Lane Change Car Accident Attorneys in NJ
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The streets and freeways in the Princeton area have become increasingly crowded over the past few years. With so many cars on the roads, accidents involving drivers changing lanes are bound to happen. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about ten percent of all car accidents across America are lane change accidents.
Lane change accidents can cause serious injuries to other vehicle drivers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a driver who was changing lanes, don't hesitate to contact a New Jersey car accident lawyer at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. today. You can reach us at (609) 240-0040.
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A lane change car accident is an accident that occurs when a vehicle exits the lane it was traveling in and merges into another lane, colliding with a vehicle that was already in that lane. Lane change accidents are common on both Princeton streets and freeways. Due to high rates of speeds, the lane change accidents on freeways or highways can cause more damage. The NHTSA reports that failure of a driver to stay in their own lane causes nearly 17,000 deaths annually in this country. That's a little bit more than half of all car accident related deaths that occur each year in the United States.
In most lane change accident claims, the driver who made the lane change is considered at fault for the accident. To have a successful lane change accident claim, your attorney will need to prove that the other driver made a negligent lane change which caused the accident. Your experienced New Jersey lane change accident attorney can use expert testimony and accident reconstruction to help you build a strong case that the driver who injured you was at fault and secure you the maximum compensation you need.
Lane change accidents can cause many serious injuries. Here are some of the most common injuries our clients have suffered in these types of accidents:
- Crushed or fractured bones
- Whiplash and neck injuries
- Brain injuries (such as concussions or skull fractures)
- Cuts and bruises
- Burn injuries
- Internal injuries
There are many ways a driver can change lanes unsafely. Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. handles many New Jersey accident claims that involve drivers negligently changing lanes. Here are some of the most common causes for lane change accidents our clients have reported over the years:
- Drivers failing to check blind spots before changing lanes
- Drivers not checking both mirrors before changing lanes
- Distracted drivers drifting into another lane (cell phone use and texting while driving are the most common reasons for cars drifting into other lanes)
- Tired or fatigued drivers drifting into another lane
- Drivers failing to signal before lane changes
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Drivers changing lanes in bad weather conditions
The skilled attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have successfully handled many New Jersey vehicle accident cases. We've secured our clients settlements that covered their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. You can reach us for a free consultation at (609) 240-0040.
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