PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY
Clifton, New Jersey is a popular town with a vibrant shopping district, expansive parks and recreations activities as well as top-rated restaurants. Unfortunately, people still get hurt at times. When they do, it is important that they seek the assistance of an experienced Clifton NJ Personal Injury Lawyer. Super Lawyers is an organization that ranks the best lawyers in Clifton and throughout New Jersey. Attorney Daniel Sloan has been named to its Rising Stars list since 2016. He has recovered millions for his clients.
Clifton NJ Personal Injury – Call (908) 358-2938
Personal injury cases are complex and winning them requires an understanding of all aspects of the law in New Jersey. Handling them on your own is not advisable. Defense attorneys and insurance adjusters have a great deal of experience handling injury claims. It is important to have experience on your side too. On behalf of the client, the Sloan Law Firm will focus on:
- Getting medical bills paid
- Recovering compensation for pain and suffering
- Recuperating lost wages
The Sloan Law Firm handles many different personal injury cases in Clifton, NJ, including:
- Snow and Ice Accidents
- Catastrophic Injury
- Dog Bites
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Medical Malpractice
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Product Liability
- Bike Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Premises Liability
- Prescription Drug Errors
- Sidewalk Accidents
CLIFTON NJ CAR ACCIDENTS
One of the first steps in examining an auto accident case in Clifton, New Jersey is to review the police crash investigation report. Many times, auto accidents are the result of a rear-end impact, an improper left-hand turn or carelessly entering a traffic intersection. As a general rule, drivers that cause a rear-end impact to the vehicle in front of them or drivers making a left-hand turn that results in an impact are negligent. In addition, any driver that does not stop at an intersection with a stop sign or a red light is clearly negligent. Occasionally, there are cases where a passenger is injured in a two-car accident and both drivers are negligent. For these reasons, the police report is a very important document in any auto accident case to determine who was at fault.
Generally, the police report will also identify any aggravating circumstances involved in the auto accident. For example, the police report may identify whether any driver involved in an accident was under the influence of alcohol or whether the accident was a Hit and Run.
Types of Clifton NJ Auto Accidents:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Tractor-Trailer Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Taxi Accidents
- Uber Accidents
- Lyft Accidents
- Crosswalk accidents
- Parking Lot Accidents
CLIFTON NJ MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Motorcycles have always been allowed on the New Jersey Turnpike. However, this has not always been true for the Garden State Parkway. Motorcyclists were allowed on Garden State Parkway when it opened in 1951. In 1961, things changed for motorcyclists in New Jersey. Believe it or not, operating a motorcycle on the Garden State Parkway between 1961 and 1975 was illegal because of the personal injury and property damage due to motorcycle accidents. In 1975, Governor Byrne signed a bill allowing motorcyclists to operate on the Garden State Parkway again under pressure from motorcycle groups, provided they abide by new safety rules, including the use of protective gear and minimum power.
New Jersey residents operating a motorcycle must have either: (1) a motorcycle endorsement on their existing driver license or (2) a separate motorcycle license. All motorcycles must be titled, registered and insured. Under the New Jersey Helmet Law:
No person shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless he wears a securely fitted protective helmet of a size proper for that person and of a type approved by the federal DOT. Such a helmet must be equipped with either a neck or chin strap and be reflectorized on both sides.
New Jersey recommends the following safety tips for motorists traveling near or around motorcyclists:
- Be Alert for Motorcycles – Heavy traffic could hide a motorcycle. Be aware constantly.
- Anticipate Hazards for Motorcycles – Be prepared to react to poor road conditions, such as debris or oil slicks, railroad tracks or raised manhole covers.
- Do Not Tailgate Motorcycles – They require less stopping distance than other vehicles.
- Share the Road – Sharing the road will save lives. Motorcyclists and motorists abide by the same traffic laws. To avoid crashes, obey speed laws, warning signs and traffic signals. Share the road. Remember that motorcycles are much smaller and maneuver faster than other vehicles, so always check your mirrors twice.
Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey
Despite the safety precautions, there are occasions when motorcyclists are involved in auto accidents. Between 2007 to 2016, motorcycle fatalities varied. In 2011, New Jersey recorded the highest number of fatalities (93). In 2015, New Jersey recorded the lowest number (50). New Jersey recorded over 12,000 motorcycle crashes between 2011 and 2015.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey
Operating a motorcycle on the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway or any other roadway in New Jersey can be dangerous. The dangers associated with operating a motorcycle can increase when the following conditions are present:
- Driver fatigue
- Construction on the roadway
- Road construction
- Poor visibility
- Slippery conditions involving oil, rain or ice
- Road Bends, Curves and hills
Clifton NJ Motorcycle Accident Lawyer – Free Consultations Available
It is important for anyone injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident through no fault of their own to consult with a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyer because, many times, the injuries are severe. The Sloan Law Firm handles accidents involving motorcycles, ATVs, Dirt Bikes and any other type of motorcycle in New Jersey.
TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN CLIFTON, NJ
The trucking industry is a very important for the United States and the New Jersey Turnpike is one of the main thoroughfares. Every day, thousands of semi-trailer and tractor-trailers traverse the New Jersey Turnpike as well as the U.S. Route 46, Route 3, Route 21 and Route 19. Unfortunately, there are incidents of truck accidents on our roadways. It is important for anyone injured due to a truck accident in New Jersey to consult with a New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyer.
Common Causes of Clifton, NJ Truck Accidents
- Driver fatigue
- Slippery roadways
- Reckless driving
- Blind spots
- Mechanical problems
- Road design
- Traffic signal errors
New Jersey truck accident can be heartbreaking because they generally involve severe injuries and fatalities. Because of the inherent dangers associated with truck accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are comprehensive. A violation of any of these regulations by the truck driver or the trucking company may be used to establish negligence. New Jersey has its own wide-ranging motor vehicle laws. Any violation of New Jersey motor vehicle laws may also be used to establish negligence by the truck driver or trucking company in an injury case involving a semi or tractor-trailer. For example, tractor-trailers are sometimes not permitted in the left lane on a highway. There is a reason for this law. Namely, the truck can cause an accident. Driver visibility is not very good on the right side of any vehicle, particularly for trucks. It is never a good idea to pass a truck on the right.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a Clifton, NJ accident and need to speak to an experienced Clifton NJ Personal Injury Attorney, you can reach the Sloan Law Firm at: (908) 358-2938. Attorney Daniel Sloan handles car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and all other personal injury cases. He has recovered millions on behalf of his clients.
THE SLOAN LAW FIRM WORKS ON A CONTINGENCY BASIS – NO RECOVERY, NO FEE
The Sloan Law Firm works on a contingency basis when handling personal injury cases, which means there is no upfront legal expenses and there is no attorney fee unless damages are recovered on behalf of the client.
RECENT CAR ACCIDENT RESULTS
- $1,000,000 Recovery – Pedestrian hit by motor vehicle
- $850,000 Recovery – Motorist struck by truck on highway
- $250,000 Recovery – Husband and wife struck from behind on highway
CALL TODAY – (908) 358-2938 FOR A FREE REVIEW OF YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE
Does The Sloan Law Firm Handle Personal Injury Cases Near Me?
Yes. Personal injury cases arising out of Clifton are handled in the Passaic County Superior Court. The Sloan Law Firm handles personal injury cases in Passaic County Superior Court and throughout New Jersey.
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