Just because accidents happen all the time does not mean that they ever really had to happen in the first place. Plenty of accidents, and the injuries that are caused by them, could have been prevented or even avoided.
This aspect of an accident is often overlooked because most people are okay with “it was just an accident” as an explanation. The truth is there is usually a reason why the accident happened or why the machine failed or why you slipped and fell while crossing the parking lot.
Behind each of those incidents is something known as negligence, an act committed by a property owner, manufacturer or careless human being that resulted in the ensuing accident.
Here in New Jersey, proving negligence during a case is essential in making a strong argument – one that will get you proper compensation and justice for your pain and suffering.
They know that behind every accident there is usually negligence and they will work to find the evidence to support your claim. Below are a few types of cases and where a negligent party can be found liable as the cause of an accident:
- Motor vehicle accidents – many different factors play into causing a motor vehicle accident. They vary from distracted driving to inclement weather to faulty equipment to breaking the law. In each instance, negligence can be found on the part of the driver or manufacturer.
- Slip and falls – these occur due to hazards like icy sidewalks or walkways and wet floors without proper designation. It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep the property safe for patrons and failing to do so is negligence.
- Premises liability – these cases usually go hand in hand with slip and falls but can extend further than temporary hazards. Faulty smoke detectors, inadequate lighting, unmaintained elevators and escalators are just a few things property owners can be found negligent of.
- Motorcycle accidents – safely sharing the road with motorcyclists is something not many motorists tend to do. Motorcycle collisions occur all the time because drivers of motor vehicles fail to take the necessary precautions to spot motorcycles on the road. They fail to properly check mirrors or signal turns or even drive while texting. All can be prevented and proven as negligence.
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents – these are always interesting because negligence comes into play on both sides of the accident. The pedestrian or bicyclist could be found negligent by not following signs or lights, as could the motorist involved in the accident. Whether you are the driver or the pedestrian or bicyclist, a lawyer will help get you the justice you deserve.
The aforementioned cases all shine light on the fact that accidents can be prevented and/or avoided. So when it comes down to it, if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and have suffered an injury as a result, then it is time to hold the negligent party responsible. You should seek out legal counsel and look no further than Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz to get the help you need. Contact us today at 973-267-8895 today to schedule a consultation.
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