Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys Passaic County, NJ

Road Hazard Accident Attorneys Passaic County, NJ

Distracted Driving is defined as any time a driver is doing something that will take their attention away from the road. This can include things like talking or texting on a cell phone, eating and drinking, socializing with passengers, playing with the radio, using a navigation system or other heads up display, or any other activities that would take a driver’s full focus from safely operating the vehicle.

Distracted driving accidents in Passaic County, New Jersey, and indeed across the nation present an extremely serious and real danger, in fact in 2015, 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 were injured in the US alone as a result of distracted driving accidents.

However, the good news is that if you or a loved one has been injured as the result of another driver’s distracted driving, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and damages through a personal injury claim.

At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, our personal injury attorneys have decades of experience helping clients to recover full and fair financial compensation for the victims of accidents caused by distracted drivers in towns across Passaic County and Essex County, including Clifton, Wayne, Bloomfield, Little Falls, Paterson, West Milford, Woodland Park, and more.

Call our office today to discuss your unique needs and concerns when it comes to any kind of distracted driving accident in a free and confidential consultation.

Potholes, perpetual construction, and people’s inability to drive in the snow may be the butt of a lot of jokes around the water cooler, however dangerous weather conditions alone are involved in approximately 25 percent of all motor vehicle accidents each year in the U.S.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accidenttruck accidentmotorcycle accident, or other motor vehicle accident, you might not be aware that dangerous road conditions may have lead to your injuries, and allow you to file a personal injury claim and recover financial compensation.

At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, our personal injury lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience recovering full and fair compensation for those injured in motor vehicle accidents due to hazardous roadways. We take pride in serving our local communities as we have done for clients across New Jersey towns including Paterson, Clifton, Wayne, Little Falls, Woodland Park, West Milford, and the greater Passaic County area. Don’t just take our word for it, listen to what these satisfied clients have to say about our individualized and professional legal service.

Call our office today to speak with a member of our legal team in a free and confidential consultation regarding your motor vehicle accident caused by hazardous conditions and to find out how we can best serve your needs.

Paterson Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Identify Common Road Hazards

To understand how hazardous road conditions factor into personal injury claims, we will first look at some common hazards experienced on our local New Jersey roadways.

  • Debris – with the amount of construction done to maintain our highways and back roads, debris and other materials do find their way onto the pavement. This negligence can lead to dangerous driving conditions
  • Damaged, Uneven, or Unfinished Roads – potholes, uneven pavement, and poorly maintained road surfaces can all lead to flat tires and motor vehicle accidents
  • Weather Conditions – while weather is not grounds for a personal injury claim,  it is certainly a large factor when safely operating a vehicle in our part of the country
  • Animals – wild animals and pets alike can create dangerous situations for drivers when they suddenly appear in our headlights
  • Improper Signage – it is the responsibility of the local and state government to properly warn drivers of any dangerous conditions on the roads. Failing to do so can be considered negligent

Woodland Park Hazardous Road Condition Attorneys Find Fault for Car Accident Injuries

Personal injury claims for dangerous road conditions are generally considered premises liability claims. This means that our Woodland Park attorneys will strive to show that the owner, proprietor, or entity responsible for the maintenance of the roads failed to responsibly provide a safe environment for motor vehicle travel, ultimately leading to your accident.

Let’s say you are traveling on I-80 East in Paterson on a cloudy afternoon where there is limited visibility. There are no signs anywhere that would indicate an imminent construction zone, and before you know it, there is a large pavement shift due to construction. This uneven pavement causes a flat tire and your vehicles collides with a concrete divider, ultimately leading to bodily injury.

Our Woodland Park attorneys may choose to file a personal injury claim against the state of New Jersey for failing to 1. provide an even and safe roadway and 2. provide adequate warning of compromised road conditions.

Recovering Compensation for Car Accident Injuries Through Premises Liability Claims in Passaic County

In order to successfully recover compensation for your injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, our Passaic County attorneys will need to prove all of the below:
  • You were involved in a motor vehicle accident
  • The motor vehicle accident in question was the direct result of negligent or reckless actions of another party
  • Your motor vehicle accident directly led to bodily injuries
  • The injuries sustained were significant and are eligible for compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more

With hazardous road condition premises liability claims, it is important to note that there are special regulations which come into effect when the liable party is a government entity. Statutes of limitations for personal injury claims are generally two (2) years, but claims against the state government must be filed in 90 or fewer days after your accident. If you have been injured on a government owned road, there is no time to waste.

Contact our Clifton Road Hazard Injury Attorneys Today

The personal injury attorneys of Fredson & Statmore believe that operating a motor vehicle is dangerous enough in the best conditions. If you or a loved one has been injured due to improperly maintained roadways, we are here to seek full and fair compensation for your injuries as we have done for clients in our local New Jersey communities including Wayne, Paterson, West Milford, Woodland Park, Clifton, Little Falls, and all of Passaic County. Lean on the experience we have built through securing millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts through successful personal injury claims.

Contact us online or through our Clifton offices by dialing (973) 777-8600 today to speak with a member of our legal team in a free and confidential consultation regarding your motor vehicle accident, your injuries, and your potential personal injury claim.