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How to Choose the Attorney Best for You

“How to Choose an Attorney Best for You”

  1. Certified: Less than 2% of all attorneys in New Jersey are Certified Civil Trial Attorneys-Gregg A. Williams is one of those who has this prestigious distinction. A certified attorney is best to represent you in a personal injury case as they are the most experienced trial attorneys and are required to pass a rigorous certification vetting process including additional board exams.
  2. Specialty: It is best to choose an attorney who focuses his or her practice on one specific area of law, not a myriad of areas—with expansive knowledge in that one area of law and that will best serve your needs as a client. The Law Offices of Gregg A. Williams focuses ONLY on personal injury accident cases.
  3. Proximity to you: It is always better to retain an attorney close to your home and in a central location in New Jersey. The Law Offices of Gregg A. Williams is located right in the heart of East Brunswick, right off the Exit 9 New Jersey Turnpike. It is best to have an attorney who is close to your location.
  4. Experience: The best attorneys are the experienced ones. The Law Offices of Gregg Williams has over 20 years of experience practicing personal injury law. It is in your best interests as a client to choose an attorney who not only has experience in law, but in a specific area of law.
  5. Home Team:  It is best to have an attorney who practices often in the court and county where your case will be venued. Our trial attorneys have tried cases in nearly every county in the State most frequently Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Union County, Essex County and Somerset County.    

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Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 70,000 pedestrians are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year while approximately 5,000 are killed. Children between the ages of five and nine are most likely to be struck by a vehicle. Not only are children small and difficult to see, but they also act unpredictably and erratically. Many pedestrian accidents are preventable, and often occur when a pedestrian is attempting to cross an intersection and a driver is not paying attention. Poorly maintained roadways or construction and debris that is blocking the pedestrian’s path can lead to an accident. Pedestrian accidents account for two percent of those injured or killed in traffic accidents annually. Pedestrian accidents are among the deadliest kinds of vehicle accidents nationwide. Even a car traveling at a low speed can cause disabling injuries, including spine and brain injuries, to a pedestrian

NJ law protects pedestrians’ rights by requiring that drivers yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections, and remain stopped until a pedestrian has finished crossing. Usually, in the event of an accident, a pedestrian’s primary legal claim will be against a negligent driver. Whenever a pedestrian is hit by a car while crossing in a marked or unmarked crosswalk (at any corner), the driver of the car is usually considered to be at fault. This is because drivers have a legal obligation to keep a proper lookout and avoid hazards in the road, and a pedestrian in these circumstances would generally fall under this rule.  When children are around, drivers must be even more cautious. When driving past a school, park, or residential area, drivers may be legally required to exercise an even greater degree of care than they would otherwise.

If you or a loved one have been affected by an accident, call our accident specialist attorneys at 732-514-6635.