Union County Car Accident Lawyers
What should you do after an auto accident?
Most people are involved in auto collisions at some point in their lives. Although car accidents are common in Union County, NJ not everyone understands their rights. That is why Aiello, Harris, Abate is a law firm dedicated to protecting and upholding the legal rights of injury victims in NJ. Car accidents are messy in more ways than one — don’t let your fear of the legal system stop you from getting full and fair compensation.
With a combination of seasoned Union County personal injury lawyers who have been practicing for years and younger lawyers passionate about their clients, Aiello, Harris, Abate has the resources and legal ability to effectively resolve any legal dispute you may have. Our auto accident lawyers work solely on a contingency fee basis, meaning we collect no fees upfront and we only get paid if we recover compensation on your behalf.
We handle cases involving in Union County NJ:
- Side-impact collisions
- Head-on crashes
- Read-end accidents
If more than one party is at fault, we go after every person, company, or organization responsible for your injuries. From whiplash to head and brain injuries to disfigurement and death, there’s no injury that we haven’t seen. No matter how serious or minor your injuries are, we are ready to fight your case to the full extent of the law.
What is a negligent driver?
Negligence is a legal concept that outlines a person’s expectations regarding preventing harm to others. A negligent driver is one who failed to take “reasonable care” in preventing risk. They acted recklessly and/or carelessly and failed to act as a standard person would in a similar situation. Assigning negligence allows a court to hold a party legally liable for another person’s damages.
“Contributory negligence” allows plaintiffs to collect compensation even if they were partially at fault for the accident. However, you must be less at-fault than the other driver. Your final award is reduced according to your percentage of responsibility for the crash.
Examples of negligence in a car crash case
Negligent driving takes many forms, such as:
- Driver was texting or using their cell phone.
- Driver was intoxicated or impaired.
- Driver was speeding
- Driver’s headlights were out.
- Driver failed to abide by road signs.
- Driver was distracted by other passengers.
- Drive fell asleep at the wheel.
- Driver was fatigued or drowsy.
Please feel free to contact our personal injury law firm day or night with your questions. We are happy to explain the legal concepts relevant to your case, such as negligence.
Contact our Union County car accident lawyers today
Aiello, Harris, Abate provides top-notch legal representation to suffering car crash victims. We have offices in Union County, including one in Watchung and one in Union. Our personal injury attorneys in Union County can also visit you at home or in the hospital if you are unable to come to our office. Please call us today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consult with a skilled car crash lawyer.