. Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law can step in and handle everything so you can focus on healing. Visit our car accident FAQ or contact us to discuss your case at no charge.

Distracted Driving & Drunk Driving Statistics

With the advent of portable technology, including cell phones and GPS devices, distracted driving practices have begun to show their devastating effects on the roadways across the country. Statistics show that more nearly 3,100 victims are killed annually at the hands of a distracted driver, as nearly 18% of all traffic fatalities can be attributed to this form of negligent driving. The official U.S. government website for distracted driving explains that the reason for this may due to the fact that "driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%" (Distraction.org).

Irresponsible drivers that neglect to abide by the law-as talking on a cell phone and texting while driving has been banned in almost every state-are not only putting their own lives at risk, but they are also endangering the lives of everyone else that is sharing the road. Similarly, drunken driving accidents have remained at a consistently steady rate over the years. Statistics show that approximately one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related accident at some point in their life, which is not surprising when compared with the fact that more than 1.41 million drivers are arrested annually for driving under the influence.

Unfortunately, when these negligently caused collisions occur, it is usually the unsuspecting victim that is forced to endure the most severe consequences. For this reason, if you have been injured in a drunk driving or distracted driving accident, it is your right to pursue compensation for the harm that you have suffered. By filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver, you will have the chance to recover damages for the cost of any medical treatment that you have undergone, as well as for the emotional pain and suffering that you have been caused.

Wish to Recover Compensation? Contact (201) 870-1909.

If you have been involved in a serious car accident and you believe that the other driver is at fault for the injuries that you have sustained, it is important to consult a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible. By contacting Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law immediately after a collision, you will have the opportunity to file a claim with the other party's insurance company or to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against them for the cost of the physical and non-economic losses that you have suffered. To get started, we advise you to fill out and submit a free case evaluation to a New Jersey personal injury attorney. In doing so, we will be able to generally assess the circumstances of your accident and inform you of what rights you possess.

Don't wait any longer to fight for compensation. Contact our firm today.