Advocacy For Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

If you are injured in a car crash as a result of someone's inattention or negligence, the wreck can leave you with:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Possibly a lifelong disability

As an attorney who defends victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents, I am aware of the hardships and devastation brought on by these types of accidents. I am Mark A. Bailey, and I started my practice, The Bailey Firm in Newark, to help people in my community preserve their rights. As an accident victim, you have a right to injury compensation.

Duty Of Care And Why It Is Important

Each operator of a vehicle in New Jersey must exercise the proper duty of care in driving, otherwise known as using reasonable care. If this common-sense level of care is not maintained, negligent driving can result. Negligence in driving includes such actions as:

  • Not obeying the speed limit
  • Driving drunk
  • Ignoring traffic signs

For example, commercial carriers have an extended duty of care to the public at large due in part to their substantial difference in size compared with other motor vehicles on the road. An accident between a semi truck and a vehicle such as a pickup truck or sedan rarely ends well for the motorist in the smaller vehicle. Catastrophic injuries or even death can result from a highway accident.

Contributory Negligence

Whether you ride a motorcycle or bicycle or cross the road while walking, motor vehicles are a constant danger. When an accident happens, the consequences can be steep.

In legal actions after the accident, defense attorneys look for contributory negligence on the victim's part to lessen their client's responsibility in the crash. That is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to advocate for your best possible outcome.

Protect Yourself Today

It can be overwhelming to deal with life after a car accident or other type of vehicle accident, but you owe it to yourself to get help to advocate for your just compensation. Call The Bailey Firm at 973-854-9478 for a free initial lawyer consultation, or use this online contact form to get in touch.