New Jersey Highway Accident Lawyers
Experienced South Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys Help Victims Injured in Car Accidents on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike
Many car accidents occur on the busy highways of New Jersey. In 2017, the New Jersey Department of Transportation reports that there were 16,764 crashes on interstate highways in New Jersey. One of the biggest difficulties in highway accident claims is determining fault for the accident, which can require extensive investigation of the circumstances of the accident, especially when multiple vehicles were involved. Having an experienced New Jersey highway accident lawyer represent you can be critical to obtaining the best possible outcome for your case.
The attorneys of Andres & Berger, P.C. understand that highway accident cases are rarely simply, clean-cut issues. We are committed to advocating for our clients. If you or a loved one were injured in a New Jersey highway accident, you need an attorney who will stand at your side. Our award-winning attorneys have helped clients across New Jersey injured in highway accidents recover millions of dollars in compensation. Let us put our experience to work pursuing your claim.
Comparative Negligence Is Important in New Jersey Highway Accidents
On busy, fast highways, many factors can go into causing an accident. A skilled highway accident attorney is critical to establishing which driver or drivers are at fault for the accident. Highway accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Driving under the influence
- Failure to signal a lane change
- Following too closely
- Distracted driving
The New Jersey highway accident attorneys of Andres & Berger, P.C. will investigate your accident to determine who was at fault.
New Jersey law uses a comparative fault scheme for motor vehicle accident claims. Under comparative fault, an injured party can still recover compensation for their damages and injuries even if he or she is partially at fault for the accident (but less than majority at-fault for the accident). The comparative fault system assigns a percentage of fault, if any, to each driver in an accident. An injured party’s right to recover compensation is reduced by the percentage of fault, if any, assigned to that party.
The Attorneys of Andres & Berger, P.C. Provide Compassionate and Experienced Advice for Highway Accident Claims in Cherry Hill, NJ
Due to the comparative fault system in New Jersey, it is important to have the skill and experience of a New Jersey highway accident attorney on your side. The Haddonfield attorneys of Andres & Berger, P.C. are ready to undertake a complete investigation of your accident to determine the potential causes and the parties at fault. A thorough investigation will produce the evidence necessary for an injured party to recover compensation, even partial compensation, for his or her recovery from their injuries. Our attorneys work with the best consultants to build your claim, including engineers and accident reconstructionists to understand what exactly happened in your highway accident. Board-certified surgeons, orthopedic physicians and other medical specialists will help us fully understand your injuries and evaluate what impact, any permanent injuries caused or exacerbated by the collision, will have on you and your family both now and in the future. Medical expenses, lost wages, and any services you will no longer be able to provide for yourself and/or your family will be analyzed to determine your economic loss because of the accident.
Our attorneys will be by your side through every step of the process in pursuing your claim. Insurance companies know that we are prepared to take a claim to trial if they do not offer a fair settlement offer. That is why insurance companies are more willing to negotiate with our firm in highway accident cases. Our firm is a results-oriented, client-centered law firm focused on protecting the interests and rights of our clients.
Contact the Award-Winning Personal Injury Attorneys of Andres & Berger, P.C. to Discuss your Highway Accident Case Today
If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Jersey highway accident, contact the personal injury attorneys of Andres & Berger, P.C. today for a free consultation on your case. We’ll let you know what your legal rights and options may be, what kind of compensation you may be entitled to, and how we can help you pursue your claim to get the best outcome possible. We handle highway accident cases throughout South Jersey, including in Marlton, Cherry Hill, and Mount Laurel.
Frequently Asked Questions About Highway Accidents
When multiple vehicles are involved in a highway accident, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault for the accident and the specific allocations of fault among multiple responsible parties. In some cases, multiple parties who are at fault for a highway accident may agree to a specific allocation of fault in a settlement agreement, or allocation may be determined by a jury at trial. In any event, having multiple vehicles in a highway accident means that multiple insurance policies are at play, which can make it more likely that you recover greater compensation for your injuries. But having multiple vehicles and insurance policies in effect can also make negotiations more difficult. That is why it is important to have an experienced highway accident attorney on your side to represent your interests.
If the other drivers at fault in your highway accident lack auto insurance or enough coverage, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses from your own auto insurance policy’s personal injury protection coverage. You may also be entitled to recover compensation from your insurance policy’s uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Finally, in rare situations, you can file a legal claim against the at-fault driver to recover compensation from the driver himself or herself.