Winter Is Dangerous; Every year winter car crashes kill 1,300 people and injure another 116,800.
We’re Here To Help You Recover, We’ve helped our clients resolve their New Jersey car accident claims for 25 years. We’ll help you get your life back on track.
If you have questions about your options in pursuing a claim, call today for a free consultation.
School buses. Black ice. Mall traffic. Less daylight.
These are just a few of the reasons why winter driving can be scary. Driving is dangerous year-round, but there’s more to watch out for in these cold, winter months.
Worst of all, winter weather comes out of nowhere. Inches of snow can accumulate in the time it takes for you to shop for groceries, and temperatures can drop even faster.
Even if you’re confident about how to drive in the snow, the drivers around you might not be. They could lose control of their vehicle at any moment, putting you or your family at risk.
The Dangers Of Winter Driving
No one plans to get in an accident, but during the winter months they’re much more likely. The Federal Highways Administration has some chilling data on winter crashes:
- Every year 1,300 people die in winter-related car crashes. An additional 116,800 are injured.
- Almost one out of every four (24%) weather-related accidents happen due to snow, ice, or sleet.
New Jersey winters are particularly brutal. Between heavy snowfall and busy highways, an accident could be one ice patch away. Drivers have to be particularly careful, even on roads they’re familiar with.
Unfortunately, not every driver is as careful as you are.
When you’re injured in a winter accident, the weather can make a bad situation worse. Reduced visibility gives you less time to react, and an icy road means that the brakes won’t work as well, if at all.
Winter Accidents And Liability
Even though the weather might make an accident worse, ice on the road is never an excuse for negligence. If another driver hit you, they can still responsible for the accident, even in winter weather.
While the at-fault driver can’t claim that the weather caused the accident, it can help them reduce their liability.
Liability is the financial responsibility they have for the accident. When you file a personal injury claim, you ask for compensation for your damages. This can include:
- The cost of your medical bills and any expected future care
- The wages you lost while recovering
- Your future wages if you cannot return to work due to your injuries
- The Mental and emotional toll of the accident, known as pain and suffering.
In New Jersey, the negligent driver,s insurance must pay for the portion of your damages they are liable for.
Insurance companies try to protect their profits by blaming the accident on the weather. If they can reduce the driver’s liability, that is less money they have to pay you.
We don’t let them.
Our attorney,s know how insurance companies think. Michael E. Ellery used to work as an insurance adjuster. This experience makes him an invaluable asset for your personal injury claim.
We know what the law says about liability and what insurance company attorneys can and cannot blame on the weather.
We know that recovering from serious auto-related injuries is always a lengthy process. Even when you have access to the best care, it can take months, or years until you feel like your life is back on track.
It seems like it takes all of your effort to do even simple things. The last thing you want to do is argue with insurance companies. That’s where we come in. As your personal injury attorney, the insurance company has to talk to us.
After an accident, your priority should be getting better. Leave your claim up to us.
What We Can Do For You
At our firm, you are our top priority. We want you to get better, and to help any way we can. This means making sure we settle your claim for what the insurance company owes you.
For more than 25 years, our firm has helped thousands of our clients settle their claims. We know the laws, and we understand how insurance adjusters think.
Our experience means that we know how to make sure your claim is as strong as possible.
But our commitment to your well-being is about more than a lawsuit. If you have a question, help is always just a phone call away.
While handling your lawsuit, our firm helps you with your property damage claim at no cost. It doesn’t take us a lot of time, and it’s one less thing you need to worry about. To us, every day that you can focus on getting better instead of dealing with insurance companies is a win.[su_testimonial name=”John S., Westville, NJ” photo=”” company=”” url=”” target=”blank” border=”yes” class=””]
He went beyond an attorney
, Rick Console made me feel like I was a part of his family. He had my problem resolved quickly and effectively. I could call him day or night, and he would always be there. He was extremely reasonable, and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. He went beyond an attorney and became my good friend.,
Disclaimer: Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
The Compensation You Deserve
Our goal is to help you get better, and one of the best ways we can do this is making sure the insurance company offers you the settlement they owe. When you call, we’ll evaluate your claim at not cost.
If you let us represent you, you pay nothing out of pocket for the claim. We’ll advance all costs and only get paid if we get you your settlement. That’s our no-fee promise.
After a winter accident, you don’t have to fight the insurance companies alone. We’re here to help.