Oakhurst, Howell and Toms River Offices Serving All of New Jersey
Every year, an estimated 2.3 million people are injured, and roughly 32,000 people are killed, on United States roadways. That makes vehicle accidents one of the most common personal injury cases across the nation.
In fact, car accidents are so common that many drivers think that they can handle their accidents and personal injury cases on their own. However, this is a huge mistake that can result in lower recovery or no recovery at all.
There are millions of car accidents in the United States every year, but your accident isn’t just a statistic – and we’ll never treat it like one.
At Schibell Law, LLC, our experienced car crash attorneys have been handling claims for decades. Our lawyers can discuss your case with you today.
We have following locations to serve you throughout New Jersey:
Insurance Companies and Car Accidents
The average person in the United States experiences a total of three or four car accidents over their lifetime. Most people file a collision claim only once every 18 years.
This means you probably have far less experience than an insurance company when it comes to dealing with an accident. Insurance companies often take advantage of this uneven playing field.
You can accidentally end up making a statement to your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company that can decrease or eliminate your personal injury claim. Having someone guide you through this process from the very beginning can be an invaluable resource.
Contact Experienced New Jersey Car Accident Attorney
Don’t let the insurance company trick you into saying something that you did not mean! Call an experienced and aggressive New Jersey car accident attorney.
Legal Liability in Vehicle Accident Cases
The majority of vehicle accident cases are evaluated based on a theory of “negligence.” Negligence is a legal term that generally means carelessness or recklessness.
To prove negligence in a vehicle accident case, you have to have the following four components:
2. Breach of that Duty
The duty portion is that the other driver has a duty to you as another car on the road, as a bicyclist, and even as a pedestrian. His or her duty is to drive in a reasonably safe manner given the conditions of the road. As long as the car was on the road and you were nearby, this element is relatively easy to satisfy in a vehicle accident case.