Lakewood Car Accident Attorney

If you were injured in a car accident in New Jersey, you need an attorney. At The Rothenberg Law Firm, LLP, our Lakewood car accident lawyers understand what you are going through in the aftermath of the accident. Your car may be totaled. You may have sustained severe physical injuries, developed neurological deficits, and/or you may also be concerned about financial instability due to your injuries.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated, tenacious, and resourceful. We work hard to achieve maximum compensation for all of our clients. We know how important it is for you to get the most compensation possible for your injuries and we will fight to make sure you get the best possible outcome.

New Jersey Sees Record High of Crash-Related Fatalities

Whether severe or minor, a motor vehicle accident is a very nerve-wracking experience. It disrupts day-to-day life and creates an added layer of stress. In addition, in a serious or catastrophic auto accident, there may be significant injuries to cope with or in some cases injuries may be fatal.

If a fatality occurs, the family or the estate can sue for wrongful death. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, 2022 consisted of the highest estimated number of crash-related fatalities in over two decades. New Jersey outpaced 7% of the national increase with an increase of 13%. New Jersey traffic deaths have been called an “escalating emergency” by the state.  Reckless driving, speeding, texting and driving, and driving while under the influence are avoidable actions that have serious consequences. That is why our Lakewood car accident attorneys continue to pursue cases that hold people accountable for this behavior.

The Statistics

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) shows that most car accidents in New Jersey occur on municipal or county roads–170,899 accidents took place here. The most common type is rear-ending accidents, which amount to 39,348–nearly a quarter. Moreover, New Jersey State Police report that 51 deadly crashes occurred on Interstate Highways I-95 and I-80, the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Garden State Parkway. The most prevalent cause of these accidents was driver inattention and failure to yield the right-of-way.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

According to NJDOT, 2020 consisted of 1,391 crashes involving cell phones. Of those crashes, 479 resulted in injuries to passengers. With the onset of the pandemic in 2020 and many people working from home, the numbers were initially lower because fewer people were on the road. However, since 2020 those numbers have dramatically increased.

Drivers under the influence are another leading cause of car crashes. While many leading advocacy groups, such as Moms Against Drunk Driving (MADD), spread awareness on how to mitigate drunk driving, the issue prevails. The New Jersey State Police reports that there were a total of 165 alcohol-related crash deaths. Drunk driving remains a significant issue in the United States, with over 1 million arrested each year.

Finally, holidays such as Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Christmas are among the most dangerous times to drive.

Injuries and Damages

Car crashes come with injuries that can linger long after the vehicles are towed off the road. The most common include the following: 

  • Head injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Burns
  • Internal organ damage
  • Limb loss
  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Fatality

The trauma of a car crash compounds these injuries. Fortunately, victims can pursue damages for both physical and emotional trauma.

Contact Our Lakewood Car Accident Attorneys

When a car accident upends your life, you need a legal advocate who will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. At The Rothenberg Law Firm, LLP, we care about our clients and we will do everything possible to take on powerful insurance companies to fight for your rights.

Call us today for a no obligation, free consultation.  We work on a contingency fee basis. This means you will not pay any fees unless and until we win compensation for your injuries.

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