Morristown Negligent Driving Injury Attorney
Serving Clients and Their Families in New Jersey
Have you been in an accident as a result of a negligent driver? Driver negligence represents the most common reason for crashes in New Jersey. The consequences of negligent driving can be disastrous to a person. They can cause physical injury, property damage, and even loss of a loved one and death.
If you have suffered as a result of a negligent crash, contact our attorneys to discuss your rights. Our firm’s goal in filing a personal injury claim is to recover money damages to compensate the injured party for lost wages or injury. A person can be out of work temporarily or permanently and compensation through a lawsuit may be the only means of potential financial support.
In the case of negligent drivers, an injured party would be able to receive compensation if they can prove that the driver who caused the crash acted recklessly or negligently. There are different causes for crashes and types of crashes. The cause of the crash would be what an attorney will look for when considering filing a claim.
At The Law Office of Michael P. Burakoff, our Morristown negligent driving injury attorney has extensive experience helping the victims, and their families, recover financial compensation through personal injury claims associated with negligent drivers. In New Jersey, there are many causes of accidents. Some of the most common causes of crashes are distracted drivers, failure to obey traffic laws, and drunk driving:
Types of Negligent Drivers Morris County NJ
Distracted driving often involves texting, calling, reading a text, playing with the radio, dialing the phone, reaching for something, eating, reading, or even putting on make-up. Our lawyer that represents you will be able to subpoena the information in an attempt to prove that the driver that caused the crash was negligent.
For example, the attorney will seek telephone records if there is an indication that the driver was on the phone or talking or texting. If the police officer that wrote a report noted that the driver was on the phone it would assist in proving negligence.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) studies crash every year as does the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The Traffic Safety Administration has studied texting and driving and found that the average driver, going 55 mph, takes his eyes off the road for approximately five seconds to read a text. Five seconds of not looking at the road with a 2000 pound vehicle can be deadly or life-altering.
Drunk Driving or Driving Under the Influence
Drunk driving is another leading cause of negligent crashes in New Jersey. Drunk drivers are negligent drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission found that driving while under the influence causes brain impairment, motor and muscle function impairment, and unsafe driving.
Drunk driving is not limited to alcohol. Someone may be impaired if they ingest marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, or prescription medications. All of these substances cause driving impairment. For instance, cocaine may make a person more aggressive and reckless whereas marijuana and alcohol may make someone slow to react or fail to heed caution or obey traffic laws.
It would be easier to prove negligence in the case of a drunk driver if there was a motor vehicle ticket for drunk driving. The ticket would include a police report, Alcotest, or even blood work proving that the person was under the influence of a substance that impaired their ability to drive.
This also means that the driver’s insurance company, the owner of the vehicle, and maybe the host or bar that over-served the alcohol could be liable.
Contact a Negligent Driving Accident and Injury Lawyer Today
Personal injury attorney Michael Burakoff has been practicing law since 1976 in local New Jersey communities including Morristown, Newton, Mt. Olive, Parsippany, Rockaway, Roxbury, and all of Sussex and Morris Counties. Over the past four-plus decades, Attorney Burakoff has cultivated a stellar reputation through client referrals and case results which speak for themselves.
Our firm believes that seeking financial compensation to secure your financial future is only part of the puzzle. We take pride in offering dynamic and personalized legal counsel to fit the unique needs of all our personal injury clients.
Contact us online or call our Morristown office or Newton office today at 973-455-1567 for a free and confidential consultation with a member of our qualified and experienced legal staff regarding your accident, your injuries, and your potential for compensation through a personal injury claim.