1. Stop. As soon as it’s safe to do so,
stop your vehicle.
2. Call the Police. You may be
required to call the police if anyone has been injured, and it’s always best to
have an officer at the scene in any case.
3. Be Careful What You Say. Statements
you make at the scene to the other drivers involved in an accident almost
always do more harm than good. Its best
to wait in or by your own vehicle for the police to arrive.
Be Careful What You Don’t Say. If you are feeling any pain or discomfort after the accident its best to tell the police officer about this. Even if you are going to refuse medical attention at the scene, its best to have the police officer document any complaints you have.
4. Don’t Make Any Agreements. Striking a
deal with the other driver is almost always a bad idea. Offering
to make a deal at the scene of the accident with one of the other drivers is
the best way to hurt any future claims. The insurance company will use these statements
against you to make it appear that you are not being genuine.
Traffic experts have revealed the best times to get away over
the Easter Holiday weekend, with up to 12 million car trips expected across the
Good Friday will be the most likely day to get stuck in a
traffic jam, with a total of 4.4 million journeys being made by road.
Drivers are warned to avoid travelling on the during peak congestion
times, from late morning to the afternoon.
Instead, the RAC’s official advice is to set your
alarm clock and hit the road early, or wait until traffic has died down in
Dan Croft, incident group operations manager at traffic information service
INRIX, said: “Drivers in the UK are all too familiar with traffic jams. In
fact, the average UK driver lost more than 170 hours to congestion last year.
During peak hours over Easter, journeys could take UK drivers three times
longer than usual.
“We are predicting Good Friday will be the
worst for traffic from late morning into the afternoon. For drivers looking to
avoid the worst congestion, the best options are to travel on Saturday, set off
early in the morning and keep updated with real-time traffic data.”
A mom and daughter
day out turned into a three-year legal battle culminating in a $1.5 million arbitration
award for our client. On July 25, 2015 a sunny and warm summer day,
a SUV ran a red light and broad-sided the vehicle in which our client was a
passenger. Following the accident our client
was taken to the emergency room by ambulance where she was admitted for a
severe head injury. Following an eight-day
hospital stay our client had to undergo multiple rehabilitative therapies such
as cognitive therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy. After completing therapy our client returned
to a normal and active life where she went back to school and playing soccer
with her friends.
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 other
attorneys have not passed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$350,000 settlement for an Essex County woman who injured her knee and back when she slipped on snow and ice walking into a Target store. The firm brought a lawsuit against Target and the snow and ice landscaper who was responsible for clearing the walkways. The case settled following a mediation several weeks prior to trial
One of the most frequent question my clients have is, “Do I have to pay taxes on money I was awarded in a personal injury lawsuit?” Yes, but with a caveat. Money awarded in a personal injury lawsuit for compensatory damages such as pain and suffering, disability, impairment, and loss of enjoyability of life are not taxable. However, the caveat is that money awarded for economic damages-such as wage loss or loss of business opportunity-are taxable, because economic damages are income related losses.
$350,000 settlement for a Burlington County man who wassideswiped by a tractor trailer. Theclient aggravated a prior knee injury he had surgery on 3 weeks prior. The case settled at a settlement conference several weeks prior to trial.
A union county woman was struck in the rear of her vehicleby a tractor trailer, resulting in injuries to her back which required backsurgery. This client had an extensive history of back problems from prior car accidents. The firm was able to establish that the new accident aggravated the pre-existing back problems. The case settled for $375,000 after arbitration.
A Middlesex County woman slipped and fell on a wet floor while walking into a New Jersey diner. As a result, she injured both her knees necessitating bilateral arthroscopic knee surgeries. Her case settled at mediation for $500,000.00.
A former Lowes Employee was injured while working when he was operating a defective carpet cutting machine. While attempting to use the machine, he sustained an electric shock and was thrown back. The client suffered neck and back injuries as well as nerve damage, necessitating surgeries. The liability expert’s testimony established that the carpet machine wire was defective and was the cause of the injury.