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Aggressive representation for those injured in car accidents

At some point the average driver NJ will likely get into a car accident. Accidents happen, and fortunately most people walk away with few minor injuries and the inconvenience of car repairs or insurance forms. But every year in New Jersey, more than 500 people are killed in serious car accidents, with thousands more injured. A serious car accident injury or death of a loved one will mean more than just minor doctor’s bills. A catastrophic injury or wrongful death will impact the victim’s life and the family forever.

If you or a loved one suffered serious injury in a car accident on a New Jersey public road or toll highway, talk to a NJ personal injury lawyer at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, right away. We offer a no-cost consultation to evaluate the circumstances of your accident to determine whether you have options for pursuing damages above what the insurance company will offer.

What type of car accident caused your injury?

Of course, there are endless numbers of ways two vehicles can crash into each other. From a fender bender in a parking lot to a high-speed crash on a highway, the type of crash will dictate what types of injuries to a large degree, and the speed at which the vehicles were traveling when they collided will have a significant impact on the severity of the injuries. Here are some examples of the different types of car crashes:

  • Rear-end crash. This often results from the rear vehicle following too closely and failing to notice that the car ahead has come to an unexpected stop and the rear vehicle crashes into the one in front of it.
  • T-bone or broadside crash. This type of crash occurs when one vehicle crashes into the side of another. A side-impact crash often occurs at an intersection.
  • Head-on collision. This occurs when two vehicles crash into each other front end to front end. A head-on crash is not very common, but there is a high probability that there will be significant injuries or even a fatality.
  • Multi-car (chain reaction) crash. These crashes can occur on the highway or on surface streets, and they occur when one vehicle rear ends the vehicle in front of them, and then that vehicle crashes into the next and so on. Multi-car crashes can occur in dense for or other low-visibility conditions.
  • Rollover crashes are more common in tall vehicles such as SUVs, which tend to have a higher center of gravity making them prone to rollover if the driver turns too quickly. Rollover crashes can be deadly especially for passengers who are not wearing seat belts.

Regardless of the complexity of the crash or the number of vehicles involved, the competent attorneys from Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow are here to represent you and fight for fair compensation when someone else’s negligence caused your injuries.

Common car accident injuries

Depending on the severity of the crash, there are many types of injuries that a person might sustain. The following are a few of the serious injuries that can occur after a car crash:

These injuries are some of the more serious injuries, but some injuries can be hidden at first. It is vital that you seek medical attention immediately if you have been involved in a car accident even if you believe that you are walking away unscathed. Some head injury or internal organ injuries may take a day or two or even a week to become symptomatic. If you plan to pursue compensation, you must have medical records that document the care you have received after the crash. When you work with an experienced NJ car accident attorney from Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, you can be confident that we will gather all the evidence required to develop a strong case on your behalf.

Car accident statistics and notoriously dangerous local roadways

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) reports that there were 270,231 total traffic crashes with 61,753 injuries and 591 fatalities in 2017. The top five counties for traffic fatalities in 2017 include:

  • Middlesex County: 39
  • Burlington County: 35
  • Camden County: 32
  • Essex County: 29
  • Ocean County: 27

A list of the ten most dangerous stretches of road in New Jersey was also compiled by NJ.com. The data analyzed did not include toll roads such as the Garden State Parkway as they are maintained by independent agencies that do not report crash numbers to the NJDOT:

  1. Route 440, Edison: King George Road to New Brunswick Ave. had 175 crashes
  2. I-80, Paterson: Between New Street and Spring Street there were 181 crashes
  3. Route 1, Edison: Between Fulton Street and Old Post Road there were 214 crashes
  4. I-295, Haddon Heights to Barrington: From Blackhorse Pike to Copley Road there were 223 crashes
  5. Route 22 through Union Township: From Kohel Avenue to Madison Avenue there were 225 crashes
  6. I-78N Newark: Between Frelinghuysen Avenue and the NJ Turnpike there were 227 crashes and one fatality
  7. Route 27, Linden: From Stuart Place to Sheridan Avenue there were 223 crashes
  8. Route 37, Toms River: From Bowling Green Drive to Douglas Court there were 246 crashes
  9. Route 18, East Brunswick: Between Wallace Street and the New Jersey Turnpike there were 252 crashes
  10. Route 17, Paramus: Between Powers Drive and Sunflower Avenue there were 253 accidents

A note about uninsured driver accidents

Carinsurance.com reports that an estimated 14.9% of New Jersey drivers were driving uninsured in 2017, which ranks the Garden state at 14th in the U.S. for the percentage of uninsured drivers. That is a startling number of drivers on our roads who are uninsured or do not carry adequate limited tort liability to cover the full extent of damages for injured parties. That often means that the injured party will have to sue his or her own underinsured motorist (UIM) policy for full coverage.

Fighting your own insurance company for full and fair compensation can be as difficult and frustrating as fighting the other driver’s auto insurance. We have an excellent record of helping people obtain maximum compensation from their own insurance policy coverage. If you know you will be filing a claim against your UIM coverage, talk to us first. We will explain your options for recovery.

How can a New Jersey car accident attorney help my case?

When you have sustained serious injuries in a car crash, and you want to pursue compensation from the party who is at-fault, a skilled NJ personal injury attorney from Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow will serve as a strong advocate for you. Being able to prepare a compelling case to prove the other party’s liability, and then negotiate the most favorable settlement requires skills gained from years of helping many other clients before you recover a favorable settlement or jury verdict.

If you are recovering from an injury, your time is best spent resting getting healthy while we pursue your case. Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow is recognized as a leading New Jersey personal injury law firm. We do not accept frivolous lawsuits for minor injuries. Insurance companies know that the cases we prepare have merit. We back up our integrity with a record of securing hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in personal injury cases over our 10-year history.

Experienced New Jersey car accident lawyers on your side

From offices in EdisonRed Bank, and Toms River, our lawyers advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout New Jersey. From wherever you are, call our office at 732-384-1331 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced NJ car accident lawyer at an office nearest to you.

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"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

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~ Client

"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

I have to say he is a great person.

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

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2018-10-31T17:42:12+00:00

~ Client

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

Mr. Zaslow is truly the best.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

~ C.C.

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2018-10-31T17:44:24+00:00

~ C.C.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
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2018-10-31T17:48:36+00:00

~ Client

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

Very very pleased with the service and professionalism.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

~ M.M.

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~ M.M.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

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I would highly recommend his firm.

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."

~ Client

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~ Client

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."
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