Newton Car Accident Attorney
It is the responsibility of every driver to make sure the roads are safe not only for our fellow drivers but for passengers and pedestrians as well. Despite the fact that the sincere efforts of many, motor vehicle accidents happen daily on New Jersey roads. The causes of accidents can vary significantly as can the results; from minor property damage to catastrophic injuries that can result in permanent disability or even wrongful death.
If you or someone you know is involved in any type of motor vehicle accident, it is critical to contact an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney as soon as possible.
The Newton car accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff takes pride in serving the victims and the families of Sussex and Morris County residents from communities including Denville, Parsippany, Netcong, Hopatcong, Dover, Rockaway, and across Northern New Jersey. Our family-first approach to personal injury law has earned us the respect of our clients and the community.
Please call our Newton office or our Morristown office today, or fill out a contact form to schedule a free and confidential consultation regarding your motor vehicle accident.
Types of Car Accidents
Among the most common types of motor vehicle accidents suffered by New Jersey drivers and pedestrians include:
- Rear-End Collisions
- Side-Impact Collisions
- Head-On Collisions
- Single-Vehicle Accidents
- Multiple-Vehicle Accidents
- Hit-and-Run Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
Causes of Car Accidents
As previously stated the causes of motor vehicle accidents may vary but often include one or more of the following:
- Distracted Drivers
- Drunk Drivers
- Dangerous road conditions
- Vehicles in an unsafe state of operation (i.e., faulty brakes, bald tires)
- Failure to obey traffic laws
Types of Vehicles
As there are many different types of vehicles in operation on New Jersey roads, so too are the types of vehicle that are involved in motor vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle accidents include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents (when struck by a motor vehicle)
What should I do after a car accident in NJ?
The hard truth is that no matter how many precautions you take when driving, you can still be involved in a car accident. Far too many drivers fail to obey traffic laws. Many drivers are involved in accidents and injured due to no fault of their own.
The two most common questions that are asked after any motor vehicle accident are “What should I do after a car accident?”, And if injured, “Do I have a personal injury claim?”. However, whether you are at fault or not, you will need an experienced and skilled attorney to represent your interests going forward.
First and foremost it is important to deploy an experienced attorney as your representative to insurance companies and your counsel with each critical decision you face early on in the process. Your attorney should begin collecting evidence and assembling a case in an effort to clearly and adequately prove liability and determine a full and fair compensation that you should be compensated for your injuries. If necessary, your attorney should be a skilled negotiator and take on the insurance companies on your behalf in order to protect your rights, your family, and your future.
Experience Is More Important Than Convenience
Convenience should not be your only guideline when selecting a personal injury attorney, however. The qualities of experience, skill, and demonstrated success are all equally — if not more — important.
Morristown car accident lawyer Michael P. Burakoff has represented car crash victims throughout New Jersey for more than 40 years, and his skills are illustrated by his clear record of past successes on his clients’ behalf. Our law firm has fought some of the country’s largest auto insurance companies — and won. Contact our Morristown law office for more information or to schedule a free consultation.
Contact Our Experienced Newton Car Accident Attorney Today
Car accident lawsuits may be filed in the county where the accident occurred, any county where any party lives or any county where a corporate party does business. In many cases, this means that you have some freedom of choice regarding where to file the car accident lawsuit. This is especially true in multi-car accidents, trucking accidents, or car accidents where passengers and drivers are injured.
It is important to make a wise choice because police investigation and civil court procedures are different in different counties. Different counties have different demographic characteristics, which has an effect on jury selection if a car accident case goes to trial. In addition to our Morristown office, our law firm has offices throughout New Jersey. Mr. Burakoff regularly represents accident victims in many New Jersey counties, including Sussex, Essex, Somerset, Middlesex, Union, Passaic, Hunterdon, Warren, Mercer and Bergen. We have in-depth knowledge of the relative benefits and disadvantages of filing a car accident lawsuit in different New Jersey counties.
If you are seeking a Newton car accident attorney, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our law firm or schedule a free consultation. Meet with Mr. Burakoff at our Newton or Morristown law office.