East Orange, New Jersey Auto Accident Attorneys
In the United States, driving a car to our destination is the way of life - especially in New Jersey. However, because driving can be ubiquitous to everyday life, it can be easy to forget how dangerous it can be. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were 36,560 people killed in traffic accidents in 2018. The Agency also reports that car accidents cause approximately one death every 12 to 15 minutes, leading to more than 2.5 million injuries each year.
If you were recently involved in a car accident, you are likely aware that the experience can be very frightening and stressful at the same time. Unfortunately, depending on the severity of the accident, the parties involved, and the gravity of your injuries, your car accident case can be incredibly complex. Fortunately, auto accident cases are legal matters you do not have to face alone. After an accident, obtain the legal support of a legal team you can depend on.
Proficient Legal Support, When You Need It Most
The exceptionally qualified legal team at Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC understand the impact a car accident can have on a person’s life. The firm has seen that nearly half of accident victims will experience some form of permanent disability, including brain damage, amputation injuries, paralysis, orthopedic injuries, or another serious ailment. These injuries can be incredibly expensive and as a result, the attorneys at Harrell, Smith & Williams work hard to ensure their clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation available.
If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident, obtain the legal support of a knowledgeable and experienced law firm. Consider obtaining the legal support of the proficient legal team at Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC. Contact them today for a free case evaluation.
Causes of Auto Accidents
There are a number of contributing factors that can lead to a car accidents, including the following: Defective roads, Adverse weather conditions, and Vehicle malfunction
In spite of this, there is no greater cause of car accidents than driver negligence. Driver carelessness can be caused by a number of factors, including: Driving while distracted, Drinking and driving, Driving while under the influence of drugs, Speeding, Failing to stop at a stop sign, Driving while sleep deprived, and Road Rage.
U.S. Automobile Accident Rates
According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the State of New Jersey experienced a fatality rate of 6.93 fatal accidents per 100,000 people in 2017. In New Jersey alone, there are thousands of people killed each year as a result of auto accidents. The following data reflects auto accident rates across the nation:
- Auto accidents cost the U.S. an average $230 billion each year
- Car, motorcycle, and truck accidents are the leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 8 and 34.
- Over 1,600 minors under the age of 15 die each year as a result of an auto accident
- The number of fatalities that occur in urban areas have steadily increased since 2009
- Passenger vehicle fatalities in urban areas have increased by 21 percent since 2009
- Alcohol impaired accidents resulted in 10,908 fatalities in 2017
- The number of casualties in distraction-affected collisions was 7.8 percent of the total number of casualties reported in 2018
- The number of casualties in fatigue-affected collisions was 2.1 percent of the total number of casualties reported in 2018
- On a national level, more than one-quarter of the total number of casualties in car accidents involved drunk driving
After an Auto Accident, Obtain the Legal Support of an Experienced Law Firm
Car accidents can occur when they are least expected. Regrettably, a majority of accidents will be accompanied by serious, often life-changing injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, it is important to seek the legal assistance of an experienced auto accident law firm. With the support of a proficient legal team, you may be able to maximize the amount of compensation available.
The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC are no strangers to handling the most complex auto accident cases. Whether the accident resulted in a catastrophic injury or untimely death, the law firm fights hard for the rights of their clients. After suffering a car accident, take proactive action against the person who caused your case; consider seeking the legal support of a knowledgeable law firm. Contact the skilled attorneys at Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC today for a no-obligation consultation.
Our auto accident lawyers are standing by to talk to you confidentially, and at no cost.