Recent Posts in Car Accidents Category

  • Your Legal Options in a Pedestrian Accident

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    1 Aug. 2018

    For most adults, they go back and forth between being a driver and a pedestrian every day. The problem is that when you’re a pedestrian, you’re no longer protected by thousands of pounds of steel. Instead, you’re vulnerable and if you’re hit by a motor vehicle, you know that the car or truck is going to win. If you are hit by a car while you’re a pedestrian, your ...
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  • Don't Make These Mistakes When Filing a Car Accident Claim!

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    18 Jul. 2018

    Car accidents happen every day, and for most drivers it’s not a matter of “if” they’ll be in a car crash, it’s a matter of “when.” Since your chances of being in a car accident at least once in your lifetime are fairly high, it’s important that you know what to do when tragedy strikes. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it could ...
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  • Why So Many Personal Injury Cases Settle Out of Court

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    18 Jun. 2018

    When people are injured in accidents, such as car accidents, slip and falls, or when they’re injured due to nursing home negligence or medical malpractice, somebody has to pay for their losses. Often, an injured party’s (the plaintiff) losses or “damages” include medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and sometimes property damage. Of course, they can have other ...
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  • Is New Jersey a No-Fault Auto Insurance State?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    21 May. 2018

    If you were recently injured in a car accident in New Jersey, it will be helpful for you to understand how the state handles car accident claims. In the United States, we have what are called no-fault insurance states and at-fault insurance states. Which type is New Jersey and what does it mean to car accident victims (plaintiffs)? New Jersey is a no-fault insurance state, which means if ...
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  • Factors that Affect Insurance Rates

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    10 May. 2018

    Most New Jersey drivers know a thing or two about their auto insurance rates. They know that if they get a moving violation for speeding, running a red light, or passing a stopped school bus, their auto insurance will go up. They know that if they are convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), their insurance will skyrocket. They also know that young, newly-licensed teenage drivers cost more to ...
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  • Tips on How to Take Pictures After a Motor Vehicle Accident

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    14 Mar. 2018

    After you have been involved in an accident, the task of collecting as much evidence as possible begins. This is necessary to ensure that you are able to receive the fair and just compensation to aid your recovery and ensure you are not left with the bill. Part of the evidence-gathering process involves taking pictures at the scene. While it is recommended that accident survivors take as many ...
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  • How Are Auto Insurance Rates Determined?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    5 Mar. 2018

    As an insured driver in New Jersey, you may feel like there’s no rhyme or reason to your insurance rates, but we assure you that’s not the case. You might be surprised to learn just how much goes into your insurance rates. There are the obvious factors, like whether you drive a sports car, and if you have too many speeding tickets, or if you have a conviction for driving while ...
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  • Tips on Becoming a Good Driver

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    6 Feb. 2018

    In the United States, it’s common practice for people to get their driver’s license at the age of sixteen, though some young drivers wait until they’re eighteen. While less common, some individuals wait until they’re older to get their driver’s licenses and that’s okay too. Regardless if you’re sixteen or twenty-five, you’ll need to become a good ...
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  • Signs of a Concussion After a Car Accident

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    10 Jan. 2018

    Football players have notably received a lot of attention lately for the impact repeated concussions have had on their health, ending careers and lives prematurely. However, only 20% of traumatic brain injuries are caused by sports, while car accidents are responsible for about 28% of them. This should not be a surprise given the millions of motor vehicle accidents that occur every year on ...
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  • Can I Sue a Drunk Driver that Hit Me?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    2 Jan. 2018

    It can be very heartbreaking to be hit by a drunk driver, especially considering all the data circulating about the dangers of drinking and driving. Since there is an abundant amount of knowledge about driving while intoxicated and how it can take people’s lives, it’s hard to believe that people would still take the risk but tens of thousands do every day. According to the National ...
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  • Creating the Perfect Car Safety Kit

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    13 Dec. 2017

    No one ever thinks they are going to need an emergency kit for their car, especially since we all tend to hope for the best and would rather not imagine the worst. Unfortunately, sometimes the worst actually does happen. If you ever happen to find yourself in an emergency situation, you are going to wish you had a car safety kit, so instead of wishing, make sure you take the proper measures now to ...
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  • Does Car Insurance Follow the Driver?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    4 Dec. 2017

    If you’re like most licensed drivers, you’ve thought about the legality of letting friends and family borrow your vehicle. You know that in order for you to drive legally, your automobile must have valid insurance. But what if your friend wants to drive your car, but he or she is not on your insurance policy? Will their automobile insurance cover them automatically, or are they covered ...
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  • What Are Some Key Differences Between Commercial Truck Crashes & Car Accidents?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    1 Dec. 2017

    When it comes to commercial truck crashes and car accidents, there are some significant differences that can impact your damage claim. For one, trucking companies will do whatever they can to give their legal team an advantage over a claimant. These companies can afford a team of lawyers who have access to legal resources that are not available to the average person. In this blog, we talk about ...
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  • Filing a Police Report When the Police Don't Show

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    9 Nov. 2017

    You’re probably familiar with two types of car accident scenarios: 1) there is a serious injury crash where the police are called to the scene, and 2) there is a minor fender bender where the drivers decide not to call the police because the accident was so minor. But, what about the in-between scenario, the one where the drivers call 911, but the police never show up? How do the drivers get ...
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  • Brain Injuries & Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    14 Sep. 2017

    According to the Mayo Clinic, “Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction. Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body.” However, when an object, such as a piece of metal, a bullet or knife penetrates the skull, that can cause a brain injury as well. Brain injuries vary widely in severity. A mild ...
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  • Determining Fault in a Car Accident Claim

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    24 Aug. 2017

    When people are involved in car accidents, it's not uncommon for them to immediately point the finger at the other driver. The question is, how is fault determined in a car accident claim? In order to determine who the "at fault" driver is, it is important to look at the circumstances of how that particular car accident played out. Sometimes; for example, in the case of someone ...
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  • Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    22 Aug. 2017

    When people are in car accidents, they are emotionally “exciting” events, but not in a good way. Typically, the car accident will lead to an adrenaline rush, inciting the “fight or flight” response. As the adrenaline floods the body, the person’s sensitivity to pain diminishes – and sometimes this numbness to pain can last hours or even days. Adrenaline can be ...
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  • Why the Summer is a Dangerous Time for Children

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    9 Jun. 2017

    Whether your absolute favorite season is the summer, fall, winter, or spring, many people agree that the summer is one of the best times of the year. During the summer, the days are longer, the weather is warm and the sun is shining virtually all season long. For most of us, the summer means things like vacation, suntans, sleeping in, and visiting family in distant places. Unfortunately, there is ...
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  • Personal Injury Claim: Top Mistakes Made After an Accident

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    1 Jun. 2017

    While a car accident can be emotionally overwhelming, there are several important things you need to take care of right away. If you fail to perform certain actions following the collision, you may ruin your chances of getting the personal injury compensation you deserve or healing properly. The following are the most common mistakes made after a car crash: Saying you’re “okay” ...
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  • Are Hands-Free Devices "Safer" While Driving?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    25 May. 2017

    Approximately 80% of drivers in the United States believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld one, according to a public opinion poll by the National Safety Council. But the evidence suggests otherwise. Over 30 studies show hands-free devices are no safer than handheld as the brain remain distracted. The prevailing issue is that drivers who elect to use hands-free devices are ...
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  • Does New Jersey Allow Cellphone Use While Driving?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    4 May. 2017

    New Jersey prohibits texting and the use of handheld cellphones for all drivers. Furthermore, novice (those who are under 21 years of age) drivers are prohibited from all cellphone use. Effective July 1, 2014, the fines for talking or texting on a hand-held wireless communications device is between $200 and $400 for first-time offenders. Second-time offenders will face an increased fine ranging ...
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  • Teen Driver Accidents: Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    27 Apr. 2017

    Teens who obtain their driver’s license are just learning the rules of the road upon operating their vehicles. Unfortunately, they often make more mistakes than most drivers. Understanding what types of driving mistakes a teen driver most likely make can reduce your chances of experiencing a car accident involving young motorists. For teen drivers, knowing the common mistakes can reduce your ...
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  • Should I Sign the Medical Authorization Release?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    19 Apr. 2017

    Suppose you were recently injured in a car accident in New Jersey. Soon, you can expect to receive paperwork in the mail from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Included in these documents is a paper titled “release” or “authorization,” and it will have a spot for your signature. What does this form do, and should you sign it? This authorization or release is ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    12 Apr. 2017

    One of the most common injuries a person can suffer in a car accident is whiplash. This type of injury occurs when the head is jolted forward and snaps back or even severe sideways movements, damaging tendons and ligaments located in the neck. Common symptoms of a whiplash injury include: Neck pain and stiffness Loss of range of motion with neck movement Tenderness or pain in upper back, shoulder, ...
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  • What Should I Ask My Doctor After a Car Accident?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    5 Apr. 2017

    Whether you suffered minor injuries or more serious ones, one of the most important things to do immediately after a car accident is to see a doctor. Sometimes symptoms of certain injuries are not immediately apparent and may become worse over time. When you come in for a visit, it is in your best interest to tell your doctor everything about the accident, as well as ask him or her questions ...
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