New Jersey Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Tens of Millions Won for Car Accident Victims
If you or a loved one were struck by a distracted driver, call (800) 909-8129 to learn how The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. can help you fight for your medical care, lost wages, and lifetime costs.
Distracted driving is becoming in this generation what drunk driving once was—a leading cause of preventable highway fatalities. While drunk driving is still a serious danger, until recently the number of car accident fatalities was steadily declining. However, the NHTSA reports that last year saw the largest increase in highway deaths in over 50 years. In the first six months of 2016, 17,775 people died on the road in America—a ten percent increase from the same period in 2015.
The major difference for drivers? Experts say it’s the rise of the smartphone. The Centers for Disease Control believe that a conservative estimate for deaths from distracted driving is 10 per day. Multiple stories in the news recently center on people who killed others or were killed by using their phones while driving. Ten years ago, distracted driving meant texting or calling. Today, 77% of Americans have an entertainment center in their pockets—music, video, images, social media, and other mobile attractions that dominate our thoughts and take our minds off the wheel.
It’s killing us—and victims need an advocate.
Founded to Fight for Victims of Negligence
Since 1987, The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. has collected tens of millions of dollars for the victims of negligence. Distracted driving is a public menace—made all the more tragic by how preventable the danger is. Our firm has been investigating the causes of car accidents for decades, so we have the knowledge, resources, and experience to get you definitive answers. Distraction is only one of the factors we review in a claim; our New Jersey car accident lawyers also examine the cars for defective product claims, the roads for unsafe highway design, and much more.
Our team of investigators, experts, and industry leaders allows us to understand who precisely is responsible for your damages. Once the case is built, we bring it before the distracted driver’s insurance company, compelling them to offer you a fair settlement or threaten to let a jury trial decide the outcome. It’s our dedication to your well-being that’s made us one of the most effective injury law firms in New Jersey.
Call (800) 909-8129 or schedule a free review of your claim online. We’re happy to give you honest, straightforward counsel about your case’s worth, validity, and options. Se habla español.
Experienced & Proven Success Since 1987
Personally Assisted Thousands of Individuals
Tens of Millions Recovered for Our Clients
Q:How is a personal injury claim different from a personal injury lawsuit?
A:If you wish to hold the person responsible for your injuries liable, it is important to know the differences between a claim and a lawsuit. A personal injury claim is the first step, when your attorney files against the parties responsible or liable for the injury. A personal injury lawsuit comes after the claim, taking place in a court of law, if the original claim did not yield the compensation desired by the plaintiffs.
Q:What is negligence?
A:Negligence is one of the key aspects of any personal injury case. Negligence occurs when a person or party does not act with the proper amount of care and caution that a reasonable person would use to prevent harm or injury to another individual, or when the person or party does something harmful that a careful and reasonable person would not have done in a similar situation.
Q:How important is negligence to my case?
A:Negligence is perhaps the most integral factor in an injury claim or lawsuit, and in order to fight for justice against the liable party (also called the defendant), you must first be able to prove their negligence and that it is the direct cause of your injuries.