New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
The Attorneys Accident Victims Need On Their Side
In 2017 there were 270,231 motor vehicle crashes involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians in New Jersey, resulting in 624 deaths. While the number of crashes dropped slightly over 2016, the 5-year trend is rising. And sadly, the number of fatalities has increased yearly since 2014. Speeding, distracted driving and driving under the influence continue to be the primary causes of New Jersey motor vehicle fatalities and injuries.
Alcohol also played a major part in boating accidents, causing 11% of accidents and 35% of deaths nationwide in 2017. Excessive speed, improper lookout and operator inexperience and inattention were the other major causes of boating accidents, according to U.S. Coast Guard data.
Who is liable in a motor vehicle accident?
The data tell us that most car, truck, motorcycle and other motor vehicle accidents are due to negligence and are preventable. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident you may be able to obtain financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage and other expenses through an insurance claim or a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Depending on the type of vehicle involved, a driver, commercial company or even the vehicle manufacturer may be liable for damages.
Who pays for the damages caused by a car, truck or other motor vehicle accident?
Typically the at-fault party’s insurance company should pay for damages. In reality it is difficult to get a fair insurance settlement without an experienced accident lawyer fighting for you. The New Jersey motor vehicle accident lawyers at Keefe Law Firm can help file your insurance claim and represent you in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit to obtain the compensation you deserve. Recently we obtained a $1.2 million settlement for the family of a wrongful death car crash victim.
Keefe Law Firm’s team of motor vehicle accident lawyers, paralegals and investigators understand how a serious car, truck or other motor vehicle accident can upend your life.We have successfully handled a wide range of different types of motor vehicle accidents throughout New Jersey, not only in pursuing lawsuits but also in negotiating with insurance companies and healthcare organizations such as Medicaid.
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What To Do if You Are in a Motor Vehicle Accident.
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be unnerving, even if it is only a fender bender. Regardless of the seriousness of the incident or the types of vehicles involved, there are some steps you should always take to ensure you are covered. More…
Injured In A Motor Vehicle Accident? Get A Free Case Review
At Keefe Law Firm, we stand for our injured clients to attain nothing less than the compensation they deserve. Talk to a Keefe Law Firm lawyer today about your options.